Why I Am Not Proud To Be Filipino

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Consider this a list, not exhaustive, of character traits that Filipinos need to overcome if they want to emerge as a better society – definitely better than their current situation indicates.

Filipinos are rude, undisciplined and inconsiderate

The quintessential example of this, of course, is to look at a daily commute and a typical traffic scene in the Philippines. What do they do? They all want to be first; if they spot a chance to overtake, they will. If you drive a car, if you use signal lights to turn or change lanes, a lot of drivers will not let you pass through.

Filipinos are overly emotional

How else to describe a people who elect their leaders based on a perceived sense of “honesty” and because their relatives died? How else to describe a people who are easily swayed by catchy one-liners and slogans and phrases? How else to describe a people who are better at reacting than responding; there is a difference between the two (hint: one of them involves thinking)

Filipinos lack a sense of self-responsibility

Filipinos always need a hero who will deliver them from their self-made wretchedness. A man like Rodrigo Duterte appeals to a people who are unable to appreciate the importance of policing themselves.

In addition, Filipinos have been so used to thinking that someone else will clean up after their own messes, they just leave their trash, literally.

Filipinos rely heavily on external factors and forces for validation

Two words: Pinoy Pride. That all too familiar feeling when someone with Filipino blood is successful abroad. Filipinos back home are quick to latch on to the success of that entity and claim it as their own, or worse, to put it up as proof that Filipinos are great and important members of the world community. And yet, more often than not, the success of that entity is due to his/her own hard work, and not because he/she has Filipino roots or heritage.

By the way, does it sound familiar to you that on occasion, Filipinos pay little attention to their talented countrymen until a foreign entity recognizes that talent? Now suddenly, they’re all over him.

Filipinos take criticism and alternative approaches/points of view very poorly

Filipinos have heard and been told too many times that they need to improve themselves and that they need to clean up their act if they want to get out of their current pathetic condition. They have one general reaction to all of these: indignation. All due to a paper thin ego that is better at dishing out than taking it.

Unfortunately, Filipinos put more emphasis on the tone and the perceived rudeness of the message more than on the actual content. Form over substance. And they can’t even put up proper counterarguments without resorting to Ah, basta! or argumentatum ad hominem.

Why such stubbornness or incorrigible self-righteousness persists, despite the disastrous outcome and results found in Filipino society, is something that has been baffling for many, many years.

Filipinos set abominably low standards for themselves

Pwede na iyan. Bahala na. Continuous improvement is a hard chore for the Filipino because he is forced to think to make it work – something he does not like doing. Mediocre mindset equals mediocre output equals substandard way of life.

Filipinos are lazy and unimaginative

There are many talented Filipinos. However, it seems that the problem is that collectively, their society doesn’t encourage such. What are some common reactions one can get if you try to present ideas to fellow Filipinos?

That can’t be done.
Don’t forget us when you become famous.
You make the rest of us look bad.
Why don’t you for a government office?
Ang ambisyoso mo naman!
Balato ko, ha!

Filipinos harbor a skewed concept of freedom

Filipinos think the “freedom” they supposedly earned in 1986 allows them to do whatever they want, regardless of the consequences. This “freedom” goes hand in hand with their concept of “democracy”. They just go through the motions; elect leaders whose platforms (or lack thereof) they didn’t exhaustively cross-examine, and they express shock that things come out the way they envisioned it to.

The following question remains without a convincing answer until now:

Proud to be Filipino? Of what exactly?

Obviously, Filipinos have been putting the cart before the horse; they feel pride for some inexplicable thing, then they go find something to feel proud of, however small and inappropriate. But true pride comes from a society building things as a collective, from accomplishing things where each member of that society can feel happy and satisfied knowing that they had a part in building that thing or accomplishment. Not just because they share some semblance of “Filipino blood” with the entity who became successful.

If Pwede na iyan, Bahala na, and a culture of impunity are the best that Filipinos can do together, well, they get what they deserve.

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Jetlag807
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Yes! Yes! Yes! If I may add… If a “foreigner” wrote this, he/she would be reported to Immigration and be deported as an “undesirable alien”.

Bennadria
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True. If a filipino wrote this, he/she would be called mayabang at akala mo sinno ka na. nakatikim ka lang ng abroad.

id_NEOid_idZERO
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truth hurts my friends… but the truth shall set us free from this mediocrity…

Resurgemus a cinis
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I am Filipino, and I approve this message. We need a tipping point for these changes to happen. Any suggestions?

- Neo -
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Too much hate…i think the title of this blog is wrong and it should be change to manilenyo because the characters and enviroment in which the author is describing is specificly referring to manila..i just think it’s not fair because these situations do not happen to most parts of the philippines.

Dinah
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Yes, true true. Did it mention the corrupt government? The people are all about the money… 🙁 Plus, there is tons of crime. And yes, I am a Filipino. I also feel like we copy from America too much. -.- The Philippines isn’t exactly that original. I also believe that we are pretty ignorant.

meo
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No offense, Bennadria, but I believe it doesn’t have to take one to go abroad to say what he believes is the ugly truth about the Philippines. There’s no need really to compare other countries with the Philippines. Consider this: The Philippines is considered the most corrupt DEMOCRATIC Country in the world, the 11th most corrupt country in the world, this according to the survey in the news with the most undesciplined people. These are just but a few, not to mention what our supposed elected leaders are doing to the country. Do I still have abroad to know all… Read more »
Yo, Sche
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Funny thing is, PH is proud already for ditching top 10 of the most corrupt countries. IMHO, PH doesnt have vision of being the best.

Herbert
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No offense, meo, but from what rock did you crawl out of? Your point for us to “consider” is more than 10 years ago. Since 2010, Transparency International has been improving the rank of the Philippines from being one of the top 10 most corrupt countries. The Philippines is now at the middle: 85 out of 175.

http://www.transparency.org/cpi2014/infographic/regional/asia-pacific

meo
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Sorry for the overlooked, thought addressing my comment to somebody else would be alright….kindly disregard same if it won’t comply with the “rules”. Thanks, anyway.

Pimpness
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Agree with all but the first line…
“Filipinos are rude, undisciplined and inconsiderate”.
This is mostly true in the cities. But go to the provinces and you’ll see Pinoys are still MOSTLY polite, disciplined, and considerate.

domo
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Well good for them. However, this article is not about them but about those failipino’s mediocre mindset and sadly those you’ve mentioned are just the minority.

domo
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Well good for them. However, this article is not about them but about those failipino’s mediocre mindset and sadly those you’ve mentioned are just the minority of good Filipinos.

* FIXED

dan
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I visited Palawan with my wife and found it cleaner than MetroManila.

madrid
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really?

liny
Guest

Yes, not all Filipinos are rude, undisciplined and inconsiderate… Not even in general.. In fact, If you try to live in the Philippines, you will feel how hospitable, loving and respectful we are.

Monie
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I live in the provinces now —- rude and undisciplined – no Pinoy Pride here Packing my bags to leave again, we are a corrupt ignorant people.

jacky33
Member

“Why I Am Not Proud To Be Filipino”, it didn’t say “why I am not proud to be foreigner”. So no, a foreigner would not write something with “Filipino”, it’s not a matter of “if” but never.

Jetlag807
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So instead of using a little common sense and grasping the point of my comment, you want to nit-pick? OK… Allow me to clarify for the hard-headed: If a “foreigner” wrote an article LIKE this one, OBVIOUSLY under a different title, and if aforementioned article contained the same points of criticism then “he/she would be reported to Immigration and be deported as an “undesirable alien”… Does that clear it up for you?

Gigi
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How about doing something about it? Get into the education sector, and teach. Join an organization that will touch the young Filipino and do formation work, get into reform. Get off that couch you are lazily lounging about in and do something!
If you truly care about the Filipino, help. If not, then you have no right to say anything. People like you are part of the problem.
Dami mong sinasabi wala ka namang ginagawa!

Joey JoJo
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That’s not a good idea. CRITICAL THINKING is what every Filipino needs and the blog is also a source of help.

Sad to say, if you go into the education sector, the colleges would discourage you to teach CRITICAL THINKING to students.

Sorry, pero mas malala kapag may nagagawa ga yet it’s still the same shit over and over. That means there is something wrong with yourself. It’s like saying na “Sshh, tumulong na lang kayo”, but what you’re also citing ignorance. The Typhoon Yolanda fiasco is also an example of Pinoy stupidity.

Anonymous
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^Correct.

Veronica
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Gigi, how silly of you to assume that the writer is doing nothing. Can’t we write AND help the country at the same time? How sure are you that this person does nothing but blog all day? Don’t jump too fast to conclusions.

Mark
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Totally agree with what Veronica said! Gigi, you don’t even entirely know what the author does in his everyday life. Who knows, maybe he IS currently doing something that contributes to the betterment of the country! So I say please, do not judge him right away. Instead of firing back negatively at the author, just take whatever he said as a form of constructive criticism. Filipinos altogether can do SOOO much better if they realize the mistakes that they do and start improving from them.

Rudy
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How many Filipinos will accept that they were wrong? Just my 2 cents.

Emmy
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I would like to add, if I may, that that is another annoying trait of Filipinos–jumping too fast to conclusions! One good example is sharing negative posts about something or a person, on Facebook, without even checking first if what they are sharing is true or not! Basta re-post lang nang re-post, it doesn’t matter if what they re-post could destroy a person’s reputation, kesehodang nakita lang nila sa newsfeed nila, kahit hindi nila sigurado kung totoo o hindi, basta mare-post lang nila!

vagoneto rieles
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Gigi..Isn’t this exactly what ‘Fallen Angel’ is talking about? You just validated his/her views.

mark
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like i said. if your ashamed of being a Filipino. go live in another country where you will be proud to be a citizen of.

domo
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Implying that you are proud of those mediocrities the author had mentioned.

mark
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I am not implying anything but distaste for the whole article. nor am I in anyway justifying it by commenting. you call me emotional because i reacted? who in his right mind wouldn’t?

the asshole
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Dafuq bruh? Im the only asshole here bitch! You have no right to do so

Bogart
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Implying your distaste is just a repeat of your first comment. You ARE proud of those mediocrities then?

Did you read the article? How about challenging yourself and TRY justifying your argument. I bet you’ll give up just trying to organize your thoughts.

domo
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Distaste of the article? Or are you just an asshurt who can’t handle the author’s harsh truth and just hide your head in a ground like an ostrich? Denial much emotard? Oh look you’re crying again. Just in time because my glass just got empty so fill ’em up!

mark
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you judge me like you know me? you don’t even know my real name and yet you are quick to pass judgement on how i think and act and specially what i do for a living and what i do to positively contribute to society and not just bicker. what is there to justify except the author displayed arrogance and obviously has not been exposed to other cultures other than that of his own. that is for you bogart and for the die-hard GRP wannabe DOMO

Nitro
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You can justify it by proving the author wrong. You may site examples of filipino traits that show the opposite of the author’s examples, or disprove the author’s claims by showing evidence of the opposite. If you can not show any of these, then that just means you are satisfied with the mediocrity.

Isip isip din pag may time
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Isip isip din pag may time

A non-filipino, most likely…

Isip isip din pag may time
Guest
Isip isip din pag may time

In response to the question “who in their right minds wouldn’t?”

-a non filipino, most likely…

Bogart
Guest

It’s not about ‘OTHER’ cultures anymore. It’s about how we move forward as HUMANS. Accepting our mistakes and therefore realizing our potential is what it will take for us to evolve as a people.

And no, you don’t have to tell me much for me to know what kind of person you are.

marius
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You don’t even realise you just demonstrated FallenAngel’s points 2 and 5, do you?

Pinoy Pride!

{facepalm}

mark
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That’s what you took from my comment? come on! you can do better than that marius!

marius
Guest

The meaning was pretty clear.

Are you saying there was some deep philosophical point, other than ‘lalalala I can’t hear you’?

mark
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too bad you can’t read between the lines. “lalala i cant hear you”

look who’s talking.
gather round folks… the whole team of get real philippines is here!

domo
Guest

Says the emotard who is always asshurt every time he was given facts. And no, your “facts” that you’ll gonna bitch to us is useless. Thank you very much you clown because you make us realists entertain. You should work for the circus btw.

Polandball
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I suggest you go read polandball/countryballs comics, you will need a butthurt ointment when you read how our Motherland is being discriminated as Maidland by Singapore and how we also discriminate other countries. In short tibayan mo sikmura mo at tanggappin mo na may pagkukulang tayo kaya ganito bansa natin

mark
Guest

asshurt and butthurt? where did you learn how to talk to others? does it actually validate your argument ?

domo
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When in desperation, use my words against me. Btw remember what tomas said to you:
“the authors already gave you the chance to present a valid counterargument to debunk what was written that you happened to disagree with and all you ever did was attack the authors for saying what they did.”
You better make one now emotard or else time to face the banhammer. And no your replies to him are already invalid. What an embarrassment you really are.

ricky rick
Guest

wow. talaga naman. malapit ka na maging part ng GRP

Vanilla Ice
Guest

@ricky: Nice red herring you got there.

miei
Guest

all of people who gives their comment here are the best example of the Filipino’s describe by the author in the article above… think people.. which are you in the above article?

“Filipino’s always react to the politician of the country, but when election came… they choose not to vote because they don’t want any politician, then when a politician they don’t like win, they will react again and the loop will never end…”

Vanilla Ice
Guest

@miei: As Richard Gordon once stated…

“Filipinos don’t think. They REACT.”

Then Filipinos ‘react’ about it, saying things like “Mayabang”, “Kala mo kung sino”, etc. Pero totoo ang sinabi niya.

And then you get Bozo the Clown as a president. You connect the dots…

tomas
Guest

you’re probably new to this site basing on the dedication you have exhibited in commenting to various articles here in a short span of time.=) no worries. when the initial butthurt subsides, you’ll have your own inception moment when you least expect it. in the meantime—in deference to your statement—go find another blogsite that will satisfy your hunger for positive vaidation on everything that is pinoy.=)

mark
Guest

Tomas you are correct. I may be new to this blog but by commenting something contrary to what the author wrote is no reason to shoo me away. That just proves my point that this blog is not about shared opinions, rather by agreed opinions only which is sad.

however, you are wrong to assume i that i am in need validation for everything good about pinoy. just like everyone else who is reading this, i just browse around and give my two cents… just like everybody else.

mark
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sorry I meant to say exchange of opinions.

tomas
Guest

“commenting something contrary to what the author wrote is no reason to shoo me away…”

so don’t shoo people away from the country who do not share your views about being a pinoy.=) just because a citizen has a view of his own culture contrary to the SUPPOSED expectation by the rest does not make his observation less valid and, more importantly, truthful.=)

mark
Guest
what is truthful about criticizing a trait shared by people all over the world and singling out his own people? and I have said it before and i will say it again. I am just giving my opinion and not expecting to change anything. what you’re implying is every comment here should concur with whatever the author wrote? you say that only those that share his point of view matters? “just because a citizen has a view of his own culture contrary to the SUPPOSED expectation by the rest does not make his observation less valid and, more importantly, truthful.=)”… Read more »
tomas
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And just because other countries and cultures do it automatically absolves the philippines from criticism? 🙂

mark
Guest
does it give him a reason to say filipinos are this and that? people are people. there are lots of similarities in traits regardless of race. did I imply that filipinos are to be absolved from criticisms? never did. you seem like a smart person and I know you get what im saying. you just want me to say something wrong or out of line. I don’t pretend to be smart. IM just being frank. too bad youthink you can say whatever you want and to hell with what others would think because whatever is written here cannot and should… Read more »
tomas
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@mark – or maybe if you can give counterpoints to each of the abhorrent traits the article listed. that would be great. Otherwise you’re just resorting to Gestapo tactics of actually agreeing with what you see except you still want to wallow in denial by resorting to censorship.

tomas
Guest

sorry what was the topic again? oh right, thanks for steering us out of it in the first place.=)

mark
Guest

tomas. there is no need to counter-argue each and every one of the points the author made. I thought i made it clear that these traits are shared by people all over the world. and we certainly do not have “exclusive rights” to own it all. where was censorship implied in any of my statements? where was denial that? and gestapo tactics? was i ever a threat?

I admire your solidarity as a team. Like a pack of wolves on a hunt. but doesn’t that show how biased your collective intellect has become?

tomas
Guest

and we keep coming back to not mentioning things just because others have it worse.=) and where did you ever get the idea that i always agree with everything written here?=)

mark
Guest

see how far-off the topic your driving at? wow.

ricky rick
Guest

saan niya sinabi na others have it worse, or implied anywhere sa comment na ito? anlayo yata ng sinabi mo mang tomas.

tomas
Guest

Hahahaha! Sige na nga, sabi nyo e.:) nakakabilib naman dedikasyon nyo sa pgkomento dito abay tinalo nyo pako sa pagbabad sa site nato.:)

ricky rick
Guest

nagtataka lang ako sa comment mo mang tomas baka pwede mo lang ipaliwanag

Mister
Guest
Living in a different country doesn’t really rid a Filipino of his/her heritage so I don’t think suggesting this thought was that much of a bright idea. Besides, all the traits mentioned by the author were on point. Can you really deny the facts stated on this article? Rather than viewing this article negatively, people should just ponder on the ugly truth regarding our flawed mentality as Filipinos and act on it. I would think that the author wrote this article as he/she wanted Filipinos to realize that we need to change our ways if we want to see improvements… Read more »
marius
Guest

Mister: the funny part is, people like yourself – who recognise that the author is not just slinging insults but simply wants things to change – are the ones who actually DO command respect. You’re the guys who are going to make it happen. YOU can be proud – not of being a Filipino, but of being a decent human being in the midst of a country going to hell in a handbasket.

It’s just such a pity you’re in the minority.

Sick_Amore
Guest

I think so too, marius. If you’re not anything mentioned above, you can be proud but normally Filipinos who truly have something to be proud of don’t share this “Pinoy Pride” so rather than bragging about what makes them proud as Filipino, they just do the right thing and share ideas that could lift others out of their mediocre thinking and way of living 😉

tomas
Guest

Of course you did not say it. Ok so what exactly was false or totally untrue about what was written that you did not agree or took issue with? Maybe if we started there we can debate a lot more fruitfully instead of this futile running around in circles. 🙂

bert
Guest

mark just shut up. im filipino and you’re jusst making things worse for all of us. soo just fckn shut up!

arzie
Guest

Not all “people in the Philippines” are like that… Let’s classify them as “Pinoys” and “Filipinos”

The article is more particular on “Pinoys” Filipinos are not like that. I’m a Filipino, I’m not like that, though from my perspective, may mga pilipinong-unggoy (a.k.a., pinoy) na masama talaga ugali.

In general, kahit naman sa ibang bansa may masasama din ugali, yun nga lang, they are not tolerated by authorities, dito naman sa Pilipnas mga konsintidor ang mga tao dito.

domo
Guest

pinoy can be also called as a failipino btw. pinoy is the ghetto version of Filipino like murrican as the ghetto version of American.

WR
Guest

No problem. The “pinoy island” is not the only nation on earth, there are many other nations with better standard of living.

Why should we limit ourselves to just one place? We have the right to travel to other regions of the earth and not be binded
forcefully to this draconian notion of national “loyalty.”

That's right
Guest

No you don’t. You can’t just come to the USA if you live in the Philippines.

DG
Guest

The author isn’t ashamed of being a Filipino, he merely listed the ugly side of Filipinos that we need to fix. I’m guilty of some of these things and I completely agree with everything he said. It’s easy to run away from these faults and be a citizen of another country, it’s difficult to actually try and address them by informing the Filipinos about it. So instead of telling to gtfo of the country, why don’t you ask yourself what the author’s trying to accomplish first?

Sustainability Ninja
Guest
lol I appreciate the sentiment, if not the logic, Mark. I know what you’re trying to say because I agree. This article is racism and bigotry at its finest – pretending to be logical and factual. The truth is, it’s only evidence is anecdotal. Hence, the article is just an OPINION piece written to trigger an emotional reaction. It’s very clever actually because if you want to appear logical, you have to agree. If you say, that’s a load of bull you’re emotional. Catch 22 as they say. Example: Filipinos are rude, undisciplined and inconsiderate NOT TRUE: That type of… Read more »
marius
Guest
What on earth are you talking about, Ninja? What you just said makes no sense at all. Rudeness is ‘logical’? Seriously? Does that mean that polite societies have got it all wrong and they should learn from Filipinos how to behave properly? Anecdotal? The Philippines is near (or AT) the bottom of every official performance indicator. Are you saying the World Bank, the UN, Amnesty International etc are just reporting ‘anecdotes’? As for triggering an emotional reaction: the author’s point is that Filipinos don’t know how to react in any other way. I’m appalled at the number of Filipinos here… Read more »
PINOY AKO
Guest

Precisely my thoughts too!!! But hey, am too weak to argue.. letting you Ninja and Mark do this… hehe.. author’s “logic” actually are fallacies… may pinaghuhugutan??? You cannot say “Mark is stupid. Mark is a Filipino. Therefore, Filipinos are stupid. Sorry Mark I’d be damned if i used Marius.. hehe

Sherl
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I agree. Its a clever way of filipino descrimination. If you are a filipino living abroad, like me, you wont be as bitter as you implied to be in ur article. Its true that some filipinos are inconsiderate blah blah blah. But instead of writing it in a negative way like you abhor filipinos, Try and not be too harsh about it. I am a filipino and Im proud to be one. If filipinos are proud of someones achievements,so be it. what do you care? I appreciate people and im happy for their success in life. I was once working… Read more »
WinterSoldier
Guest

George Carlin will have a word of you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOmQP9guIl0

I mean, you can never be proud of what you can’t ACHIEVE. I’m also born Filipino, much as you are. We can never be ‘proud’ unless we are put something into. What you’re propagating is a reverse from of racism called ‘Pinoy Pride’.

Stop playing the victim card and set your priorities for once.

meo
Guest
Mark, I am a Filipino and I AM NOT ASHAMED TO BE ONE but I don’t have to live in another country, even if I can, to be proud because I have wronged no one to be shamed of. However I totally agree 100+ 1% captioned statement and I cannot in my own conscience be proud to be a Filipino. There is nothing to be proud of. Do you? Look around you. I’ll give you some for a starter: COA(Commissions OR AUDIT; COMELEC (Commissions OR Elections) PMA(Prepartory Millionaires) Academy. Supposed leasers who wittingly sell a part of the country to… Read more »
AK
Guest

Aren’t most Filipinos itching to leave the country and migrate somewhere? Unfortunately it’s easier said than done. Get off your high horse and open your eyes.

Anne
Guest

The whole point of this article is to sinply implythat changes needs to be made. No one needs to shoo people away from the cou try. It’s just a simple eye-opener article.

Tired Of Your Faggotry
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Tired Of Your Faggotry

You, My friend, are an idiot and a hypocrite 😉 I am concluding that this article hits you right in that spot. Typical reaction of someone who cannot handle the truth. The Phrase “Filipinos take criticism and alternative approaches/points of view very poor” is definitely for you. You piece of shit 😉

Sean Akizuki
Guest

Really? YOu want the PH to stay shameful as it is? WOW!

vince
Guest

Well said thats the spirit

Cholo
Guest

This just proved no 5 ‘Filipinos take criticism and alternative approaches/points of view very poorly’ to be correct. ‘go live in another country’ is saddest and weakest argument they have at their disposal

Blub
Guest

Oh, wow I wish it was that easy to move to another country and live happily under better government and with better people, but it isn’t.

And even if I do that, I can’t escape the fact that I’m a Filipino in blood. And that’s probably what the author meant. Use your common sense, how old are you anyway? Your mentality seems… Underdeveloped. Don’t be such a butthurt #PinoyPride example.

U2bob
Guest

Well done, Fallen Angel…

The 3 most common pinoy signs: Out of Stock, Out of Order, Out to lunch.
It’s a miracle more companies aren’t Out Of Business!

So, in keeping with the subject: Pasensya na poooooo!

benign0
Admin

Another Pinoy classic comeback: “If you’re ashamed of being a Filipino, go live in another country..”

😀

mark
Guest
you are ashamed of being a filipino aren’t you? you said so yourself. im just giving you a solution to one of your problems. like i said talk wont get you anywhere. you need to do something to get your problems solved. classic response from a narrow minded , self-righteous, Mr. Perfect. and these traits you mentioned in this other trash which is a sorry excuse for an article, also are traits of people from other nations. rude? try going to france. at the airport alone. take it from someone who has traveled a lot. I have mingled with a… Read more »
karen
Guest

Relax, Mark. You’re getting too overly emotional.

Bing Bong
Guest

‘REALAX’ is always a great way to start a bar room brawl, try sayin it to a belligerent drunk in a bar sometime,UM-KAY?

Bing Bong
Guest

‘REALAX’ is always a great way to start a bar room brawl, try sayin it to a belligerent drunk in a bar sometime,UM-KAY?

***”RELAX”.

the asshole
Guest

Dafuq bruh? Verbal abuse is not a fucking freedom of speech

Bing Bong
Guest

@ Dafuq, u talkin 2 moi ? most places your free to do as u like, as long as u can live with the consequences. So, next time your in a bar-room and some bellgerent drunk starts getting upset, tell him to ‘relax’, and maybe ,you’ll get to live with the consequences.

WR
Guest

But of course. Pinoys always need to point out that something or someone else is as bad or worse than them at something everytime they’re targets of criticism. It’s their instinctive excuse for not needing to do anything about their faults.

Taj
Guest

I totally agree. This attitude is very Filipino. We usually can’t take criticsm. We always let the emotions get the better of us when we should be focusing on how to contructively make things better.
I for one is guilty for this behaviour (sometimes)☺.

domo
Guest

Nah it’s diseases like YOU who are smothering this country not us realists.
Your bandwagoning of other countries’ faults proves that you are an irresponsible coward who hates to face our country’s issues by sugarcoating them with positives in order to make yourself feel better. You’re not a part of this country’s solution. You’re just a problem. Hell, like I said, you’re a disease. A cancer even. So much for our country’s independence.

ricky rick
Guest

so true na naman (y) keep at it domo

vince
Guest

They deserves this kind of answer. Very well said.

Mlmr
Guest
I think the title alone put you off already that it made you reply the whole leave the country bit…which made other people think that you were just being dismissive of this article. And emotional because you let your pinoy pride speak. Maybe perhaps a better, less offending title will make people see this as points to be considered. I mean acceptance of our faults is the first step to self improvement. Yes, these traits are seen in other nationalities but we’re talking about the filipinos. And what we can do to improve ourselves. Mediocrity in voting for example. The… Read more »
Blub
Guest

Just because there are other countries that are more rude and possess more horrible qualities doesn’t mean we should be thankful for having a bad country. You should look around you so you can understand what this article is saying. God, Mark, your stupid comments are everywhere!

apple
Guest
You live in Metro Manila don’t you? Your first point is obviously pointed at driver behavior in Metro Manila. Metro Manila is not the only place for Filipinos in the Philippines. On your general point on how Filipino’s vote their politicians is obviously pointing to lack of education and what the needs of our countrymen need, which are basic necessities like food, clothing, and money and not how you describe it as a character trait. The phrase “bahala na” does not always mean leave it to faith or chance, it is sometimes said “I’ve done everything I can. Bahala na.”… Read more »
mark
Guest

well said apple.

Sid
Guest

Look at this guy and his confirmation bias.

ricky rick
Guest

so they’re not allowed to agree just coz it’s doesn’t go with what the author wrote? who’s biased now?

domo
Guest

No it’s failipinos like you who don’t see reality and still living in the lala land.

ricky rick
Guest

whoever runs with the flock, can only follow ass.

this is so you … domo

domo
Guest

Patawa na naman ang payasong ito.

ricky rick
Guest

domo suntukan na lang tayo. masyado ka maaangas. yan typical pinoy flaw yan di ba? mayabang at nagpapanggap na inglisero. suntukan na lang. pakita mo tapang mo kupal!

sheilagozun
Guest

Domo thinks agreeing with the author and bashing Filipinos makes him a better person. Lol

andrew
Guest

most of us think that the country is NCR only. we thought that what happens in NCR happens also to the rest of the archipelago. lol.

lastikman
Guest

“You live in Metro Manila don’t you? Your first point is obviously pointed at driver behavior in Metro Manila”- are you sure it’s just metro manila?have you ever been to baguio?haha

Jake
Guest

Her point dummy is not to stereotype. The Philippines has different places with different cultures. 😉

lastikman
Guest

so jake..hehe you are saying that following traffic rules is part of a culture?haha that’s funny.mema lng jake? (me masabi lang). ako wama (walang masabi) sa comment mong walang sense.

domo
Guest

What different cultures when in fact all failipinos in this country do not follow laws at all especially in South Cotabato where the motorcycle drivers never wear a helmet?

ricky rick
Guest

pasensiya ka na jake at mga blind followers yan ng GRP. yung independent thinking nila nawala na simula nung na-amaze sila sa galing ng GRP. ergo Whatever GRP writes is absolutely correct and can never be contested.

DG
Guest
Been traveling from the south to the north of the Philippines by road and many drivers, if not most, still don’t follow simple highway rules like obeying overtaking lanes EVEN THOUGH there are road signs in every 10km’s or so. It’s worse on the 2 lane 2 way roads in the provinces where bus drivers simply stop in the middle of the road, tricycles pull unexpected u turns, and PUV’s pull over whenever and wherever they want to just because a passenger wants to go down. Aditionally, traffic in the “bayans” get significantly slower because of people parking on the… Read more »
domo
Guest
Oh please like imperial manila is the only city in our country that do those mediocrities. Then what do you call Koronadal in South Cotabato with those motorcycle operators using their motorcycle instead of tricycle as their public transport for transporting up to 4 people? There are still lots more doing that kind of mediocrity in this country and I already saw them so don’t just single out imperial manila. And unfortunately, a lot of failipinos are using “bahala na” abusively. No wonder why a lot of poor failipino people are still living in the slums in a land that… Read more »
mark
Guest

wala ka na ba iba masabi kundi mediocre, mediocrities? lahat ng comment mo puro ganyan ang laman

Jimberly
Guest
Mark, dude! Kanina ko pa binabasa mga comments mo and the best you can do is to use their words against them. Puro negative pregnant ang content ng iyong counter arguements. Kokopyahin mo lang sinabi nila tapos lalagyan mo lang ng “no” or “i’m not”. It doesnt constitute a valid answer to the arguement. Nagrereklamo ka na puro “mediocre” or “mediocrity” ang nakikita mo. Eh yun nga yung topic eh. Naghahanap ka pa ng ibang term eh yun na nga yung term para dun. Tama na butthurt mate. Tama na pagiging overly sensitive. Mashado kang madrama eh alam mo namang… Read more »
Bogart
Guest

The only solution/argument you’ve been able to come up with so far is for Filipinos to

“LEAVE THE COUNTRY IF THEY’RE NOT PROUD OF IT”.

Do you know how stupid that sounds? Think…

Dick S. O'Rosary
Guest

This is to confirm that the driving behavior exhibited here exists in other parts of the archipelago as well as other ghetto behavior like cutting in line, building structures on public property, general lawlessness and rude behavior.

Davao is the exception, but if it wasn’t Martial law there, things would be the same.

Sustainability Ninja
Guest

Agree! 😀

Gigi
Guest

How about doing something about it? Get into the education sector, and teach. Join an organization that will touch the young Filipino and do formation work, get into reform. Get off that couch you are lazily lounging about in and do something!
If you truly care about the Filipino, help. If not, then you have no right to say anything. People like you are part of the problem.
Dami mong sinasabi wala ka namang ginagawa!

Dave
Guest

Bill Hicks: “People ask me ‘are you proud to be an American?’ and I say, ‘I don’t know, I didn’t have a lot to do with it. My parents f****d there, that’s about all.'”

Krazy Garlic Chef
Guest
What the author summarized are true and we as Filipinos should not be proud of it. However, in the spirit of fairness a d trasnparency, the author should have also listed things that we Filipinos should be proud about. All races are not perfec and share fauls,cultures, and historical atrocities we are not, and will never be proud of. But if you hate being Filipino and leads its non-Filipino detractors in maligning your own race then it is you who should be ashamed of yourself. Just like this full blooded Filipino who hates everything about the Philippines with tbe exeption… Read more »
joe
Guest

Well said well said. Very good analysis and observation.

JunzTao
Guest

Stereotype &/or Reality? There’s no perfect Human Being, Society or any Culture in our Planet. The author is right in some degree, mixed with arrogance & hypocrisy.

WR
Guest

“Arrogance” & “Hypocrisy”

One of the many traits of the insecure pinoy mindset.

Leon
Guest

Oohh, a post about Filipinos! Proud to be Pinoy!

Bing Bong
Guest

Mostly true, but I’ve met a few Filipino’s with higher values and beliefs standards than many other humans I’ve encountered.It comes from good parenting, societal structure and is complicated.BUT THE ARTICLE IS ACCURATE,for 90%+ of the population.

GET OUT NOW,and never return until you are a citizen of another country.NO FUTURE FOR THE PHILIPPINES, could be a big hit song there,its true enough…someone should redo the SEX-PISTOLS song there,Filipino musicians are first rate and are good at imitating things.

Bing Bong
Guest

you forgot ‘have a low to non-existant self-esteem level’.

Bing Bong
Guest

the worst trait is the throwing garbage around wherever they happen to go, that is truly acting and being like ,u know,OINK-OINK=pig. Most societies frown on littering severely, if you do that,I dont care where you live or what nation your from…you are a fuckin pig !

Adelina Guerrero
Guest
Maraming tama sa sinabi mo, ang masama sa Pilipino saludo sila sa foreigner at hindi nila tinataguyod ang sariling atin. Kagaya na lang ng mga performer, mas magaling ang Pinoy pero nag iimport tayo at lumalabas ang dollar ng bansa dahil dito. Maraming mangmang at kulang sa outlook ang maraming Pinoy. Binoboto lang nila ang makapagbibigay ng kaunting ginhawa kagaya ng isang kilong bigas. Sana maging matinik sila kunin nila pero iboto nila ang matinong tao. At isa pa me talangka attitude ang maraming Pinoy. Mas matalino ang Pinoy kesa ibang lahi, hindi lang nabibigyan ng tamang pagkakataon.
FilipinoPride
Guest

I AM A PROUD BUTTHURT FILIPINO, I FIND THIS ARTICLE OFFENSIVE PLEASE TAKE IT DOWN BECAUSE I DON’T TAKE CRITICISM EASILY.

meo
Guest

No offense, FilipinoPride, but I don’t believe the article IS offensive, nothing FACTUAL AND TRUTHFUL are deemed offensive if they are the REAL truth. TRUTH hurts but it’s the truth and nothing, absolutely nothing can change that and we just have to live with it. If you are a proud Fiipino, what are you proud of, anyway? Besides you don’t have to get hurt, its not your fault.

Rafael
Guest

I think FilipinoPride is being sarcastic. He/she is trying to imitate what was written on the article to prove that it’s true. 🙂

Robert Haighton
Member

FallenAngel,
as a foreigner I witnessed, experienced all of the issues mentioned by you, every time I am in Cebu.

And I keep on wondering what was/is the root of all those issues or where did it all start.

Secondly, I keep on wondering why I never met a person who said “enough is enough”.

Every time I leave Cebu (going back home), I am always frustrated, especially about all the inefficiencies.

mark
Guest

still you kept coming back after all these frustrations? thats the problemn. you never met anyone yet because you only have been on one city in the Philippines? wherever you may come from are we any different from your folks over there? do you live in a perfect society? give me a break!

Robert Haighton
Member

Compared to the Philippines, yes we – the Dutch – do have the perfect society. Eat that, Mark. And I do say that in all humbleness.

the asshole
Guest

Hahaha! Eat that shit mark! *flies away*

Grimwald
Member

Besides, I know a Dutchwoman who’s much hotter than Kris Aquino… 😛

Robert Haighton
Member

Grimwald,
names please. LOL

I know a lot of Philipine woman who look hot (sexy). But in they themselves dont know what that is. They dont even know how to flaunt hotness. Ask any pinay if she herself feels sexy (sometimes). She probably doesnt know what you are talking about.

In a country wehere PDA is forbidden, one cant/dont know what sexy is.

Dutchman
Guest

“yes we – the Dutch – do have the perfect society.”

-Then why do you keep going back there-Philippines if we have SUCH PERFECT society?

-so confused-

Robert Haighton
Member

Dutchman,
ik zei “in vergelijking met de Filistijnen hebben wij een perfecte samenleving”.

Ik begrijp ook niet waarom zij blijven volharden in ouderwetse tradities en folklore. Het helpt ze geen stap verder. In de Filipijnen lopen ze 50, 60 jaar achter met ons. Dat gat zal alleen maar groter worden.

Dick S. O'Rosary
Guest

We axed the Laguna floodway project of your cousins the Belgians because it’s a Pinoy trait to not fulfill our end of a contract. Now we’re getting sued yo.

I think Mr. Haighton keeps coming back here because he has a pending lawsuit from a bad business deal years back. Lol!

Robert Haighton
Member

Dick,
You are close.

I am persona non grata because of one Pinay sued me for “revenge porn”.

Sustainability Ninja
Guest
Come on, Robert. You’re playing with semantics here and that’s not fair. 😉 You know what he meant. A perfect society implies the lack of need for improvement. You can’t improve on perfection. If something needs improving, then it’s not perfect. Surely you don’t suggest that the Netherlands, while beautiful and efficient, should now rest on its laurels and not strive to do better? Do you deny that some members of your country also make immoral choices, have bad habits, etc? Do you also deny that there are some issues that your country should address (e.g.: the rising depression rate… Read more »
Robert Haighton
Member
Ninja, You are a better reader (no sarcasm). Of course we – the Dutch – are not perfect. But compared to PH, I think we are pretty close. I really dont like to use the word “better”, Ninja. And even the Dutch government is not perfect. I would rate them as good. You ask me for practical and constructive advice. Pls look around yourself, pls look around in the place where you live. Are you happy with what you see? Or can things be improved? My frustrations from my visits to Cebu are caused by the things we do differently… Read more »
Robert Haighton
Member

Ninja,
is there one moment in a day you are all alone in your house to take the time to contemplate? Contemplating about the things around you, about your family, about your friends, about your work, about yourself?

Personally, I dont because Philipino are never alone bec there is no privacy. You just cant leave the living room and go to your own bedroom to start contemplating.

Sustainability Ninja
Guest
Thanks for the compliment, Robert. Much appreciated. I agree with your comments on transport safety. That needs to be addressed – and as quickly and efficiently as possible (though to my shame, I have no idea how to make it happen). Regarding your comment about actual distance vs travel time. I would guess (and I admit that I am guessing here) that the issue is finance. How much does it cost to build a road? Astronomical, I would imagine. Is it worth it? Yes. Is it worth enough to divert resources from public education to public transportation? God, I don’t… Read more »
Robert Haighton
Member
Ninja, I will go public now and put myself in a very vulnerable position (you may not believe me and kill me for the acquisations) My very first experiences with pinays was at a “dating” website (where I also met my later Pinay girlfriend/partner). They (not all of course) asked me for me money. Some even showed me body parts. Will I show you body parts – unrequested? Maybe yes but never to get money out of your pocket. And I most likely wont show you bec I have a sense of dignity (not even out of taboo). Let me… Read more »
Robert Haighton
Member
Ninja, “Again, we encourage change but we can’t accelerate the process.” You can accelerate it by informing all your friends (from all walks of life), your parents that using (example) contraceptions is not bad especially if you can inform them that having a zillion babies doesnt make them richer. You can accelarate it by informing all your friends that drive a car that blowing their horns is stupid and doesnt make their trip go any faster. Try and convince them. Although, I must admit, I never saw and heard my partner have or had a good, deep conversation with any… Read more »
Robert Haighton
Member

Ninja,
would it be possible for you and me to talk about sex? No, not from graphical point of view but more from an analytical, scientific, biological point of view?
I think that is not possible. How come?

When I say/write “you” I dont mean you personally. But based on my experiences its very difficult to talk about such topics in your country. I wonder why. Lack of knowledge, lack of arguments, taboo?

You get my drift?

Sustainability Ninja
Guest
A dating website? Allow me to reveal my first firm bias. Never believed in dating websites, never will. Yes, I know some people get lucky and find the dream partner through them but in many cases, they end up burned. I don’t know you and I don’t know these women. But no one deserves such treatment. Not you and no, not even these ladies. Such behaviour only makes me think that these women have been raised believing they only have their bodies to work with. So that’s what they use. That’s tragic too. Transportation – makes sense. I don’t know… Read more »
Robert Haighton
Member
Ninja, When I visited my pinay GF for the first time, she showed me around (or was it to show off?) to all her family members (god’s mother and the likes) as if I was a trophy to be presented. So basically there was no more time left to really get to know each other better. Not even time to get to know Cebu, Cebu City. In a harsh, blunt way that first visit was a waste. And on top of that losing a lot of time to crappy public transport didnt make it better. So in a kind of… Read more »
Robert Haighton
Member
Okay, so you are a Philipine woman married to or in a relationship with a Scot and you are residing in Scotland, right? So do you sent money back home to your famiily (mom, dad, sisters and brothers and maybe even used for uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews)? Why I am asking bec I see this all the time with pinays who live abroad. If you do then why are you sending money back home? I specifically forbid my partner to do this. Why? I would feel used and abused. And it takes away the self-responsibility of her own family… Read more »
Grimwald
Member

Sorry Robert, can’t say her name. That’s already revealing too much personal information for my part. If I did, people will get a vital clue about my identity.

But okay, I can at least give you a clue. She lives somewhere in SBMA.

Robert Haighton
Member

I need more clues my friend. GMTA

mark
Guest

funny you said that.or you forgot how the dutch treated the south africans?

YOU..EAT..THAT!!!

domo
Guest

What about failipinos like you? After you kicked-out the americans from Subic, the chinese are now invading our shoals tapos hihingi kayo ng tulong sa kanila? So much for our independence and your pinoy prayd kung isip batang duwag ka naman pala’t hindi mo man kayang ipagtanggol ang bansang ito by yourself. Checkmate inutil.

mark
Guest

How do you know I was one of those who kicked out the americans in subic when i used to work there?

failipinos? wow! e ano ka? pinoy pride? this isn’t about pinoy pride… it’s about WHAT THE AUTHOR’s DESCRIPTION OF BASICALLY EVERY PERSON ON THE PLANET and claiming it like only we “failipinos” are guilty of such. . e TAYO LANG BA ANG GANUN?

domo, you are a smartass, sadly not smart

ako ang natatawa kasi kapag sinabi ng GRP… yun ang nagiging absolute truth para sa inyo.

DIO
Guest

@mark: Son, you’re more funnier due to your emotional outbursts.

Sadly, you’re missing the point.

mark
Guest
@ dio: don’t ever call me son. Im lot older that you could ever imagine. it is you who don’t get the point when this turd domo tried to tell me who I am, what i did. he just can’t help being prejudiced. and some of you here keep assuming my argument is about pinoy pride when it is clearly not. it is funny when i comment, it is labeled as an emotional outburst. so Im damned if i do and damned if i don’t. I guess this is how you manage to keep people from commenting against an article.… Read more »
domo
Guest
Oh look guys. This clown is in denial mode again. Keep us entertained you emo clown because you are already the joker of this site. Listen moron, this site is get real philippines not get real world. It focuses about dysfunctional mindset of da pinoys like you. You can’t handle what this site said? Go back to abias-cbn because clearly you sound like you want to hear anything positive only. And let’s make things clear since you sound like you’re accusing me of generalizing every single Filipinos in this country: I said “failipino” NOT “Filipino”. Both of them have different… Read more »
mark
Guest

and dio you don’t do nicholas cage justice by addressing everybody like that. Son, ya
need to do your own thang! ya hear?

domo
Guest

Translation: hi I’m mark and I’m being a smartass because I’m stupid. *hits himself in the head with a mullet*

adeng
Guest

you are missing the point by a mile. the ducthmen above mentioned a lot of FACTS and you didnt even bother to oppose his statement. why? because they are all true and based on personal experiences.

masaya ka ba sa nakikita mo sa Pilipinas?

andrew
Guest

kasalanan ni Celia Veloso ito eh. lol.

mark
Guest

adeng his observation was based on 1 city alone? does one city reflect who and what a country and it’s people are? im sorry but you failed to notice i disregarded his comment because it lacks merit. and by saying he lives in perfect society, how much more of a lie could that be?

domo
Guest

Escapism as usual eh clown?

adeng
Guest

mark wherever you go in the philippines you will encounter the same shit. i am living in canada now, its not a perfect country but its far more better than my own motherland. Filipinos are just proud but not patriotic unlike other nationalities. chinese, vietnamese and indians will beat the crap out of you if you say something not nice against their country. kapag pinoy, wala lang, dedma. just dont say a word that would hurt pinoy ego.

we represent the philippines and we are part of it. it is our responsibility to change the image.

Robert Haighton
Member

Mark,
I am not proud of that. But can I be held responsible and accountable for that for something that happened many centuries ago? At least before my time

andrew
Guest

@Robert, I agree when you mentioned not to send money to the family. love of family is ok for us, but giving money is not right. they will depend on you and they will abuse you. my family is in the U.S. but I never ask financial assistance. money is no problem for us because each of us has a job.

Robert Haighton
Member
@Andrew, (in case of OFW) Based on what I read here in GRP (but not this article) it seems that money sent back home is oftentimes mis-used/abused and that the ones left (behind) in the Philippines get lazy and dont work or dont try to get a job. So in that case we are talking about a traditional situation with only one breadwinner. (in case a Pinay married a foreigner and living in the country of the foreigner) I heard (first hand) that sending back money is very typical to do. This will take away the responsibility of the pinay’s… Read more »
Sammie
Guest
@Robert THIS! “I really hope and wish to meet a Philippine girl/woman, who will tell me that she doesnt want to get married and doesnt want to get/have any kids. To find the liberated girl/woman who will say “enough is enough” and who really wants to enjoy full freedom without any cultural burden and hazzles.” You may actually be talking about my sister or me there. And I am being serious. Our family may actually be 1 in a million here in this country… or maybe one on 500,000? hahah We could be the only kids (we were of proper… Read more »
Robert Haighton
Member

Hi Sam,
You know what “AIDA” stands for? It is an abbreviation used in Marketing (and a little bit of Psychology).
And without you realizing it (or did you?), you used it (on me).

Can we start a relationship?

Sammie
Guest

@Robert

Oh, wow~ No. I didn’t realize I used AIDA on you. Hahah~ I am literally laughing here in surprise. I had to look up the meaning behind the acronym.

A relationship found here in GRP, huh? What a way to start! But why not?

Robert Haighton
Member

Hi Sam,
so whats next? “dating & courting” you by serenading (lol).
So lets meet. Where? Your place, my place or halfway?

sammie
Member

Hi, again, Robert,

It’s probably best to take the conversation elsewhere, no?

I am not sure if you can view my profile on WordPress when you click my name here on GRP, but you can reach me via email through my LinkedIn. If you can’t, please let me know.

Robert Haighton
Member

Sam,
– I cant click on your name here in GRP
– I searched your name in Linkedin but all I have is your first name (sammie)

You can find me on LinkedIn if/when you use my name; you can also find me on FB and on Twitter. No matter where you go, you will always recognize me by the same pic (same pic as here).

Ingat, salamat

mark
Guest

eto pa “If Pwede na iyan, Bahala na, and a culture of impunity are the best that Filipinos can do together, well, they get what they deserve”

bakit “they”? hindi ka ba pilipino?.

domo
Guest

So ibig mong sabihin dapat gawin palagi iyang mga nakakabobong ugali ng pinoy inutil? Kaya pala pinagtatawanan na tayo ng buong mundo e.

mark
Guest

YAN BA NAKUHA MO SA SINABI KO DITO DOMO? e di tanga ka pala. ang sinasaBI KO DITO ANG PUNOT KO DITO. TINATAGALOG KO NA PARA MAINTINDIHAN MO… YUNG MANUNULAT KUNG TAWAGIN ANG PILIPNIO AY “THEY”.. SA TAGALOG SILANG MGA PILIPINO, IMBES NA “WE” KAMING MGA PILIPINO DAHIL PILIPINO DIN ANG MANUNULAT. SANA NAKUHA MO NA AT TINAGALOG KO NA .

healthiswealth
Guest

mark, diabetic ka ba? gusto mo na lang mang-away o.

Ulysses
Guest

I believe the writer is trying to not write in the first person point of view that is usually required for students not to use in school papers, essays, reports, etc.

mark
Guest

i just noticed lahat “they” not once do I see “we filipinos”

how much more arrogant can you get? it’s like every else is.. but not you?

bert
Guest

just shut up. yourr making things worse for all of us

Dnnh
Guest

Maybe it’s a third party POV, for the formality of the article. I found writing more formal if you use “they”, or “the *subject*”.
(No sarcasm on my reply)

Sustainability Ninja
Guest

The third POV doesn’t work in this instance. It only makes the author appear judgmental and racist – which weakens his/her already weak argument.

domo
Guest

Says the utak squatter being an entertaining clown in this site. Keep crying bozo because your tears are very tasty.

just another guy
Guest

First of all, what are you even arguing about in this article? Can you give us some points that you are opposing to this article? Because all of your arguments are still vague to almost everyone in here. If you can’t even do that, you’re just proving the article that Filipinos cannot take negative criticism and feedback.

DIO
Guest

Son, maybe you’re just dumb or you’re just TROLLING…

I assume it’s the latter. 😛

lastikman
Guest

@mark-wag kang bobo. magkakaron ng grammar inconsistency kapag pareho nyang ginamit ang we at they

caloy
Guest

Partly correct but the author forgot to mention that these undesirable traits are also present in any other culture and these do not represent the entire Filipino community.Sure there are bad apples in a bunch but not all.How many times I’ve seen Filipinos with better work ethics, take more responsibility than others,have more sound judgement according to conscience.

Sid
Guest

The problem with that counterpoint is your above examples are an unfortunate MINORITY among the populace. The majority of the bunch are uneducated, free loading wastes of space who would be better off being part of the Soylent System.

DG
Guest

Like Sid said, we’re talking about most of the Filipinos here. You can find undesirable traits on SOME of the people of other societies, but in the case of the Philippines, you find that MOST have these undesirable traits. Take for example something as simple as claygo, you go to a cinema, not just any cinema, GH Promenade, Rockwell, Bonifacio Central Square and you still see Filipinos incapable of cleaning up after themselves. Add to that people littering everywhere.

Kris
Guest

If everybody only had self awareness. I’m Filipino and thanks to this post I have realized that I am guilty of some and not guilty of most. Which by the way gives me an eye opener to initiate change. Not change in anybody’s life, but change in myself. A change for the better. It wouldn’t hurt to try be a better citizen.

WR
Guest

Thank you Kris I know the feeling. I too was once under the spell of pinoy pride but after witnessing and experiencing the full dysfunction of my fellow pinoys, I gradually changed and now know better. If GRP articles were present ten years ago I would have reacted with just sheer emotionalism just like our favorite pal mark.

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