Saturday, August 23, 2008

Fashion, Passion for my dear country, Philippines

My grade 3 cousin once asked me if Ninoy Aquino is Kris' father because they have the same surname. I answered yes. Then he later asked how about Melchora Aquino?

These days most of us remember heroes or influential people because of the streets named after them or there's a dedicated holiday. But what about the things they've done for the country and the freedom that we now enjoy?
Fashion that promotes nationalism

Its a great idea that in commemoration of Ninoy, a former senator known for saying that "The Filipinos are worth dying for", the Aquino family launched a fashion line for statement T-shirts. They immortalized his popular line, his iconic glasses (to symbolize how to see our motherland from Ninoy's point of view) and his ala Che Guevarra photo printed in tees.

Even before this, Adidas had their controversial Philippine flag jacket and Nike's campaign for Manny Pacquiao "Ang Mamatay ng Dahil Sa Yo" (a line taken from the Philippine national anthem.)

This is a good start to promote love for the country especially in this generation where the only thing that matters is thy self.

I know this will sell like hotcakes, knowing how everyone keeps up with trends. For sure Quiapo stores will have their own cheaper version.

The next and bigger step is to promote the passion for nationalism. I can't wait for it to unfold.

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