Atty. Lacson Talks on PatriotismChrisheil C. Acal and Jaybert C. Marco, The PUP Observer, Volume 1, Issue 2, July 2012
"Mataas tayo sa IQ, intelligence quotient; mataas tayo sa EQ, emotional quotient; pero mababa tayo sa PQ, patriotism quotient," Atty. Alexander Lacson told the PUP community during a symposium at the College of Law Library, June 14.
Atty. Alexander Lacson receives a Plaque of Recognition from College of Law Dean Atty. Gemy Lito L. Festin.
Atty. Lacson, a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) legal counsel and columnist of the Business World, gave emphasis on patriotism during the symposium organized by the Christians on Demand at Law (CODAL), a student organization which advocates Christianity and good values among law students. The symposium highlighted the contents of Atty. Lacson’s sought after book titled "12 Little Things that Every Filipino Can Do to Help our Country."
Speaking before lawyers, professors and students of the PUP College of Law, Atty. Lacson emphasized what Singapore’s former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew said about culture which determines one’s destiny, and that destiny defines how far one can go in life. According to him, the Filipino people have lost faith in themselves which explains why Filipinos do not trust one another and apparently cannot work with each other.
Atty. Lacson challenged the participants to spread the message of his book on how great the Filipinos are. He said, "Filipinos bring life to the world… we are one of the best hopes of humanity."
Fifty copies of the book authored by Atty. Lacson were donated to the College Library to help spread the good news.