Proud to be Pinoy because of Pacquiao

Congrats to manny pacquiao!! pinoy pride yeah!!!!”

That was one twitter message from a Manny Pacquiao fan after the boxing champion’s controversial win over Mexican boxer, Juan Manuel Marquez.

Manny Pacquiao in Filipiniana

Pacquiao was the aggressor throughout, and landed some sharp punches of his own. But when the decision was announced, the crowd booed roundly and, once again Marquez had lost a close fight.

One ringside judge had it a 114-114 draw, while two others favored Pacquiao by 115-113 and 116-112. The Associated Press had it 114-114.

I often wonder what Filipinos like the above would say if and when Manny loses a boxing match. Are they still going to be “proud to be Pinoy” or are they going to bury their heads in the sand in shame?

To me, anyone who says, “I am proud to be Pinoy!” after Manny Pacquiao wins a fight has an identity crisis. Stop to think about it. When Manny Pacquiao wins, is it every Filipino in the ring with him while he fights? I don’t think so. Pacquiao may put our country on the map with what he does achieve, but why can’t Filipinos be proud as a people regardless? Does it have to take someone from the outside to tell us “Hey, you guys are ok!” before we can believe in our capabilities?

One of these days, Manny will lose a fight. It is inevitable. He can’t win every fight forever. It’s not possible. Even if he doesn’t lose, as an athlete, Manny only has his youth and stamina before he packs up his bags, go home, and retire.

Let’s face it. Boxing has never been the cleanest of sports. Characters from the underground have been known to rig fights just to please the audience. And if Filipinos continue to depend on Manny’s win just to feel “proud” to be Pinoy, they really need to have their head examined.

So please. The next time Manny wins a fight, try not to say, Proud to be Pinoy!

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Post Author: Ilda

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bechay
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it is the absolute lack of anything else to feel good about that makes these people spout such sad drivel. perhaps if they were preoccupied with better, more important things(such as having a life,) they would be a bit more pragmatic and less trivial.

Joshua T.
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You nailed it! 😀

hatersgonnahate
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Just by saying “Go pacquiao, pinoy pride!” you assume that it is because of the absolute lack of anything else to feel good about??

LOL @ intelligent assumption

Vincenzo B. Arellano
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We must be PROUD! Nakikilala ang Filipino sa daigdig

ahehe
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I’m sure nung August 23, 2010 ay nakilala tayo ng BUONG MUNDO. No need for a pac fight.

nelson ongpauco
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si marcos ang unang nakilalang pinoy sa buong mundo ng nasa newyork.. si pacman ay ginamit lang ng promoter dahil maraming pinoy ang nanood ng laban .

delsur
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I would be proud if a Filipino found a cure for cancer.

I could care less about a Pacman win. He’s not fighting for the country, he’s fighting for himself and his bank account.

If he accomplishes anything out of winning his boxing matches, it’s his own personal triumph, not the country’s.

Daido Katsumi
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You can’t never be proud of what you can’t achieve, idiot. You were born a Filipino, much like I was. Hence we both cannot take ‘pride’ in something we were put into.

nelson ongpauco
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tama nakilala ang pinoy sa buong mundo pero rasist parin sila sa pinoy dito sa america pinagtatawanan siya ng mga pilipino dito tuwing naririnig na kumakanta …ang lakas ng loob na kumanta kahit tonong bisaya sya ..si pacman ay matatalo rin at mabubnura din ang pangalan niya tingnan ninyo si aali ay natalo ng bagitong kalaban ,si tyson ay kinatatakutan pero natalo rin ng bagito ,si chaves at dela joya ay natalo rin baka ito na ang huling laban niya dahil matatalo siya ng bagito ..kaya malaki ang ulo dahil sabi ng trainer niya ay wala ng killer insting si… Read more »
Mark
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To me the reason as to why Charice and Manny get this “proud to be Pinoy” crap is that lately, Pinoys haven’t accomplished anything that can be popularly and positively acknowledged as something to be proud of, other than winning fights and getting into foreign TV shows. Personally I really don’t think it’s “proper” to tell them NOT to say they’re proud of these “accomplishments”, because come to think of it, there are so few other non-pacquiao boxing/non-charice deeds, if any at all, to be proud of. If this is not the case, then most of these people are incapable… Read more »
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ChinoF
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People should think, “Pacquiao won through hard work and discipline. I should have those too even if I’m not a boxer.” If many Filipinos follow that, then that’s when it would become a good accomplishment. But if Filipinos simply ride on Pacman’s win, saying “he won because he’s Pinoy,” that’s freeloading. Big fail.

nelson ongpauco
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gaya ni arroyo na binigyan pa ng pera eh nanalonanga ng dolliar at mga politiko na ganagamit sa kadidatura nila para iboto ng tao eh si bisaya naman ay hindi alam na inuuto lang sya ng mga politko gaya ni RECto na sinabi na double taxasion daw kung magbabayad pa sa pinas ng tax eh ginaya naman ni pacman ang sinabi ni recto ayan nagalit ang bir …ang laki ang ulo kasi ayan ang napapala ng mga taong mahirap na biglang yaman nagiging utouto sa mga tao para gustihin sya.

nona
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Not so much a boxing match as a dancing contest.
Pacquaio won and lost at the same time. Just like a philippine election.
Frazier is smokin’ in his grave.
Amir khan is aghast
Jinkee is shopping
Singson is counting the votes
The judges are counting their money
Bob arum is organising round 4
Pacquaio is singing – ‘what kind of fool am i’
Congressmen are – doing whatever you do in vegas.
This takes boxing one step closer to wwe status, or the financial equivalent of greek govt. bonds

NoyP
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I will still be proud to be pinoy once manny looses. i am always proud to be one. its the same thing i feel even though there is corruption in my country. same thing when there’s only mandaraya and nadadaya in election results. i am proud because i am not one of those corrupt official. i am proud because i am not one of those mandaraya. i am proud because i am pinoy and pinoys have good traits that i can be proud of and those traits are on my blood. i feel more prouder when manny wins, yeah, because… Read more »
Manong Iskrambol
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well, I am surely proud we have the Palawan Underground River.. Media get over with the manny and marquez controversy and should highlight more about the new 7 wonders of the world

Dan
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Ilda, I agree with you totally. I don’t bask every chance I get whenever Manny wins. He’s doing it for himself and family, not for the country. I would see it differently if majority of his winnings will be donated to charity across the country. I don’t even say I’m proud to be a Pinoy, or mention that I’m one, whenever I converse with a foreigner, given the fact that there were recent disasters/controversies involving pinoys here where I’m based at the moment. This country is too small not to notice the nationalities of the culprit. I’m pinoy by heart,… Read more »
delsur
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I’m seeing a pattern here. Is Pacman becoming the next Cory/Ninoy?

It’s like people aren’t allowed to criticize their misdeeds, because of the “things” they have done for the country.Filipino’s should learn how to call a spade a spade.

That’s the problem I’m seeing with Pinoy’s. Obvious na nga na may mali at may basehan ang sasabihin mong pagkakamali, sasabihan ka lang na “inggit ka lang kasi…” or “crab mentality ka”. And some will even say, “ikaw ano ba nagawa mo para sa bayan natin?”.

delsur
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Erratum. What I was supposed to say was, “Pinoy’s should learn how to call a spade a spade.”

NoyP
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… and a win, a win! Proud to be Pinoy! :p

Dan
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Tama ka, the masses can only see objectively. Manny winning the fight – he can’t do anything wrong, he’s a hero by all standards. Even his womanizing will no longer be highlighted after all these celebrations. Kaya di umaasenso ang Pilipinas, hindi dahil sa crab mentality natin to think out of the box, but because of the type of people who refuse to look beyond the spectacle. I’m sure if a few years, he will be a Senator, or better yet, VP. Imagine that? These days, intelligence is of non-significance as long as you’re famous to run for government office.… Read more »
Dan
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* I’m sure IN A FEW YEARS…

hatersgonnahate
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Im sure the Philippines will be in better hands if only enlightened people like you with your new age intelligent modern man way of thinking would exist there “To me, anyone who says, “I am proud to be Pinoy!” after Manny Pacquiao wins a fight has an identity crisis.” “it is the absolute lack of anything else to feel good about that makes these people spout such sad drivel.” “People who say “pinoy pride!” is automatically mayabang and self-important.” And people who get irritated with “Congrats to manny pacquiao!! pinoy pride yeah!!!!” and think it is a reflection of something… Read more »
jan
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This post depresses me. Ilda is not angry. She is pointing out that it does not make sense to be a proud Filipino on the basis of another person’s achievements. It is irrelevant if the other person is also Filipino as that other person is acting in his/her own self-interest. You can be proud of Manny and support him. It is perfectly ok to say, “Congrats Manny. I am so proud of you”, instead of “Congrats Manny. Pinoy Pride Yeah!!” See the difference? Your ‘Pinoy-ness’ (for the lack of a better word) is based on Manny’s success. What if he… Read more »
Paolo
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Well IMHO, I agree with Ilda. Filipinos should not greatly depend on external factors to say that we are proud to be pinoy. Honestly, in everything we do which are proper, good and great can already be considered as Proud to be Pinoy. Take for example our camaraderie during Ondoy, helping one another during calamaties and other events. Being able to share our knowledge with others are things that make us proud to be pinoy. Manny Pacquiao may be an inspiration and example of proving that a Filipino can also be great in a lot of things. But its true… Read more »
nona
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unfortunately too many pinoys need a ‘hero’ to follow. blind faith means a lack of questioning and almost typical character/psyche of cult members.
copy cat culture leads to lack of indepence and any success is vicarious through others rather than their own achievements, hence personalities can readily become politicians without any experience or intellect and their misdeeds go unchallenged by the vast majority

hatersgonnahate
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This article incorrectly assumes that people who say “Go pacquiao, pinoy pride” have no other pride left in one’s self.

Proud to be pinoy because of pacquiao, efren bata, all OFWs and other stuff too many to list here.

I hate this “anti-masa thinking” just to feel good about one’s self.

“Oh look at me, I’m different than the masses, i must be better than them”

Even malaysia is proud of pacman

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hatersgonnahate
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ok :))

ahehe
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Gov. Pacquiao vs Marquez4/Mayweather, anyone? Laking pera niya.
Shameless plug: Kris Aquino for Tarlac Governor 2013!

nelson ongpauco
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mga badoy lang ang bobobto kay kris aquino at mga taong walang ginawa kundi bumabad sa harap ng tv kaya walang asenso..yung manga pinoy ay puwedeng maging proud na pinoy ,, hindi nqa kailangan dahil kay pacman proud sila .dahil dito sa america walang nagsasabi niyan kundi yung mga bagung dating na pinoy dito …kanya kanyang kayod ang mga tao dito..ang masama pa ay tayo ang nagsisiraan sa mga kababayan natin dito sa america pagka ang amo ay pinoy kayakanyang sisippan at siraan sa amo at kung sino pa ang iligal dahil malakas sa amo sya naninira pero pag isinumbong… Read more »
nona
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I noticed from the tv footage that when pacquaio arrived in las vegas, closer than even his security guards and a blood sucking leech, was chavit singson. Also on the piers morgan cnn interview bob arum was promoting pacquaio as governor in 2013 and then president in 2022 as ‘the end game’ Added to which it said what a remarkable congressman he is co-authoring 35 bills in his first year!!! Does he know where congress is! What a misnomer and con for the people the term co-author is. It seems the gambling syndicates and boxing hangers on want to ride… Read more »
delsur
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Let’s give Pacman a reality check. Let him go to the APEC Summit and attend a roundtable discussion on geopolitics.

I think he doesn’t even know the difference between the three branches of the Philippine government without some sycophant whispering to him what it is.

mc_razza
Guest

Well, I would like to say that I’m proud and very secure in being half-Filipino and half white Australian. Win, lose or draw, be it when life deals good cards and bad, at the end of the day I am who I am and I’m happy about that.

brianitus
Guest

Ilda,

I think the Pinoy pride shoutouts were not as much as the previous fight. Some fans were even skeptical of the win. Sports should transcend nationalities, as some will say.

I think after shouting “Pinoy pride,” people just move on. It’s like honking a horn.

bulutongboy
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The people chant “Proud to be Pinoy” and “Pinoy Pride” from celebrity success because of our Filipino inherent trait to avoid and deny to ourselves and everyone the truth of our failures and shortcomings. The masses want to show the world, when they see Manny Pacquiao or Charise, “This is us (Pinoys)!” and “This is what being Pinoy is all about!”. Pathethic, really.. How the masses would bite anyone’s head off who would say otherwise. That’s another Filipino trait to be proud of: we’re all ears as long as it’s not criticism. Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate… Read more »
domo
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NoyP, Vincenzo and hatersgonnahate, you and your stupid pinoy prayd. You morons are just making a fool of yourselves. Just like what takerumiyamoto says on this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgRi1_OO-dg&feature=channel_video_title

domo
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Here’s another video related to that this time by jb0yTV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69tZZ_v6bow

NoyP
Guest

thanks domo! i am proud of you because you can call people that you don’t know stupid and morons.

PROUD OF YOU DOMO!!! YEAH!

bulutongboy
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Let’s be objective here. I’m sure no one wants to be a racist here since it’s our own race we’re talking about. “Proud to be Pinoy”, meaning that a person takes pride on being a part of this group. A group which is “Pinoy”. We are proud on the basis of what? Because Pacquiao, a part of the collective noun “Pinoy”, won an internationally acclaimed boxing match. Unfortunately, Pacquiao is not the reflection of the group called “Pinoy” nor does he represent the majority thereof. Why should we be proud again? I think ilda has a point on that one.… Read more »
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