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Nowpublic.com: From Isang Araw Lang to Ako Mismo

05/21/2009

From Nowpublic.com, one of Time Magazine’s 50 best websites of 2007, an article comparing Kuya Daniel Razon’s Isang Araw Lang (Just One Day) and Ako Mismo (I Myself) advocacies and how each should be viewed with deep support and respect than skepticism and doubt.

Although outputs are yet to be seen, this massive campaign is very timely and may boost this poor country’s low morale. Ako Mismo is an echo of US President Barack Obama’s campaign “Yes, we can!”, if not inspired by an earlier campaign, “Isang Araw Lang” (Just for a Day), of the television network UNTV.

Citizen journalist from Nowpublic.com, johnhumprey_eastsider, described Kuya Daniel’s principle of “Walking your Talk.”

With all his visible endeavors, it is apparent that the man walked first before he talked. However, there are some who question why his campaign is called “Just for a day.” He simply answers, “I’ll leave that for you to answer… For us here, we do it every day.”

As of this writing, there are more than 400 views already, with 19 generally positive comments from the public to the said article titled, “From Isang Araw Lang (Just One Day) to Ako Mismo (I Myself)”.

Here are few example comments from the public –

Aie Chin (not verified) at 17:29 on May 20th, 2009: Yes, ‘Walk your talk…’ as Kuya Daniel Razon of UNTV37 does! If only government officials will do the same as to what Mr. Razon does – Philippines would be a very great place to live at.
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Bong Apon (not verified) at 19:18 on May 20th, 2009: Yes!! Just for a Day!! If  for one day, all corrupt goverment official will halt on corruption, well! that will be great for us. Enough to fed million of malnourished filipino children. Nice inititiave by Kuya Daniel Razon! Thumbs up UNTV!!! Hope all other TV networks in the Philippines will do the same as UNTV!! It will really be great!! Imagine all TV networks having their own daily free medical clinic, their own free legal assistance, their own free bus ride!! having their own free transient houses, having a program granting “Little Dreams” of poor kababayans.. If an small TV network like UNTV did all that, so much more with this giant TV network..

Capt. Smiley at 01:35 on May 21st, 2009: This is a good read, my compliments to the author.  Very rarely do I get the chance to feel compelled to believe a public service endeavor, especially a public service endeavor done in the Philippines, where road works only happen when politicians are vying for a government spot.  For Just A Day and Ako Mismo’s timing is perfect. It’s about time that we show our politicians that we can no longer  be swayed by song-and-dance numbers, pathetic self-promotion gimmicks, and their superstar wive/ husbands. Those days are finally over. We can make a difference – starting with ourselves. It may be small, but it’s a difference all the same.  Hopefully, our politicians will get the drift and follow our example.
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