12 Things I Can Do for My Country

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<ul><li><p>8/8/2019 12 Things I Can Do for My Country</p><p> 1/2</p><p>12 Things I can do for my Country</p><p>1. Follow traffic rules -- Why is that the most important? The answer is simple. Traffic</p><p>rules are the simplest of our laws. If we learn to follow them, it will be the lowest form</p><p>of national discipline that we can develop. Since it is totally without monetary cost, it</p><p>should be easy for us to comply with, and therefore should provide a good start.</p><p>2. Whenever you buy or pay for anything, always ask for an official</p><p>receipt. -- If a seller does not issue an official receipt when you</p><p>buy a product, the seller may or may not remit the tax to the government. Without an</p><p>O.R., there is no record of the sale transaction, and the tax that you paid may not be</p><p>remitted to the Bureau of Internal Revenue.</p><p>3. Do not buy smuggled goods. Buy local, buy Filipino. -- It may not be good economics</p><p>to buy 100 percent local products. What I suggest is for us to take a "50-50" buying</p><p>attitude. This means that we must develop the attitude of using 50 percent of our</p><p>budget for local products and the other 50 percent for imported choices.</p><p>4. When you talk to others, especially foreigners, speak positively of our race and</p><p>our country -- this is best addressed to the rich and the middle class in our country,</p><p>who have contact with the outside world. It is they who talk to, dine or deal with</p><p>foreigners either here or abroad. It is what they say and do which creates impressions</p><p>about us among foreigners.</p><p>5. Respect your traffic officer, policeman, soldier and other publicservants -- There is nothing like the power of respect. It makes a</p><p>person proud. It makes one feel honorable. At the same time, courtesy to others is good</p><p>manners. It is class and elegance and kindness. It is seeing the value and dignity in the</p><p>other man. It is, in fact, a mark of a most profound education.</p></li><li><p>8/8/2019 12 Things I Can Do for My Country</p><p> 2/2</p><p>6. Do not litter. Dispose your garbage properly. Segregate. Recycle.</p><p>Conserve. -- As Louis Armstrong says in his song: "I see trees of</p><p>green, red roses, too, I see them bloom for me and you and I think to myself, what a</p><p>wonderful world."</p><p>7. Support your church. With this you can prove the world that Filipinos are really</p><p>kind hearted, god fearing, and generous people.</p><p>8. During elections, do your solemn duty. Report what you see. If it is bad tell your</p><p>local barangay.</p><p>9. Pay your taxes. If you pay your taxes our country will be develop. And we will be</p><p>able to come up with solutions for our problems.</p><p>10. Always clean. Philippines has been one of the dirtiest countries in Asia. If we just</p><p>clean we can also make the name of our country clean.</p><p>11. Listen to the elders. They know what is best for you they will always help you</p><p>reach your dream.</p><p>12. Be a good child. Never give your parents headache. They know whats best for you</p><p>if you could just listen to them. Im sure youll be a successful man someday.</p></li></ul>