There is an ongoing Proudly Pinoy logo design competition. The competition intends to have a common logo that expresses the pride of being a Filipino. The logo will hopefully bring elegance to a website's Filipino identity. There is a cash prize of P10,000 for the winning logo.
Even if I don't know where they are coming from, I believe that the proponents of this competition mean well. There is really nothing wrong in telling the world that we are proud of our race. The objective of the competition can be easily appreciated. Having said that, let me make comments based on my agenda of "connecting the dots".
This endeavor is a dot. It tries to evoke some sense of patriotism among Filipino netizens. Unfortunately, the use of the logo will be limited to websites. There has to be a link to use the logo. The logo cannot be used as a sticker that we can put in our vehicles, or be printed on our products. What I envision is to have a logo that can be seen and printed anywhere, not just in websites. Something like this is what I have in mind. Instead of Proudly Pinoy, I still prefer Iniibig ko Ang Pilipinas. It is quite difficult to translate Proudly Pinoy into Filipino or other dialects unlike Iniibig ko ang Pilipinas. Iniibig has more passion to it. The poorest and the richest Filipino can relate to Iniibig while Proudly Pinoy is limited to the educated. Since the campaign that I envision is something that will capture the imagination of every Filipino, I believe that Iniibig is the best slogan to promote.1
I am not comfortable with the use of the color of our flag in the logo. Let us promote our flag not through logos but as a flag. Our flag must be distinct from the logo and not trying to fit our flag in the logo. We, Filipinos, have not been respecting our flag the way we should. Masyado nang gasgas yung paggamit ng flag color sa mga logo.
Well, these are just my opinions. Just trying to explain where I am coming from. But to the organizers, go for it. I wish you the best and hopefully I will see the logo that wins in every Filipino website, as envisioned. Good Luck!