• The Inspiration

    June 2016 when we launched this campaign to decide our future as a nation. Dearest Philippines is a campaign inspired by Service Design Thinking and the global movement which started in Scotland as Dearest Scotland. We are inviting individuals with Philippine connection to write their letters to the future of the nation. As Martin Luther said: "if you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write".

  • What Do We Do

    We're on a mission to impart change through letters. We believe that we have great power to decide and express freely what we would like our future to be. However way you want to write, we are encouraging visions that focus down the line. What would you like the Philippines to be in the future? What do you honestly feel about our nation? How would you like the schools, the streets, the cities, etc. to look like a few years from now?

     

    Dearest Philippines is a not-for-profit, apolitical campaign with prime focus on creating a crowd-sourced vision for the Philippines. Dearest Philippines is a channel that enables the free expression of ideas and thoughts, feelings and expressions. It comes in the form of letters, handwritten or digitally-made. Why letters? It’s innovative, it is more personal, and isn’t is more meaningful to write letters to the ones you care about? We created this as an avenue for your letters to the future to be written and collected, published, read and shared with the world. We would like to provide a platform for everybody to speak out their ideas, irrespective of the name you carry, age, gender, origin, associations, status, and all other factors.

     

    We'd like to receive letters from individuals all over the world with Philippine connection. Let's do this and make things happen.

  • How Does It Work

    It’s actually simple. We are already providing you a template to work with. You can find copy of this template here. Just download, print out, compose your letter (handwritten or typed, but we really do love to see your handwriting), and send it back to us via email or post.

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    Download the template

    Just click the download button of the template found below. We also have a form (found below) for those who want to go digital.

    2

    Write your letter

    Write

    your love letters

    to the Philippines.

    Start your letter with

     

    "Dearest Philippines"

    3

    Send us your letter

    Send us your letters via email or post. Find our address below.

  • What should I write?

    You can also write basically ANYTHING (you read that right)! You can write as much as you want or a word is just enough. Tell a story, a dream, a vision, an experience. You can be poetic, romantic, amusing, serious, provoking, or angstful (as long as it doesn't violate our terms and conditions). If you really don't know where to start, try answering the questions:

     

    What makes you proud to be a Filipino?

    What Philippines isn't but should be?

    How do you want the Philippines to look like 20 years from now?

     

    We trust you with that, but please do start with Dearest Philippines...

    Our Aspirations

    Well, first of all, we want your letters, as many of them as possible. Once we receive your letters, we will have them cataloged and will be available for viewing though our website. More than that, we hope to exhibit your letters in the future, and we hope to inspire a dialogue. We also aim to compile your letters in a book. Finally, we hope we could inspire others from all corners of the country to run this campaign and contribute to the building of the future of the Philippines.

     

    Throughout the year we will continue collecting and archiving your letters (let’s see how many volumes we can come up with). Later on, with our team of young leaders (we're also calling for volunteers!), we will work together to analyze common themes from your letters.

  • Write Your Letter

    We want to listen to you. Grab your pens and tell us your thoughts.

  • Photo source: http://www.wpcnhf.org/how-to-write-letters-to-legislators/

    Pen and Paper

    Download the template and write your letter!

  • Send Us Your Letters

    We've got a top notch team!

    Photo source: google images

    Digital Fan

    Love the convenience of doing emails? Then do scan for letter or send your file via pdf and send it back to us to dearestphilippines@gmail.com.

    Photo source: google images

    Snail Mail Lover

    Love the snail mail? We can't blame you, because it feels more personal. Then do send us your letter in an envelope to:
    Dearest Philippines

    P.O. Box 219
    2600 Baguio City
    Philippines

  • Digital Writing

    Not fun of writing by hand? Or do you just want to get your thoughts out of your head? Just fill out our form and you are ready to go!

  • Take us to your community!

    Get involved in scaling Dearest Philippines. Dearest Philippines is open to anyone who wants to get involved. Want to facilitate your workshop, or get your group to write a letter? Or would you like to advertise in your small business? We'd like you to and we'd love to help you. We have an entire tool from flashcards to posters to powerpoint presentation to aid you. Send us an email at dearestphilippines@gmail.com for requests.

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  • Support Us

    There are ways for you to be able to support this project and help in realizing our aspirations. If you'd like to support us, please do drop us a note. Contact us.

  • Let's Connect

    Don't be afraid to reach out. You + us = awesome.

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Terms & Conditions
By joining this campaign, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

Data submitted will not be shared with the exception of first name, age, and area/location which will be published alongside your letter. However, if you'd like all your information to be published, or would like to stay anonymous, please indicate in your letter.

Other data submitted (Occupation, Email, Post Code), will be used to produce statistics on our reach and for us to continue to contact you. 

You grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to use your letter in the following outputs:
-on dearestphilippines.com
-in a Dearest Philippines book (should we publish)
-to a third party outlets like media or magazine

Dearest Philippines is not for profit, but a youth-led apolitical campaign and is seeking to create a crowd-sourced vision for the country. Granting us a license to use your letter in the above will allow us to take this mission further.

You agree that Dearest Philippines have the sole right to not publish your letter if they so wish to, if it breaks any of the following decency standards:

Is believed to infringe on copyright, trademark or other intellectual property, disclose or provide information protected under any law, or agreement, be discriminatory, unlawful, tortuous, obscene, fraudulent, defamatory, harmful, threatening, pornographic, indecent, vulgar, harassing, discourteous, hateful, abusive or racially, ethnically, religiously, sexually, or otherwise offensive.

Dearest Philippines expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with any content. Dearest Philippines will always attempt to publish in good faith that published content does not break any of the above decency standards and is owned wholly by the submitter.