What is patriotism in the digital age? Does a global culture mute our love of country?
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Rappler Managing editor Glenda M. Gloria sits down with award-winning writer, longtime UP professor, and activist Jose "Butch" Dalisay Jr to talk about how patriotism has evolved through time.
In this chat, Dalisay defines the crux of the issue: Why should we choose to love this country?
He says: "Patriotism should be a more critical kind of nationalism. Something that's more aware of what it is exactly that you are loving. There is a lot not to love in this country.... The only way I can reconcile that is to say, the country that I truly love and could die for is that ideal Philippines that we are working to build, a Philippines with a society that is just and prosperous and humane." – Rappler.com
Instrumental by Boy Hapay
Original in Spanish by revolutionary general José Alejandrino
Translated into Tagalog by the poet José Corazón de Jesús
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