Ako Mismo Supports Ako Mismo

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Ako mismo ang magbablog para sa ikabubuti ng bayan sounds better than Ako Mismo hindi magbablog ng makasasama sa bayan.

I now support Ako Mismo. Let me Explain.

Ako Mismo finally gave some answers. I decided to write a new entry on this because my Ako Mismo Campaign and My Conditional Support is cluttered with too many updates.

Four new links are now up but the problem is I needed to click twice to get to these pages. From the Home Page, I had to click “skip Intro” because I was not yet a member then click “already a member?” before reaching these 4 pages.
(Update – May 8: Links are now in the main landing page)

1. Who is Behind Ako Mismo?

2. FAQ

3. Contact Page

4. Wall of Commitment

If already a member, you need to click “already a member” to view those pages. Unsolicited Advice: Please place Who is Behind Ako Mismo? , FAQ, Wall of Commitment and Contact Page on the main landing page. (Update – May 8: Links are now in the main landing page)

I just had three basic questions:

1. Who is behind Ako Mismo?

Their FAQ says this:

Q: Who is behind the Ako Mismo campaign?
A: DDB, under its Corporate Social Responsibility arm, DDB Cares, is the spirit behind the campaign. For many years now, DDB Cares has been supporting causes it firmly believes in, using its creative and media resources to espouse positive values. From taking care of the environment, to education of children, responsible voting, protection against domestic violence and human trafficking, role of media in shaping society, religious efforts for Veritas and Caritas, and now, this advocacy for hope and empowerment. We do this, pro bono oftentimes, both for our clients and for our own advocacies.

Yup, DDB Philippines owns AkoMismo.org.

2. What will you do with the database?

Their FAQ says this:

Q: The registration for Ako Mismo requires information from those who sign up. Will the database be used for commercial or political gain?
A: No. The basic information we asked for will be used to guide us in the deployment of the dog tags to the right people. The information will also be useful as we mobilize our socio-civic activities, as it will determine where and what projects are relevant in specific areas. It is important to point out that this whole movement is one of volunteerism. And while we hope more people will sign up, or that our members will participate in future activities (the choice of which will be guided by feedback we receive about what matters to them), ultimately each individual has total freedom to decide whether he will participate or not. We are very protective about the information we receive and we have taken security precautions against people accessing the information for their use without our knowledge. We are zealous about protecting the movement from being exposed to those with political or commercial agenda.

3. Why do we have to sign up to write or view the wall? It is fishy that you have to collect our information before we can view your site properly.

We can now view the whole Ako Mismo site through their Who is Behind Ako Mismo? and an FAQ but we cannot view the wall of commitment ( Wall of Commitment is now visible). I wish they can give us a preview of the Total Pledges: 64,540 as of this writing (9:00 am of May 7).

And why are so much personal details required? Still unanswered and it still brings doubts to most bloggers. Regnard Raquedan in his Ako Mismo No Thanks says it nicely:

Look, I’m not saying that the Ako Mismo is a campaign with no credibility. Its intentions are good, in my opinion, and they have launched one of the most intriguing campaigns of the year so far. However, there are just too many obfuscated strings (links to certain personalities, market research, data mining, etc.) for me. For the average user, these may not matter, but for me, they do.

My conclusion is that their site was not properly tested or no Usability Testing was done which can give direct input on how real users use the system. It is a beta site. I feel the Ako Mismo site is still a work in progress. It is good that the owners DDB, under its Corporate Social Responsibility arm, DDB Cares, finally answered some of my concerns.

It is a commendable project for everyone. I will affirm it again.

I believe in the concept of Ako Mismo. I believe that I have no control over people, places and things yet I have control over myself. I have control on my own actions and attitude. Change starts with me. Others may start to follow suit. But first, it begins with me.

I, myself.

I don’t really need an Ako Mismo site to bring this point across, do I? I don’t need the Ako Mismo site to work out its kinks for me to believe in Ako Mismo

My blog can still deliver this message to my readers, my subscribers and my community.

Ako Mismo.

I Support Ako Mismo and I registered just now. My Ako Mismo is probably the 64,644th pledge.

I gave my conditional support two days ago because I didn’t want my personal information to be harvested . Their assurances in their FAQ make it acceptable to me. Also, it was Patrick “Pato” Gregorio a good friend of my husband who vouched for this campaign through an email sent to my sister (with a cc to Gil Chua, the CEO of DDB Philippines) . Apparently, Pato and Gil started this idea. We have known Pato for the longest time now and trust him. When I continued to raise doubts, my husband assured me “if Pato is behind this, he is trustworthy”. Even if I know him, it didn’t stop me from being critical of some kinks in the Ako Mismo website. My sister, Lorna wrote more on this. I trust Pato and if “napapahiya ako dito”, he won’t hear the end of it. Mark my word.

To protect myself, I used my prepaid phone number and an email address solely for Ako Mismo purpose , and where I can address SPAM issues.

Ako Mismo will blog about Ako Mismo to ensure it is a lifetime campaign and not just a short term solution to our country’s problems.

Ako Mismo gumawa ng paraan.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Albert Einstein

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  • Oo nga, hindi naman malinaw kung ano ang sinisikap gawin ng Ako Mismo. Mukhang maganda naman, kaso ang labo. Ako Mismo for what?

    • let’s wait for more answers but in the meantime I will launch my own campaign in my blog

    • ako lang

      I feel sorry for you if you’re confused with the concept. First and formost, you have to know what you want in life and set short term goals then aim for long term goals….If you will be able to know what you want in life, then you will be able to understand the statement “AKO MISMO”……… a UNSOLICITED ADVISE FROM ME….every morning you wake up….think of the SERENITY PRAYER and it will make your life more meaningful!!!

      • Serenity Prayer

        God grant me the serenity
        to accept the things I cannot change;
        courage to change the things I can;
        and wisdom to know the difference.

        • ako lang

          I hope and pray for justice for your son’s death. I lost my only child 6 years ago. He died at the age of 22 and it was really so hard for me to overcome the lost. Thanks to the FAITH that was instilled by my parents during my younger years. With all the sad stories I had gone through from a tender age, it was only my faith and prayers that made me a stronger person today. In these crazy generation and world we live in I truly believe that “AKO MISMO” will be a vessel that will make this place a better world to live in for the next generation. I’m 47 years old and had lived a full life. I work now in a call center trying to share life experiences with the people I get to talk with most specially those whose life goes astray at a young age. I signed up for AKO MISMO so that in my own little way I may be able to enlighten those who have trivial problems and thinks that their problem is a ton already. I live daily believing that “Miracles do happen and Prayers are definitely answered in HIS time. This is the first time I had tried to browse and read articles from blogs. I never knew that there could be positive bloggers. Keep up the good work and more power to you always……..

        • we know it all too well…faith that we can recover from this painful loss. Just like a death in a family, recovery is slow and painful process. Our country can recover if each one of us just continue to have faith even when it is hard to believe. Hope is a much better option.

      • reynante

        lahat ng gusto mong gawin at ginawa sa maghapon ay kailangan mo pang i-broadcast! yun ba ibig mong sabihin bro? ako mismo ang magtsi-ysismis sa buhay ko?

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  • Noems, Ako Mismo is definitely a work in progress. If the official spokesperson from DDB Cares hasn’t publicly expressed yet their gratitude for all the feedback and suggestions, I can definitely share with you that they are very grateful.

    Hopefully, a COMMENTS section for those who haven’t chosen to join AKO MISMO can help direct feedback in a more straightforward fashion.

    Yes, I’m getting ready to send my own announcement to my own networks BUT I’m going to wait until later this weekend. I have so much to do for the 6th Global Filipino Networking Convention.

    A little more patience…

    • I really had huge misgivings because of the login requirement before I can view their FAQ and other information. That is very suspicious. I also felt that they were in a rush to open the site without USABILITY TESTING.

      I now support Ako Mismo because of Butch who vouched for Pato whom he has known for years and would never allow himself to be used by politicians. I pray Pato and Gil never sell out to the dark side.

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  • hi! I join this site also… hindi ko masyado gets. hehehe

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  • edz

    is it true tha Chairman Edu Manzano is the founder of AkoMismo.org?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edu_Manzano

    edzs last blog post..Happy Mothers Day

    • neru

      No. Edu Manzano is not the founder of Ako Mismo.

  • neru

    No! E du Manzano is not the founder of Ako Mismo.

  • @ Neru

    Oo si Edu Manzano nga ang founder ng ako Mismo

    http://www.pep.ph/news/21556/Edu-Manzano-spearheads-Ako-Mismo-movement

    edzs last blog post..The Don Bosco Tarlac Technical Institute

  • sana lahat ng tao lalalong lano na ang mga kabataan ay magkaroon ng malaking papel na hindi minamalait sa pag pili ng karapatdapat sa 2010 election.

    ako mismo boboto dahil alam kong importante ang isa kong boto…

    salamat napadaan lang po..

    livingstains last blog post..…says a thousand words…

  • hi..interested ako sa site na to..
    …wala lang ..gusto ko rin gusto ko rin maging part ng akomismo..

    …”bilang bago at first timer na botante, AKOMISMO iboboto ko yung karapat-dapat kahit suhulan pa ako.”

    yan ang mismong gagawin ko..

    kahit sino pa ang founder nito, ginawa to para kumilos tayo para sa pagbabago…kaya hindi na kailangan pa kung sino ang founder..

    • reynante

      sigurado ka karapat dapat yung iboboto mo?

  • pahingi naman ng kwintas na may akomismo

  • lurker

    Ako Mismo is funded by Manny Pangilinan. Imagine if he sold the database of Ako Mismo members to the highest bidder.

  • Yep, I’ve created my own little pledge. It’s fun though I did not pledged something that might be broken.

  • Phil

    http://www.squidoo.com/akomismo – check my page, ako mismo , ano na gagawin ng mga politiko?

  • Vicky Buenaventura

    PLEASE STOP THIS NONSENSE! THE REASON WHY THERE IS AKO MISMO, IS NOT BECAUSE WE NEED TO RAISE AWARENESS OF VOTING RESPONSIBLY… BUT BECAUSE A GROUP IS CONVINCING MANNY PANGILINAN TO RUN FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS! THIS IS A GUISE TO COLLECT NUMBERS SO THAT MVP WILL CONSIDER RUNNING, JUST LIKE WHAT SOME GROUPS DO TO CONVINCE SC CHIEF PUNO TO RUN (APPARENTLY I HEARD MVP HAS NOT BOUGHT THE IDEA OF POSTING AS THE COUNTRY’S NEXT CHIEF EXEC) .

    I AM NOT AGAINST MVP RUNNING. BUT PLEASE, IFTHEY ARE TRYING TO COLLECT NUMBERS, DO NOT USE INNOCENT ADVOCACIES TO DRUM OUT PUBLIC SUPPORT. PEOPLE WILL GO TO THE CONCERT NOT BECAUSE OF MVP, BUT FOR THE CUTE DOG TAGS, HAPPY CONCERT TIME, AND MAYBE A BIT OF FILIPINO PRIDE.

    MVP, GREGORIO AND THE OTHERS… SHOW YOUR TRUE COLORS. KUNG GUSTO NINYONG MAGING TOTOO SA BAYAN, MAGSIMULA MUNA KAYO SA SARILI NINYONG BAKURAN.

  • Vicky Buenaventura

    PLEASE STOP THIS NONSENSE! THE REASON WHY THERE IS AKO MISMO, IS NOT BECAUSE WE NEED TO RAISE AWARENESS OF VOTING RESPONSIBLY… BUT BECAUSE A GROUP IS CONVINCING MANNY PANGILINAN TO RUN FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS! THIS IS A GUISE TO COLLECT NUMBERS SO THAT MVP WILL CONSIDER RUNNING, JUST LIKE WHAT SOME GROUPS DO TO CONVINCE SC CHIEF PUNO TO RUN (APPARENTLY I HEARD MVP HAS NOT BOUGHT THE IDEA OF POSTING AS THE COUNTRY’S NEXT CHIEF EXEC) . I AM NOT AGAINST MVP RUNNING. BUT PLEASE, IFTHEY ARE TRYING TO COLLECT NUMBERS, DO NOT USE INNOCENT ADVOCACIES TO DRUM OUT PUBLIC SUPPORT. PEOPLE WILL GO TO THE CONCERT NOT BECAUSE OF MVP, BUT FOR THE CUTE DOG TAGS, HAPPY CONCERT TIME, AND MAYBE A BIT OF FILIPINO PRIDE. MVP, GREGORIO AND THE OTHERS… SHOW YOUR TRUE COLORS. KUNG GUSTO NINYONG MAGING TOTOO SA BAYAN, MAGSIMULA MUNA KAYO SA SARILI NINYONG BAKURAN.

    http://74.125.153.132/search?q=cache:6UwpMl00aTAJ:aboutmyrecovery.com/2009/05/07/ako-mismo/+ako+mismo+dog+tag+day+pato&cd=1&hl=tl&ct=clnk&gl=ph#ixzz0ICtLlalj&D

  • ako mismo

  • lanie herbon

    san po makakakuha ng AKOMISMO kwintas?
    gusto ko po kc nun eh….
    sendan nyo naman ako pls….
    salamat

  • mariz

    hi,,can i ask how can i write commitments i ako mismo site?

  • reynante

    ayaw ko mismo! bakit? sapagkat malabo po kung para saan at anong layunin ng organisasyong ito!

  • reynante

    hinde po gagamitin lang tayo ng mga taong nasa likod ng organisasyong ito sa pansarili nilang layunin

  • AKO MISMO – tahimik na pagbabago

    i’m a young member of Ako Mismo. naintindihan ko yung significance ng organization na ‘to for a 15 year old girl, at alam ko na worth yung ginawa kong pagsali. hopefully, people involuntarily joined and still joining this organization dahil naniniwala kami na may pagasa pa ang Pilipinas, and we want to share it to everyone, let other Filipinos know that some of their kababayans are still hoping for changes and ENCOURAGE THEM to believe as well. People are NOT REQUIRED to join, pero sa sarili kong paniniwala and reason ng pagsali, this is an encouragement for every Filipino to believe, simula sa mga sarili nila. AKO MISMO, IKAW MISMO magumpisa ka sa sarili mo. Alam mo na na may pagasa pa, and because of this organization, marami na ring naniniwala. nabroadcast na sa lahat ung hope of every Filipino which will make them make changes starting sa mga sarili natin, as people of this country. this little changes will be big. imagine na through internet, tahimik, peaceful, and effective ang paggawa ng move para sa pagbabago, KESA MAGRALLY KA SA EDSA AT MAHARANGAN NG PULIS, MAGING ABALA SA MGA SASAKYAN AT MAG CAUSE NG TRAFFIC, KAHIT MAGPAKAMATAY KA SA KARARALLY, HINDI KA RIN PAKIKINGGAN. BUT THROUGH “AKO MISMO”, MAEENCOURAGE ANG MGA PILIPINO TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, KAHIT WALANG VIOLENCE, at paglahat ng Pilipino magiging mabuting mamamayan, this will be a start of a better nation. this is not all about 2010 elections. AKO MISMO FOR ME IS BEING MORE OF A RIZAL, AND LESS OF BEING A KATIPUNERO. not that wala silang nagawang mabuti, pero choose between violence and peace.

    MS. NOEMI, thanks for posting this. dahil dyan, Ako Mismo magbabasa ng blog nyo. <33
    .-= bianca´s last blog ..this is why i hate being absent from school =-.

  • Ursus

    Where Can registered and vote Ako Mismo here in Tacloban City Leyte??

  • susuportahan ko ang anumang laban nio laban sa mga mapang api