What does the Filipino want?

filipino_prideThe Filipino desperately declares to the rest of the world that he is the best among the lot, yet the current political, economic, and social states of his country, the mannerisms of his people, and the quality of his thinking prove otherwise.

What does the Filipino want?

The Filipino claims that being a colony for more than 400 years has been like shackles which keep him tied down. Yet now that he is no longer a colony or protectorate, he runs back to his former masters to give his own life definition.

What does the Filipino want?

The Filipino desperately wants the rest of the world to validate that his people and his country are respectable and important, yet when given a chance to step up, he squanders it.

What does the Filipino want?

The Filipino wants certain societal behaviors to be corrected, yet when rules and guidelines are set for him, he cries foul. He cries that his beloved “freedom” is being taken away.

What does the Filipino want?

The Filipino claims he is always a victim of circumstances, yet when he is given a chance to uplift himself to a better condition, he cries victim even harder and refuses to learn his lesson.

What does the Filipino want?

The Filipino wants others to understand him because he is “special”, he is “unique”, and he is Filipino. Yet when asked to understand others, he ignores it and resorts to being judgmental and holier-than-thou.

What does the Filipino want?

The Filipino cries out for change, yet when given suggestions on what needs to be changed, he cries persecution, racism, and lets his balat-sibuyas tendencies take over.

What does the Filipino want?

The Filipino does not like corruption displayed by his public officials, yet he will not hesitate to bend the rules for his own benefit and convenience.

What does the Filipino want?

The Filipino keeps hoping for a better future, yet when asked to plan for it, you will at best get a blank stare and head scratching.

What does the Filipino want?

Finally, the Filipino does not want a politician who has studied extensively; he is afraid that he/she would use his/her intellect to steal from the country’s coffers. Yet currently he is stuck with a whole bunch of mediocre politicians he himself voted into government, and now he finds himself complaining that they are all corrupt and/or incompetent just the same.

What does the Filipino want?

What the Filipino wants, quite simply, is this:

The Filipino wants to have his cake, and eat it too.

The Filipino wants all of the glory, none of the work.

The Filipino wants his life to get better without lifting a finger.

The Filipino wants to be spoon-fed and taken by the hand.

The Filipino wants to be babied and cajoled by the rest of the world.

The Filipino wants the fruit of hard work to fall from the tree into his gaping mouth.

The Filipino wants respect to be handed to him on a silver platter without the need to reciprocate it.

In short, the Filipino is lazy.

What does he plan to do about it, you might ask? That’s the problem; he has lived with his laziness so long that he has forgotten what it feels like to get up. He has lived in inhospitable conditions for so long that anything considered merely acceptable in other more developed places is a wonder to him. He has been told, more than once, that it takes discipline, hard work, and sustainable thinking to utilize his environment, his skills, and his resources properly.

The world is changing; Filipinos need to adapt to the ever-changing climate, environment, and times. The time has come for the three-headed dragon of pwede-na-yan, bahala-na, and impunity to lose its heads once and for all.

The Filipino needs to be deconstructed so he can be rebuilt anew, towards a more progressive path.

The Filipino needs to realize that once he changes his attitude, everything else becomes a lot easier.

The Filipino needs to get his act together.

The time to start is now.

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Robert Haighton
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In the eyes of those westerners who know a bit more about the Philippines, the Philippines is the laughing stock of the class.

The only time they are headlines on National TV news is when a typhon hits them (again).

If the Philippines want to be taken seriously by the rest of the world then a lot needs to be changed and fast.

traffice2000
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Maybe you have some point with your opinion but you know, we gained more respect here in Middle East. In fact, in one of ARAMCO’s mega project 60% of Project Management Team or PMT are all Filipinos which is composed of secretaries, superintendent, project engineers in all disciples. Well I guess we cannot please every person/citizen after all. And FYI westerners population here are getting thinner as years goes by.

Robert Haighton
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respect or praisal?

traffice2000
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😀 both

lol idiots
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*discipline

Trosp
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Robert, Philippines is the laughing stock of the class? Jeez, you should know more. That is a ridiculous claim if you can’t back it with facts or some examples. You give your examples or facts and I can also give mine and let’s exchange notes. You Dutch are stupider than Filipinos on any counts! That is if I would like would like to recipcrocate your directness (without backing it with facts). That means a clueless emotionalism. “The Dutch are in fact proud of all this directness and their very unique tell-it-as-they-see-it mentality. They often consider the English or American forms… Read more »
Robert Haighton
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Trosp, I read the link/article just now. Nothing new under the sun for me except the fact of the “proud” part. I know I cant tell the truth directly in Phils because it will lead to HIYA (shame and embarrasment). I want other to tell me the truth and nothing but the truth bec then I can learn from my mistakes (negative truth) or I can set the bar even higher (positive truth, compliment). And yes we want to know where you stand and why. Living means making choices, having a mind of your own. What are you doing while… Read more »
Trosp
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robert,

So let’s get back to SPECIFICS and not generalizations –

Give me an specific example, as to what you’re claiming, on why the Philippines is the laughing stock of the class?

I gurantee you, we can have a good exchange of notes on that topic.

Robert Haighton
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“So let’s get back to SPECIFICS and not generalizations. Give me an specific example, as to what you’re claiming, on why the Philippines is the laughing stock of the class? I gurantee you, we can have a good exchange of notes on that topic.” a) the Mano Po b) Tampo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampo c) no seperation between church and state d) Delikadesa e) inefficient public transport (no fixed bus stops, no fixed time tables. At least not on Cebu island) f) safety: with more than 2 poeple riding on a motor cycle g) the way households keep their dogs. They are not… Read more »
Trosp
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Robert, So here we are Philippines is the laughing stock of the class because of: a) the Mano Po Why? Then we go to tampo etc. Why? e) inefficient public transport (no fixed bus stops, no fixed time tables. At least not on Cebu island) I can agree with you on that. In your opinion, is it a culture thing like your incest thing? I can even say that you’re correct with the timetable thing. But how about your incest thing? All you can tell me is you’re against it. Both of us are against on different approaches. f) safety:… Read more »
Robert Haighton
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Trosp, When you allow your daughter to be with me, its no more incest. She has no blood line with me. If she is younger than 18 you can label me being a pedofile. There are pedophile here in my country but its not my task to go and hunt for them. I have better things to do. Basically, I donmt care what other people do as long as they leave me alone. You wanna talk about Mano Po? Its insane that people demand to be respected bec of OLD age. And if I dont do the Mano Po they… Read more »
Robert Haighton
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Let me add to my earlier list:
r) the frowning by others when they see any form of PDA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_display_of_affection
s) why it is not accepted that girls/women wear 2 piece bikinis but instead go in the sea wearing a bra, T-shirt, underwear & shorts, while boys/men wear swimming trunks.
(this reminds me of the very famous incident regarding the St. Theresa’s College, Cebu City)
t) and maybe the most insane story I ever read happened in Argao, Cebu:

http://www.philstar.com/cebu-news/2012/07/08/825626/argao-woman-gives-birth-quadruplets

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/local-news/2012/07/08/offers-help-ease-parents-worries-230959

Gogs
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In the Anthony Robbins book Awaken The Giant Within, he gave an example of a company whose factory was bombed twice yet they refuse to give up. Refused to convince themselves that they were the victim therefore there was no permission to throw a pity party. That company was rewarded by eventually being a giant. That company was Honda. To answer your question FallenAngel , the Pinoy wants world class pansin without world class preparation or world class patience , world class discipline or world class focus. You see it in their choice of entertainment, their choice of politicians, their… Read more »
Robert Haighton
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The only thing they may be good at and may excell in is multiplying/procreating. I wonder if that is a quality or ….

MidwayHaven
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It’s a symptom. 🙂 Our educational system needs work, and when it comes to the multiplying/procreating factor of our country’s culture it goes even beyond reproductive health. The vast majority of Pinoys have been led to believe that having a lot of children is good, even if the parents don’t have the carrying capacity to maintain large families. The Philippine Catholic Church has such a strong grip on the Pinoy psyche that even the mere suggestion of family planning outside the Church’s sanction would send them into a massive fear/guilt trip. And let’s not forget the media, which glorifies sex… Read more »
mumba
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The church needs more kids and marriages because this means money for all the ceremonies and new parishioners.

Robert Haighton
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MidwayHeaven,

Every time I am so surprised to read that so many people cling and stick to what 3rd parties wnat them to be. Does nobody have a mind of their own? How many brain cells does a person need to have a mind of their own?

The Philipines society is totally based on a fear culture.

MidwayHaven
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@Robert:

Sad to say that independent minds that choose to stay in the Philippines (or have no choice but to stay here) could not find a real foothold, because of an overwhelming hivemind mentality.

Also, people who speak out differently from the norm face really inane consequences for their words, like being banned from bookshops and restaurants.

Robert Haighton
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“Sad to say that independent minds that choose to stay in the Philippines (or have no choice but to stay here) could not find a real foothold, because of an overwhelming hivemind mentality. Also, people who speak out differently from the norm face really inane consequences for their words, like being banned from bookshops and restaurants.”

I know, there is always objection. But who told you that life is easy? With every uproar there is always a counter party that feels threatened. This is exactly what happened with the feminist movement back in the 1960s. “Change” doesnt come easy.

david
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It also appears to my jaded western eyes that asian cultures and western cultures see children differently. Most westerners see themselves as responsible for their children even after those children are grown adults and independent. Raising those children to be adult and responsible for themselves being the main task of the parent. It would appear that in Asian cultures it more common that children are seen as being responsible for the parents, sometimes well before children or young adults should have that responsibility.

Felicity Merriman
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True that. They like to boast and brag oh-so-incessantly that they’re “world-class”, yet they don’t live up to it. They take English for granted (sure, the Japanese aren’t really that of an English-speaking nation, for one, but they way Filipinos treat the language reeks more of yokel provincialism – Ryzza Dizon’s a prime example of this), slum-dwellers and street vendors are stubborn as limescale, and basically a whole lot of things. And so what if the MMFF racked up a billion bucks in the box office? What’s the use of it when it’s just the same old, mediocre slapstick tale… Read more »
cynicjam
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“And so what if the MMFF racked up a billion bucks in the box office? What’s the use of it when it’s just the same old, mediocre slapstick tale that mires people in the same old black hole which keeps them from advancing, and as a matter of fact they’re begging for people to give the films a thumbs-up by relying on shills and zombies?” – The current MMFF is a big joke. We used to have local films that are imported to other countries but now, most of the films that they promote are just unnecessary sequels and plots… Read more »
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Andrew
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Take a Filipino or a Filipina out of the Philippines, put her or him (from here on in, the masculine implies the feminine unless otherwise stated) in an alien culture, make them learn a foreign language and you will, in general, have a hard working, well disciplined, individual who can accept responsibility and who may be promoted and given charge of others. This is the common experience of foreign employers – in my case in merchant shipping, but I am told that it applies in other fields as well. Certainly, I have found it easy to make friends amongst Filipino… Read more »
joeld
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But sadly though, me, being a former local worker and now OFW, and then trying to get employed locally again, find it very hard to swallow that they would rather a hire a newly grad engineer or at least 5 yrs experience, than me who have worked locally and overseas, for the mere fact that I was overaged. What the…? I could have shared bits of info of my experiences and knowledge, etc, no matter how minute to the younger generations, but hell no. So Im back to being an OFW, and good riddance to the ever deteriorating engineering discipline… Read more »
Andrew
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Alas, that is true. I think that it is because of the low level of investment in business and industry in the Philippines. The Philippines is not a business friendly environment; it combines too many regulations, some of which are contrdictory, with erratic enforcement of them, and there are far too many Government and NGO bodies doing the enforcing, very few of which are adequately funded to do a good job. The Constitutional restrictions on foreign investment are partly to blame, both because they encourage foreign corporations to locate in other countries, where they are welcomed, and also because expensive… Read more »
Robert Haighton
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@Andrew,

In an another Blog, I also mentioned this that the OFW could be the frontrunners, the pioneers of change in the Philippines. But then either Kate or Ilda stepped forward and responded that OFWs cluster together and that that will enforce their domestic cultural behavior. So I concluded by what Ilda or Kate stated that we dont need to expect the first change to come from OFWs.

Andrew
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@ Robert – I think it is natural for expatriates to gather together in national groups and reassert their cultural norms – the citizens of almost all nations will do this, I think – but I find that Filipinos are much more willing to adapt to local ways than are most other expatriates. By way of example, a Chinese shipping company decided that a good way to improve the standard of English in its Chinese ships’ crews was to hire some Filipinos – the Filipinos were popular, did an excellent job on board – and in no time at all… Read more »
Robert Haighton
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@Andrew, I know what you mean. A friend of mine who works at the Dutch embassy in Ankara, Turkye, lives in a compound surrounded by multiple nationalities. He mingles with a lot of domestic turkish people. So it can be done in a different way. At the end of the day, it is what an ex-patriate wants to achieve in his spare time. To mingle with his own kind or mingle with all walks of life? The latter for sure will make him richer (not financially of course but mentally). Hence his way of living.

ChinoF
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In my terms, they want something for nothing. Which, of course, will result in nothing.

bloop
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nice helmet

alrex cabasag
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ahahaha, nice comment ^_^

mumba
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An average Filipino wants to go to America, make dollars and go back to RP and live a happy life. This is what I think most of them want.

He wants dollars from the USA.

ChinoF
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Comfort without responsibility. Sense of Entitlement. The kind of things that make people barbarians.

Sid
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A lot of American minority groups (African Americans in particular) also fall under that same creed. Gotta exploit that ‘white man’s guilt’ for all its worth.

Jetlag807
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That is pure BS!

pack that sheet
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I have a crazy theory about the roots of our stubbornness. We have a very ancient past… A past of greatness! lol what am I doing here?

Trosp
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@jet

Whish is BS?

alrex cabasag
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what is BS jetlog807?

Jetlag807
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Very direct and right on target!

ron ona
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so where to start “change”? easy. start with our children. let’s raise them well so we can raise new generation of filipinos… minus the dysfunction. now for all of you out there, how are you raising your kids?

traffice2000
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Easy for you to say if you have one or even if you have your own children, molding them will take time, its not as easy as counting 1-3 😀

Filipino liberation just started half a century ago compare to western civilization. We’re still young and still have a room for improvement 😀

pack that sheet
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Spare us the sermon…

Robert Haighton
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You cant start with your children if you as dad are still part of the old clan. So change starts with you (as dad) and then you can pass it on to your kids.

How can you teach your kids that homosexuality is okay while you are against? Kids will feel that and then it wont feel right for them. They get confused.

Trosp
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Robert, You may also include the marijuana smoking (SNOOP Dogg has said that he “would love” to share his marijuana expertise with his three children), incest (legal in your country), sodomy and fellatio (same-sex non-penile/vaginal copulation-like act). Paraphrasing you, how can you teach that they are ok if you’re against them? Things that are supposed to be every person’s right in pursuing life and happiness is what I can interpret from your take. Do away with traditional values. They’re from religion’s primitive teachings. They’re not keeping up with times. Political correctness… Jeez… Can you keep the children away from those… Read more »
Trosp
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Robert,

Incest…

He he he…

Robert Haighton
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TRosp, you may bash me personally with how the Dutch people live, behave, think and do. But we are no poor 3rd world country. So eat that first. Secondly, when I say I am against incest, it only means I will never engage in such acts myself. What others do, is their business and only the government (police, juridicial system) can try to do something against it if there is a law against it. All I can say is with the way I think I am happy to be born in my country where a government gives me choices to… Read more »
Trosp
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Robert,

Don’t change the topic.

“But we are no poor 3rd world country. So eat that first.”

We are talking about your previous claim –

“Philippines is the laughing stock of the class.”

Is it because your country is a not a 3rd word country?

Laughing stock what?

Incest, heh…Eat that one, too.

Trosp
Guest

Robert,

I’d love to be in your country to see how you and your countrymen enjoy incest that they made it legal.

Trosp
Guest

Netherland the incest capital of the world.

Not farfetched…

Libertas
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A 13-year-old Dutch girl wrote to the advice column of a
teenager”s magazine: “I am 13 years old and I”m the only virgin in the class. Is my Dad gay ?”

Robert Haighton
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Libertas, Reading newspapers report, I get the notion that each new generation hse sex at a younger age. I consider 13 to be much too young. I am sure the last part was translated correctly. And I can only imagine what that meant. On the other hand, its very easy to post such a remark (… I am 13 etc) but actually written by a much older guy or older girl. I am not gonna defend the author. It is what it is or what it looks like. And please dont forget the enormous, immense peer-influence there is, especially at… Read more »
Libertas
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A dutch girl was in the shower with her father.
Pointing at his penis she asked ” when will i get one of those?”
Her father replied ” as soon as your mother leaves for work”

alrex cabasag
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kadiring kwento yan libertas >_<

ImpalerTriumphant
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I don’t have children, but I think I know how to raise them better than most parents and babysitters. For one, I wouldn’t let them dance like Jan-Jan in front of our relatives. They’re not sources of exploitation, for Christ’s sake. Also I wouldn’t take their Christmas cash presents. It is theirs to save for the rainy day. Second, when I want them to have a religion, I’d back it up with historical facts and not just scripture rip-offs that most Pastor Ernies do. If they want to be an atheist, that’s fine, as long as they emulate Bill Gates’… Read more »
alrex cabasag
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that’s a kind of parent i want to be 🙂
nice thoughts

alrex cabasag
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change must start with us not with our children, we must change the way we raise our children and not the same way our parents did,

JOE
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This article assumes an awful lot about the Filipino. However, I have never, not once, seen anyone Filipino/a state that they are the top notch of the human species as stated in the first paragraph. As a matter of fact I have witnessed the opposite, way too many Low Self-Esteem cases in the Filippines. BUT NOT TO ARGUE HERE, what is happening is more like WHAT THE FILIPINO SHOULD BE DEMANDING, WITH-IN HIS/HER OWN COUNTRY, would be a more fitting title to focus on. On that score I would suggest that the Filipino/a should demand: A real wage for their… Read more »
MidwayHaven
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The problem is the Philippines already demanded that twice, in 1986 and in 2000.

Guess where those two demands went.

Impaler Triumphant
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Joe, no! A right to privacy is every person’s right, and that includes bank secrecy. Am I detecting something fishy about the Pinoy psyche: the desire to know too much.

Libertas
Guest

the comments below were jokes.
i know the dutch have little sense of humour.

Robert Haighton
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I didnt expect one to make jokes about a topic as serious as this.

Libertas
Guest

If u want to criticize other nations then u must also be able to laugh at your own national idiocyncracies/shortcomings.

I know holland – wooden shoes, wooden heads, wouldn’t go there again. And as tight as a gnats arse when it comes to money.

Robert Haighton
Guest

I am sure you are familair with the expression “going Dutch”. It means each and everybody pays for his/her own dish/menu/snack/drink/food, whatever.

Libertas
Guest

‘going dutch’
exactly – dont pay for some-one else.
thats why the dutch are used in the expression!

Robert Haighton
Guest

“‘going dutch’ exactly – dont pay for someone else. Thats why the dutch are used in the expression!”

BUT

Like in the Philippines not everybody is eating rice three times a day. So not every dutch is using the expression “going Dutch”.

Libertas
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One ex US congressman said recently. Strategically the US runs the philippines. they need us far more than we need them. the US takes the big decisions, it massages politicians egos with trips to the US, panders to their greed through aid/ngo’s, exploits their lack of principles and intellect, and lets them busy themselves with the inconsequential, the irrelevant, and their tacky social lives. They are not people you would ever want to live near you, or be a member of your country club. they lack integrity, class, and earn little respect in international circles. They serve a purpose and… Read more »
LA702
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@ Libertas

I would not take the words of a former member of the US House of Representatives that talks nonsense. He can not be trusted as consultant or lobbyist. He should have been a car salesman.

Rosa S
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totally agree!

Rosa S
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All Filipinos personally know a corrupt councilman, a corrupt vice mayor, a corrupt mayor, a corrupt congressman, a corrupt senator, a corrupt government official’s alalay, a corrupt policemen, a corrupt BIR official, a corrupt Customs official….. and we pretend they don’t exist kasi kapitbahay natin sila, kaklase sa eskwela, kumpare, kumare, kabarkada, kainuman, o kakilala.

Tayo tayo na lang nag-uutuan pa. Inu-una natin ang hiya at takot kesa sa katotohanan. Mga Filipino parang cell phone….. puro denial.

Richard
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Kaya nga. Alam mo na ba bilang Pilipino kung ano ang gusto mo?

Wag ka nang gumaya kay Trospe na hangang ngayun hinde kayang tangapin ang katotohanan sa ugali ng Pinoy.

Mahirap tangapin ang katotohanan, lalo’t Pilipinoka, masakit sa tenga at lalo na sa damdamin.

Isa lang naman ang tanong e, alam mo na ba ang gusto mo PILIPINO?

Trosp
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@Richard

Paki identify nga ang hindi ko matanngap na ugaling Pinoy?

Sa tingin ko, may problema ang comprehension mo.

Hyden Toro
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Our Hero, Jose Rizal, wrote an essay of our defense called: ” The Indolence of the Filipinos”. Filipinos want the “get rich quick idea”. So, most flock to Political offices; because: it is where the money is: in the form of “Pork Barrel”. Scammers like the Aquinos and the Cojuangcos are placed on pedestals; and are elected Presidents. Inspite of their greediness. The largest Senator Swine like; Enrile, are envied and “respected”. Inspite of being the most corrupt politician, who have the most bank foreign accounts abroad. People, like Honasan,; just be photographed, with an M16 rifle; and are voted… Read more »
Tokwat baboy
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I guess Rizal’s mission to change the Filipino culture wasnt successful at all and his actions were interpreted as rebolusyonaryo and not as a reformer. Our social disease hundreds of years ago are still plaguing us today.

Mike McGrath
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HARD WORKING AND SELF MOTIVATED FIL-AM’s IN AMERICA As an American living in America and married to a Pinay Nurse for many years I do not concur with your article. I am also an RN having worked in New York as well as Cali. I have worked with countless numbers of Philippino Nurses. In comparison to Kano I find the Philippino Nurses to have more pride in their work, and to have a stronger work ethic then my fellow lazy ass Americans. The Filipina work their asses off to send money home to PI, to buy a house and to… Read more »
Lito C. Ijan
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spot on! but my theory is about the climate and abundance of natural resources…we have no winter season to prepare for..our ancestors can survive wearing only g-strings all year round..we have no deserts theres plenty of water everywhere…you can plant virtually anything here..this place is short of a paradise.

AlricC
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AlricC
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Excuse #16 as well.

“16. We are poor because we are rich in natural-resources. Look at successful countries like Japan or Singapore, they work hard because they don’t have natural resources.

17. We are poor because we are a tropical country”

Lito C. Ijan
Guest

nice! but they should not be used as excuses..i believe that they are facts that we must overcome in this modern time.

AlricC
Guest

I think you didn’t understand. They are not facts. They’re excuses because there are countries that are rich in natural resources that are performing well economically. Saudi Arabia, Brunei, as stated in the article. Same goes for tropical countries. Malaysia, Vietnam, Panama, and Costa Rica.

Lito C. Ijan
Guest

you quoted me remember?…i stated my theory and what you gave me a link saying the same thing other other than saying that those are excuses..i’m talaking about my theory.

now, do i need to tell the story of brunei why it’s so rich? may kasipagan ba duon? saudi? panama? do you what the story behind panama? all the rest of the countries you mentioned, they’re not too far ahead..how about mentioning cambodia, myanmar etc?

AlricC
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That’s the thing you don’t understand. I didn’t quote you. I quoted the link. The link I provided is not the same with your theory. In fact, it refutes your theory.

Let me simplify it for you.

Saying we are poor because we have natural resources is an excuse because there are countries with natural resources that aren’t poor.

Saying we are poor because we are a tropical country is an excuse because there are tropical countries that are not poor.

Joey Lee
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I would’t readily agree with this article without giving it a good thought. This article is loaded with assumptions yet it does not present compelling evidence to back up a simplistic conclusion that the filipino is lazy. The host of other claims do not even gel up with it. It’s bad enough that the author blames Filipinos from the ground up without really giving a good analysis of the political system or external state and non-state actors who wield power over political decisions that can negatively affect the entire nation. Yes, on many levels, the Philippines need a good political,… Read more »
Joey Lee
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Continued…
What unreciprocated respect is the writer going on about? We kiss every foreign ass that comes ashore. Should we kiss more foreign ass who wish to exploit the Philippines or Filipinos? If there is anything we lack, we probably lack respect for our own motherland. And that is another topic worth pursuing. For now, I find that the tragedy of this article is not because it is true but because it is unbalanced in its judgement, it is categorically dismissive and is pregnant with untruths and hasty generalizations.

Trosp
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@Joey,

To share you what I have observed in Filipino lives –

When we were kissing American’s ass, we don’t have any problem.

When we have been independent, then, there are the problems. (Sovereignty, economics, etc.)

As for your –

“This article is loaded with assumptions yet it does not present compelling evidence to back up a simplistic conclusion that the filipino is lazy.”

And most of the time, they don’t even mention anything how to overcome the problem.

All lip service.

Jane Doe
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This post makes Filipinos (the majority of them anyways) look like freakin’ teenagers who wants to be treated like an adult. It’s like they want to change and yet they can’t handle it.

monk
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He, like most people worldwide, wants a middle class lifestyle.

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