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Filipinos should relearn values

/ 05:02 AM January 01, 2020

Recent incidents of stone-‍throwing at PNR train glass windows, car-scratching, cell-phone snatching, Christmas merrymakers leaving tons of garbage at the Rizal Park, and a host of other thoughtless and devil-may-care actions are indications that we are undisciplined citizens.

This 2020, I wish we learn to become better citizens—responsible and disciplined. I suggest that we go back and relearn the following basics:

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1) Do not litter or engage in acts of vandalism that deface our environment.

2) Be more truthful and honest in your thoughts, words and deeds.

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3) Share your God-given talents, skills and abilities.

4) Buy more Filipino products.5) Know the issues of the country and volunteer ideas on how to solve them.

6) Be more assertive and safeguard your rights.

7) Do not waste water or electricity.

8) Be compassionate.

9) Be loyal to your family, especially to your spouse.

10) Be more God-fearing.

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Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew described the imperative need of our times: “I believe that what a country needs to develop is discipline more than democracy.”

REGINALD B. TAMAYO, assistant council secretary

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