Jed’s Pledge of Allegiance to the Philippine Flag (Panatang Makabayan)



PANATANG MAKABAYAN

Iniibig ko ang Pilipinas, aking lupang sinilangan
Tahanan ng aking lahi, kinukupkop ako at tinutulungang
Maging malakas, masipag at marangal
Dahil mahal ko ang Pilipinas,
Diringgin ko ang payo ng aking mga magulang,
Susundin ko ang tuntunin ng paaralan,
Tutuparin ko ang tungkulin ng isang mamamayang makabayan,
Naglilingkod, nag-aaral at nagdarasal nang buong katapatan.
Iaalay ko ang aking buhay, pangarap, pagsisikap
Sa bansang Pilipinas.

(English version – translated)

I love the Philippines, the land of my birth,
The home of my people, it protects me and helps me
Become strong, hardworking and honorable.
Because I love the Philippines,
I will heed the counsel of my parents,
I will obey the rules of my school,
I will perform the duties of a patriotic citizen,
Serving, studying, and praying faithfully.
I offer my life, dreams, successes
To the Philippine nation.

This morning, as we were doing the pledge of allegiance to the Philippine flag (Panatang Makabayan), I opted to record my son as he recited. We have been homeschooling for a little more than a month now and although he is still fumbling with the words and with the less than perfect Filipino diction, I am still one proud momma. 🙂

His primary language being English, it took extra effort for him to go through every line (as if it isn’t obvious) of the “Panatang Makabayan.” But I know he’ll do better as we go through it everyday. It was not easy for me as well, even as this was not the version that I got used to growing up. Here is an older version that I grew up with:

Iniibig ko ang Pilipinas
Ito ang aking lupang sinilangan
Ito ang tahanan ng aking lahi
Ako’y kanyang kinukupkop at tinutulungan upang maging malakas, maligaya at kapaki-pakinabang
Bilang ganti ay diringgin ko ang payo ng aking mga magulang
Susundin ko ang mga tuntunin ng aking paaralan
Tutuparin ko ang mga tungkulin ng isang mamamayang makabayan at masunurin sa batas
Paglilingkuran ko ang aking bayan nang walang pag-iimbot at nang buong katapatan
Sisikapin kong maging isang tunay na Pilipino sa isip, sa salita at sa gawa.

(English version-translated)

I love the Philippines.
It is the land of my birth;
It is the home of my people.
It protects me and helps me to be strong, happy and useful.
In return, I will heed the counsel of my parents;
I will obey the rules of my school;
I will perform the duties of a patriotic, law-abiding citizen;
I will serve my country unselfishly and faithfully
I will be a true Filipino in thought, in word, and in deed.

Today, Jed also finished his second unit tests in Social Studies and Science. Two stars for him today, too. 🙂 I look forward to the coming months that he will do better at reciting the pledge of allegiance to the Philippine flag (Panatang Makabayan).

Jed’s Pledge of Allegiance to the Philippine Flag (Panatang Makabayan)

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