COUNCIL FOR THE RESTORATION OF FILIPINO VALUES (CRFV)
Civil Service Commission Accredited Learning and Development Institute
“The principle of interdependence is the key to the existence of nature’s entire system. The best example we have of this are the cells in the human body. They connect with one another through mutual giving for the benefit of the entire body. Every cell receives what it needs to exist, and applies the rest of its strength toward the general body.” Every organization exists like a human body. All parts work as one, move as one, speak as one and think as one. Every member is dependent with each other.
The principle of interdependence necessarily includes respect with what each member in an organization can do. Apart from this, the leader would always disregard what a follower can do - leading to the follower’s feeling of helplessness or hopelessness. On the other hand, the follower who does not respect his leader’s capacity to lead would always question the latter’s orders. In short, lack of respect would make interdependence difficult to attain.
Another indispensable element in the principle of interdependence is trust. Lack or the absence of it makes interdependence impossible. If an organization is to be represented as one body, each member should trust each other. No matter how varied each one’s roles are, one must act in a perspective where it would promote the whole organization, not only the individual. Every member should always bear in mind that his or her actions have far-reaching consequences.
For an individual, becoming part of an organization means being prepared to be a team player and being prepared to adjust with all the members of the team. Regardless of the differences in perception and preferences, each must learn to work with each other. Difficult as it may be, differences should be reconciled, bearing in mind what is best for the organization. At the end of the day, it all boils down to the principle that every member is not working as a separate individual but a part of a bigger entity. As the Word says, “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”
Before we move today, consider these: (a) what part are we playing in our organization; (b) what body do we belong to; and (c) are we exhibiting interdependence in fulfilling our duties and responsibilities?
True patriotism means recognizing interdependence. 
Everything works together to accomplish a common goal. In every structure, be it a physical human being with different body parts or an organization composed of individual members, everything must function with respect to each other to attain even the smallest of all tasks. Interdependence is not limited to the physical, but it covers every other aspect of life such as social, spiritual, mental, etc. While an entire physical human body with its body parts can move in synchrony to work-out or exercise, the decision to become healthier comes from the person’s realization of the need to be fit, which is mental. While it is possible for the body to exercise without being totally convinced in his mind, the result will be different, and the process is stressful.
In our quest to instilling patriotism into the hearts of each Filipino, the value of interdependence is one of the most critical elements that need to be established. Founded on mutual trust and respect, this peaceful process of harmoniously working towards our common goal is called interdependence. Every Filipino and everything they have and own must be involved in this journey towards national transformation. While this big picture seems complex and unrealistic, everyone who believe must continue believing and must spread this call to action within their spheres of influence. Our role is to have faith in everyone, the Lord created us all equal and whatever we have conceived in our hearts and mind may be conceived by the person next to us. If not, let us positively move to the next person or to the next task, leaving everything else to the Almighty God, the greatest Chess Master and Strategist, who moves every piece with wisdom in His perfect time.
As patriots who recognizes interdependence, let us consciously acknowledge everyone and everything around us, how every element and aspect of our lives and our society is necessary for us to realize a new Philippines that is corrupt-free, peaceful, and abundant. Let us encourage everyone to always do what is right and help them realize their purpose and function towards this vision. Let us demonstrate through our lives how to live what we teach, and they too shall see and believe, and they will eventually respond. Let us learn to recognize every successful and victorious step. We must not stop and be satisfied with battles won today but understand that greater things are yet to come. Let us aim to become better versions of ourselves compared to who we were yesterday and fulfill equally greater assignments towards a greater Philippines.
New England statesman Daniel Webster at the dedication of the Bunker Hill Monument in June of 1825 said, “Our proper business is improvement. Let us be the age of improvement. In a day of peace let us advance the arts of peace and the works of peace. Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests…Let us cultivate a true spirit of union and harmony.”
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CRFV was recently appointed as the implementing Civil Society Organization of the Values Restoration Program (Civil Service Commission Announcement No. 40 s. 2013) empowering the organization to deliver its advocacy to all Constitutional Bodies, Departments, Bureaus and National Government Agencies (NGAs); Local Government Units (LGUs); Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) with original charters; and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs).
There is a nationwide launching and discussion of a common value each week.
The Council for the Restoration of Filipino Values (CRFV) is a non-government organization (NGO) dedicated to the effort in transforming the Filipino public servant and the local government leadership to subscribe to the Code of Ethics and Values that shall provide our nation, the Philippines, with righteous, incorruptible, and sincere service towards a graft free society through the help and guidance of the word of GOD consistent to the exemplary life of our Lord Jesus Christ.