What made these foreigners stay in the Philippines


MANILA, Philippines–Truth be told, with all the struggles our country has encountered through the years, it sure is a challenge to be loving and proud of our nation.

But truth be also re-told, despite all the flaws this young and striving independent republic has, the passion its people have for hospitality and care for their fellowmen remained and still remains intact and unmatched.

Here is a testament as to how wonderful it is to be a Filipino, coming from, you can say, the most unexpected people:

Bakit ang sarap maging Pilipino?

This Independence Day, let us be reminded of why the Filipino nation is among the most resilient people this world has. Together, let us remember how even through life’s greatest ordeals, we still manage to bring smiles and love to our fellowmen.

Whether it’s Independence Day or not, this is something about our people that we can always be proud of.

Here are some stories shared by celebrities and netizens online:

How about you, what makes you proud to be a Filipino?

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  • AkoyPagpagLover

    Dapat proud ang mga IndoMalayFelipepes to be loyal subjects of King Felipe of Espana circa 1565. They should renamed themselves as IndoMalayFelipepes!

    Mabuhay ang Adodo Nation!!

    • PinoyNYC10128

      Can you just even for a moment STFU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ….

  • westindiansausage

    As a gift to the nation on Independence Day, they should close down the POEA, all they do is make problems rather than solutions. A trip there during every visit home is akin to getting a digital prostate exam from a doctor with large fingers.

  • ling012 eutigueo

    If you are Filipino living in abroad maybe life is good, but if you put lipstick to a pig still a pig.

    • PinoyNYC10128

      Yes, maybe our life is good over here, only because we worked out our butts off … in the Philippines, you too have the opportunity to do that unless you have influential people to back you up…. moving up the corporate ladder is like climbing a steep mountain ….

  • Earl Gates

    We must change for the future of our race our country and for the next generation. Dalawa lang ang dapat nating baguhin. Huwag tayong pauulol sa mga magnanakaw na politician. Wala dapat awa-awa and forgiveness sa mga napatunayang nagnakaw. May sakit man o matanda, dati nating hinahangaan o nagpapatawa satin, nabiyayaan man tayo o hindi, may pamilya man o wala, dating bida man sa pilikula o kontrabida, babae man o lalaki. Huwag na tayong paloloko, ipaglaban ang karampatang kabayaran na naaayon sa batas. Bitay o habambuhay na pagkakulong na walang VIP treatment.

  • PinoyNYC10128

    Yes there are so many good traits the filipinos possess, it’s also the same reason many patients in our facility are glad when filipinos take care of them … but the saddest reality is… this is the same trait that these damned politicians exploit knowing that filipinos persevere even in dire situations …

  • Earl Gates

    Philippines is a very rich nation richer than Middle East countries and many Western countries pinabayaan nga lang natin ang mga banyagang bansa na sakupin tayo at pinabayaan din nating pamunuan tayo ng mga corrupt na presidente at nanunungkulan sa gobyerno. Hindi tayo dumaan sa madugong rebolusyon at himagsikan na katulad ng U.S.A at France. Pinayagan din nating mangibabaw satin ang mga Chinese. Tamad ang mga naunang generation natin na magtatanim lang kung parating ang tag-ulan. Mali ang mga itinuro satin ni Jose Rizal kaya lumaganap ang katiwalian sa gobyerno. Gusto natin parating malaki kagad ang tubo pag nagnegosyo. Wala tayong tiyaga sa kahit anong klaseng trabaho. Ang Japanese kahit paggawa lang ng suklay na kahoy at silya at ano mang simpleng pagkakakitaan ay nagpapakadalubhasa sila. Nananalaytay sa dugo natin ang pagiging magarbo sa lahat ng bagay. We are a very rich nation, we almost have everything including abundant oil and gas but majority of us remain stupid, idiot and above all corrupt. Kill all the corrupt in our government. Let the cleansing begin towards prosperity of our nation.

  • Guest

    Wag masyadong O.A.. Be modest naman. Have some humility.

  • Guest

    Oh please…… Magugustuhan siguro ni Bong itong video.

  • robin

    Independence Day is misinterpreted by our kababayan. It’s not enough to hoist flag in our home, offices and streets. Our government is full of corruption and full of opportunist officials always wanted to get elected coz of good perks and ayan na yung cuts instead of public service.. This is the sad reality in our country.

    The problem really is our justice system failed us it’s not the people, It takes years and its justice for the rich ang systema.

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