One of our advantages as a country is having a mixed pot of cultures and traditions.
A government consisting of everyone from the same background will only have the same thoughts, solutions, and even ignorance. We believe we can advance further and faster by bringing together people from various backgrounds, each with different life experiences, to generate ideas that others may not have been aware of.
By acknowledging what makes us different in culture and beliefs, we accept what we all have in common: Filipinos who want peace, tolerance, and change for the better.
Due to recent events, people have turned their fear on terrorism and Martial Law to those affected. But through good governance and poverty elimination, movements on institutionalized inter-faith and inter-cultural reconciliation can be implemented among Muslim, Christian and indigenous people. By having Filipinos from different walks of life come together, we strengthen communities and affect more change. Acceptance grows while discrimination diminishes.
Now, more than ever, we need to stand against poverty and corruption to bring peace and wealth to the Filipinos.