PHILIPPINE Independence day lecture

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PHILIPPINE Independence day lecture

  1. 1. Salting and gentle simmeringon a slow-slit fire.Philippine Independence Day Lecture Social Studies 2Br. Jeffrey Nicholas Pioquinto, SJ
  2. 2. Salting and gentle simmeringon a slow-slit fire.Philippine Independence Day LectureBr. Jeffrey Nicholas Pioquinto, SJ
  3. 3. About the theme: Salting and gentle simmering on a slow-slit fire.More often than not, the best qualities of apeople are coaxed out slowly and gently,through generations. Ignatian Value
  4. 4. What does it mean to be free?
  5. 5. Freedoms cannot be won by forming one Jose Rizal or even several.
  6. 6. Something to think about…Fr. Horacio dela Costa wrote: Jose Rizal offers us in his Noli and Fili countless caricatures of the Filipino as a perpetual adolescent: one who loves the freedom but who has yet to find the maturity to exercise that freedom responsibly.
  7. 7. Jose Rizal offers us in hisNoli and Fili countlesscaricatures of the Filipinoas a perpetualadolescent: one wholoves the freedom butwho has yet to find thematurity to exercise thatfreedom responsibly.What say you?
  8. 8. Enduring Understanding: “Our liberty will not be secured at the swords point... We must secure it by making ourselves worthy of it. And when the people reaches that height, God will provide a weapon, the idols will be shattered, tyranny will crumble like a house of cards, and liberty will shine out like the first dawn.” ― José Rizal
  9. 9. He who does notknow how to lookback at where hecame from will neverget to hisdestination.-Jose Rizal
  10. 10. Filipinos dont realize thatvictory is the child ofstruggle, that joyblossoms from suffering,and redemption is aproduct of sacrifice."Como se gobiernan las Filipinas" (How onegoverns in the Philippines), published in LaSolidaridad (15 December 1890)
  11. 11. The 12 Little Things We Can Do For OurCountry by Alexander Lacson1st : Follow traffic rules. Follow the law2nd : Always ask for an official receipt3rd : Don’t buy smuggled goods.Buy Local. Buy Filipino 4th : Speak positively about us and our country5th : Respect your traffic officer,policeman & other public servants
  12. 12. The 12 Little Things We Can Do For OurCountry by Alexander Lacson6th : Throw your garbage properly. Segregate. Recycle. Conserve7th : Support your Church8th : During elections, do your solemn duty9th : Pay your employees well10th : Pay your taxes11th : Adopt a scholar or a poor child12th : Be a good parent. Teach your kids to love ourcountry
  13. 13. Action:Make you own“The 10 Little Things We can Do For Our Country”
  14. 14. Video: 24 Oras on Independence DayGuide Questions:3.What is so frustrating?4.What is so consoling?5.What is striking for you?6.Any new insights?
  15. 15. Closing prayer: Dearest Lord, help us to slowly simmer this insightinto our being and may we find ourselves worthy of thisgift of freedom you bestowed upon us. “Our liberty will not be secured at the swords point... We must secure it by making ourselves worthy of it. And when the people reaches that height, God will provide a weapon, the idols will be shattered, tyranny will crumble like a house of cards, and liberty will shine out like the first dawn.” ― José Rizal

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