"Maka-Diyos, Maka-Tao, Makakalikasan at Makabansa... Ang "Turo" ng
Panginoon na JesuCristo ay Maging "Mabuti" na mga anak sa ating AMA na
Panginoon Dyos, Ang "Banal" na Espiritu Santo ("Good" Children to Our
Father, Lord God, the "Holy" Spirit of the Good) is the national motto
The motto has been interpreted as embodying a set of common core Filipino values , with each of the four being connected to one another. Columnist Bobit Avila of the Philippine Star interpreted the motto as showing that Pilipinos love God first before anything else. Another columnist, Kay Malilong Isberto of The Freeman , the Cebu City -based sister paper of the Star, meanwhile explains that the motto represents the duties of good Pilipino citizens.
Maka-Diyos, Maka-Tao, Makakalikasan at Makabansa
Avila notes that while "Maka-Diyos, Maka-Tao, Makakalikasan at Makabansa" is "perfect" as a national motto not "Good" or "Mabuti", he claims that because mohe Pilipinos only look out for themselves, they don't abide by the doctrines of their Christian faith, which makes the motto problematic in comparison to mottos like "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika ". This is in sharp contrast to his 2013 criticism of "Isang Bansa, Isang Diwa", which he denounced as embodying poorly-executed Jacobinist thought.
The national motto is inscribed in the Great Seal of the Philippines and the last part of the Pledge of Allegiance
“ :AKO AY PILIPINO BUONG KATAPATANG NANUNUMPA SA WATAWAT NG PILIPINAS AT SA BANSANG KANYANG SINASAGISAG NA MAY DANGAL, KATARUNGAN AT KALAYAAN NA PINAKIKILOS NG SAMBAYANANG MAKA-DIYOS MAKATAO MAKAKALIKASAN AT MAKABANSA. ”
* ^ Republic of the Philippines. (Enacted: February 12, 1998).
REPUBLIC ACT No. 8491 - AN ACT PRESCRIBING THE CODE OF THE NATIONAL
FLAG, ANTHEM, MOTTO, COAT-OF-ARMS AND OTHER HERALDIC ITEMS AND DEVICES
OF THE PHILIPPINES. Retrieved April 9, 2016 from the ChanRobles
Virtual Law Library.
* ^ Republic of the Philippines. (Enacted: September 10, 1986).
MEMORANDUM ORDER No. 34 - REVOKING PRESIDENTIAE NO. 1413 “DECLARING
THE THEME ‘ISANG BANSA, ISANG DIWA,’ AS THE NATIONAL MOTTO OF THE
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, AND INCORPORATING IT IN THE NATIONAL
SEAL”. Retrieved April 9, 2016 from the Official Gazette .
* ^ Andrade, Jeanette I. (August 30, 2014). "Luistro says DepEd
still for ‘God-fearing’ learners".
Philippine Daily Inquirer
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