Thursday, October 27, 2011

Signs: BAYANIJUAN


BAYANIJUAN is a project that leads government, NGOs and the private sector to work together in the spirit of Bayanihan to revitalize the Philippines, one community at a time.   "Walang Iwanan sa Bayan ni Juan" is translated to "We'll stick together in Juan's nation".  Juan de la Cruz is the Filipino symbol of identity representing "the average person" similar to John Smith. "Bayanihan" is a Filipino term taken from the word bayan, referring to a nation, country, town or community.  The whole term bayanihan refers to a spirit of communal unity.

Found this banner at the recently concluded Manila FAME.


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9 comments:

Lindy MacDuff said...

Interesting sign; thanks for interpreting and explaining it. It most certainly conveys the sentiment of community.

Photo Cache said...

best wishes to this project.

Inger-M said...

Nice sign find!

RedPat said...

Nice catch and thanks for the good explanation!

EG Wow said...

Community cooperation is a good thing! I hope the project goes well.

Genie said...

What an eye catching sign. Hope the project goes well, and has the outcome you all want. Lately in this country it seems like everything we do politically goes poorly. It is all very discouraging. genie

Pat said...

This is a nice sentiment, especially in this day and age.

Lesley said...

Nice play on words! thanks for the explanation. yours is a language I cannot easily translate, like say from French or German or Spanish or even Swedish :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Interesting-- seems like a great definition of 'community.'