Filipinos stink

Something has been bothering me these past few days. Something smelled quite fishy, but I couldn’t quite put a bead on it. The words to describe it had been escaping me.

Then it just hit me: Filipinos stink. In more ways than one.

They showed this more than ever just recently, if you saw how the Filipino fans reacted when the Gilas Pilipinas team lost to the Iranian national team in the FIBA Asia championships last Sunday. That #Puso vs #Putok thing trend that spread like wildfire? Well, Filipinos used it to describe the Gilas team and the Iranians, respectively.

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Let’s explain the terms a little bit. Puso means heart, and it was the tag the fans used for the “heart of a champion” and “fighting spirit” terms to cheer for the Gilas team. Putok, on the other hand, is a slang term for body odor here in the Philippines. I’ll give you one good guess as to whom they were referring to. I don’t even know where Filipinos came up with that connection; perhaps they used the stereotype (that Filipinos have) of Indian and Middle Eastern people having offensive odors (according to the “well-refined” Filipino nose, at least). And how convenient is it that there is a slang term for body odor that starts with the letter P.

You’ve got to admit, Filipinos can be witty, if they want to be.

That’s not the worst of it though. Put things together, and you come up with the underlying snide remark that Filipinos ultimately wanted to make, and did: that ultimately no matter how much “heart” the Gilas team had, they were no match for the “body odor” of their opponent. Their opponent was too overpowering.

Underneath all that “heart” of the fans is an utter lack of brains and good manners.

Congratulations, Gilas fans: you just set a new low with that #Puso versus #Putok statement, which combined arrogant, dramatic, flippant, moronic, pikon, racist, whiny, and vulgar all in one.

Akala ng mga Pinoy kung sino sila. Ambaho na nga ng bansa nila, ambabaho pa ng ugali nila.

Loose translation: Who do the Filipinos think they are; not only does their country stink, but their manners, too.

Yup, a group of people that stink goes hand in hand with a country that stinks. People like Claire Danes, Adam Carolla, Nicole Lynn, and Jimmy Sieczka have learned only too well the truth about Filipinos. Especially when you call out to them just how offensive they and their odors get and insult their precious, but utterly fragile, Pinoy pride.

Filipinos play up the ethnic stereotype that Indians and Middle Easterners physically stink. As I mentioned above, this is the most likely basis for labeling the Iranian basketball players as #Putok.

Let us ask a few questions, however:

Between the Filipino fans and the Iranians, whose stink was more readily evident?, and;

Between physical stink and stinky manners, which one is more easily remedied?

You can take the Filipino out of the barok, but can you take the barok out of the Filipino? If that recent show of Filipino pride was any indication, it will be a cold day in hell before that happens.

Simply put, until they learn to control themselves, Filipinos are doomed to suffer the stink of being Filipino as a result of their actions.

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А вы, друзья, как ни садитесь, все в музыканты не годитесь. - But you, my friends, however you sit, not all as musicians fit.

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disenteng pinoy
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Agree. Filipinos-too sensitive kapag nalalait, too aggressive pagmanlait. Akala ko kapag may access ka sa internet, at least edukado ka, at siguro naman kaya magisip, even if you checked it sa yahoo comments, ang mga comments mga asal hindi nagiisip.

OnesimusUnbound
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The Internet aparrently magnified the negative attitude of most Filipinos.

Steve
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Jerry Lynch
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j
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Asaran tawag dito. Normal na ugali ng pinoy. Malamang nung bata ka, may tawag den sayo pag naglalaro kayo ng patintero . Ung ‘asaran’ na un just went global. Pero it doesn’t mean that we have “stinky manners”. Mababait mga Pinoy, mapang-asar lang.

Johnny Saint
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Mababait pag tulog. You honestly believe anyone who reads those posts who have no experience with Filipino culture will see it the same way? It’s just a joke? Really? You think that justifies casting personal aspersions at any one person, much less an entire race? But Filipinos are justified in starting a riot if the same needling and harmless “jokes” are pulled on them.

So — hindi lang pangit ang ugali mo pikon ka pa! Mas masama — sa pananaw mo ang pagiging isip-bata ay tama lang para sa Pilipino. Nakakahiya ka!

j
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Oh? May nag react na ba na Iranian? Oh ikaw pa lang at ung writer neto?

Johnny Saint
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As I expected. Exactly the kind of reaction I was waiting for. Basically “J” is saying it is okay to post derogatory, even racist statements, against others and inflammatory remarks if there doesn’t seem to be a response from the target of the remark. What “J” is looking for is a license to bully and offend other people online. The reasoning being — Hey, it’s alright, wala naman nag-react; so, okay lang na babuyin ko ibang tao; siguro okay lang sa taong binabastos ko. It doesn’t seem to occur to “J” that the behaviour itself is inherently WRONG! It doesn’t… Read more »
j
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Ah so, galit kayo na nasabihan ang mga Iranians ng “putok” but it is okay for you to say to the Gilas fans na wala silang utak at walang modo. (“Underneath all that “heart” … is an utter lack of brains and good manners.” sinabi mo to sa article mo) You have valid points. True there is no acceptable excuse for vulgar behavior. Pero sa pagtama mo ng mali ng isang nasyon, wag mo din silang urakan. And then this conversation: “I wonder how many personal attacks this article will generate.” – John Saint “I can only dream of matching… Read more »
Johnny Saint
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And still he doesn’t get it. Even the two-year olds in the playground understand that offensive behaviour should not be tolerated. And still you are trying to make this about “Pinoy-bashing.” Still trying to jusfify vulgar and racist comments by equating them with nationalism. And trying to deny the small-mindedness, and ignorant, offensive nature of those Gilas fans’ Facebook posts. Now you are even suggesting that the ulterior motive for this article is to grab attention!? Is that the reason you would write down your opinion in a blog? Because you are starving for attention? This is exactly the type… Read more »
mohamad
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Ganito na lang, I bet kung may mga Iranians na gumawa sa atin nito sa Facebook, tiyak na kinabukasan nasa headlines na to ng news at dyaryo kahit ‘asaran’ lang nga yun. At tiyak na baka hindi natin yun tanggapin bilang ‘asar’ lang.

ChinoF
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In that case, ‘asaran’ is also a Filipino bad habit. It is not something we should let go of completely. It has to be regulated.

j
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True. It is a flaw in character just like all human races have flaws. It should be brought out there and be paid attention. But having this flaw doesn’t give this writer the right to say that the Filipinos have ‘stinky manners’ or that ung mga Gilas fans eh walang utak at walang modo. He is doing exactly what he is criticizing the Filipinos for.

ChinoF
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On the contrary, the Filipinos who made hate comments will be understood by some Iranians are representing the whole Philippines. They will ask, “is this how Filipinos are?” Same as what we do when we observe someone from another country doing something we are aghast at.

Johnny Saint
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So, now you think that “asaran” isn’t appropriate behaviour after all? But you are offended that FallenAngel wrote about the it because it reflects on your small-mindedness and being “walang modo” as shown by the fact that you initially stated that “asaran” is acceptable behaviour.

j
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May sinabi ba kong tamang ugali ung ‘asaran’? What I said was, it was normal here. Did I say that it should be acceptable because some Filipinos find it the normal thing to do, especially when it comes to Sports? I did not. Don’t put words into my mouth.

j
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Wow. What a nice play of words you have there. So you meant to say that “utter lack of brains and manners” does not in any way equate to “walang utak at walang modo”. Ah so, mali pala pag kaintindi ko and pagtranslate ko. Oh, sorry. My bad.

Too bad, unlike you, I don’t have the luxury to edit my comments.

Johnny Saint
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j, Now you’re just being deceitful. Remember this? “Asaran tawag dito. Normal na ugali ng pinoy. Malamang nung bata ka, may tawag den sayo pag naglalaro kayo ng patintero . Ung ‘asaran’ na un just went global. Pero it doesn’t mean that we have ‘stinky manners’. Mababait mga Pinoy, mapang-asar lang.” How do you want readers to interpret this? “Asaran” is just something that something Filipinos have been doing since they were kids. Filipinos are really “mabait” so the offensive needling and racist comments should be overlooked. So — you’re not saying “asaran” is appropriate behaviour. Didn’t condemn it as… Read more »
Pink MagaLine
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To label the Iranian team as “putok” is offensive. I feel bad that a lot of Filipinos actually used that term to describe them. Nakakahiya sa mga Iranians. Really! :/

Johnny Saint
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I wonder how many personal attacks this article will generate.

stahlnacht
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Laughtrip!
Palakpakan!
I agree! The majority of the citizens of this nation are as described above!

Scott
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Filipinos are the definitely racists! The way they comment on non white races such as blacks, chinese, arabians, indians etc is downright appalling. yet they get so butthurt when they hear racist comments from white people. What hypocrisy!Oh and before they comment on how other races smell, maybe they should smell themselves first. FYI Filipinos a lot of visitors in your country think you guys smell like fish.

libertas
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Ironic to call a land of spices and perfumes stinking, and, unsurprisingly, also ignorant. “Iranians are regarded as the first manufacturers of perfume, and discoverers of decorative and cosmetic powders and sweet smelling oils or beauty creams.” The History of Perfume Especially coming from a country which hardly uses deodorant or aftershave, is not known for personal hygiene, and has 26 million people pissing and shitting outdoors/in public everyday. The stink in the philippines physically permeates everywhere, and it sure ain’t Chanel. Cleanliness is next to godliness so they say, but in the absence of either in the philippines, then… Read more »
benign0
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Well, for that matter, Pinoys are also renowned for making fun of dark-skinned people, the disabled, regional accents, natural body functions, and body types. It seems to be a national condition. To be fair, making fun of physical misfortunes used to be something shared across societies all over the world up to the mid-20th Century. But as a MODERN nation, such practices/topics should no longer have a place in public discussion — specially coming from people who make it a point to be seen going to church and being prayerful and all…

Jim Arndt
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If you can’t laugh at yourself make fun of other people and never hit someone unless you are absolutely sure you can get away with it.

Johnny Saint
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And that when you hit them from behind make sure your mug doesn’t end up getting posted on Facebook and YouTube where the media can ask you about it later. As Sen. Jinggoy Estrada knows so well. 😉

Jun Viray
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Those unsavory remarks are the exception rather than the rule. By and large, we Filipinos are generally mild-mannered and friendly…yes there are some who are ill-mannered but they are far and between— let us give that to them to out their frustration. In the meantime, for those who believe in fair and just sporting competition, let us congratulate the Iranians for being the bigger team, though not necessarily the better one for winning and the GILAS for giving a spirited fight despite their natural lack in height. We were given the chance to win and we did our best. We… Read more »
Johnny Saint
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Mika Immonen would beg to differ. Whenever he plays pool here in Manila, he says the crowd is very hostile when he plays local favourites. And when he doesn’t make a shot, the Filipino crowd is overwhelmingly elated. Some even cheer loudly, going so far as to jeer and taunt him. Mika on the other hand has nothing but praise for Filipino billiards players. If this were an isolated incident, then your characterisation would be fair. But this behaviour is evident with every billiards competition hosted here and even in venues abroad. The bottom line is — Filipinos tend to… Read more »
ChinoF
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Another case of the players being sportspeople, but the fans are just jerks.

Friday
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i see discrimination as part of human nature,i am not a filipino i know alot about my filipino brothers and sisters,there are deeper discrimination among the citizens,people from visayas hates people from laguna,so it applies to other parts,i guess we have to live with it till the end of the world,Iranians are lucky the Filipinos close to them during the matches didn’t cover their noses in a deliberate attempt to show the Iranians how stinky they are.
Thats my piece though.

ChinoF
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This is just plain wrong. You are part of the problem of the Philippines by going along with the racism against Iranians.

Johnny Saint
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Worse — you simply shrug off the racism among the various Filipino ethnic groups. Since when is a self-loathing nation appropriate? Or even healthy?

eachhisown
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Praise should be due to those win and respect for those earned and deserve it.

Neither of this ability is endowed to majority of Filipinos.

They scramble out of the concert hall even before the last singer finishes his song or the last speaker delivers his closing speech in a program. This is the most distinctive behavior among most Filipinos.

They are quick to judge others but explosive to criticism even though how prudently it is being said to them.

These are real Pinoy pride. It will only get worse but never better.

ChinoF
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Go to the squatter areas, they stink.

JoannA
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It’s called squatters area for a reason. If that place smells good then nothing else will smell bad! Duh. Also, enough with the stinking and the arguing about stinky manners, or putok, or others forms of stinks. Firstly, those netizens that began all that are to blame but it isn’t fair to generalize the entire race because of those people’s insensitivity and unfair judgement of the Iranians. Not ALL Filipinos are like that. There are actually many more that are truly hospitable, those that actually appreciate the fact that these foreigners come to the Philippines. Secondly, those SPECIFIC group of… Read more »
Jacque Cullen
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…Sus, kapwa pinoy lang naman natin ang pumupuna sa sarili nating ugali… Other nationalities doesnot care at all… Been to a lot of places all over the world… And most of the people I met has nothing to say but good things on Filipinos…. Marami lang kasi sa atin na mga feeling self-righteous, but in reality they are equally guilty of what they are ranting about……

JM
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I think it’s more of a way for the Filipinos to lighten the mood up… Sure lose na eh, let’s just make fun of the opponent cause they’re really really good! Parang ganun. Parang, fine, given na you’re too good for us, at least we have the heart and we smell good :)) hahaha no big deal :>

Johnny Saint
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JM,

Are you completely self-centered that you cannot understand why OTHERS, especially NON-FILIPINOS might not appreciate the intent behind those kinds of comments? Can you not comprehend why the target of that kind of intentionally hurtful speech might see it as racist? Do you not understand WHY it can be dangerous?

j
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Well said. Exactly my point when I asked “Oh? May nag react na ba na Iranian? Oh ikaw pa lang at ung writer neto?”

Jean
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Hey, Don’t let this matter so much… everyone can stink. But I just want to point out how fallacious the article is, the truth of a singular is not the truth of the universal. Some likes filipinos, some not so much. Some filipinos stink and some are wonderful. But if you try to highlight the good, then you are propagating the good because if you emphasize on the bad more, it is not really helping… So we are pikon, rude, balat sibuyas, balimbing, crab mentality and the lot. But we are also hard workers, we smile in midst of hardships,… Read more »
Johnny Saint
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Does one need to cite volumes of documented studies to prove an OPINION? Or conduct a study by a reputable pollster to ensure that the collected sample is credible? How do we empirically quantify the conclusions that FallenAngel came to in his OPINION piece? Does any of this take away from the fact that FallenAngel pointed out an incident where Filipinos acted in a less than genteel manner? Does any of this take away from the fact that rude behaviour seems to be the norm in other sporting events where the Philippines competes with other countries? Isn’t pointing out a… Read more »
labo
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pinagaawayan ninyo pa sayang lang oras ninyo

domo
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Then why waste your precious time on posting here you trollfag?

Sea Bee
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Why are people surprised that a beauty queen or an athlete says something shallow and simple minded? This type of person has spent their self centered lives focusing on their physical prowess; not on developing their rational faculties. As far as the truth goes…there is no “truth;” only different perspectives.

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