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.

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

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.

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?

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

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 »
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.

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.

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.

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.