10 Little Things a Proud Nagueño Should Do
Issuing Proclamation No. 2011-03, Mayor John G. Bongat declared the City of Naga as a “Zone of Discipline” and adopted for the purpose “The Ten Little Things a Proud Nagueño Should Do” as its advocacy for responsible citizenship.
Inspired by the city’s vision statement, the city mayor stated in his proclamation that Nagueños have envisioned the city as a model of good governance and responsible citizenship driven by a shared development direction that is crafted, implemented and continually improved in an inclusive manner and sustained by a citizenry that asserts and accepts its role and responsibilities in nation-building.
The proclamation underscores that discipline and moral values are keys to responsible citizenship. “It is through discipline that we become productive, affluent, strong, and an enlightened people.”
In order to make effective the declaration, “The Ten Little Things a Proud Nagueño Should Do,” which the mayor himself penned, has been adopted as the city’s advocacy on responsible citizenship. The “Ten Little Things a Proud Nagueño Should Do” has been inspired by the more popular “12 Little Things a Filipino Should Do,” by Atty. Alex Lacson, a fraternity brod of the city mayor at the UP College of Law.
For wider dissemination, the Education, Scholarship and Sports Office (ESSO) of the city hall has been tasked to collaborate with the Division of City Schools for the inclusion in the curricula for homeroom and Makabayan subjects the study of the provisions of the proclamation. Whenever possible, the text of the English and Bikol versions of the “The Ten Little Things…” should be printed in all back covers of city-funded books being distributed to elementary and high school students.
There will also be a sustained dissemination effort in all media outlets (broadcast, TV, print and new media), as well as printing of promotional tarpaulins to be installed in strategic corners of the city.
Ten Little Things a Proud Nagueño Should Do
1. I THINK POSITIVE and SAY POSITIVE THINGS about Naga.
2. I keep my surroundings CLEAN and GREEN.
3. I RESPECT THE ELDERLY and MY FELLOW MEN at all times.
4. I am ON TIME, and I WORK HARD and SAVE for my future.
5. I am HONEST in my dealings with others.
6. I STAY AWAY from DRUGS.
7. I OBEY TRAFFIC RULES and REGULATIONS AND City ORDINANCES.
8. I REPORT ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES to protect my family and my community.
9. I PAY MY TAXES promptly and correctly.
10. I BUY LOCALLY MADE PRODUCTS and PATRONIZE the Naga City People’s Mall.