This is an article released by Inquirer.net after Ako ay Pilipino’s book re-launch last February 2. For more information about Ako ay Pilipino, visit http://akoaypilipino2010.multiply.com and http://akoaypilipinongayon.com
MANILA, Philippines – In an effort to help Filipino voters choose wisely in the coming May presidential elections, a non-governmental organization has relaunched its book featuring 25 local traits that spoke of patriotism and why the Filipino was “destined for something great.”
“Ako ay Pilipino: Noon at Ngayon” was first launched in November 2009, said Lorna Joannes, founder of “Ako ay Pilipino” and one of the book’s publishers.
“But we decided to do a re-launch this year in time for the elections. We need to learn from our history to help us become wise with our decisions. We wanted to make every Filipino realize that we are destined for something great,” said Joannes.