The 12 Little Things We Can Do For Our Country are Small Acts of Patriotism
1st : Follow traffic rules. Follow the law
Traffic rules are the most basic of our country’s laws. If we learn to follow them, it could be the lowest form of national discipline we can develop as a people. A culture of discipline is crucial to our destiny as a nation.
Whenever we follow traffic rules, we show our love for our neighbor, our love for the Filipino.
2nd : Always ask for an official receipt
Asking for ORs leads to higher tax collections, which means more funds for our government, which could strengthen our economy and lead us to progress.
Whenever we help our government in helping our people, we show our love for our neighbor.
3rd : Don’t buy smuggled goods. Buy Local. Buy Filipino
Our money should support our economy, not the economy of other countries. Buying Pilipino means supporting the Filipino.
Whenever we support one another as Filipinos, we show our love for our neighbors.
4th : Speak positively about us and our country
Every Filipino is an ambassador of our country. Each one of us, wherever we maybe, is a salesman of our country.
Whenever we speak positively of our people, we show our love for our neighbors.
5th : Respect your traffic officer, policeman & other public servants
Respect honors and dignifies a man. It compels him to do his job right.
There is love of neighbor whenever we respect those in authority.
6th : Throw your garbage properly. Segregate. Recycle. Conserve
Philippines is the country given to us as a people. It is the birthplace of our race. It is the home of the Filipino. We should keep it beautiful.
When we keep our environment and our country clean, we show our love for our people.
7th : Support your Church
When we help our church, we help our Creator in His works on earth.
Whenever we help our church, we show love for our neighbor.
8th : During elections, do your solemn duty
When we fight for our votes, we fight for our right to make our own destiny, as a people and as a nation.
There is love of neighbor when we elect good leaders for our country and people.
9th : Pay your employees well
A company must bring prosperity not only to its owners but also to its employees. Blessings must be shared. It builds families. It builds our nation.
There is love of neighbor when we value and pay our employees appropriately.
10th : Pay your taxes
Taxes are the lifeblood of our government. It is what builds our public schools, hospitals and roads. It is what pays our teachers, soldiers and other public servants.
There is love of neighbor whenever we pay our taxes properly so our government can help more people.
11th : Adopt a scholar or a poor child
Investing on our youth is investing on our country’s future. Every family who can afford, should adopt one poor child as a scholar.
There is love of neighbor whenever we help a child get an education.
12th : Be a good parent. Teach your kids to love our country
If we start planting seeds of patriotism in the hearts and minds of our youth today, they would become giant patriots of our country someday.
There is love of neighbor whenever we teach and raise our children as patriots, by loving our country through loving our people.
« Love of neighbor, God’s Second Highest Commandment, is contained in each of these 12 Little Things. »
Based on the Book
12 Little Things Filipinos Can Do To Help Our Country
by Alexander Lacson