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Filipinos the bashers
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117 / F / Boracay....sana.
Posted 4/20/09 , edited 4/21/09
Whether you bash it or not, nothing's going to change.
Be proud for once. It's a nice country overall.
A little dirty but it's fine [The squatters are the only problem though]
Thank God we're staying there permanently now.

For those who praises Japan and hates their own country:
Remember the Death March?

For those who likes Spain than Phils.:
Remember that they took over the Phils. for at least 300+ years.

For those who likes America and Britain than Phils.:
search wikipedia. dammit.

I'm not making the other countries look bad. Sorry if I sound like that.
Wake up bashers. I meant people. PEOPLE. [Even the halfs.]
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Posted 4/20/09 , edited 4/21/09
George Carlin said it the best.

I saw a slogan on a guys car that said "Proud to be an American" and I thought "What the fuck does that mean?"

I'm fully Irish, and when I was a kid I would go to the St Patrick's Day parade and they sold a button that said "Proud to be Irish", but I knew that on Columbus day they sold the same button only it said "Proud to be Italian", then came Black Pride, and Puerto Rican Pride. And I could never understand national or ethnic pride, because to me Pride should be reserved for something you achieve on your own.

Being Irish isn't a skill, it's a fucking genetic accident.

You wouldn't be proud to be 5'11". You wouldn't be proud to have a pre-disposition for colon cancer.

I'm Filipino and I hear too much of this Filipino pride going around. I'm completely neutral about this.

There's too much pride going on and it should be reserved for something you achieved. Pride brings prejudice. Especially ethnic pride. Don't judge the person at first glance, reserve yourself then judge his character.
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Posted 4/21/09 , edited 4/21/09
Don't think badly of people that merely states their own opinion. If they hate their country and wants to shout it out loud then let them, their not hurting anyone.
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Posted 4/21/09 , edited 4/21/09
I've got a little filipino blood and i honestly dont live the Philippines
Posted 4/21/09 , edited 4/21/09
there's nothing like the philippines....believe me...there are really a lot of great people in the's just that they don't realize who they really are......[sa mga nkasabut lng]-to those who understands...
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Posted 4/21/09 , edited 4/21/09
proud to who? duh? the world? in non-monetary terms, we are like the HAPPIEST people in the world, so snap out of it!
Posted 4/22/09 , edited 4/23/09
No , it doesn`t . I might hate the person but I don`t think it`d make me hate my own country .
What does Philippines have to do with people bashing others ?
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Posted 4/22/09 , edited 4/23/09
From the famous words of Heber Bartolome

"Tayo'y mga Pinoy
Tayo'y hindi 'Kano
Huwag kang mahihiya
Kung ang ilong mo ay pango"
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31 / M / Maui
Posted 4/22/09 , edited 4/23/09
^ first i wanted to comment to the person above and this includes all the others like her. thanks for posting in filipino coz we all can understand that. way to go, you're the greatest.

OT: Who cares. let them be as ignorant as they want. won't really hurt you unless you're dumb enough to let it hurt you. i say be proud of who you are and not what you are. peace fuckers.
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22 / F / Philippines~ =)))
Posted 6/11/09 , edited 6/11/09
i LOVE being a FILIPINO.



but what i hate is we always rely on AMERICA.

we should MOVE.


don't always rely on AMERICA.

we just lack of actions..
that's all..

that's why some foreign artists (remember 'Desperate Wives'.?) talks about Philippines so HARSHLY

the actress said 'be sure that you're license is not from Philippines or somewhere' (i can't remeber the words but somehow it' like that.)


my face expression was like

we FILIPINOS are one of the MOST HAPPIEST people in the world..

and i'm PROUD giving such title to Philippines.

i've read about this essay and i'm REALLY REALLY touched.

by Jaeyoun Kim

Filipinos always complain about the corruption in the Philippines. Do you really think the corruption is the problem of the Philippines? I do not think so. I strongly believe that the problem is the lack of love for the Philippines.

Let me first talk about my country, Korea. It might help you understand my point. After the Korean War, South Korea was one of the poorest countries in the world. Koreans had to start from scratch because entire country was destroyed after the Korean War, and we had no natural resources. Koreans used to talk about the Philippines, for Filipinos were very rich in Asia. We envy Filipinos. Koreans really wanted to be well off like Filipinos. Many Koreans died of famine. My father & brother also died because of famine. Korean government was very corrupt and is still very corrupt beyond your imagination, but Korea was able to develop dramatically because Koreans really did their best for the common good with their heart burning with patriotism.

Koreans did not work just for themselves but also for their neighborhood and country. Education inspired young men with the spirit of patriotism.
40 years ago, President Park took over the government to reform Korea. He tried to borrow money from other countries, but it was not possible to get a loan and attract a foreign investment because the economic situation of South Korea was so bad. Korea had only three factories. So, President Park sent many mine workers and nurses to Germany so that they could send money to Korea to build a factory. They had to go through horrible experience.

In 1964, President Park visited Germany to borrow money. Hundred of Koreans in Germany came to the airport to welcome him and cried there as they saw the President Park. They asked to him, "President, when can we be well off?" That was the only question everyone asked to him. President Park cried with them and promised them that Korea would be well off if everyone works hard for Korea, and the President of Germany got the strong impression on them and lent money to Korea. So, President Park was able to build many factories in Korea. He always asked Koreans to love their country from their heart. Many Korean scientists and engineers in the USA came back to Korea to help developing country because they wanted their country to be well off. Though they received very small salary, they did their best for Korea. They always hoped that their children would live in well off country. My parents always brought me to the places where poor and physically handicapped people live. They wanted me to understand their life and help them. I also worked for Catholic Church when I was in the army. The only thing I learned from Catholic Church was that we have to love our neighborhood. And, I have loved my neighborhood. Have you cried for the Philippines? I have cried for my country several times. I also cried for the Philippines because of so many poor people. I have been to the New Bilibid prison. What made me sad in the prison were the prisoners who do not have any love for their country. They go to mass and work for Church. They pray everyday. However, they do not love the Philippines. I talked to two prisoners at the maximum-security
compound, and both of them said that they would leave the Philippines right after they are released from the prison. They said that they would start a new life in other countries and never come back to the Philippines. Many Koreans have a great love for Korea so that we were able to share our wealth with our neighborhood. The owners of factory and company were distributed their profit to their employees fairly so that employees could buy what they needed and saved money for the future and their children.

When I was in Korea, I had a very strong faith and wanted to be a priest. However, when I came to the Philippines, I completely lost my faith. I was very confused when I saw many unbelievable situations in the Philippines. Street kids always make me sad, and I see them everyday. The Philippines is the only Catholic country in Asia, but there are too many poor people here. People go to church every Sunday to pray, but nothing has been changed. My parents came to the Philippines last week and saw this situation. They told me that Korea was much poorer than the present Philippines when they were young. They are so sorry that there are so many beggars and street kids. When we went to Pasangjan, I forced my parents to take a boat because it would fun. However, they were not happy after taking a boat. They said that they would not take the boat again because they were sympathized the boatmen, for the boatmen were very poor and had a small frame. Most of people just took a boat and enjoyed it. But, my parents did not enjoy it because of love for them. My mother who has been working for Catholic Church since I was very young told me that if we just go to mass without changing ourselves, we are not Catholic indeed. Faith should come with action. She added that I have to love Filipinos and do good things for them because all of us are same and have received a great love from God. I want Filipinos to love their neighborhood and country as much as they love God so that the Philippines will be well off. I am sure that love is the keyword, which Filipinos should remember. We cannot change the sinful structure at once. It should start from person. Love must start in everybody, in a small scale and have to grow. A lot of things happen if we open up to love. Let's put away our prejudices and look at our worries with our new eyes. I discover that every person is worthy to be loved. Trust in love, because it makes changes possible. Love changes you and me. It changes people, contexts and relationships. It changes the world. Please love your neighborhood and country. Jesus Christ said that whatever we do to others we do to Him. In the Philippines, there is God for people who are abused and abandoned. There is God who is crying for love. If you have a child, teach them how to love the Philippines. Teach them why they have to love their neighborhood and country. You already know that God also will be very happy if you love others.
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Posted 6/11/09 , edited 6/12/09
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Posted 6/12/09 , edited 6/12/09
I don't hate being a Filipino nor the Philippines.
I just couldn't help but agree at some "offensive" comments by other people. =\
We need a new government, darn it.
Posted 6/17/09 , edited 6/18/09
i hate the bashers and the overly proud filipinos coz they made the foreigners think we're a bunch of "palengkeras"

thats all...
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24 / F / Philippines
Posted 6/20/09 , edited 6/20/09
Well, can't say much about it! I love our country! The Philippines! But there's a tendency also that I like other foreign stuff! But then of course I also bash them! So, I think that I bash other countries too?

But anyway, in many aspects, I love Filipinos! And I'm proud to be one!
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24 / F / Philippines
Posted 6/20/09 , edited 6/21/09
i don't see the bad thing about being too proud about your country..
well what about being too proud about your favorite gossip girl character..
my point is that there are alot of things you're very proud of and some of them can be
foreign why not be too proud about your country???
kaya ipinagmamalaki ko ng sobrang PINOY ako
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