When our spirit
becomes truly free, my people,
we shall be able to build better
and brighter things!
So let us always work
on improving our citizenship
and on bettering each ourselves.
Let us continue
to work together to restore
our own nation to its unity and
our Republic to its own native peace.
None of us
have ever truly known
what wonders we can accomplish
as a nation utterly awoken to its own truth.
Now is the time to find out
because now is the time to believe
once again - we can do marvelous things.
NOTE: Graphic above top 7 of the posters made by Filipino high school students depicting Bayanihan or "bearing-together(ness)"; a time-honored expression of Filipino nationhood.