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1. Discuss among your group mates the strengths and weaknesses we have as Filipinos. 2. What possible solutions we need to have in order to solve these problems? Look for your group representative to report your output in the class.

Goals for Change: Develop a sense of patriotism and national pride - a genuine love, appreciation, and commitment to the Philippines and Filipino things.

Preamble of the 1987 Philippine Constitution

We, the Sovereign Filipino people imploring the aid of the Almighty God, in order to build a just and humane society and establish a Government that shall embody our ideals and aspirations, promote the common patrimony, and secure to ourselves and posterity the blessings of independence and democracy under the rule of law and regime of truth, justice, and freedom, love, equality, and peace, do ordain and promulgate this constitution.

Develop values and habits of discipline and hard work, self-reflection, and analysis, along with the internalization of spiritual values.

Develop a sense of the common good, the ability to look beyond selfish interest, a sense of justice, and a sense of outrage at its violation.

I. The Good Citizenship Values Cluster (Based on the 1987 Philippine Constitution)
A. Pagkamaka-Diyos 1. Faith in the Almighty 2. Respect for Life 3. Order 4. Work 5. Concern for the Family and Future Generations

B. Pagkamaka-Tao 1. Love 2. Freedom 3. Peace 4.Truth 5. Justice

C. Pagkamaka-Bayan 1. Unity 2. Equality 3. Respect for Law and Government 4.Patriotism 5. Promotion of the Common Good

D. Pagkamaka-Kalikasan - concern for the environment

II.The Good Citizenship Values and Its Learning Outputs

A. Faith in the Almighty Jesus said to them, Have faith in God. Whoever says to the mountain, Be lifted up and thrown to the sea, and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it shall be done for him. (Mk. 11:22-23)

Recognizing our unique faith in God as Filipinos

Affirm our unique gift of faith and continue to live a life of faith in God.

B. Respect for Life Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpt our existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It is in our hands.
Cathy Better

It makes us realize the relevance of human dignity in our lives.

We are stewards of life

C. Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the State. As the beams of the house, as the bones of the body, so is order to all things.
Robert Southey

Orderliness of life in nation-building

orderliness in health of body and mind of the people for unity and peace of the community

D. Work If a man does not work, he shall not eat. (2 Thess. 3:10)

Give fish to a man and he will have food to eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he shall have food to eat throughout his lifetime.

Appreciate the value of work

Identify the significance of work and labor in ones life.

E. Concern for the Family and Future Generations When His parents saw Him, they were astonished, and His mother said to him, Son, why have you done this to us? Your Father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety... He went down with them to Nazareth and was obedient to them; and His mother kept all these things in her heart. (Matthew 19:4-7)

Appreciate the value of family

Asses our family values

F. Love Love is patient... It never fails, it is eternal... There are faith, hope, and love and the greatest of these is love. (1 Cor. 13)

Illustrate the real essence of love and how it can be truly applied.

Love is sacrifice

G. Freedom consists not in doing what we like but in having the right to do what we ought. (Pope JP II)

Appreciation of the value of freedom in our life

H. Peace Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men and women of goodwill. (Luke. 2:14)

Identify ways by which we can promote the value of peace at home, in the workplace, communities, and country.

I. Truth The truth can be hidden for a time but it cannot be overcome.
St. Augustine

If it is not right, do not do it; if it is not true, do not say it.

Marcus Aurelius

To highlight the basic importance of truth in ones life, its role in nation development and in building a more just and humane society.

J. Justice You, Lord are just in all your ways, faithful in all your works.
Psalm 145:17

Treat others the way you want to have them treat you.
Mt. 7:12

Identify relevant social issues that highlight the value of justice.

K. Unity Behold how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.
Psalm 133

Let us work together to attain the common good for our community people...
SJ Lee, 2004

Realize the importance of the value of unity in nation building and progress.

Identify relevant implications when value of unity is either present or absent in the community.

L. Equality That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights...
Thomas Jefferson

Identify the relevance and implications of the value of equality.

M. Respect for Law and Governance The law is not meant to curtail freedom; it is meant to ensure that every citizen acts responsibly while exercising his freedom.
TIBI, 2004

Develop a sense of appreciation of law and government.

N. Patriotism The Filipino is worth dying for.

Sen. Benigno Aquino, Jr.

Patriotism is not a short outburst of emotions, but a lifetime of dedication.

AR Stevenson

Appreciate the value of Patriotism in the light of our being Filipino.

Identify concrete ways wherein the citizen may practice his sense of patriotism on a daily basis.

O. Promotion of the Common Good Common good is a substantial and extremely fertile estate, no crowding or diminishment as it is shared with others.
St. Augustine

Identify ways by which we can promote the common good.

Awaken our interest in the promotion and protection of the interests of the common good.

P. Concern for the Environment For 200 years weve been conquering nature. Now were beating it to death.

And now, we have to do something...to save our only Planet Earth...before its too late!
SJ Lee, 2004

Save our environment and nature relative to its present state of degradation.

Identify concrete ways of caring the environment on a daily basis.

III. Nationalism and National Pride

A. Nationalism is a patriotic feeling of love for ones own country or a strong deep-seated attachment to ones native land. It is an attitude of mind that values and places the welfare of the country over that of all others. It is a dynamic Filipinism. Nationalism is not developed, nor does it come through by accident or chance. It is fed and nourished systematically over a period of time.

B. National Pride All of us must be proud of being a Filipino. As a good citizen, every Filipino should know the different national symbols and their meanings.

National Flag

Filipino Flag

National Hymn

Philippine National Anthem

National Flower


National Tree

Narra Tree

National House

Nipa Hut

National Costume (Men)

Barong Tagalog

National Costume (Women)


National Hero

Dr. Jose Rizal


Filipino Folk Dances


Pandanggo sa Ilaw

The Patriotic Pledge

Panatang Makabayan

National Seal of the Philippine Republic

C. Teaching of Nationalism To carry out the program of teaching nationalism, the following practical activities should be undertaken. 1. Classroom decorations about Filipino great men, local historical scenes, and inspiring quotations by Filipino patriots.

4. Require the extensive use of Filipino hymns and folk songs.

5.Use native materials for classroom instruction/use.

2. Establish a Filipiniana Section in the Library

3. Establish a social science museum to exhibit relics and documents with cultural and historical values.

6. Study biographies of great Filipinos.

7. Commemorate historical events of national importance.

8.Celebrate special days (National Heroes Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, etc.)

9. Organize educational field trips to places of historical interest in and around Manila.

10. Visit beautiful spots in the Philippines.

11. Organize pageant presentations on Filipino talents.

12.Organize educational exhibit of Philippine products.

IV. Contests and Meaning of Filipino Nationalism

(Gregorio C. Pitacsil) A. The Historic Service of Nationalism Nationalism is the cementing principle that unites the people of a nation, in order to realize an ideal that becomes national with respect and dignity it deserves among other nations.

B. The Development of Filipino Nationalism - lack of national sentiments was the cause of all the failures of the sporadic revolts in the Philippines from 1565 1872.

The Execution of Burgos, Gomez, and Zamora in 1872 and Jose Rizal in 1896 emotionally united the people due to their national demand for reform. The Katipunan, with Bonifacio as leader, initiated the uprising movement.

The Philippine Revolution under Aguinaldo, with its adoption of the Filipino Flag, the singing of National Anthem, and the promulgation of the Malolos Constitution, completed the needed symbols that expressed our national sentiments the elements that bind and unite the Philippines to develop the Filipino nationalism.

C. The Program of Filipino Nationalism to forge instruments that would liberate and completely emancipate Filipinos in all aspects of the national life.

V. Patriotism
Refers to love for or devotion to ones country. The Filipino Civic Code was formulated to ensure that patriotism can be developed in oneself and practiced by all.

A. The Filipino Civic Code

1. Faith in Divine Providence - guides the destinies of people and nations 2. Patriotism - love of country

3. Love of Fellowmen - love of fellowmen as brothers and sisters or companion in lifes journey.

4. Respect for Parents and Elders - honor to parents through grateful and dutiful service to them

5. Reverence for Heroes - veneration of the memories of the nations heroes.

1. Honor - value your honor as you value your life.

2. Devotion to Truth - be truthful and honest in thought and in action.

3. Fortitude - bear suffering with fortitude

4. Self-Reliance - have confidence in yourself and in your own power/ capacity. 5. Humility - be humble. Acknowledge your own shortcomings; no human being is perfect.

6. Self-Control - temper your will and curb your passions. Long life, peace, and happiness are the fruits of moderation and self-control.

7. Frugality - live within your means and save part of your earnings for the rainy days. Avoid extravagance, pretence, and dissipation.

8. Purposeful Living - ever keep in mind an honorable purpose.

9. Perseverance - be persistent in whatever things of good report you may wish to do.

10. Punctuality - do your work on time; leaving nothing undone that you can do today. Be punctual.

11. Cleanliness - keep your body clean and your clothes neat at home and other surroundings. Cleanliness is essential to good health and community welfare.

12. Appreciation of the Beautiful - learn to appreciate the beauty in nature and in art.

1. Industry - be industrious and do your work well.

2. Interest in Education - develop your faculties through study without departing from the path of virtue.

3. Respect for Law and Authority - respect the law and duly constituted authorities for peace, morality, and progress of the community.

4. Sense of Duty and Responsibility - contribute to the common good as a matter of civic duty.

5. Justice and Righteousness - strive to be fair and just in your dealings with everybody.

6. Tolerance - be tolerant of the ways, beliefs, and opinions of others.

7. Civic Courage - be vigilant against oppression or injustice in any form.

8. Judicious Imitation - improve yourself through the judicious imitation of good customs and practices.

9. Sportsmanship - observe the rules of sportsmanship in any contest or competition.

10. Good Breeding - treat everybody, high and low, with courtesy.

B. The Good Citizenship Value of Patriotism To uphold the good citizenship value of patriotism, we should: be good and loving citizens constantly vigilant for the welfare of our country.

be ready to sacrifice ourselves for the love of our country.

Ninoy is an epitome of our countrys hero