A pathetic accounting of Filipino achievements in 2010 by the Inquirer editor

Having just finished an article indicting the ho-hum tradition of hacks issuing corny messages of “hope” that the Filipino can latch on to every time old gives way to new year, where else but in the Inquirer.net do we find the mother of all cliché New Year messages. The article “reviewed” the year that just passed and cited the “achievements” Filipinos can look back to with “pride”, all of which are products of the American Way — American-trained Manny Pacquiao and American-discovered Charice Pempengco were among the standout notables in this list.

Azkals coach Simon Mcmenemy

But what is most disturbing is citation given to the success of the Philippine national football team, the Azkals, as “reflecting” the “greatest achievement” of the Filipino in 2010. The Azkals “against all odds” beat defending champion Vietnam in this year’s Suzuki Cup. Against all odds, because this team soldiered on and won despite its albeit remote association with anything Filipino, rather than because of it. Indeed, the Azkals succeeded without enjoying any wide support from the people it supposedly played for. It is an irony that simply escapes the sensibilities of the average Filipino — and one that cetainly flew over the head of the Inquirer.net editor, as evident in this excerpt…

But a nation madly in love with basketball took notice of and cheered their unlikely heroes, watching the two semifinal matches in droves. The Azkals turned us into believers. The Azkals’ success came largely from the determination and sacrifice of its team members and devoted supporters. That, too, is something very Filipino. To do what we dream of, we must dare to take the first step as well as the next, unmindful of obstacle or opponent.

… which highlights the reality of the Azkal’s success — that their devoted supporters were a brave minority in a vast ocean of basketball-crazy morons. So now that they’ve won Filipinos are now on to them in a major major way like an embarrassing rash.

The Azkals’ triumph reflected the Filipinos’ greatest achievement of the year as well. Just as the nation believed in their Azkals, so too did the Filipinos believe in one another.

Na-ah. Think again, Mr Editor, and ask yourself:

Did Filipinos “believe” in “their” Azkals when they were still an obscure and struggling force in a sport that lay outside the small square that defines the Filipino mind?

For that matter let us all ask ourselves: Before Ellen de Generes’s and before Cameron Mackintosh’s endorsements, where were Charice Pempengco and Lea Salonga respectively? Cetainly not out there capturing the stunted imagination of their own compatriots.

And so, folks, behold these examples of Pinoy “achievement” cited in “Testament“, the Inquirer.net Editor’s message of “hope” to his hapless readers. Beyond the personal achievements of people who previously were largely overlooked and underrated by the people who now so revealingly latch on to their “unexpected achievement” in the laughable hope of some of this equity rubbing off them, there seems to be no other win that can truly be attributed to any collective effort of the Filipino as a people.

No, wait. There is of course our dear “President” Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III who, after all, was a product of the Popular Vote; therefore arguably an embodiment of some perverse form of collective Filipino “achievement”. But again, I will cite the irony in such an assertion as it is implied by the Inquirer.net Editor. For us to grasp this irony, we need to step back and regard the full line-up of candidates Noynoy went up against in the 2010 campaign. Noynoy’s opponents in the 2010 presidential election were candidates who were seasoned statesmen, seasoned executives, and seasoned thought leaders. That the Filipino would choose the least competent candidate to be their president says a lot about our character. And with that understanding of our peoples’ character, perhaps our regard for what lies ahead not only in 2011, but the subsequent five years leading up to 2016 can hopefully be a bit more pragmatic.

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Jayavarmanxxii
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There is not a lot to be proud of that is somehow/something Filipino lately. Amusing yes but not enough to glorify the Filipino race.  Is there anything new to expect in 2011? I don’t think there is. The government will continue to sleepwalk through it’s day to day operation without any clear direction and vision. The government will continue to come up with anti-OFW statutes which our leaders, who have never been OFWs, think will be helpful to the modern day heroes. On the contrary these policies such as the compulsory insurance and host countries certificate of compliance to Philippine… Read more »
The Lazzo
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Did Filipinos “believe” in “their” Azkals when they were still an obscure and struggling force in a sport that lay outside the small square that defines the Filipino mind? I didn’t, and even as a sports-hating nerd in general, I still don’t. As I might have mentioned before*, I’m not convinced that the victories were anything more than luck against a team that probably either put out their third-stringers or just “chillaxed” because they figured the Azkals for pushovers. Next time round, I expect nothing less than sweet bloody vengeance. If they can manage to fight through that, then maybe… Read more »
Philippine media sucks
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Philippine media sucks

begnig0, I strongly suggest that you submit this piece to the PHAILippine DILLY INQUIETER. They need to be shaken from their yellow-zombie, Mary-worshipping pedestal like a bullet in the head.

Hyden Toro
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On with our Wowoowee Mentality…Welcome 2011. Economic hardships for all of us are on the way. Tighten your belts…or prepare to burn the imbecile and the coward on stake…together with his cheering squads of Priests and Bishops…

Truthfullness is the casualty in our Wowoowee Politics.

kickapoo
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I am looking more on the “intent” of Inquirer.net why they even try to associate any personal achievements of certain individuals or teams to what being a Filipino is. Being in the field of advertising and design, I surmise it has to do with attaching PERCEIVED VALUE on their name. Or in Inquirer.Net’s case, their brand. This is pretty much similar to ABSCBN’s formula in gaining public trust. Evoke sentimental feelings by elevating the status of the Filipino condition way beyond from what it really is. Viewers will remain enamored and hypnotized by such notions and they will linger in… Read more »
Subliminal Messenger
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HA!HA!HA!HA1HA!  EDSA “Revolution” is a big FARCE!!!!  ha!ha!ha!ha!ha!  UNTIL now, not one philippine peryodistas, REPEAT, NOT ONE PHILIPPINE PERYODISTA AND PHILIPPINE COLUMNISTS AND PHILIPPINE BROADCASTDRS, ALL OF THEM, answered my questions:
1.  Who were the first responders of the so-called EDSA “Revolution”!!!!
2.  Since Flippinos are mad and hate anyone associated with Marcos, who were the “revolutionaries” side on?  Corrupt serial-coup-de-t’ater Honasan-Ramos-Enrile?  Or Ferdinando Marcos?  TELL ME.
SIMPLE QUESTION MORE THAN A DECADE HAS NOT ANSWERED YET BY EXTREME CRITICAL POLITICAL ANALYSTS PHILIPPINE COLUMNISTAS AND PERYODISTAS!!!!!  HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!@

Shawn
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This sounds similar to over here in Canada. Filipino-Canadians have their social network statuses as “pinoy pride” this “pinoy pride” that, but when Canada won the gold for hockey in the winter Olympics, all of a sudden the Filipino-Canadians here were proud to be Canadian. What a coincidence. jump on the bandwagon only when they can boast. (btw…I was in the Philippines during the winter Olympics and the people there had no idea about the event).

Subliminal Messenger
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HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!  What an achievement!!!  HA!HA!HA!  Kindergarten-drop-out Manny Pakyaw won the highest philippine achievement award on sport that is heavily plague with scandals run by sleazy mafiosis whose “sportsmen” either retire in prison, financially bankrupt or had their brains made into a slush.  HA!HA!HA!  This so-called sports that Filipinos are so enthused about are not academically not supported because the players can barely pass benign0’s englischtzes test or Renato Pacifico’s elementary math quiz or BongV’s freemarket regimen.  HA!HA!HA!  Boxing skills is honed in prison rumbles and street rubouts. Charice Pempenco also received a notable mention for singing in karaoke bars.  “My… Read more »
kickapoo
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HEY! I chill at Borders and Barnes&Nobles whenever I see one. Most of the time Montclair, CA down by 10 freeway or at Dos Lagos, Riverside, CA by the 15i….and I am pure pinoy!!! thats unfair!

anon
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the best of the best go abroad. the worst of the worst end up in politics. a 3rd world country trying to run a 1st world political system with criminals and intellectual lightweights whose only interest is personal grandeur and wealth and maintaining the feudal and patriachal structure will always result in terminal decline. our neighboirs now outperform us and the country is becoming increasingly reliant on the crumbs from china as the rest of the worl lose patience and regard us as an irrelevance in the global order. p-noy shoes no character charisma gravitas or leadership and combined with… Read more »
Miriam Quiamco
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spot on comment, as a concerned Filipino, I worry about our prospects in this Darwinian world in 2011, the religious types are lulling us all into a doped world of make believe that all will be well and good because God is merciful. . .

enigmasterpiece
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this is the first comment that I would make in this site though I’ve read other articles before and I even read the rationale behind antipinoy. I liked the idea of exposing the negative aspects of being pinoy in the hopes of changing them for the betterment of our nation. sadly I have noticed that the articles here and as well as the comments does not seem to aim to expose the negatives aspects of being pinoy. I noticed that the articles and comments seem to downplay everything that the nation has achieved particularly the success of charice and lea… Read more »
benign0
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Perhaps come up with some examples of real achievements instead of lamenting the critical statements we make about all these pseudo-achievements being trumpeted in these mainstream articles. Are there achievements that can be considered to be a function of the collective nature and character of the Filipino people? Or are we limited to the achievements of individuals who bloomed despite — and not because of — their being Filipinos?

enigmasterpiece
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what particular achievement are you looking for? would you care to cite an example of something that pinoys can call their achievement? also, I wouldnt want to sound nerdy but traits and skills tend to be caused by genes as well. dont you think by the slimmest chance that it could be due to having a pinoy blood? it was said that the success of these people were gained through hardships. dont you think being a pinoy living in a setting where half brained peeps run the govt which caused its bane have contributed to making these peeps resilient and… Read more »
kickapoo
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Dude, you’re getting it all wrong. You’re looking at the superficial. You seem like a straight A student judging from how you compose your comment. But please, try to read more and try to get the real drift of people here.

Dont delve on the semantics.

Jay
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sadly I have noticed that the articles here and as well as the comments does not seem to aim to expose the negatives aspects of being pinoy. I noticed that the articles and comments seem to downplay everything that the nation has achieved particularly the success of charice and lea salonga. Put it in this perspective, their accolades and accomplishments are THEIRS and EXCLUSIVELY THEIRS. The Filipino nation doesn’t have a hand at all in their success. Now before you give me the but pinoys are their official chearleaders, how about their other non pinoy fans who just appreciate them… Read more »
enigmasterpiece
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“THEIRS and EXCLUSIVELY THEIRS.” –I somewhat agree. I loathe the scene where manny wins the boxing match then out of nowhere chavit and atienza jumps into the screen. however… “The Filipino nation doesn’t have a hand at all in their success.” –whatever you have gained or whoever you are now is caused by the experiences youve had in the past. the learnings, the stories youve heard has definitely shaped something in your mind. thanks to our absurd ogvt which caused us poverty, manny learned to strive hard which he used later as a boxer which helped him excel in his… Read more »
AlvinEternal
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I think you should be the one who should be enligthened. Please read this:

http://antipinoy.com/moronicpactards/

enigmasterpiece
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to mr. alvin eternal: I’ve read that article before thanks for the link. I was asking for enlightenment regarding how come my comment was considered “star talk”. mr. jay SEEM to be fond of jumping into conclusions branding my piece “star talk” and making such comment ” since they have something YOU don’t: fame, money, success and a better tomorrow” this guy dont even know me, how come he said that I dont have those qualities? and suppose I dont have them as of this writing, does that mean I will never acquire such qualities?

LightBulb
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The point is, the Filipinos are giving themselves too much credit for the successes of these exceptional people. It is true, sir, that the poverty in our country have caused people like Manny Pacquaio to develop these hardworking traits. His talent and physical qualities may have been inherited. But, these traits and qualities are useless without the right opportunity and proper training which he has received from Americans. This is a classic argument between Nature and Nurture in the study of human development in psychology. Is the person successful because of his genes or because of his environment? There are… Read more »
enigmasterpiece
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@lightbulb: yup, I agree that the country was just revolving around pacquiao too much hence I was on Carolla’s side during the issue about his remarks on radio. I believe this stems from the fact that we lack a sense of origin or identity. first there was rallying for edsa then flor contemplacion, then bata reyes’ triumph, then pacquiao. if we can only create a battlecry or an ideology(like a better pancasila for indons)to support eternally then we dont need to admire much of these mortals rather support them in the same way you wguys here at anti pinoy wanted.… Read more »
The Philippine Guild
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charice was relegated to runner up when she fought to be known here. who did not like her? majority of filipinos who watch ABS-CBN. so who’s downplaying who now?

enigmasterpiece
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we cant surmise that pinoys didnt like her when she joined the competition just because she ended up fourth place. we have to consider other factors, such as the quality of her opponents; her performance skills/talent at that time;etc. joe frazier lost to muhammad ali but that doesnt mean joe frazier was not a great boxer. venus raj was at 4th place but that doesnt mean miss universe judges hated her. it is competition, who stands the best among the best at that time gets the prize

Jay
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No, it also points out that they weren’t giving her the time of day but now she makes it overseas and all of a sudden she’s an icon? We CAN surmise they don’t care, much like how former Koreana Sandy Park was dumped by ABS-CBN because they have nothing for her and invested instead on their 2 other young and marketable stars. Then she goes back to Korea, becomes part of 2NE1 and all of a sudden Pinoys want to say they helped make her? (which the other factor is that Hallyu and Korean pop in general has long been… Read more »
Robert
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another FAIL for Filipinos — bitcching and complaining about achievements of Filipinos…you people are a mess…

dumb-oh
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pacman/charice = foreign intervention. Isinuka ng abscbn (charice). Sumikat abroad. Hinabol ng abscbn. Proud to be pinoy.

Pnoy = malinis at walang bahid kuno. Number 1 sa survey. Mabuhay, President Noy.

enigmasterpiece
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careful with the terms being used. I dont think “sinuka” ng abs cbn si charice. its just that in the competition where charice participated, there was another contestant who performed better. although I have to admit that abscbn rushed to her because of the intl fame. to use the term “sinuka” means someone was fired or thrown out of the company which didnt really happen to charice as for PNoy, I agree with you sir, to think of Noynoy as an ultra-pure person is a mere pipe dream. guess the best we could do is be vigilant on his decisions… Read more »
The Philippine Guild
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if di sya sinuka, why did she have to peddle her talent in South Korea after winning? huh?

enigmasterpiece
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perhaps because there was lack of opportunity at the moment because the hot commodity currently are singers like sarah geronimo. but supporting sarah does not translate to trashing charice or other singers not picked. and think of this, kung sinuka ka ng isang tao, babalikan mo pa ba sya? if abs cbn trashed her, caharice would be crazy to sign up with them again

Jay
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At that point, as an artist you are looking for whoever is willing to promote you. Period. Difference is compared the Philippine market, Korea seems more geared and open to promoting western style music.

Jay
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Manny/charice/lea/azkals = theirs and theirs alone. Blood, sweat, tears, talent and effort. Oh and of course the foreigner that pretty much helped finance their business and exposure.

Rest of Phirippines and ROBERT = ARE YOU EVEN TRYING? The country is in shambles and that is your best retort?

happy new year.

enigmasterpiece
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“and of course the foreigner that pretty much helped finance their business and exposure. ” –hey, remember, before a foreigner invested on them, a fellow pinoy first did. how can a foreigner take notice of them when they are located on a copuntry? somehow, some pinoy helped them first

AlvinEternal
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PROTIP: If Pacquiao didn’t meet Roach in the first place, then he’ll end up just like Rex Navarette.

AlvinEternal
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Correction: Rolando Navarrette.

enigmasterpiece
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bottomline is some pinoy helped them not just foreigners. I’ve noticed that whenever we talk of success of manny, charice, it is implied that aside from their hardships, they earned it thanks to a foreigner that without the foreigner they would be in relative obscurity. it seems to me and to some peeps who read this site that its always the foreigners who are great at doing this and that. wala ba talagang nagawang matino ang mga pinoy? na lahat ng positive developments ay credited sa mga banyaga? I hope you get what I mean

BongV
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Enigma: 1. Who has the purchasing power so Manny and Charice can earn $$$$? – definitely not from the Pobre Indios. The Filipinos were watching an event – which was subsidized by the Pay-Per_View subscribers. 2. Will Manny and Charice gain world recognition if the only breaks they had were given by ABS-CBN? Heck they will wind up like Willie Revillame and his legal troubles if Manny and Charice went against the demi-gods of ABS-CBN. With foreign business mangers – they had a better deal than an ABS-CBN crappy deal. Stick to the facts and give credit where credit is… Read more »
enigmasterpiece
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“Stick to the facts and give credit where credit is due.” ergo, if we give credit to arum for givng pacquiao a name, give credit as well to wakee salud who managed him first. without his investment, arum wouldnt know him and wouldnt make money out of him. if we give credit to oprah for making charice popular, then credit the filipino that uploaded her performances on youtube. dont just credit `those foreigners that helped these peeps become popular, be fair and include everyone who helped them like those peeps who perhaps had the accident of being filipino and not… Read more »
BongV
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give credit to wakee salud? heck if he had the smarts – he should have pulled a Bob Arum – 😀

Jay
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Good news: I wrote a lengthy reply to enigmasterpiece that shattered every notion he had from what he wrote above. Well refuted i may add. Bad news: bad captcha, all erased, didn’t CTRL+C. Oh well, you don’t get to read it but it was a doozy. I’ll refute with this then: how can a foreigner take notice of them when they are located on a copuntry? You make it sound like boxing isn’t global. You don’t think these promoters aren’t looking for the next BIG THING? That is the principal reason why they are promoting for boxing specifically is to… Read more »
enigmasterpiece
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the point that I am driving here is IF YOU WERE ABLE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE OPPORTUNITY EXTENDED BY FOREIGNERS TO MANNY/CHARICE THEN ACKNOWLEDGE THOSE PINOYS THAT HELPED MANNY/CHARICE AS WELL it doesnt matter if wakee was “dumb” not to risk his fortune to bring manny all the way to las vegas frontline or if bieber was also discovered in youtube, or if youtube, where charice became a hit, was an int’l media outlet. the point is THERE WAS a pinoy who helped them as well reach their current status. perhaps salud just spent less on manny, but it was enough… Read more »
BongV
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“perhaps salud just spent less on manny, but it was enough to provide manny a crack at world titles which made it easier for him to get noticed and be pushed further into mainstream” – and that exactly is Exhibit #1 for MEDIOCRITY

Jay
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@enigma We’re giving you the points yet you continue ignoring it for what you feel is the truth. You continue harping about pinoy intervention yet me and BongV here are countering you that there is none, despite your silly attempts and your lack of evidence regarding that. And best yet every example you give points more to OUR points and NOT yours, such as charice rose to prominence after her performance in a korean show was uploaded by a Filipino. As much as you want to add random pinoy fanbase uploads to international media outlet ‘Youtube’, the point and I’m… Read more »
Jay
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@Engima Besides, not sticking to the points and making errant jabs at our inability to be nice (as you perceive) proves you wont’ and can’t defend your points since at least me and BongV has refuted them well enough that you can’t even think straight. But since I’m a nice sport, what do you make of two points that BongV above had regarding your issue? 1. Is a good question, if you understand the ramifications. If the country’s promoters did the risking, as I have said, to put his name out and did the promotion ala Bob Arum, Oscar Dela… Read more »
enigmasterpiece
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mr BongV: as I have stated, what I am trying to tell you guys here is to acknowledge even the minuscule contribution of a pinoy to their fellow countrymen like manny or charice as I have noticed that aside from themselves, only foreigners get credit for whatever they have achieved. I am not arguing how big wakee salud offered to pacquiao so mediocre or not, the true question is: “was there a filipino who helped manny in some way achieve where he is now? Yes or No?” furthermore, if you believe that what wakee salud did is a form of… Read more »
Jay
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what an argument| you dont have to be the bigger fish to help someone, no matter how small you are you can make an impact. think: butterfly effect http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_effect http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_effect_in_popular_culture Catchy movie title, HORRIBLE way to support your argument there chief, if you are trying to use the proper idea of the definition as one of your strong basis for your argument. Has nothing to do with what you are claiming considering the points me and bongV had made constant to is that for any success to result in any field needs resources. The biggest resources Charice needs for hers… Read more »
enigmasterpiece
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di mo lang naintindihan kung anu anu pa sinabi mo. “The phrase refers to the idea that a butterfly’s wings might create tiny changes in the atmosphere that may ultimately alter the path of a tornado or delay, accelerate or even prevent the occurrence of a tornado in a certain location” ang isang maliit na bagay ay maaring mag resulta sa isang malaking bagay. falsevoice’s uploading of charice made her popular which opened the doors for her to be noticed. has falsevoice decided not to upload her performance passionately, peeps at youtube wouldnt know her. helping someone doesnt just involve… Read more »
aboy
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I think we no longer need to argue this matter within this article. your argument is already a different topic in my opinion… @enigma, based from what I got from benign0’s article, it points out that the inquirer editor is superficial in enumarting or its review on what we’ve achieved as Filipinos last year. Azkals, Pacman, Charice’s achievements are their own… Filipino cannot reflect to it as an achievement of a nation as what inquirer and yellow media is trying to show. This type of media presentations keeps ignorant people living in the dreamland. Achievements should be based on a… Read more »
enigmasterpiece
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nothing to worry, I get what the article was about and I somewhat concur. my reaction was just to point out that while these individuals claimed such accolades based on their sole efforts, some not all, AP commenters tend to acknowledge as well the effort extended by some foreigners but ignoring the fact that in some way pinoys had also allotted some form of assistance to these individuals. believe me, Im sick as well hearing our compatriots overhyping something what I was just arguing is if we could acknowledge that while these foreigners, lets give the same treatment to our… Read more »
Jay
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ang isang maliit na bagay ay maaring mag resulta sa isang malaking bagay. falsevoice’s uploading of charice made her popular which opened the doors for her to be noticed. Pahiwatig na kung hindi na upload ni falsvoice ang mga videos ay hindi na mapapansin si Charice. Parang di mu alam na marami din na may mga kaibigan sa mga music exec at promoters na nakikinggan sa mga ibat ibang media outlets din sa mundo. Maski may nagawa ang Korean media outlet nga dahil sila pa ang pumayag ipakita si charice sa kanilang network at ang youtube dahil sila pa ang… Read more »
enigmasterpiece
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“falsevoice na ay ginawa lang ay nag upload ng content.” – dont you get it? it was the youtube upload that was the catalyst for charice being noticed and did I say that we should discredit the korean show which invited charice to perform? backread please. and have you read the interview from the link I gave? this guy was passionate about supporting charice all the way so is it right to just consider his effort as so-so? he might not be as influential as oprah but crediting his efforts isnt bad afterall unless youre really a hater or whatever… Read more »
blueredicedtea
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may pa-butterfly effect pa nalalaman (yeah i know its late) @enigs Jay’s (and others that i’m too lazy to mention) point is simple: Manny/Charice/Askals/whatever recent Famous filipino didn’t become famous in their own country. they have to go overseas in order to make THEIR OWN name. you know why? LIMITED OPPORTUNITIES in our country. limited in fact that charice had to use youtube in order to become at least a product of a recent internet meme. the local entertainment industry had turned a blind eye on charice therefore she has to go overseas. when she turned famous overseas….boom. proud akong… Read more »
ChinoF
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The editor even failed to cover our athletes participating in the 2010 SEA Games. They were the ones carrying the honor of our flag, because they were the real Philippine team, not like Pacquiao who only carries his own name, and then the Philippines just rides on him.

So that’s the rule? Do not support our athletes who have little chances of winning and have no media exposure? For shame.

benign0
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That’s a good citation Chino. The SEA Games contingent never stood a chance against the onslaught of non-relevant content being thrown at us by Big Pinoy Media.

The Lazzo
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The Asian Games were in 2010, the SEA Games are on odd-numbered years in between. And we did better in Guangzhou than in we did in Hiroshima 1994, which I mention because that’s when my dad started working for the Philippine Olympic Committee (left a couple years back primarily because of Peping C.) and I actually started paying attention to these sporting events. q; For the first time in recent years I actually assed myself to try to see the Asian Games this year but couldn’t find it on ANY FREAKING CHANNEL after the opening ceremonies. Not even on NBN.… Read more »
ulong pare
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daaaang!…last olympic games, the flipland olympic squad was outnumbered 5 to 1 by coaches, asst coaches, water/towel boyz, asungots, barkadas, kainuman, kabits, etchastera, etc…

peste
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Here’s one overdue “achievement”: the automated elections. But then of course they’ll like to forget about that because all of the work is done by the previous administration. In fact it’s not supposed to be successful because it was supposed to be rigged to perpetuate the power of the previous administration. It’s time for predictions, so I’ll make one myself: at the rate of failures we’re experiencing, we will see in the next national elections a revert to manual counting.

Jay
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Sadly, not even automated elections stopped local cheating interventions of it with the use of threats, paramilitary or shrewd actions. And an international committee of unbiased individuals oversaw all this.

Renato Pacifico
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That is the best accounting the Filipinos can do.  Lookit, Ivy-tower of University of the Philippines is not ivy after all.  UP cannot even have the results posted on their site.  They directed parents to a “mirror image” (techie stuff parents cannot comprehend except the antipinoys) that is not workingese, that was January 1st ago.  It is January 4th and to avoid embarassment UPCAT took down their advisory that it was ready and eventually took down their site, too!!!!  LOOKIT, UP CANNOT EVEN GET AS SIMPLE AS RELEASING THE RESULTS OF UPCAT!!!!  I suggest they give the results to BongV… Read more »
ulong pare
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daaaaaaang!…. pop singers, boxers, soccer players, and bilyaran tambays are flipland’s bestestest 2010 contribution to the world… hay naku, flips magaling lang kayo sa katangahan…

Birdigator
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Don’t forget cheap labour, skills and servants in the form of OFWs!

Jay
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I don’t mind OFWs, but the way the government panders them out is what makes them look bad. Especially since they can’t think of reasons to actually KEEP THEM IN the country.

ulong pare
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…. daaang!… my bad…. add: sexy gurlz and fedex brides… in demand from (a-z) afghanistan to zimbabwe… hey flips, mahiya naman kayo… you have brains, don’t you?… USE IT!… puro katangahan ang inyong ina-atupag!… you are an embarrassment to humanity…

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ulong pare
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daaang! … flips have fcuked up priorities… while the rest of the world focus on promoting education to advance and inprove their economies, flips cut back on education and promote the likes of bata, fcukiao and charice pekpeko… ay sus ginoo… puro mga gung gongs!… kaya kayong mga flips, buti nga sa inyo!… bwi hi hi hi hi hi pwi!

anon
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videoke and rice
willie and shalani
keep the masses entertained but not educated or informed.
it maintains the 2 class society
and irrespective of talent or hard work few move from one to the other.
that is why we cannot compete with the innovation energy or progressiveness of our neighbours.
the patriachs fight at all costs to maintain the status quo so no new blood or fresh thinking and noone to recognise and nurture talent

Jay
Guest

if they aren’t willing to spill blood to get what they want and keep that way, why do they deserve it?

Of course that was an extreme example but the people aren’t willing to stand up and at the very worst, join a riot that is staged like a coup.

Renato Pacifico
Guest

http://showbizandstyle.inquirer.net/entertainment/entertainment/view/20110105-312702/Fil-Am-takes-Fil-Ams-place-in-Spiderman
ha!ha!ha!ha!ha! Flippinos are claiming two broadway spidermans as Flipppers when looking at their inheritance they came from Hong-kongs and parents of King-Kongs. Flippinos grasp anything floating to make them look goot because there is no other accomplishments abounded. ha!ha1ha@!ha! galing englsichtzes koh!!!
So, therefore, Obama is not American basing on inquirer.net’s desefination of citizens around the world. HA!HA!HA!HA! I JUST LOVE THE INTELLIGENCE OF FLIPPINOS

anon
Guest

maybe p-noy will soon be claiming to be chinese.

if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck then it is a chinese duck.

ninoy must have adopted him from a chinaman.

archie
Guest
I’m tired of our countrymen saying “I am strong because I am a Filipino, I can win this because I am pinoy”. Should they cut this boastful crap maybe they can focus on doing their responsibilities more and not just whining about their bloodline because it doesn’t contribute on being productive at all. Take for example brandon vera (UFC mixed martial artist), he’s very proud of his Filipino bloodline, very promising before and 6 years ago, said that he will conquer two division belts in the UFC but got 3 straight loses in his last fights and even got booed… Read more »
Renato Pacifico
Guest

HA!HA!HA!HA!  Aw, c’mon.  Never heard of ethnic UFC or wrestler denegrate his country of origin.  Don’t believe that patriotic crap.  It is all ballshiite.

archie
Guest

I never believed his patriotic bullshit renato. and i agree that no one would do such a thing to his country, that’s why i think vera is a real crap when he was interviewed about his views as a Filipino. all “patriotic” brouhaha and that’s what our countrymen are doing all the time, pure saliva and no work.