Push for Change, BE the Change.

be-the-changeTwenty two years ago, I was 8 months pregnant with my eldest daughter, Lauren. There was no way for me to join my husband and brother in EDSA People Power. My huge belly would be squashed with the millions of people. I felt so left out.

How hopeful I was that our country would prosper under a democratic government. When I heard the inauguration of Cory Aquino over the radio, my heart leaped with joy and so did Lauren as she tumbled inside my womb. I thought my baby was excited at the thought of a new government.

So much hope for a better future for my daughter. Lauren was born exactly a month later on March 25, the ““Freedom Constitution day”.

Two years ago, Bong Austero wrote an Open Letter To Our Leaders which I heartily agreed.

In the absence of true and genuine moral leadership, many of us have decided to cast our lot with the President, even if we do not like her. A flawed leader is better than scheming power hungry fools who can not even stand up for their convictions in the face of an impending arrest.

My mindset then was Let things be.

be the changeToday, I agree with my friend, Annamanila when she says that The only thing I was sure of, as I wound up my information seeking, was what I have always known before — that we all take personal and collective responsibility for the rut we find ourselves in.

shirt_130.jpg My husband says that he doesn’t like Jun Lozada but added that you don’t have to like the messenger to get the message. It’s so easy to turn a blind eye and live within our comfort zone. How convenient it is to just watch the telenovela of scandals, greed and corruption in the sidelines, continue with our household jobs and watch all the scenes unfold us and wish it woud just go away magically.

I will not be left out this time. My heart is filled with high hopes for our nation despite the convoluted and confounding events unfolding before me.

team_rp_accountability.jpg Though I am not qualified as a youth and a young professional, I will support in any way I can for TEAM RP’s, Reform not Rhetoric’s Truth, Accountability & Reform for the sake of millions of Filipinos who are hungry, desperate for, and deserving of real progress.

Push for change, BE the change. The change starts in me but it does not have to end or should not end there.

Let’s blog and make a difference. How? Make a Difference through educating the Filipinos in your own network. Fan the Flames and NEVER allow ANYONE to get away with our money, our rights, our opportunities, and our dignity as a Nation.

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Joey de Venecia at the Ateneo campus just before the Concert for Truth, Accountability and Reform. If you want to buy these shirts, contact TeamRP. TEAM RP shirts (the one with $130 million) come in yellow and black, in varying sizes (even for babies!), and cost only Php150. For now, they are stored at Room 105 of the CSP Building, Social Development Complex, Ateneo de Manila University campus.

My Photo Album on Rallies and Press Conference on Truth Accountability and Reform

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1346 Posts)

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.


About Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

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  • http://mommybanker.wordpress.com/ Joelle

    I strongly feel that as parents, we should first teach our children by example to love the Philippines. It’s very well and good to rant and rail against graft and corruption but we should also do our own little bit like obeying traffic rules. We are what we do.

    My blog entry

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @joelle- that’s so true. Parents lead by example. That’s why I believe change starts in me.

  • http://one-twentyone.com lady cess

    where did you get the shirt? i want to have one too, as i feel so strongly about what’s on that shirt.

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @lady cess- I bought this at the Ateneo Team RP concert. I think they sell t-shirts during the rallies. Maybe you can contact the Team RP http://teamrp.multiply.com/

    I will also look around for the supply.

  • http://labskiddies.blogspot.com jan

    thankies for the link on their multiply. i hope my husband & i could still purchase their items!=)

  • http://www.lestercavestany.com Lester Cavestany

    It’s great that we have shifted our focus from our government and now we reflect on what we can do to make a difference in our society by making small positive changes in our own personal lives.

    Ang galing!

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @jan- hope you get a shirt!

    @lester= the only change we can control is change within.