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It’s not fun to be called Philippines: Alejano wants country renamed by new body

Jun 11, 2017 @ 17:15

Will the Philippines become better under another name?

Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano believes the country should be renamed since “the Philippines” was given by Spanish colonizers.

In House Bill 5867, Alejano proposed the creation of a Geographic Renaming Commission to study what the country’s new name should be.

The proposed commission, which will be given one year to come up with a new name, will be composed of three representatives from the following agencies: the national Commission for Culture and the Arts, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino.

Alejano, a former soldier, said it is time for the country to have a new name decided on by the people since several nations that have been colonized have reverted to their former pre-colonial name.

The move, he said, gave the countries “a sense of national pride and identity as a free people.”

In contrast Alejano said the identity of the country and its people have been “muddled” because of the entry of various colonizers.

“Felipenas, Filipinas, Pilipinas, Philippines- which of these is the correct name for our country? It is high time for us to have a name which benefits us and is universal to all,” he said.

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  • Rio Merito

    Cong. Alejano, the country has a lot of problems which you should focus on. This is not one of them. Please don’t waste the people’s money on a silly Geographic Renaming Commission.

  • Nene Angel

    Hoy Congressman Na bugok!! Pay attention to those in needs to to MARAWI and saves lives not being bugok or GAGO SHAME ON YOU!! YOU ARE A MILITARY BEFORE BUT YOU WASTED YOUR DUTY TO DEFEND THE COUNTRY IN TIMES OF TROUBLS! YOUR SUCH A BULLSHIT WASTING OUR TAXES FOR NOTHING!!! GAGO KA!

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