Advocacy for Arts
I would acknowledge the arts in the country to build up the culture. Restoring the country’s previously famous landmarks (i.e. Theatres, The Met) would be a first step. Then moving on to museums. Since more Filipinos are known for their art, I would make them rightful celebrities that actually do something to make a difference.
I will form a bill that would fund the scientists in the country who want to explore our jungles and forests. The ones who would want to go on an expedition to give value to others and inventors that came up with mind-blowing inventions. It’s been known that our country doesn’t have the money to do these things but maybe I’ll pull some strings and make this happen.
We’ve always been told in school that Filipinos are smart, inventive, hard-working and determined but one of the main problems is our government and the people behind it. We’ve heard the stories that there are Filipino inventors who ask funds from the government and failed, so they sold their inventions to other countries. Most of the time, people would only go and blame other people but we all know that wouldn’t do anything to help the situation. We sometimes automatically admonish the chance for our government to be amazing and even want to count ourselves out of the conversation to declare that our government “sucks” or “there’s no hope for us”.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
The overused quote by Mahatma Gandhi are only words until you make them out to be real and actually do it. I’m sixteen going on seventeen and I know that I’m naive but I think it’s time to do proper work and be particularly hopeful for the new era of presidency.
illustrations by Eliza Espino
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