unites the country much less the various departments of government. Thisproduces loss of hope and worse, apathy and cynicism.We have now reached a turning point. Many Filipinos want something moredignified. The country yearns for a new direction to achieve genuinefreedom, justice, solidarity, to restore the Philippines that so inspired Rizal,Bonifacio, Aquino and many others.Filipinos yearn for “
”, that is, true freedom, true justice, trueprosperity, true respect for nature, true solidarity, true dignity and honor –all based on our deep innate sense that we all come from one Divine Source,one Creator.
Partido ng Marangal na Sambayanan
willchange this dismal state of affairs with a new vision, a new agenda and newpolicies and programs that will bring “
”, that will make this countryrise up from the ashes and take its place in the global community of nations.We envision the true Philippines that has deep sources of spirituality; thePhilippines that respects and empowers individual Filipinos towardsexcellence; the Philippines that understands meaningful societal change,participation and inclusion; the Philippines that respects and values culture;the Philippines that protects human rights, ensures justice and promotesparticipatory democracy; the Philippines that progresses economically byserving the true needs of the people; the Philippines that protects andnurtures the integrity of creation, our sources of life – our ecology.
Partido ng Marangal na Sambayanan (PANGMASA)
summarizes theseaspirations in its vision statement and principles as follows.
We envision a prosperous, peaceful, democratic, moral and visionary nation,living in harmony with Nature and energized by creative, honest, responsiblecitizens who are aware of their divine origin and purpose; citizens who haveunited together to sustain a free, vibrant and diverse culture, a broad-basedand inclusive economy, a participatory, just and compassionate governancethat contributes positively to world affairs.
III. AGENDA FOR CHANGE: DIMENSIONS AND PRINCIPLESThe Necessity for Change
The challenge of renewing Philippine society is complex.