Friday, May 4, 2018

Alejano wants commission to rename Philippines

Magdalo representative Gary Alejano filled a bill that would create a commission to rename the Philippines. He says that this is necessary in order for us to “throw away the bonds of colonialism” and be “truly independent”.

House Bill 5867, or An Act Constituting a Geographic Renaming Commission to Rename Our Country, was filed by Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano.

"If we want to be truly independent, then we should throw away the bonds of colonialism by establishing our own national identity. For our country to move forward, we should identify a name for our country that genuinely reflects our national aspirations, a name that signifies our values and self-determination," said Alejano, a former soldier.

"While many other nations who were formerly under colonial yoke have reverted back to their former pre-colonized name as it gives them a sense of national pride and identity as free people, we opted to retain the name given by our Spanish colonizers. It is high time for our country to experience a sense of being and independence by choosing a name that reflects our character, our values, as a people, and as a nation," he added.

In the bill, it was notes that the commission would have representatives from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, ational Historical Commission of the Philippines, and the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino.

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Source: Rappler

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  1. In fairness agree ako dyan and include also Manila...Manila to Maneels City....

  2. anu kaya ang magandang name ng pilipinas, siguro filipayns.....pipay, maharliko, trilyahano...anu sa tingin nyo ang magandang pangalan ng ating bansa para daw magmukhang kolonyal. hahahaaha lol

  3. Anak ng tupa naman alejano bat naiisip mo ang ganyan? Nsa katinuan pa ba ang utak mo? Pambihira! Nauulol ka na eh!๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  4. Anak ng tupa naman alejano bat naiisip mo ang ganyan? Nsa katinuan pa ba ang utak mo? Pambihira! Nauulol ka na eh!��������