Find Meaning in the Filipino: a people with a true sense of Filipino pride, personal integrity and a commitment to positive change. This is the call and mission of the Francis Magalona Foundation.

One thing Francis and I shared was our love for analyzing why the Philippines is the way it is and Filipinos are the way we are? We’d often come to the conclusion is that the Philippines has no system and any systems we do have we don’t respect. One would say, who cares? Why should I bother? Why even complain, nothing is going to happen anyway?

We cared, it mattered to us because we were raising a family. We had eight young ones looking to us for guidance. Naturally as parents, it was our responsibility to set an example. It wasn’t even a question of should or if, it was a given. Our children needed to know how to engage the world-to be proud of who they are, to stand by their values and to be agents of change. I, through the best way I know, strive to be a mom for them making decisions based on my principles and values. While Francis through his music and lyrics showed them how their unique talents could make a difference.

For over 20 years, Francis’ music has been inspiring Filipinos, still the economic, social and cultural problems Francis sings about exist. It’s time we address the root of the problem – the Filipino is lost. They don’t really know themselves – they don’t know what values to prioritize, they don’t have the opportunity to dream big for themselves. Their relationships snub their greatness. All these lead to the bigger problems of poverty, crime and apathy. I am reminded of Francis’ call to start with the self.

We need to strengthen the core of each Filipino. How do we do that? We sincerely ask ourselves – For Me, the Filipino is_________? By taking the time to identify the positive characteristic that is definitely Filipino, we take the first step to transforming ourselves and our nation.

Through the Find Meaning in the Filipino campaign, we invite every Filipino to rediscover their core, their context and the potential to be great where they are, to ask themselves the significance of their roots, of their blood – of being a Filipino. The campaign hopes to rouse the sleeping, kept desire of every Filipino to be a Filipino, to be proud of it, to embrace it, and to transform this into a commitment and engaging advocacy.

 

Comments

emerson ramos
October 4th, 2011 12:55 pm

i sincerely want to b a volunteer or a member of this foundation.. .but i don’t have any idea how can i b part of it..
ms.pia magalona.isang k pong napaka gandang ihemplo na iniwan ng aming idolo. . .
more power poh sa foundation and godbless..

October 4th, 2011 1:05 pm

man from manila…

October 4th, 2011 4:11 pm

hope could support http://francismagalonafoundation.com/ but iam just 12 years old girl

October 4th, 2011 9:47 pm

The Filipino is full of faith – faithful. Yes, we do have to act now and start with ourselves, where we are no matter how small or seemingly insignificant our circle of influence is. Amidst crab mentality, ningas-kugon, and other negativities, keep the faith.

admin
October 4th, 2011 9:59 pm

Hi Stacey! You can! Visit our website, like us on facebook – http://www.facebook.com/FrancisMFdn and follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/FrancisM_Fdn and we’ll let you know how you can support us.

admin
October 4th, 2011 10:06 pm

Hi Emerson! Thanks for the support. Email us your contact info and what skills you have. getintouch@francismfoundation.com

mhel
October 5th, 2011 12:28 pm

i would like to show my suppor by being a volunteer. how can i join?

admin
October 5th, 2011 4:52 pm

Hi Mhel! Thanks. Please email us your contact information and what skills you can share. getintouch@francismfoundation.com

October 6th, 2011 12:24 am

Personally, gusto ko tlga tumulong but I dont know kung paano.. Please do tell us how.

resty
October 10th, 2011 6:48 pm

…francis magalona and mis. pia magalona isa lang po ang wish ko sa inyo ………..napakganda po ng ginawa ninyong naisip na foundation.nais ko po sanang maging part aqoh nito nalaman ko po na ang foundation na to ay tumttangap ng mga bisexual na katulad ko ahm wish ko po sana na matulungan nyo po aqong makamit ung pangarap ahm gusto ko nga po kaung padalahan ng letter kaso eto po kapus lang po xa oras……..kung nais nyo pong tulungan aqohh maaari nio po aqong makontak sa no. kong ito…..thanks po god.. bkess you…………..

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admin
October 12th, 2011 10:29 am

Hi Resty. Salamat sa iyong suporta. Maari kang mag-volunteer para sa FMF sa http://francismagalonafoundation.com/get-involved/volunteer

January 9th, 2012 6:54 pm

May I ask if you are giving support, especially financially to leukemia patients because i have a cousin diagnosed with AML(Acute Mylogenous Leukemia) the same as Francis M. Hope I can get your reply soon thanks.

JUVEN
January 30th, 2012 4:58 pm

God’s ways are different from ours.Whatever HIS reason is for taking FRANCIS physically from us, yet HE left us invaluable legacy of FRANCIS.His contribution to all of us Filipinos in this world …is immortal !

admin
February 22nd, 2012 5:22 pm

Hi Gab. The FrancisM Foundation’s work is in values development for the youth.


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