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Better alive than dead

/ 12:10 AM June 29, 2017

This is in reaction to the column of Ramon Tulfo “Ang mamatay nang dahil sa iyo” (Metro, 6/13/17).

Our universe is a vibratory world, and every word uttered by people will vibrate or energize.  At 8 o’clock of every Monday morning in the Philippines, 1 million or more government employees sing the National Anthem heartily, emphasizing “ang mamatay ng dahil sa iyo.”

This is a humble suggestion from a peace-loving Filipino for whatever it is worth in preventing Filipinos killing each other.  I suggest that the National Historical Commission recommend a change in the line  “ang mamatay nang dahil sa iyo” in the National Anthem into “ang MABUHAY nang dahil sa iyo.”

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A Filipino can serve the country more when he is alive than when he is six feet below the ground.

ESTRELLA V. MARTINEZ, CPA, CESO V,

Tierra Verde 2, Tandang Sora, Quezon City

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