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Wednesday, January 6, 2010


I was going through my grandfather's old files and photos when I chanced upon a copy of Manuel L. Quezon's Code of Citizenship which was printed in one souvenir program of the Rotary Club Of Baguio ca. 1959. The sixteen points are still apt for today. Here they are:

By Manuel L. Quezon
President of the Philippines, 1935 - 1944

1. HAVE FAITH in Divine Providence that guides the destinies of men and nations.

2. Love your country for it is the home of your people, the seat of your affections, and the source of your happiness and well-being. Its defense is your primary duty. Be ready at all times to sacrifice and die for it if necessary.

3. Respect the Constitution which is the expression of your sovereign will. The government is your government. It has been established for your safety and welfare. Obey the laws and see that they are observed by all and that public officials comply with their duties.

4. Pay your taxes willingly and promptly. Citizenship implies not only rights but also obligations.

5. Safeguard the purity of suffrage and abide by the decision of the majority.

6. Love and respect your parents. It is your duty to serve them gratefully and well.

7. Value your honor as you value your life. Poverty with honor is preferable to wealth with dishonor.

8. Be truthful and be honest in thought and in action. Be just and charitable, courteous but dignified in your dealings with your fellowmen.

9. Lead a clean and frugal life. Do not indulge in frivolity or pretense. Be simple in your dress and modest in your behavior.

10. Live up to the noble traditions of our people. Venerate the memory of our heroes. Their lives point the way to duty and honor.

11. Be industrious. Be not afraid or ashamed to do manual labor. Productive toil is conducive to economic security and adds to wealth of the nation.

12. Rely on your own efforts for your progress and happiness. Be not easily discouraged. Persevere in the pursuit of your legitimate ambitions.

13. Do your work cheerfully, thoroughly, and well. Work badly done is more than work undone. Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today.

14. Contribute to the welfare of your community and promote social justice. You do not live for yourselves and your families alone. You are part of society to which you owe definite responsibilities.

15. Cultivate the habit of using goods made in the Philippines. Patronize the products and trades of your countrymen.

16. Use and develop our natural resources and conserve them for posterity. They are the inalienable heritage of the people. Do not traffic with your citizenship.


  1. Sad that the man is so vilified by history professors -- all they had on him was his arrogance. But this tiny man stood tall against the American colonizers and I have great respect for him.

    Thanks for publishing the Code of Citizenship

  2. @Lisa: I especially like numbers 3, 10, 14, 15, and 16. They're much needed nowadays.

  3. number 1 sounds like the Ang Kapatiran party.