Noynoy’s win might make Filipinos the butt of jokes around the world

Filipinos are a funny people. We want change but we are not sure whether to look forward or to look back. Not surprisingly, we are again the butt of jokes of the international community. Just recently, I heard that a foreign news commentator from Australia remarked that politics in the Philippines is just like a swapping of seats between the Aquino and the Marcos clan. He came to this conclusion after announcing that Imelda Marcos just got voted in as a Congresswoman. The same Imelda Marcos who was accused of stealing the people’s money was voted in by the same people she stole from. Another foreign correspondent went on to say “You can’t make this stuff up” — an indication of how bizarre these circumstances are. The situation is so funny, it’s sad. We have to be prepared then for more comments about Erap Estrada’s famous near-win as soon as word gets around.

Who wants to be called Filipino nowadays?

It is the right time to be asking ourselves the question: who are we? Are we just consumers? Are we just organisms whose main function is to eat and consume whatever it is the corporations are selling us? Are we just a bunch of fools being played by whoever are in positions of influence, be it the media or the politicians? As soon as we can accept who we are then it is easier for us to move on and live our lives. With Noynoy’s win and Erap coming in second, it is fair to say that we are a bunch of fools. Those who don’t want to be associated with the word “fool” have it in their power to do so. To distance ourselves from the word “fool”, we need to cut off the invisible barriers that prevent us from reaching an age of enlightenment. Whether it is religion or tradition that’s preventing us from moving forward, we need to be prepared to disengage. This is the only way we can move forward.

In every crises, there is an opportunity to be found. Now that we know that we cannot rely on anybody but ourselves, we need to use the head above our shoulders even more. We need to look at things again with a fresh set of eyes and consider these recent events as a rebirth. It doesn’t matter that the majority of Filipinos would rather live in the past, what’s important is that those of us who seriously want to change look to the future. It is us that matters now. We need to use our eyes to see our world for what it is, and act accordingly. Independence, ability, intellect, knowledge, and skill – those are the things that matter. We need not ask about anyone’s ranking in society, their profession, their religion and what region they come from, what is important is what the person can do.

We have the ability now to talk freely and openly debate and discuss the arguments and counter-arguments we put forth — at least in cyberspace and with anonymity, but then that is a start. We should be more interested now in everything around us. I know it sucks but we need to be aware of our surroundings. The best way to support any government is to regard their policies with a critical mind, a clear imperative considering these affect all of us. It is only in this way, that we can end the cycle of influential people treating us like fools and making us the butt of jokes.

Remove the guilt.

During his time (1452 to 1519), Leonardo da Vinci had to keep all his wonderful discoveries to himself. His curiosity led him to understand a lot about human nature. He wanted to know what it is like inside the human body – how the muscle, bones and tissues functioned, so he asked the hospitals to give him bodies of people who had died which he then dissected and examined. He was also the first to hypothesize that the Earth might revolve around the sun and not the other way around and also imagined the possibility of a machine that could fly. But unfortunately, such sorts of knowledge were considered heretic during those times. For that matter, anything that didn’t have a Biblical basis — like da Vinci’s discoveries — were considered false. You can be burned at the stake if found to be harboring heretical ideas. We all know that can hurt. So all these things were just kept in his notes.

We here at AntiPinoy.com are curious people. We want to dissect and explore what it is that constitutes the Filipino people. Every now and then, commenters here throw in a few guilt laden responses like “Where is your pride in the Filipino?” or “Why are you putting Filipinos down, where is your shame?” These kinds of questions are valid in the sense that, every idiot has the right to ask stupid questions. So in response to those questions, I too would ask more: Where can you find pride in the act of voting for someone mediocre like Noynoy instead of someone more competent? Where can you find pride in the act of voting for an accused thief like Imelda Marcos or a plunderer like Erap Estrada? I say we get rid of the guilt of mocking these kinds of decisions by so-called Filipino “patriots”. For by mocking them, the message just might, just might get through their thick skulls that it is wrong to be putting the same people in government over and over again.

Every now and then, commenters would tell Filipinos who live overseas that they have no right to criticise the Philippines anymore because they had “abandoned” the country already. Well, helloo! The recent events would be an opportune time to remind these kinds of commenters that Philippine society in general does not value ideas of intellectual consequence. This is why Filipinos with real talent and skills leave en masse. Filipinos who have talent get rewarded and recognised in foreign lands more than in their own country. This is evident in the way the Filipino voter had dismissed such high achievers as Dick Gordon and Gilbert Teodoro in this year’s elections. Filipinos who live abroad have as much right to complain about what is happening in the country because Filipinos who live abroad still have families and friends who live in the country and as such, still have a stake in how it is run. Perhaps some Filipinos who live abroad just don’t want to be associated with fools anymore, just ask Jim Paredes about this, he is now an expert migrant and a reformed “patriot”.

We are citizens of the world.

It is hard to be a Filipino. Being Filipino comes with a lot of baggage. You have to do this, you have to do that. People would come up and say, Aren’t you Filipino? How come you are not eating rice? There is no rule that says we need to behave in a certain way to be a “true” Filipino. We just need common sense and do what is right for us, for the people around us and for the environment. A basic understanding of how things work like our bodily functions, basic human needs, and how the environment works should already inform us of the proper ways to behave. If we understand that smoking is bad for our health, then we should quit. If we understand that throwing garbage in places where we are not supposed to throw them will cause flooding later on, then we shouldn’t do it. We need not complicate our lives. We have to get rid of this need to know someone’s ranking in society before we open ourselves to his or her ideas. Fixating on the inconsequential is not helpful. Let us channel our curiosity instead towards solving the mysteries of our existence. We might discover that we are not just here to consume what “they” are selling us.

Let’s try not to be the butt of jokes. One of these days, the international community may not find us funny anymore.

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  2. ben says:

    My Korean boss said to me during lunch today, “What are you [Filipinos] doing to yourselves?” and chuckles with that little evil korean laugh that he has.

    hehehe…

    • Amino Acid says:

      You should’ve replied “Don’t look at me, I didn’t vote for stupid.”😀

      • ben says:

        lol… I said something similar.. I said, “I know right?” then looked at my office mates, “And who did you all vote for?” Only one of my officemates voted for Gordon. The others dnt wna say.

    • brianitus says:

      Um, another answer: “Taking it up the rear and pretending that we’re enjoying it.”

      Another answer: “Ensuring the supply of cheap labor for your country.”

    • ilda says:

      Comments like the one from your Korean boss are precisely the reason why I had to highlight the fact that it is our fault when foreigners make fun of us. They don’t even have to come up with a joke, they just laugh at our circumstances. Filipinos don’t have a right to be offended because what they say is true.

      • Aegis-Judex says:

        For that, ilda, I shan’t sleep well from here on out. God willing, when the opportunity to leave the country presents itself, I will take it rather than live in a country led by imbeciles.

      • BongV says:

        Aegis:

        I crossed my rubicon when Erap won.

        i feel your pain.brodduh 🙂

  3. ChinoF says:

    As if we already aren’t the butt of jokes around the world because of our reaction to Adam Carolla.

    • ChinoF says:

      Oh yeah, good thing you mentioned Erap. There were comments from foreign newscasters stating that Estrada was deposed in 2001, and yet still he had a high number of voters in this one. It’s like, “you put him out, but you want him back? Make up your mind, Filipinos”

      Wait a minute… is there a mind in Filipinos to start with?😆

      Also, the surveys were wrong. Noynoy was tops, but it was Erap, not Villar, who came in 2nd.

      • ben says:

        Actually, 1 week before the elections, Erap was already 2nd. So they were right!😆

      • helios says:

        ChinoF, Erap coming in second just goes to show that EDSA II was a farce… it was the so called “civil society” that deposed him. Erap, after all was the most popularly elected president… if our system of government was parliamentary… i bet we’d have a hung parliament and Monsieur Aquino wold need a coalition government with Erap no less LOL…

      • ChinoF says:

        Yeah, it was only a limited sector… “classy” sector if you will… who forced out the great Erapsyon… let’s see what kind of erapsyon happens these days. hehehe

    • ilda says:

      Well, a lot of Filipinos get offended because they haven’t got a clue why foreigners make fun of us. They really don’t see anything wrong with voting for Noynoy or Erap. Totally clueless🙂

  4. Shaddap says:

    This one was really embarrassing when it happened in 2000…

    http://www.nytimes.com/2000/05/26/world/filipino-hijacker-dies-after-parachute-fails.html

    It’s about the Filipino Parachute Hijacker…

    • ben says:

      lol’d!

    • Anonylol says:

      I thought that was just a joke😦

      I didn’t know it really happened😦

    • ilda says:

      Wow Shaddap

      That’s incredible. I somehow failed to hear about that idiot but the news made it overseas though😦

      • BenK says:

        Top choice for the year 2000 Darwin Awards. I’m surprised Filipinos didn’t make a big deal of the win.

      • Dr. José Rizal II says:

        Actually, that Parachute-Man incident was just one of many WEIRD STUFF that got totally publicized around the world thanks to CNN’s coverage within a span of JUST ONE MONTH!

        It was almost like a string of badluck sh1t was happening in the Philippines at almost the same time, mostly timed one week after another!

        1. April 19, 2000 – 131 People died when an an Air Philippines Boeing 737-200 crashed in Samal Island, near Davao City. The people were en route to enjoying their Holy Week holidays. NEGATIVE NEWS REPORT

        2. April 21, 2000 – The Abu Sayyaf beheads two school teachers among hostages taken from a local Catholic school. NEGATIVE NEWS REPORT

        3. April 23, 2000 – The Abu Sayyaf uses speedboats to raid a diving resort in Sipadan, Malaysia to take the kidnap victims to their lair in the Southern Philippines. NEGATIVE NEWS REPORT

        3. May 25, 2000 – PARACHUTE MAN — NEGATIVE AND STUPID REPORT

        4. July 10, 2000 – PAYATAS GARBAGE “LANDSLIDES” kill hundreds. NEGATIVE NEWS REPORT

        Think about how it unfolded…

        CNN repeats the stories usually within days to at most a week of something bad happening. So just imagine that CNN DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO when they were inundated with so many negative stories happening almost at the same time all coming from this miserable fcked up country called the Philippines.

        It’s like CNN reported and then reported one mishap ONLY TO BE FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER UNRELATED MISHAP.

        The Parachute-man incident gave some respite and comedy relief to all the tragic stuff about beheadings and kidnappings going on… But then just after everyone thought the sh1t was over…

        …PAYATAS ends up with the garbage landslides. (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/metro/view/20070811-81831/Memories_of_Payatas_tragedy)

        That was a difficult time to be a Filipino.

        I was in the USA just before the landslides happened, and everyone (non-Pinoys) I met who knew that I was a Filipino kept pestering me about what the hell is going on in my country.

        Most of what went on was even UNRELATED!!

        Sure, there were two “back-to-back” Abu Sayyaf events and even they were “unrelated” because one was a local thing (the school raid) and the other one was an international thing (the diving resort raid).

        But you think about it:

        1) Air Tragedy
        2) Terrorism / Kidnapping
        3) Petty Theft with a stupidly funny twist (Parachute Man)
        4) Natural Calamity (storm) that exacerbated a Human Tragedy (people living below man-made mountains of Trash)

        It was one of the worst times to be Pinoy.

        Well, the results of the May 2010 elections are another one.

        GIVEN THE CHOICE: WHO REALLY WANTS TO BE A FILIPINO?

        The original Dr. José Rizal wanted to be a Spaniard.😉

      • ilda says:

        Filipinos are really unique! We like our tragedies with rice dipped in patis🙂

      • Anonylol says:

        >”I was in the USA just before the landslides happened, and everyone (non-Pinoys) I met who knew that I was a Filipino kept pestering me about what the hell is going on in my country”

        Everyone but Filipinos seem to be thinking this.

        >”Most of what went on was even UNRELATED!!”

        Ever heard of the butterfly effect?

        We were the butt of jokes even before Noy’s win.
        We’re known as butthurt, onion-skinned pangos.
        Even in online games no one likes Filipinos.

        Who would want to be a Filipino?

        Ah man, but we can’t change the fact that we were born and raised in the Philippines. Denying that we are Filipinos is just as bad. The best we can do right now is carry on and try to undo the damage one little thing at a time.

  5. Pinay Goddess says:

    Is the landslide win of the Marcoses in Ilocos Norte (Imelda as Representative, Imee as Governor) a way of showing that the Ilocanos have finally vindicated the Marcos family. Bongbong is also assured of a Senate seat and could become a much-needed ally in the Senate. Imee on national tv announced that their family is willing to cooperate and support the Aquino government. And Imelda telling the PCGG that they’re willing to negotiate and give government a share (40% being negotiated by PCGG) of their supposed-to-be ill-gotten wealth. Thinking about it and for practicality, the money that the government will get from the Marcoses is more than enough to pay our debts and finance anti-poverty programs.

    With such developments, will President-elect Aquino soften in his position to pursue the cases against the Marcoses? Litigation will take more years, without certain outcome.

    In politics, there is no permanent allies or enemies. Only vested interests.

    • ilda says:

      I’m not surprised that the Marcoses are making a comeback. A lot of Filipinos are now saying that it was better during the Marcos years. If they make it back to Malacanang, people can then say that the Edsa revolution doesn’t really have any value. And maybe then we can be free from being indebted to the Aquino family for the so called “Edsa legacy”.

      • Mike Tan says:

        @ilda:

        We may be free from by demystifying the Edsa legacy, but it would be traded by the “Marcos was ok” crap. Another set of stupid for Da Pinoy.

      • domdom1984 says:

        I think people have to realize that they were the ones on EDSA. Yes, his mother was there, but without all those people, People Power would never have happened. I think you are right though Ilda, people need to stop being so submissive, and grow a little self-esteem and realize that People Power belongs to them, not the Aquino clan/dynasty/rediculoso.

    • domdom1984 says:

      Ilocanos have always been staunch supporters of the past, and present, Marcos regime. When Marcos fled to Hawaii to flee the condemnation of angry people, a lot of Ilocanos fled with him. Hence why the Filipino majority in Hawaii are predominantly Ilocanos and who refuse to be called “Filipino”.

  6. JOn says:

    ilda,

    The Philippine nickname “The Old Sick Man of Asia” remains. This time this Sick Old Man will be sicker than before. I agree with you when you said “The number of Filipinos who were disillusioned with the outcome of the election may just be the same number of Filipinos who now want to distance themselves from being called a Filipino.” As a Filipino living in the US, with my pre-election hopes that Senator Gordon will win because of his exemplary track record saying there is hope in the future. Our country will finally have a CURE for this Old Sick man. Now, I am ashamed to be called Filipino once again. Our presence in foreign land reflects how foreigners relate to Filipinos differently. Believe me if they start talking about our country, it is not pretty. Because of the outcome of the election, Filipinos have chosen another incompetent stupid leader. A blind man leading the blind…It is sad to say many of our kababayan who currently work in foreign shores esp. in the Middle East will continue to be treated like garbage. Teachers who were promised to earn P40, 000 per month will continue to work as Domestic Helpers (DH). If you think about it, how stupid are this OFW’s are? Aquino even won their votes by a huge margin. What do then expect Aquino will do to them? Nothing will change. From our government perspective, this OFWs will continue to be used as human exports to bring in more $$$ to the country. One candidate had promised CHANGE during his campaign he states “It is time to bring our OFWs back to there homes and be with there families once again by creating more jobs in the Philippines”.
    I predict in 2016, when the saga unfolds and the true color of Noynoy’s incompetency started to become more evident, many Filipinos will surely seek another savior. Unfortunately, this so-called messiah can place another Marcos back in office. Then again it goes back to the original statement mentioned above from a “foreign news commentator from Australia remarked that in the Philippines is just like a swapping of seats between the Aquino and the Marcos clan”. Filipinos are Stupid…stupid ….stupid…stupid…..

    • Dr. José Rizal II says:

      What you said, Jon, is exactly what this is about: http://antipinoy.com/noynoy-winning-enables-a-marcos-retur/

    • Jay says:

      Well Jon you definitely prove, and I think the international pinoy community should be even MORE VEHEMENT that pinoys raised overseas are different breed than pinoys raised in the country. I’m somewhat of a result of the best of both worlds as I was born in Quezon City, raised as a child in Marikina, grew up as a young man in Boston and came back here to try make something for myself as a young adult and I still honestly love this country. I admittedly hate certain people with a passion.

      If international pinoy communities, specifically in the U.S. with the Fil-Am community really want to show that they care, they, being the more educated, critical thinking of their kin (I’m generalizing but being raised in a different environment shows quite a bit) should pay attention more attention so stuff like this doesn’t happen. Especially if their pride for their country is on the line. You can’t just be selective and pick the Charice’s and Manny Pacquiaos’ to represent your pride, more so than ever now that these more intelligent pinoys have to accept that their countrymen/women chose a village idiot for head of state.

      If they love the country so much, they shouldn’t let this crap happen. I hope the rude awakening gives those ‘influential’ communities something to think about for the next 5-6 years. Or resign themselves and succumb to believing the pinoy curse can’t be broken.

      • BongV says:

        Jay:

        Hate to burst your bubble.

        But Fil-Am organizations are most likely to say, we are glad to throw you some morssewls – a few donations here and there.

        But don’t expect us to think forr you – remember, we already did that before and you never listened. that’s why we left in the first place. you people didn’t listen before, why will you listen now – for short, you break it, you own it – manigas kayong lahat.

      • Jay says:

        I get your point BongV. I figure there were 2 mind sets to OFWs and overseas pinoys regarding this. There is one where the competitive, intelligent thinkers pursue their careers and skills overseas since the country wouldn’t really give a damn about them. My mother is very competitive and has made a name for herself personally in her line of work as a nurse, even rising to become a nurse practitioner. If the Pinoys back in the country can’t even help themselves, its their fault.

        Then the others who sympathize but in the end, can’t always relate since the cultures are completely different.

        Thanks for the point of views man.

    • ilda says:

      Excellent assessment Jon and Jay

      I expected Filipinos overseas to be more enlightened but no, a lot of them are still reminiscing the Edsa days. Instead of them helping to campaign against Noynoy, they where campaigning for a Noynoy win. Some of the bloggers from FV who reside in the US even came back to help poison the minds of vacuous Pinoys with their passionate “Why I am voting for Noynoy” blogs. They were long and crappy. I’d hate to be in their shoes nowadays really. They are probably nervous deep inside that Mar did not make it and and not knowing what to expect from Noynoy probably sucks.🙂

      • Jay says:

        Actually Ilda there was a graph (and having trouble finding it) of OFW or overseas pinoys take on the Presidential candidates. Gordon led the results followed by Gibo and odd enough Noynoy who was 4th. I’m somewhat surprised that there was even support Noynoy. Maybe those same FV people are part of theconservative Fil-Am society there who feel obligated that their group has an impact to the United States and try make themselves look like some big deal. And probably voted McCain since they view themselves as conservatives and thus opposing Obama.

        Anywho, too much speculation on my part since I’m not in touch with these communities. And with the current results of the presidency, it may have had more dissent from the people who supported Gordon and Gibo overseas to not care about the problem of the Philippines anymore.

      • ilda says:

        @Jay

        I actually thought most Obama supporters are for Noynoy too because they kept saying Noynoy is Obamaish.😀

      • BongV says:

        Jay:

        Just because they became Fil-Am they suddenly became smarter.

        Kung bugok na yan sa Pilipinas pa lang, when they get to America, they will not be any less bugok – bugok pa rin.

        Kung sa inuman yan. sasabihin niliang war freak dahil nakainom, actually kahit di nakainom war freak na yan – yun lang, napigilan ng hiya. pag tungga ng alak, tanggal ang hiya, labas ang natural.

        yun namang ignorante, ok lang yun, because education cures ignorance.

        but stupid or bugok – there’s no cure for that – ipadala mo man sa oxford o harvard, basta may pera, wala namang nakalagay na pasang awa after gumradweyt e.

      • Jay says:

        @Ilda

        I was watching the boondocks 3rd season and I saw disturbing parallels of how McGruder’s idea of the black people had about Obama being president was the same as how the Pinoys who supported noynoy were. So maybe you definitely aren’t far off with that claim.

        @BongV

        I was insinuating those who were born and raised there. Of course that would be up to the parents if they taught them well and how they are raised in their environment. I understand Filipinos who go to America who still bring about Da Pinoy mentality aren’t going to be any different.

      • ilda says:

        @Jay

        You can’t really deny the fact that a lot of black people went out and voted during the last election and it’s not hard to guess who they voted for🙂

      • Miriam Quiamco says:

        Actual overseas votes cast showed a Noynoy-Mar tandem bias, where were the avid anti-noynoy overseas voters?

      • domdom1984 says:

        @ Bong V,

        I agree with your statement about stupid being stupid no matter where one is, ditto bugok. But there is a cure for stupidity and that is knowledge. We were all stupid at one point in our lives, but we saw, and felt, the need to rise above our paltry existence, and become something more. The root cause of all the problems in the Philippines, is not stupidity (that is but an effect), but rather the same word being thrown around to show patriotism: Pride.

        Pride, or hubris, in this case, is the antithesis of all growth. It sets a person in a state of perpetual ignorance by making them believe that they are already perfect. That their lives are already perfect.

        I think that we all really need to wake up smell the coffee: no matter how smart each and every one us may believe we really are, the problem is the masses still live in ignorance. As long as the masses are ignorant, their will always be someone to take advantage of them through their own pride. I consider myself a fairly smart guy, but not that smart as I haven’t figured out a way yet to help bring people to light of knowledge and emotional quotient.

  7. Famous Wolf says:

    This is just the type of scenario playing in my head right now. I’m more saddened that the fact that Filipinos haven’t seen the true nature of our problem. This is merely the tip of the iceberg that our ‘countrymen’, or whatever it is to call them because I now refuse to associate with a bunch of louts, have placed us. They dug their own graves, I’m afraid, and the cycle of idiocy, power transfer and utter incompetence will continue to circulate.

    • ilda says:

      They will deny ever voting for Noynoy one day. I know who they are🙂

      • nymphetamine says:

        Me, too. And I know A LOT * wink*

        They will regret it. Actually, I take that back.. They are regretting now. 
        But they get what they deserve. And the rest of us have to suffer😦

      • ilda says:

        One just said to me: “Just pray for us na lang, we all have to suffer for six years. I’m sure God has a plan.”

        Which just annoyed me because none of the Aquino supporters I know listened to me then and they are still not listening now. They can’t even admit their mistake but prefers to seek divine intervention instead. How pathetic.

  8. JOn says:

    This is an email that was forwarded to me by my friend in Facebook written by a Korean Student. I thought this is an interesting essay that I would like to share.

    Korean Students view of the Philippines

    MY SHORT ESSAY ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES
    Jaeyoun Kim
    Filipinos always complain about the corruption in the Philippines. Do you really think the corruption
    is the problem of the Philippines ? I do not think so.
    I strongly believe that the problem is the lack of love for the Philippines. Let me first talk about my country, Korea. It might help you understand my point. After the Korean War, South Korea was one of the poorest countries in the world. Koreans had to start from scratch because entire country was destroyed after the Korean War, and we had no
    natural resources.
    Koreans used to talk about the Philippines , for Filipinos were very rich in Asia . We envy Filipinos. Koreans really wanted to be well off like Filipinos.
    Many Koreans died of famine. My father & brother also died because of famine. Korean government was very corrupt and is still very corrupt beyond your imagination, but Korea was able to develop dramatically because Koreans really did their best for the common good with their heart burning with patriotism. Koreans did not work just for themselves but also for their neighborhood and country. Education inspired young men with the spirit of patriotism.
    40 years ago, President Park took over the government to reform Korea . He tried to borrow money from other countries, but it was not possible to get a loan and attract a foreign investment because the economic situation of South Korea was so bad. Korea had only three factories. So, President Park sent many mine workers and nurses to Germany so that they could send money to Korea to build a factory. They had to go through horrible experience.
    In 1964, President Park visited Germany to borrow money. Hundred of Koreans in Germany came to the airport to welcome him and cried there as they saw the President Park. They asked to him, “President, when can we be well off?” That was the only question everyone asked to him. President Park cried with them and promised them that Korea would be well off if everyone works hard for Korea , and the President of Germany got the strong impression on them and lent money to Korea . So, President Park was able to build many factories in Korea . He always asked Koreans to love their country from their heart. Many Korean scientists and engineers in the USA came back
    to Korea to help developing country because they wanted their country to be well off. Though they received very small salary, they did their best for Korea . They always hoped that their children would live in well off country.
    My parents always brought me to the places where poor and physically handicapped people live. They wanted me to understand their life and help them. I also worked for Catholic Church when I was in the army. The only thing I learned from Catholic Church was that we have to love our neighborhood. And, I have loved my neighborhood.
    Have you cried for the Philippines ? I have cried for my country several times. I also cried for the Philippines because of so many poor people. I have been to the New Bilibid prison. What made me sad in the prison were the prisoners who do not have any love for their country. They go to mass and work for Church. They pray everyday. However, they do not love the Philippines . I talked to two prisoners at the maximum-security compound, and both of them said that they would leave the Philippines right after they are released from the prison. They said that they would start a new life in other countries and never come back to the Philippines .
    Many Koreans have a great love for Korea so that we were able to share our wealth with our neighborhood. The owners of factory and company were distributed their profit to their employees fairly so that employees could buy what they needed and saved money for the future and their children. When I was in Korea , I had a very strong faith and wanted to be a priest. However, when I came to the Philippines, I completely lost my faith. I was very confused when I saw many unbelievable situations in the Philippines . Street kids always make me sad, and I see them everyday. The Philippines is the only Catholic country in Asia , but there are too many poor people here. People go to church every Sunday to pray, but nothing has been changed.
    My parents came to the Philippines last week and saw this situation. They told me that Korea was much poorer than
    the present Philippines when they were young. They are so sorry that there are so many beggars and street kids. When we went to Pasangjan, I forced my parents to take a boat because it would fun. However, they were not happy after taking a boat. They said that they would not take the boat again because they were sympathized the boatmen, for the boatmen were very poor and had a small frame. Most of people just took a boat and enjoyed it. But, my parents did not enjoy it because of love for them.
    My mother who has been working for Catholic Church since I was very young told me that if we just go to mass without changing ourselves, we are not Catholic indeed. Faith should come with action. She added that I have to love Filipinos and do good things for them because all of us are same and have received a great love from God. I want Filipinos to love their neighborhood and country as much as they love God so that the Philippines will be well off.
    I am sure that love is the keyword, which Filipinos should remember. We cannot change the sinful structure at once. It should start from person. Love must start in everybody, in a s mall scale and have to grow. A lot of things happen if we open up to love. Let’s put away our prejudices and look at our worries with our new eyes. I discover that every person is worthy to be loved. Trust in love, because it makes changes possible.
    Love changes you and me. It changes people, contexts and relationships. It changes the world. Please love your neighborhood and country. Jesus Christ said that whatever we do to others we do to Him. In the Philippines , there is God for people who are abused and abandoned. There is God who is crying for love. If you have a child, teach them how to love the Philippines. Teach them why they have to love their neighborhood and country. You already know that God also will be very happy if you love others. That’s all I really want to ask you Filipinos.

    • Jay says:

      There is a video of it as well.

      Sadly some pinoys still can’t get the grasp of the real issue and cling on the current (empty) idea of PInoy Patriotism. And the real forces of the country continue to play along this idea to the pinoy society as well.

      I’ve played Civ 4 and I like playing the Koreans. As a people, they have always respected education and I love building Seowon’s and crushing through the middle and industrial age. Of course their politics may be a bit shady however no one there is complaining about their way of life and opportunities in the economy. They have many things even third world countries would envy but would rather show their pride for their growing love for football (for the englishize speakers, Soccer but honestly only one country calls that sport by that name).

      • JOn says:

        I always wonder, what went wrong with Senator Gordon’s campaign? I dismissed the notion other than Filipinos picked who is popular, the media, or Filipinos themselves wanted change but cannot comprehend and remain confuse where to go? I kept asking myself this question, how can they break this wall? if this wall does not go down Filipinos will continue to get caught in this cycle over and over and over again. The next thing they will wake up its the year 2025 and Filipinos are still struggling to complete the 1st level of progress.

      • Jay says:

        I’m trying to piece it myself what went wrong with Gordon’s campaign and in my opinion, he had one of the best messages but a very weak campaign. He had little or no political support, which I think many detractors (and disillusioned noynoy fans) accused him then for hisself centered mentality which he doesn’t listen and made a HUGE leap to trying to dismiss him as some form of a dictatorship, especially with his stance on discipline. So in the end, his campaign became a matter of taste (and raw emotion) as oppose to looking past what is in your heart and what you want for the country to become realistically 5-6 years from now.

        He took a PR hit too with attacking the surveys companies in which he was trying to call them out on their blatant, Yellow Bias but of course no one listened. Its comparable to a grassroots approach in previous U.S. elections, however I was hoping it could work in the Philippines considering if change needs to take place, like anything long term you need a strong foundation to reach those short term goals that add up to something in the long run. Many more may add in about why his campaign was also realistically weak.

        In short, Da Pinoy conditioning prevailed from the real truth and the masses resigned themselves to their Wowees, praying and hoping due to some unblemished legacy, and with wishful thinking like GabbyD that cha-cha is real change.

      • Anonylol says:

        Do you have the link to the video?

        And yeah, corruption isn’t as big a factor as everyone makes it out to be. Nearly all countries have corrupt politicians. The US, Japan, Korea, Russia, these countries have the same messy politics and shady dealings as ours do.

      • domdom1984 says:

        As a people, Koreans generally despise politicians. FYI

    • ChinoF says:

      One thing that this student mentioned that should be key to solutions… foreign investment. I wonder how Korea’s laws on property ownership compare to Article 12, sections 10, 11 and 14 of our Constitution.

      And love for the Philippines… isn’t that why we’re writing in this blog site?😉

      • JOn says:

        Theres was one interview that I seen on TV with Noynoy, he was asked if he will travel out of the country to seek investments? The stupid guy said “No, I’m not really fond of traveling”. This contrary of what Senator Gordon’s vision. That should have been a red flag….Now its too late….really too late… I’m not even sure if he will consider running again in 2016. He will be 72 yrs old then…..

      • Anonylol says:

        >“No, I’m not really fond of traveling”

        Wow. Way to miss the point there champ.

      • bokyo says:

        tinatamad siguro lumakbay

      • louie says:

        bwis*t! ang tamad talaga! baka akala nya sa word na “travel” eh leisure lang.. Nyet@ talaga! nakakagigil talaga…

    • ilda says:

      Obviously, the Koreans are very sincere people. In the first place, they vote for the right leaders to govern. These leaders act as good role models too by not pocketing the money that’s meant to benefit the public. It’s simple, really🙂

      • Miriam Quiamco says:

        Too sincere, their prime minister committed suicide due allegations of corruption and for having let his supporters down. . .

      • ilda says:

        Yeah Miriam, I heard about that too. They still know the meaning of shame unlike our public officials who have no shame anymore.

  9. J.B. says:

    They may wait a little over few months and see if Noynoy really bring the goods. Otherwise, it will be the usual perceptions back to the fore again.

    • ilda says:

      He will prioritise the reopening of the Garci case so that means puro intriga na naman ang aatupagin sa unang upo. 🙂

      • May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels says:

        Like Roman emperors did, Noynoy will entertain the Da Pinoy people with these things to distract them from this incompetence at fulfilling his promises of change.

  10. Charmaine says:

    Big deal if the rest of the world makes fun of our stupidity! We do a fine job of that ourselves already! I myself, and all my pro-Gordon friends, we always make fun of us!😄 (I’m sarcastic in case you didn’t notice -_-)

    • Jay says:

      Except the stupidity is as blatant as it gets. Much more than the stupidity pinoys have engaged defending the honor of their country from obvious remarks. I mean the people have some form of what little pride they have left but with noynoy in office, national pride or whatever it stands for absolutely means nothing. Charice, Manny, Bautista, Efren Reyes, Jabbawokeez and whichever hip pinoy, renown cannot change that.

      • Charmaine says:

        Yeah… I know. Just trying to be optimistic… it’s as low as low can get. It’s Erap all over again… hell on this part of the Earth.

      • Jay says:

        Yeah, I’m taking the presidency and this whole election process as one big joke. I’m just waiting for someone funnier than me to make something out of it.

  11. Homer says:

    We only have to look at how many voters decided on “undeserving candidates” to realize the level of utter stupidity that we have reached. Even if those voters have enough brain capacity to know that some the problems we have lie within us, they will most likely wait for others to act first. Even then, clans and oligarchs still rule the country…and the jokes about us continue. So what’s new, eh? 😉

    I’ve given it some thought, and decided to return to my ol’ belief that this can no longer be solved by peaceful means. I gave this election a chance to prove that wrong…..but, sorry nalang tayo. I will take a break for a while and see how events unfold these next few weeks. Keep up the fight here and continue to inspire others. I would love to be proven wrong (no problem with that at all), but I’m not betting on it. In the meantime, there’s more life to live…and more work to do. Mabuhay, AP! 🙂

    • ben says:

      Good bye Homer *wipes tear*

    • ilda says:

      Thanks Homer.

      The number of people who are fed up just increased after the election. We saw this coming but failed to stop it. The irony of it all is that some of the Filipinos who are apathetic about the situation in the country are the same ones who voted for Noynoy. They just couldn’t be bothered to use their head. No win situation.

      Enjoy your break. Get some sun!🙂

    • Jay says:

      I would have loved to be proven wrong too.

    • ilda says:

      BTW Homer

      I’ve given it some thought, and decided to return to my ol’ belief that this can no longer be solved by peaceful means.

      I hope you are not planning on strapping some explosive device and detonating it somewhere…lol😀

      AP will miss your wisdom.

  12. NBB says:

    funny how everyone smashes Filipino’s. The characteristics of the regular pinoy is just a result of being in a poor economy that doesn’t give a chance of success to its own people. I believe sincerely that it’s not the person, it’s the environment he/she is in. Put that same filipino in a school in the UK or US you will see a different person as outcome. Same thing as when an American is born here in PH and grows up in a poor family he will have the same characteristics as a regular poor Filipino.

    It’s easy to smash people from a poorer upbringing. Just recognizing the problem and laughing about it doesn’t make a difference. I wonder if any of you have the balls to make a difference, probably not.

    It’s more likely that you’d rather sit on the sideline and point and make jokes about your own people.
    What does that make you? Oh yeah, a stupid Filipino.

    • ChinoF says:

      Thing is, the people of the country don’t seem to be doing anything about the problems. Voting the wrong people to office means that the problems are still there… and they do it over and over again. Filipinos are fond of repeating the same thing over and over again, expecting the same result – which is stupidity.

      By the way, is it only the poorer people we’re “smashing?” it’s everyone who votes these poor choices to office… this includes elite whose vested interests are in these candidates they help put to office.

      If other countries joke about us, and they’re true, we have no choice but to accept. But sometimes, they’re not just jokes…. there are factual comments. If Erap was deposed, and yet he comes up second in the current election, what does that tell about us as a people? Probably we’re masochists.

      • NBB says:

        Voting for the wrong person comes from being misinformed, from being influenced by the media not just from stupidity. A lot of people don’t have the means to do proper research regarding candidates, and when a tv is their only source of information they are likely to be influenced to vote for the wrong person.

        When you plainly do not know better, your likely to go with what you know. thus Erap 2nd place.

      • Jay says:

        @NBB

        I’m not even talking about being a wonderstory like Pacquiao. Just being rational about how the world truly operates, especially in a harsh environment like the Philippines. I know the people have felt betrayed for the longest time but as much as you want the government to intervene, it goes back to square one where we ask who voted these people in to represent the citizens and their best interests? The qualities my mother had aren’t just something for show, but something necessary if she were to survive in a place and time with that given opportunity. And now Noynoy is president, either the people prepare themselves for what real hardships there are to come or they join the depraved to rot in the gutters.

        A caring government cannot emerge unless the people in some form of level want it. They say experience is the best teacher for those who don’t want to learn and the lack or desire for knowledge is like an epidemic to the people in the country. I’ll be honest even some of the elite aren’t intellectuals as you’ve already seen but the difference between them and us is their access to countless forms of resources. So either the people force themselves to persevere from their long string of failures and learn in this harsh environment or they perish. Thats how it has been for different countries in turmoil.

        One of the big reasons why BongV uses other countries in the 50’s/60’s in Asia like Korea and Japan that were horrible while the Philippines was coming up. Now the roles are reversed, it isn’t about how low a country can go but what it takes for the group of people, as a nation, to finally start respecting the necessary steps in order to attain changes to empower people to help create a better democracy.

        So I’ll leave you with a fitting quote from Irving Kristol: Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions – it only guarantees equality of opportunity.

      • May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels says:

        @NBB:

        Voting for the wrong person comes from being misinformed, from being influenced by the media not just from stupidity.

        And yet Filipinos eat up EVERYTHING the media feeds them with gusto, Filipinos manage to consistently ignore those who beg to differ, and Filipinos don’t want REAL change to start from themselves.

        There’s the real trouble with Pinoys: Aware of the problem, but doing nothing that actually addresses the problem. Pinoys like to do it half-@ssed, like with that Ako Mismo group where the predominantly mundane makes heroes out of mere mortals. Later today I will water the plants to save the environment.

        And Pinoys hate criticism too. Pinoys would love to have “real change” at zero cost, not even the temporary humility of shutting up while being told “You’re doing it all wrong.”

        Pinoys aren’t being “smashed.” Pinipitik lang namin kayo, napaka-OA niyo na. Lahat kayong may sari-saring excuse kaya nagkakaganito ang bansa natin ay hanggang diyan na lang. And you can’t prove that I’m wrong because in lieu of actually DOING something about it, Pinoys only have EXCUSES. Magugunaw na ang mundo puro excuses parin ang pinaghahawakan ng Pinoy.

      • Jon Abaca says:

        Yes. The limited avenues of information is in part to blame for the shoddy choices of many of our countrymen. However, alternate sources of information do exist.

        Sadly a lot of them are too poor to even care. How can they care about learning more about politics when their basic needs of food and shelter are constantly under threat?

        The first step really, is economic empowerment. The less they have to worry about tomorrow’s meal, the more likely they are to learn about culture and politics.

      • Jay says:

        The less they have to worry about tomorrow’s meal,

        because they have 6 mouths to feed with having 4 children? Why do have so many children when clearly your income cannot support even two? I have nothing against big families but if can’t support them, or better yet, INVEST in them why do they put themselves in that situation? Okay okay Family planning is part of education as well but its common sense that the more mouths to feed means the more your budget is strained.

        Plus most of the poor in the country are in NCR. Simple, rural folk can still afford to eat 3-4 times a day with rice and vegetables.

        I just want to add that part of learning is also learning from failure. The country technically has had the opportunity to make MANY mistakes under a democratic system and I’m just surprised at how they keep things the way they are. Maybe thats the reason there is a definitive brain drain.

      • NBB says:

        @Jay

        I understand and agree with your argument that a tough situation will define you as a person. However these stories of success are scarce, not every person can be as tough to break the system. We can’t all be a wonderstories like Pacqiao. That does not mean that everyone else who didn’t make the cut can rot in the gutters. Somewhere government should step in to re-establish an environment where success is achievable for everyone.

        It’s not sympathy I’m after, but for you to understand that when a nation does not care about it’s own people it is quite understandable why people are behaving differently from the preferred standard.

    • Jon Abaca says:

      I was once riding a jeep. The jeep stopped in front of a depressed area. A girl rode the jeep. The girl was drinking water from a plastic bottle. She finished the bottle. There was a trash can in the front of the jeep. She was sitting at the back of the jeep. Aside from us, the jeep was empty.

      She threw the bottle on the ground. I picked it up and threw it in the trash can. She said “Salamat kuya.”

      She knew that littering was wrong. She did it anyway.

      Sir, many of these people really need to face the reality that they’re uncouth.

      • NBB says:

        That’s a very touching story. Again when your in an environment that is already polluted and your not educated about the effects of pollution. Action needs motivation, and the environment of the Philippines gives no such motivation.

      • Mickey says:

        do you really think that people are not educated about the effects of pollution?

        “Action needs motivation, and the environment of the Philippines gives no such motivation.”

        do you mean that because Philippines is already polluted, you are not motivated to keep it clean? isn’t it because it is already polluted that we must strive hard to make it clean even on our own little ways??

        or maybe I didn’t understand what you mean..hmmnn

      • Jay says:

        @NBB

        I understand where you are coming from however this has been going on for over 50 years now. Pinoy Society has been addled since Manuel Quezon’s time, certainly during Marcos’ bad time, and even more so during Cory’s time and beyond. Thing is you can only blame it on complacency so much until you have say to yourself that you need to take an initiative. My mother was no different from the rest of the pinoys born in her time in the mid 50’s, though some came from harsher upbringing that either broke them or motivated them as they got older. So you either were prepared, had a competitive attitude and were willing the make the necessary sacrifices for a better living, and kept learning and adapting to the world at large. Or some were wallowed by defeat and never took the initiative to get back on track with their lives.

        So I don’t necessarily buy that the common people need sympathy because of their hostile environment or the environment keeps breaking them down to the point that they don’t know what being citizens mean anymore. If you want something, you want it bad and will do everything in your ability to get it. People with the initiative understood this and saw past their environment and sought out the opportunities around them. Then there are those still too complacent and still rely on wishful thinking to get what they really want. These are the people who still changes from the government through one person, giving them everything to help them get out of their mire. This applies even in education. Those who want it will fight to seek out a truth in a sea of propoganda and are rewarded for their time and effort. Those who don’t are too complacent and will rely merely on what these people and artistas and the media are saying about what government should be.

        Some of these traits you don’t teach. You either do it or you don’t. And I definitely know first hand about that kind of attitude. BTW if you are planning to tell me I was born in a better environment and what I say doesn’t matter, I was born in Quezon City and raised by loving parents as a child. I’ve met people born around my time from harsh circumstances but understood they had to work twice as harder than I would to make it in life.

      • Shaddap says:

        Stop being stupid, NBB. Stop making excuses for why Filipinos are stupid, lazy, losers.

        Accept the fact that in other societies, even if people are poor, they know right versus wrong. In the Philippines even the rich and educated ones are the ones who “lead by example” in terms of doing all the wrong things and choosing all the wrong leaders.

        What do you think about all those nitwit PhD academics from UP who were central to Erap’s campaign back in 1998? They weren’t stupid. They were “intelligent” people who held doctorates, but yet they chose to go for the path of least resistance and went for whom they thought was most likely going to win, rather than endorse who was deserving.

        Stop thinking it’s all about poverty, NBB. The real issue ceases to be poverty and this “oppressive environment” once you see that a lot of middle class and wealthy people from highly educated backgrounds happen to be the promoters of stupidity in this country.

        Did you know that Atty. Ricardo “Dong” Puno and numerous other “bright people” sided with Erap in “Edsa Tres?” He’s supposed to be smart.

        But why the stupid choice of allegiance?

        Pinoys are stupid and lazy to think. Stop making excuses for Pinoys!

      • brianitus says:

        Call it indifference siguro. Years of poverty can lead to that. At least she said thanks. Now she knows there are people who still care. That could soften her heart. She can drop the act in the future and be a model for people in her group. Just being optimistic.

    • ilda says:

      @NBB

      Why are you assuming that we are only talking about poor Filipino people here? If it’s just the poor people, it’s actually so easy to dismiss the problem as lack of proper education. But some of the most well educated Filipinos also voted for Noynoy. I know of one who grew up overseas, went to the best schools like Brown University but still campaigned hard for Noynoy. You can’t blame the behavior of that individual on economics. The problem is so convoluted that I have dedicated so many blogs analyzing their actions but it still baffles me.

      • NBB says:

        Because when we talk about filipinos, I’m talking about filipinos. Not english speaking, US school educated people who return here for a mere vacation/retirement and some underage girls at beerhouses. I’m talking about the loud mouth Filipino who has a minimum wage job and drinks gin on the side of the road at night. You know what I mean? I’m talking about 90% of the voters and about 95% population of the Philippines (when provinces are included).

        Aren’t they the ones that this site is dedicated to.

        I’d love to read your blogs on the Filipino behavior, link please.

      • May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels says:

        Then you have a completely MYOPIC view because the poor are not the only ones who keep making bad decisions that affect everybody else. Obviously the educated also did us all in this time. Noynoy, Erap and Villar on Top3 while Gordon, Gibo and Perlas trail them? – that’s millions of morons trumping the thinking few!

        (Sorry AP guys. I’ve had it with my “countrymen.” They all effing blew it!)

      • ilda says:

        No need to apologise May Party

        Even the international media share your sentiments🙂

      • Shaddap says:

        See NBB? It’s not all about the poor. It includes rich and middle class people who are highly educated who make a lot of stupid choices. (In fact, it seems like they’re the ones who influence the poorer Pinoys to make stupid choices in the first place!)

        Stop making stupid excuses for the stupidity of Filipinos!

        Read this: http://www.getrealphilippines.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=291:key-to-social-change-enlightenment-of-the-elite&catid=58:context-and-considerations&Itemid=182

  13. V says:

    This is perfect. Everything I wanted to say but couldn’t find the words to.
    Big thanks to the author.

  14. Joseng Sisiw says:

    hmmmm…. salamat mga kababayan ko sa mga pinagsasabi nyo… pero kc, alam nmn ntin kung sino ang pambansang bayani ntin hndi ba?? ang akin lang 75% kc sa mga pinoy eh hindi naiintindihan kung ano ang sinasabi mo…. napansin nyo ba.. kapag nasa “HEARING” ang mga may katungkulan sa bansa eh panay pasikat sila sa pagsasalita ng ingles. alam ntin na mayroon tayong sariling wika, ngunit bakit…. BAKIT INGLES ANG GINAGAMIT NILA…. ANONG PAKIALAM NG IBANG BANSA SA ATIN AT PURO SALITANG BANYAGA ANG GINAGAMIT NILA….. patawad pero kung gusto mong ilabas ang sama ng loob mo tungkol sa pilipino siguro alamin mo muna kung anong lenggwahe ang gagamitin mo para maintindihan ka ng kapwa mo PILIPINO.

    • Jay says:

      Hahahah, pare baliktad talaga isip mo ah. Parang tinutukoy mo na kapag ingles ang salita, nawawala ang kahulugan ng salita? Lumaki ako mga 80’s at alam mo, respetado ang Ingles noon. Walang mga tulad mo na sasabihin mga konyo ang marunong mag ingles. Kahit bilungual walang problema dahil kinakaya namin at natutoto kami at dahil doon, marami rin kaming natututan dahil nakaintindi kami ng ingles.

      Eh anu nang dinala ng FILIPINO/TAGALOG sa gobyerno? Wala. 75 Porceyento ay hindi nakakaintindi? Baka mas mababa pa. Mga taga Baguio at sa mga ibang lugar, wala naman problema kahit mag conversational English ah.

      • Tekkie says:

        Though hindi ako agree sa ibang sinabi nya, actually may point siya. Mas marami ang nakakaintindi ng Tagalog kaysa English dito sa Pilipinas.

      • Jay says:

        Part of it was a horrid conditioning back in Erap’s time I think that they decided to localize more of the tv programming. You’d be surprised how many shows had English dub in the 80’s. And so people like him look down on people like me who actually enjoy being bilingual and reap part of its benefits.

        Tsaka sa totoo lang, ang ingles ay magaling mag pa communicate pag dating sa topic ng politika at negosyo. Lalo dahil sakto at tumpak lamang ang sasabihin mo para masabi mo na ang kelangang mo kailangan sabihin. Kung ikan sa salita natin, mabisa.

      • ChinoF says:

        When we watched Voltes V back in the 1970s and 80s, it was dubbed in English… by Filipinos.

        But I think Filipino dubbing started with Shaider.

        Of course, I was disappointed, but I watched anyway.

      • bokyo says:

        Yup. Voltes V and other cartoons back then are dubbed in English

        Kahit Batibot may alternate show (Pinpin ata yun) para matuto naman ng Chinese Mandarin ang bata

        Ang sarap kaya maging bilingual. Tri-lingual , advantegeous! I have main Tagalog language at home, English for business, and now learning Spanish🙂 Yo puedo hablar tres idiomas.

        Ginawan kasi ng stereotype ang pananalita ng English sa PIlipinas. Di ko alam kung san nanggaling, kung sa mga mayayaman ba o sa mga kolehilaya mahilig lagyan ng ‘twang’ ang English.

    • ilda says:

      @Joseng Sisiw

      1. English is my second language, I choose to use it and I have the right to use it.

      2. Kahit tagalugin ko pa hinde rin makakarating sa mga hinde marunong mag-ingles ang mensahe ko dahit wala silang access sa internet🙂

      3. The message is mainly intended for the movers and shakers of Philippine society. This includes the media, the public servants and elite members of society. Siguro naman marunong silang mag-ingles. They are the people who can influence the illiterate and the so called “educated” Filipinos. The more discussions we have about the topics on this site, the better so they’ll know how ordinary citizens feel about stuff. That is, if they actually care.

      4. Try not to concentrate on trivial stuff.

      5. Feel free to translate it in tagalog if you can. Don’t forget to give us a copy.

      Good day or magandang gabi, bayan🙂

    • helios says:

      I have a question, hindi ba ingles ang ginagamit natin madalas kasi ang tagalog ay wika ng tagalog region? sa pagkakaintindi ko kasi, ingles din ang naguugnay sa ating bansa na may mahigit sa 100 wika? sa aking pananaw masyadong presumptuous kung iisipin natin na lahat ng filipino ay nagtatagalog. (although it is just as presumptuous to think that majority of filipinos understand english)

      • ilda says:

        Ewan ko ba dito kay Joseng. It’s pointless to insist that tagalog is the main dialect in the Philippines. My Visaya friend and I can understand each other better in English. She is not fluent in tagalog and I am not fluent in bisaya but we are both ok with English. Narrow-mindedness lang ang pinapairal sa pag pilit na mag-tagalog na lang lahat.

    • jethernandez says:

      @ Joseng Sisiw…

      Siguro tingnan na lang natin na ganito… isa sa mga “target market” ng Anti-pinoy website ay yung mga “articulate” o magagaling mag ingles na Pinoy na porke tama ang “grammar” nila; edukado at may PhD; nagkaroon ng mararayang posisyon at kabuhayan dito sa pinas at sa ibang bansa; kamag-anak ng mga hinayupak na politikong nagsamantala sa bansa… at iba pa… Itong mga hunghang na to kalimitan makikita mo sa ibang blog forum sites… yang mga sites na yan ay pinamumugadan din ng mga dayuhan na akala mo ay napakagaling na nila dahil ang lahi nila ay mas matino kesa pinoy.

      Tanong…

      Paano mo maipapahiwatig sa mga yan na ang pag-iisip nila ay baluktot, walang lohiko (logic) at ang daloy ng mga sinasabi ay katulad ng mga tao dun sa Mandaluyong Mental Hospital? Paano mo isasaksak sa ngalangala ng pag-iisip nila na ETO ANG ALTERNATIBO at hindi lang yung kababawan na opsyon (option) na dinukot sa kababawan ng utak talangka? Yang mga yan ay may diskriminasyon sa pag gamit ng salita. Di nila iniintindi ang sulatin na limbag sa Tagalog. Nag a alembungan yang mga yan sa isa’t isa sa pamamagitan ng katagang banyaga.

      Pareng Sisiw… ayos lang yang sinasabi mo na ilahad ang kaisipan sa Tagalog… pero ang isa pang punto… ang paggawa ng salaysay o komento sa mga bagay bagay sa lipunan ay pwedeng ipahiwatig sa ano mang lengguahe… Ang ingles ay katanggap tanggap na pananalita sa buong mundo… na dapat ding pag aralan ang tamang paggamit… tamang panahon at tamang tagabasa.

  15. killallpoliticians says:

    Therefore I conclude 90% Filipinos are stupid.

  16. Votoms says:

    Mostly stupid Filipino from different provinces.

  17. Marco Bustamante says:

    Noynoy Aquino may not be your candidate but the people who voted for him believe that he deserves to be president. Whether this was because of the surveys leading up to the election, the admiration that a lot of people have for his parents, or because of any one of a multitude of reasons, the point is that people voted for him. And their numbers are apparently enough to make him the president-elect at this stage.

    For better or for worse, damaged culture or not, that is still the essence of elections: you vote for the candidate of your choice.

    Now, if you should happen to object to the way things turned out, then let me suggest something: do what Nicanor Perlas did. When he was complaining about the state of the nation one day, his son challenged him to do something about it. So he ran for president.

    Why don’t you try doing the same thing? I’ll listen to you discuss your platform and, at the end of it all, if I believe that you deserve my vote, I’ll vote for you.

    Or at the very least, come here and educate the voting public before the next elections. But insulting people who voted for someone in good faith is no way to show them the error of their ways.

    • Anonylol says:

      What insults? I don’t see no insults.

    • ilda says:

      @Marco Bustamante

      Noynoy Aquino may not be your candidate but the people who voted for him believe that he deserves to be president.

      Yes, the people deserve the president they elect. I and many others didn’t vote for him so I am entitled to criticize him.

      Whether this was because of the surveys leading up to the election, the admiration that a lot of people have for his parents, or because of any one of a multitude of reasons the point is that people voted for him.,

      What are those multitude of reasons again? You seem to have a hard time enumerating them but Noynoy topping the dubious surveys and being the son of Cory and Ninoy seems to be more important to Noynoy supporters.

      For better or for worse, damaged culture or not, that is still the essence of elections: you vote for the candidate of your choice.

      Yes and that choice make him the butt of jokes of the millions of other Filipinos and make the Filipinos the butt of jokes of the international community.

      Filipinos do not have real democracy. Religious leaders dictate who people should vote for. Media also manipulates the information and always give Noynoy positive exposure. This is evident in the number of times Noynoy appears on the front page of leading newspapers ever since he announced his candidacy. Noynoy is given more air time on TV as well. The owners of polling firms are related to Noynoy Aquino. These surveys are always saying that he is on top, this makes people believe that they will just waste their votes on other candidates. The essence of election is lost on the Filipino people. It is a useless exercise. All that wasted effort, sana hinde na lang nag-election after Cory died.

      Now, if you should happen to object to the way things turned out, then let me suggest something: do what Nicanor Perlas did. When he was complaining about the state of the nation one day, his son challenged him to do something about it. So he ran for president

      Why don’t you try doing the same thing? I’ll listen to you discuss your platform and, at the end of it all, if I believe that you deserve my vote, I’ll vote for you

      You want me to join the other 9 candidates to make up 10? You are not very observant. Filipinos don’t listen to platforms, debates and any other discussions about the issues. They are not even interested in how Noynoy will fix the economy. They believe in the slogan: “Walang mahirap kung walang corrupt”. The voters are not interested in what the candidates have to say. But they want to know your last name. I’ll try to marry an Aquino so I can change my last name. Maybe I’ll try to be an actress first, how about that? I can’t run using my last name but I can sure win with a famous name even without doing much. I don’t need to do all the work Perlas did. Just look at Noynoy.

      The loss of Villar, Gibo, Gordon, Perlas and etc should tell you that you need the backing of the media giants like ABS-CBN, Inquirer.net and not to mention be friends with SWS and Pulse Asia polling firms to help give you an angelic image so you can win the vote of the people who believe in superstition and witchcraft.

      Or at the very least, come here and educate the voting public before the next elections. But insulting people who voted for someone in good faith is no way to show them the error of their ways.

      Educating the “educated” public is what we have been doing for the last couple of years about the election. AntiPinoy.com may be new but the messages we post here have always been on the Get Real Philippines website (which has been around for 10 years), Youtube, PEX, and even before Filipino Voices turned yellow, we were trying to help people see the light through that awful blogsite. Sorry, but Filipinos are very arrogant. Their reason for voting for Noynoy is “basta he has integrity.” Where is his integrity when he was telling everyone about the possibility of failure of elections and where is his humility when he was warning people that he was talking about another people power if he loses the election?

      Just in case you missed it, the international community find the political situation in our country ridiculous as well not just the bloggers and the regular commenters here. Matigas talaga ulo ng mga avid Aquino fans. Namatay lang si Cory, ginawa ng presidente si Noynoy. Only in the Philippines!

    • jethernandez says:

      @ Marco Bustamante

      ALL IS FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR… INCLUDING PHILIPPINE ELECTIONS… SO I CONCEDE…

      BUT I insult the collective decision of the 13 Million voters to select Noynoy as the President. I insult and despise their mode of selecting willing and capable candidates… I DO NOT INSULT their right to choose… I DO NOT INSULT THEIR HUMANITY… Yeah life goes on after elections… Noynoy will be leading the executive branch of the government in the next six years. i will be having negative and positive perceptions on how he will be implementing those promises he’s made… and as a citizen of this country… a tax payer… and a useful labor unit for the last x number of years… nobody can deprive me to despise any move worth so insulting for the 13 million filipinos who voted for him.

      Your absurd suggestion for all of us here to create platforms and run for Presidency is like a call for Nic Perlas to run again… that for me is illogical… lame… and stupid… why? you go figure.

      You fncking prove us wrong!!! Don’t turn the ball on us… It’s your selected presidentiable… not ours… and it’s his turn to prove to the 13 Million voters that he is the “saviour” of the Philippines…. LIFE GOES ON AND WE CAN LIVE… with or without Noynoy…

  18. gorrrddoooooon says:

    nakakahiya tayo😦

  19. nbb says:

    @May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels

    Like I said in my post MOST of the voters are poor. When I voted I could clearly see in the crowd that the poorer filipino outnumbered the richer more educated by at least 8 to 2, so nothing myopic about my view. Any more bitching and nitpicking? I’d love to hear it.

    • May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels says:

      Oh I’m sorry nbb did I make you look like you missed Ilda’s point when I said “the poor are not the only ones who keep making bad decisions that affect everybody else?”

      I did, didn’t I? Good.

      • NBB says:

        Once again, my main focus are the poor because they make out about 80-90% of the voters. Get a clue man.

      • May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels says:

        That’s why it’s called myopia. It’s narrow relative to a larger picture that somebody else was trying to point out way ahead of your “focus.”

      • Shaddap says:

        NBB,

        Would those poor voters vote for stupid candidates if there were no stupid candidates in the first place?

        See how this works: Supposedly Intelligent and well-educated “kingmakers” and “behind-the-scenes-schemers” from the wealthy classes decide they want more power, but they want a short-cut to it. So they look for some stupid actor or celebrity with name-recall and make him their candidate.

        Who placed in the stupid candidate there in the first place?

        Was it the poor people who are leadership positions within the stupid candidate’s campaign machinery?

        It’s all led by educated and wealthy Pinoys!

        In short, MOST Pinoys, rich, middle class, and poor, are STUPID. Stupid not because of low IQ. But Stupid because they have brains which they don’t use properly and instead lazily look only at the short term.

        Again, stop thinking that this is all about the poor. The poor think stupid if rich/middle class people think stupid, because the poor are often out to emulate the rich/middle class.

        Who runs wowowee? Poor people? NO! It’s oligarch-owned ABS-CBN! Rich, educated people spewing out shit so readily out to the poor masses because it yields short-term gains.

        When the Filipino poor remain stupid (and it makes all Filipinos look stupid), then who is to blame?

        Rich Filipinos who kept them stupid with the stupid shows they rich produced for mass consumption!

        It’s not just about the poor, NBB.

      • NBB says:

        Isn’t that what Ive been saying the whole time. That people are not given a chance to better themselves properly in order to vote properly. Cmon guys read my post again. The environment (which is created by the rich) is to discourage the average filipino from making sensible choices.

        The environment, the economy these are all in control of the rich not the poor. We are stuck with this attitude of making mistakes because we are not capable of achieving anything in our society. Discouraging people is the most effective way to keep your people down and dumb.

        Even people with let say 30-40k salaries. that is still poor. This can not provide for a healthy life with a family. This includes middle class who are able to provide food and have a computer, but are no way living a successful life and have a secured future. So don’t just think about squatters when I say poor filipinos, by poor I mean people who are not able to live a successfull healthy lifestyle.

        When success is so out of reach, people get tired of reaching. Which results in poor, uneducated and easily influenced people.

        My whole point is that the environment we live in, is shaped in a way that the average filipino can not achieve, but can be easily influenced in to the wrong decision.

      • Shaddap says:

        You still miss the point, NBB.

        Those “rich” people whom you describe as “having created the environment” do not live in appalling circumstances. They had and still have access to information and education. They don’t live in garbage dumps.

        But why are they doing stupid things, NBB? Why is it that they “created the environment” in the first place? This is an environment which, mind you, not only retards the poor, but also has the added effect of making ALL FILIPINOS LOOK STUPID to the rest of the world. That therefore makes these “rich people” end up looking stupid too.

        The real verdict is that Philippine Society is ruled by STUPIDITY. The poor people’s stupidity is almost excusable in my book. But the rich and educated people WHO MADE THE STUPID DECISIONS is unexcusable.

        But then again, the poor Filipinos don’t need PhD’s to think carefully about their own benefit.. You know what the real problem of Filipinos is?

        It’s LAZINESS. Laziness to work (for many), and LAZINESS TO THINK (for most).

      • bokyo says:

        Paano naging poor yung voters ni Noynoy eh puro yellow ribbon stickers nakikita ko sa Ayala Ave, Makati Ave, Ortigas, Edsa, Cubao, etc. Take note, sa mga “Big Daddy” SUV vehicles pa nakalagay yang mga stickers nayan. Di lang yan, check out your local taxi cabs and jeepneys.

      • Jay says:

        Isn’t that what Ive been saying the whole time. That people are not given a chance to better themselves properly in order to vote properly. Cmon guys read my post again. The environment (which is created by the rich) is to discourage the average filipino from making sensible choices.

        Will bring the quote up again: Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions – it only guarantees equality of opportunity. Even in American Democracy, there are many things people debate whether the state should run or the private sector should run, all for the long term benefit of the people, such as health care. Education is a privilege, not a right. Even more so in the environment those people are in, they either accept knowledge and use it to fight the injustice of their world or continue in their mire.

        The environment created by the rich just means that the poor have to work twice-three times-five times harder to fight for the opportunities that other well to do countries already have access to those benefits.

        Discouraging people is the most effective way to keep your people down and dumb.

        You said you weren’t looking for sympathy for them early on? Whats is this I’m reading? If these people cannot see the mistakes, that there is a natural order in the simple hierarchy that exists and it is a disservice to them, find the necessary means to learn from the mistakes and correct it as a group of people to combat those with resources, then they deserve the discouragement if they cannot see the opportunities past that. Even more so in the environment that the rich have created, there aren’t much choices (as many would like to believe) to have access to opportunities. You either learn and become stronger and empowered or become gutter trash and give in to the emotions of shame and discouragement.

        When success is so out of reach, people get tired of reaching. Which results in poor, uneducated and easily influenced people.

        If they get tired of reaching, they deserve what is coming to them. The end justify the means. Plain and simple. If you think otherwise, you are letting your morals get the better of common sense between this obvious struggle. Experience is a harsh teacher and I can definitely justify that.

        My whole point is that the environment we live in, is shaped in a way that the average filipino can not achieve, but can be easily influenced in to the wrong decision.

        If the average filipino (and society as a whole) doesn’t adapt and evolve from the mess they helped create for over 40 years and with many mistakes unlearned, they are never getting out of their mess and join the rest of the world. You keep saying the environment is bad. It just means they has to work much, much harder in order to progress, plain and simple. And if they don’t want to hold up that end, they will lose indefinitely.

        But then again, the poor Filipinos don’t need PhD’s to think carefully about their own benefit.. You know what the real problem of Filipinos is?

        It’s LAZINESS. Laziness to work (for many), and LAZINESS TO THINK (for most).

        Any pinoy can refute it but in doing so, they are denying one of the sole reasons why the country has been like this for so long, and why pinoy society has degraded. This isn’t opinion. It is truth. And denying the truth means looking away at the real problem. And ultimately, you are either part of the problem or part of the solution.

    • jethernandez says:

      @nbb

      You should go beyond your shallow understanding of your observable 8 / 2 figure… don’t you think that 80 percent are dumb, poor and illiterate and the 20 percent are educated but full of holes on their head? Try reading Wilfredo Pareto’s 80/20 rule… perhaps how Hitler’s Third Reich’s “arian race” got bombarded by Goebbels’ repetitive lies.

  20. nbb says:

    I don’t see any reply links on some of the comments of my post. this might get confusing. Is there a forum on here or something

    • benign0 says:

      Some of your comments might already be too deeply-nested. I think the commenting system here only goes as deep as three layers. So you will have to expect a reply at a level that is a peer of that comment which no longer displays “Reply” links.

    • Jay says:

      yeah sorry about that NBB. Basically to simplify my response to yours:

      Seek the Irving Kristol quote (ctrl + F). Now look at the mess the country is in, created from over 20-40 years of the same mistakes being made. Where in some countries where their democracy allows the choice for the poor accept the education or not, in ours education/discipline is the difference to a life that opens more possibilities, with the ultimate possibility of relocating to another place of more possibilities or being forever a gutter trash. That is the choice to make out of necessity, not just a want or a desire to become a success story. Also the uneducated aren’t only the poor but the elite as well, as you can see the poor voting the likes of tito sotto, bong revilla, lito lapid into the senate. The difference is the those elites have more opportunities and resources than the poor.

      There is are articles here about pinoy behavior. I’m not sure which one suits the situation you are looking for but check either society or solutions. Never underestimate mistakes.

  21. NBB says:

    @May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels

    That’s why it’s called myopia. It’s narrow relative to a larger picture that somebody else was trying to point out way ahead of your “focus.”

    LOL. I always said that the bigger part of the people voting are poor, evident by the different places to vote which are jampacked with financially unstable people. As you mentioned in your reply that there ARE people of richer standard that also make stupid decisions. YES this is true, but this is a small percentage of the whole.

    So mister myopia when you look at the bigger picture
    And you open your eyes and see that this is a third world country and that the majority of the votes come from people who are poor maybe then you can get in it your tiny brain that the majority of the voters are poor and mostly uneducated that the bigger part of the votes go the wrong candidates.

    Please don’t reply with a comment that I already gave the answer to. Unless you want me to explain it in a way 8 year olds can understand. Perhaps then you’ll get it.

    • May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels says:

      Your Grassy Highness,

      Please allow me to explain what my little brain could so easily process that your brontosaurus gray matter can’t in a few key points that maybe, just maybe, sink into your limited comprehension.

      First, nobody disputes that there are more poor voters than non-poor. So I (and Ilda, separately), AUGMENTED your comment with the insight that goes something like “Hey, the poor voters aren’t the only ones who caused this whole mess” which you immediately answered with

      Because when we talk about filipinos, I’m talking about filipinos. Not english speaking, US school educated people who return here for a mere vacation/retirement and some underage girls at beerhouses. I’m talking about the loud mouth Filipino who has a minimum wage job and drinks gin on the side of the road at night. You know what I mean? I’m talking about 90% of the voters and about 95% population of the Philippines (when provinces are included).

      Aren’t they the ones that this site is dedicated to.

      to which I said MYOPIC!!! because that’s really what it is. It’s M-Y-O-P-I-C.
      Got it? Do you know why?

      Because this blogsite isn’t just about the poor with the terrible circumstances. This blogsite criticizes everything about the Filipino that screws all Filipinos over regardless of socioeconomic class.

      Did you get that?

      No?

      Okay. I’ll repeat myself, but please try to follow by reading S-L-O-W-L-Y, okay?

      I said

      Because this blogsite isn’t just about the poor with the terrible circumstances. This blogsite criticizes everything about the Filipino that screws all Filipinos over regardless of socioeconomic class.

      Got it? Okay, just read it again later if you didn’t. I won’t tell anybody.

      Wait, have I told you that your view is MYOPIC?

      Try harder NBB. Eight year olds comprehend way better than you do.

      • nbb says:

        Once again you fail. I never denied that there is a percentage of ignorant rich voters, but that is not the reason why nonoy won. Focusing on a small group of people in a big number game makes you my dear friend, myopic.

        My posts are in understanding the larger mass of the votes, which in my opinion is more important because these are people you can talk with and try to teach a better understanding of choices. I occasionally drink with some people from our subdivision who aren’t financially stable, and try to figure out what makes them tick and also try to broaden their mind a bit. While the small rich group could not give damn what any of us have to say.

      • Jay says:

        I never denied that there is a percentage of ignorant rich voters, but that is not the reason why nonoy won.

        You probably do realize but Erap more than likely caught the entire class D & E group in NCR alone? If whoever keeps track of statistics for the election finish making the map where which areas of the Philippines voted for whom, it would be a lot clearer. Noynoy more than likely caught a myriad of people from different financial backgrounds who simply drank the Yellow Koolaide. In my subdivision where there were many people whom are financially stable, but not stinking rich (B & C group), I saw many Noynoy posters as well and yellow ribbons.

        If there was anything poor about them, it was the information given about the candidates and what the election process will be.

        While the small rich group could not give damn what any of us have to say.

        Why would they? Money and resources gives them more opportunities to do whatever the hell they want. Those who aren’t financially stable have limited opportunities so they have to make with what they are given. Sadly, beggars can’t be choosers.

      • May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels says:

        NBB, this is where you completely got it wrong:

        Focusing on a small group of people in a big number game makes you my dear friend, myopic.

        You were the one with the narrow focus on the poor when the mess we’re in was actually caused by the poor AND the better off. The non-poor who voted for the top 3 doofuses are definitely not blameless. It doesn’t matter that the poor represent a much much greater number.

        See where we’re getting at?

        The Poor = subset only of (The Poor + The Non-Poor)

        Focusing on poor = narrow view = myopic = unacceptable because it gets the non-poor voters off the hook

        Thus,

        NBB’s view is M-Y-O-P-I-C.

        Bow.

      • May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels says:

        While the small rich group could not give damn what any of us have to say.

        Let’s hope you’re wrong about that. AP readership is growing so you probably are.

      • nbb says:

        @May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels

        By the way.. Brontosaurus? lmfao you made my day with that. you sure you didn’t vote for noynoy? lmao

        @Jay

        Yeah I seen a couple of them noynoy supporters in my subdivision as well. These belong to a special group of financially successful but politically uneducated. Because when I asked what political plans Noynoy had for the country and what kind of president do you think he will be, I couldn’t get a straight answer.

      • May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels says:

        Yeah well, I gotta admit I felt guilty about insulting the poor dinosaur. (grin)

        Yeah I seen a couple of them noynoy supporters in my subdivision as well. These belong to a special group of financially successful but politically uneducated. Because when I asked what political plans Noynoy had for the country and what kind of president do you think he will be, I couldn’t get a straight answer.

        So you know of these people personally. What, they’re not at fault too?
        Tsk tsk tsk.
        Don’t make me insult another dinosaur. 😛

    • ilda says:

      @NBB

      Just to repeat what I said to Marco Bustamante:

      “Filipinos do not have real democracy. Religious leaders dictate who people should vote for. Media also manipulates the information and always give Noynoy positive exposure. This is evident in the number of times Noynoy appears on the front page of leading newspapers ever since he announced his candidacy. Noynoy is given more air time on TV as well. The owners of polling firms are related to Noynoy Aquino. These surveys are always saying that he is on top, this makes people believe that they will just waste their votes on other candidates. The essence of election is lost on the Filipino people. It is a useless exercise.”

      In addition to the above:

      There’s not much we can do when you are up against the giant media outlets. They have control over the minds of the Filipino both the rich and the poor. Part of the reason why media outlets can easily control the minds of majority of the Philippine population is because of our culture and tradition. We are a God fearing people and when columnists like Conrado de Quiros say that Villar is evil, then Filipinos who are scared to go to hell or are too lazy to think on their own, quickly believe what he says. When Conrado de Quiros say that Noynoy is good and we owe the Aquinos because of Edsa, the people will quickly believe him too. You add that with the Iglesia ni Christo endorsement, so panalo na si Noynoy.

      The people behind the media and the religious leaders are educated Filipinos. They dictate what the poor people should do. So, tama si May Party sa Dasma, when he said you need to look at the bigger picture.at saka tama si Shaddap when he said laziness ang pinapairal. It’s not only the poor people who have a problem but the so called “educated” too. Both the poor and the elite are blinded by their self-righteousness: they think ok si Noynoy kasi mabait daw. Kung mabait na, ok na, no more thinking necessary. The oligarchs are blinded by their hunger for power and money: they produce stupid shows which bring in big profits but make people dumb and they campaign for Noynoy because they will benefit a lot once Noynoy is in Malacanang.

      • nbb says:

        It annoys me though that Filipino “stupidity” is looked at as if it was part of our DNA. That the actions and manners of our people are simply done by pure lack of braincells, but stupidity even though its obvious and makes you look simple, actually has a yet a far more difficult psychological and cultural roots.
        I believe that a lot of pinoys are mentally unhealthy and unhappy with their lives, which also results in erratic behavior. If we had 1psychiatrist for every 10 pinoys to talk to every week, perhaps then we can step away from the stupid generalization

      • ilda says:

        Mr nbb,

        If Filipino stupidity is part of our DNA, it would be easier to excuse it but unfortunately, it’s not.

        In an ideal world, in fact, in some parts of the world, the public officials do their best to provide better health care, better environment and a better working condition for the voting public. In the Philippines, it is very rare for a public official to do the duties they promise to uphold. In the Philippines, it is very rare for a voter to replace the public official who did not do his/her duty with someone else who can. How do you explain senators/congressmen/women who keep getting voted back in again and again despite their non-performance? How do you explain Noynoy winning the election despite his lack of accomplishments?

        Wag na nating pahabain ang usapan. Simple lang: the rich and the poor, the educated and the uneducated, they voted for Noynoy. It’s just pure stupidity.

      • jethernandez says:

        @nbb

        whether you use the inductive and deductive line of reasoning, a behaviour or a phenomenon will always be viewed on the aggregate… we have figures… 13.5M voters… and we facts… noynoy’s incompetence (senate data and all the other news articles ages ago) versus the competencies of other presidentiables… though other angles or factors such as media’s repetitive myths can be discussed more thoroughly , we can’t deny the fact that on the aggregate, the stupids have voted for the stupid. it’s like the erap’s presidential phenomenon…. wag na lang presidential chuvaness ang pagusapan natin… look at how the voters selected their candidates for senatorial slates… walahhh…. Bong Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada leading the pack… what other term can we describe the aggregate behaviour of the Philippine electorate? stupid is the only term i can think of.

    • ChinoF says:

      Unfortunately, even when looking at the bigger picture, whether poverty is the cause and the people are much less educated because of it… stupidity is still the way to call the behavior of the people. Of course, poverty is no excuse for stupidity, right? We understand people’s poverty… but that poverty should never be used as resistance to ideas like ours that offer solutions to solve that poverty.

  22. nbb says:

    So to finalize your blogpost you conclude it is because of stupidity. Bravo, after your “merous” blogs on
    filipino behaviour that is how deep you can go. Won’t be reading you again.

    NBB

    • ilda says:

      What else would you call it?🙂

      It’s a free world NBB. If you’ve had enough, you are free to go. Like I always say: Don’t let the door hit you on your way out!

      • jethernandez says:

        parang sinabi mong wag kang tatangatanga… heehehehe… nice.

        hehehe…. parang paikot ikot lang ang usapan… mga tao nga naman… makahirit lang… parang si GabbyD(umb)

    • benign0 says:

      There really is no way you can go deeper, Mr nbb, even in the subject of stupidity. Because Pinoys by nature also take a shallow approach even in the exercise of being stupid.😀

      That’s what makes debating with Pinoys so challenging. There’s not much to work with. Their regard for the issues is one-dimensional, which means that applying multi-layered and multi-angular arguments is pretty much useless as these simply fly over their heads.

      These elections are a great demonstration of the profound shallowness of the stupidity of Pinoys. Despite an array of highly-qualified and intelligent candidates, it was Stoopid 1 who won and Stoopid 2 who came up second.😀

    • Jay says:

      NBB,

      If people had the time to analyze the stupid, there would never be wonderful inventions and progress made in the world. Tell me when a group of pinoys exerted intelligence to help progress the country and the people.

      EXACTLY. I hope you are happy with the answers that you got.

    • May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels says:

      NBB, stupidity is usually a cause, not an effect. You don’t need a reason or excuse to be stupid.
      You CAN be yourself though.

      You won’t be reading posts like this one? WHY??? OH SWEET JESUSMARYJOSEPH WHY???!!!

      Sige na layas.

  23. HUNGKAG says:

    The header “Noynoy’s win might make Filipinos the butt of jokes around the world” is a catchy phrase but nowhere in the article was this phrase discussed. Iida please elaborate in your article the connection to noynoy to enlighten our mind.
    Now on the article itself, filipinos are indeed the butt of jokes for the choice of their leaders but it is not their fault because there are no leaders who arose to lead them correctly. We whine, complain, whine and complain endlessly but there are no leaders who present themselves except those within the system. You have a very good idea about all these things, but you have no doable concrete suggestions to improve the system of producing good leaders. Start now for 1916……otherwise we will still be whining by then.

    • ilda says:

      @HUNGKAG

      If you are trying to be cute, it’s not working. Please read the blog again. Maybe you will be able to comprehend it better the second time around.

      Here’s an excerpt:

      “Filipinos are a funny people. We want change but we are not sure whether to look forward or to look back. Not surprisingly, we are again the butt of jokes of the international community. Just recently, I heard that a foreign news commentator from Australia remarked that politics in the Philippines is just like a swapping of seats between the Aquino and the Marcos clan. He came to this conclusion after announcing that Imelda Marcos just got voted in as a Congresswoman. The same Imelda Marcos who was accused of stealing the people’s money was voted in by the same people she stole from. Another foreign correspondent went on to say “You can’t make this stuff up” — an indication of how bizarre these circumstances are. The situation is so funny, it’s sad. We have to be prepared then for more comments about Erap Estrada’s famous near-win as soon as word gets around.”

      The blog is about the stupidity of Filipino voters and how their choice of leader makes us the butt of jokes around the world. It is the voters’ fault for choosing the wrong leader because they had intelligent and competent choices but they chose Noynoy and Erap instead. If you are looking for something more specific, there are other blogs that will suit your need in this site.

      I would consider any more nonsensical response from you as simply trolling. Good day.

  24. teresita uy says:

    Christ’s Peace be with you! So it is safe to say that this website is maka-Gordon or maka-Arroyo? There is nothing wrong with that. We only ask that you respect our choices for President.

    And to say that “Noynoy’s win might make Filipinos the butt of jokes around the world,” only those who do not love Filipinos will make other people laugh at Filipinos. From our end here, people respect Filipinos, and we are proud to be Filipinos. And we are proud about whom we voted for.

    There is nothing wrong with maka-Gordon or maka-Gloria, or even maka-Aquino. One has to see the bigger Philippines to know what the country really needs right now.

    And what about your name, Anti-Pinoy.com? Are you somehow against Filipinos? Hope you are not what the name says you are. To pit Filipinos against Filipinos would be very bad.

    • Jon Abaca says:

      Yes, there is nothing wrong with believing in other candidates. However, please check out the article.

      We gave an argument. Noynoy’s win might make Filipinos the butt of jokes around the world.

      We explained why we believe it to be true. Noynoy’s political performance is mediocre at best. Many people voted a convicted plunderer.

      If you truly believe in your president, please give rebuttals and counter arguments that disprove our statements.

      Also, nothing is wrong with pitting Filipinos against other Filipinos, provided the conflict is constructive, and within the bounds of intellectual debate. Christ Himself stated that He will pit son against father and daughter against mother. He didn’t elaborate on that any further, but I think He means it in a constructive, non violent manner.

    • jethernandez says:

      @Tess Uy

      before a poster comments at any blog forum, it would be of the poster’s advantage to read the FAQs and the other articles posted readily available at the forum site. that’s the problem with the 40 percent of the electorate who were able to vote for an incompetent candidate… they have failed to gather facts because of their katamaran as far as their cognitive process is concerned.

      if you’ve come here to demand for a certain respect for your “choice”… do it at your own risk. to ask whether this is a pro-gordon / anti-noynoy site is a type of query that GabbyD always tend to ask. questions that solicit answers that are already in front of one’s face… can be deemed irrational.

      have a nice day tess…

    • brianitus says:

      Ma’am,

      With due respect to your comment, Filipinos have been laughing at Filipinos for a long time and it doesn’t have to take a trip outside the country to do so. In local discussions about politics, the Pinoys have always had misgivings on how leaders come to power. You’ll always hear people complaining and then eventually start laughing at how dumb the voting populace is. Whether we laugh, or even cry, is of no consequence. How a leader steers the country will always be the main criteria. Right now, there is a challenge — PROVE US WRONG, NOY. However, at the current state this country is in, HOPE isn’t enough. We’ve been well-stocked with hope since ’86, ma’am.

      To add, the current tally leader cannot and will not ever be exempt from being scrutinized by people. He wanted the position, he has it. 40% of Pinoys wanted him, 60% didn’t. Now, if the 60% cannot have their say about the current choice for leader, where’s the democracy in that?

      We Pinoys, we’re all for giving chances, he earned that. What he didn’t earn was a shield from critics; his predecessors didn’t, either. Fair deal, if you ask me.

      Cheers!

  25. teresita uy says:

    Or maybe because he will be assigning the foreign diplomats to take care of that while he take care of the mess back home? He has other plans you know, if you just give him a chance to prove where his heart is, along with the others with him on this campaign for a better Philippines.

    • ilda says:

      @Teresita Uy

      It would be hard for you to understand why others find it laughable that majority of Filipino voters chose an incompetent leader like Noynoy because you do not see anything wrong with Noynoy. The reason why you do not see anything wrong with Noynoy is because the media has given him such an “angelic” image.

      We don’t have to be “maka-Gordon” or “maka-Gloria” to appreciate the stupidity of a candidate winning the election just because his mother passed away.

      As for the name of this site: We write about and discuss Filipinos who act like they are anti-pinoy. Who really is the anti-pinoy? Are you?

      AntiPinoy.com

    • Jay says:

      Foreign diplomats doesn’t change the cold, hard truth that 12 million people… well, sycophants elected an idiot as their country’s leader. Its been well debated as to why he is an idiot and there has been no counter argument as to why he shouldn’t be labeled as one.

      if you just give him a chance to prove where his heart is

      Wow, talk about bias. Hey, why didn’t we give Gordon’s positive, grass-roots approach a chance? Yes the one where he doesn’t run the country like the rest of the other people have. Or Gibo, what with is ideas. Both have been in debates and feel passionate about what these changes can do and have an impact for certain areas in the country.

      Instead you expect change out of someone incapable of it. You give in to his 2 big jingle, his large campaigning strategy and expect change out of that. What kind of specific change exactly Tessa Uy? Prayers and heart doesn’t mean anything if he hasn’t done anything about it from the start. You’re praying at the wrong God and so I hope that doesn’t blow up in your face when you are looking for a scapegoat.

    • ChinoF says:

      What if the foreign diplomats come home with something like, “let’s remove the protectionist clauses of the constitution, we can’t get any good foreign investments with those around”? If Mr. Aquino doesn’t listen to his, then he’s got other plans all right… plans that keep the country backward.

  26. LOL says:

    How does it feel that Philippines has the lowest IQ in South East Asia. (86)

    What is to be proud of being a flip?

    • Subliminal Messenger says:

      Oh, I feel goot. Because low-IQ makes Flips poor. Low-IQ is bad for economy. Goot for FOREX my parents sent me.

      I’m lovin’ Flip low-IQ. I celebrate Noynoy’s presidency. If it were Dick Gordon, economy improves. If economy improves, peso strengthens against weak dollar. Bad for my FOREX from my parents.

      Another goot thing about Noynoy’s presidency is PHilippines will be like Tarlac. Tarlac is a 3rdworld in a 3rdworld Philippines. As may you do not know, Tarlac been under Aquino’s before I was bornt. Tarlac is still 3rdworld in 3rdworld Philippines. Ain’t that goot?

      To be poor is goot, too. Because Jesus Christ saiding that “It is easier for a poor man to pass thru the eye of the needle than a rich man”! If Flippers were under Dick Gordon, Flippers will becoming wealthy. As what Jesus Christ saiding that a wealthy Filipino cannot pass thru God’s eye of the needle.

      SO, HALLELUJAH! Noynoy will deliver Flippers to heaven!!!!!

      HEAVEN IS THEIRS!!!!!!!

      • Jay says:

        Wait, but according to Manuel Quezon, Heaven is ran by Americans. Only Hell is ran by Filipinos and that is what we should be proud of. (He also said we could change it but honestly, did he even have long term ideas for that?).

  27. niks says:

    All we can do now is to pray for our country, and do our part as citizens. Knowing that we can’t really rely on government that much to help, I think we should help ourselves by being responsible and proactive citizens. We may not realize it because we’re part of the educated minority in this country, but a lot of our countrymen are still poor and uneducated (be it in academics or with regard to civic rights and duties) and they need to be ‘enlightened.’ We should start actually doing something rather than go on and complain and judge. What I’ve noticed is that we tend to just pass judgment and express our opinions about what we think should and shouldn’t happen, but we don’t really do anything. Yes, it looks like Noynoy will be the next president of the country…but it’s really not just up to him to change the Philippines. We should ALL do our part. Don’t tolerate corruption and red tape (be it as simple as the ‘lagay’ with MMDAs or the ‘lagay’ when filing papers in the BIR), we should pay our taxes properly, we should help spread the importance of education. What I’m saying is, we can possibly change how others view us if we don’t sit idly on the side. Noynoy may not be the best for the country, but we can’t really do anything about the presidency at this point. All we can do now is to be proactive.

    By the way, I just saw this site today and I find it very enlightening. It’s uncomfortable to read, but the truth does hurt. But, let’s not end with just giving our opinions about the Philippines. Let’s all do our part to change it🙂

    • jethernandez says:

      @niks

      The call for being proactive and “working with” are usual taglines of morons who never had this urge to know the basic facts about the competencies of the candidates they’ve voted for and the collusions they’ve made with OPPORTUNIST groups and individuals. Their behaviour is predictable during the campaign period till now. When you tell them facts about Noynoy’s performance and his tolerance of the attrocities at the hacienda Luisita… they say it’s black propaganda. If you critique Noynoy’s post election blunders such as taking an oath befor a barrangay captain and not traveling abroad… they just say don’t pass harsh judgment… let us work with him for the good of the banana republic. in other words i suggest that you stop tagging your posts with those kinds of words and phrases… if you think you’re not one of them.

      don’t you know that being a critique and predicting behaviour based on observable facts is a scholarly and academic process. in what ever “annoying” form the literature is it can still be quoted in researches and studies.

      • niks says:

        I didn’t say these weren’t valid. I’m just saying, in my opinion only, that there are better ways of addressing things. I wasn’t really talking much about Noynoy. What I was driving at was that rather than relying on a future president who we doubt might not be able to lead the country, we should all do our parts as citizens. If we can’t rely on government, who else can we rely on for changing this country? That was my point, and I don’t think I was able to get it across. I hope it’s clearer now.

  28. Captain Barbell says:

    Good on you..Ilda.
    Keep nailing it!
    We may be the minority but we have the common sense to see the real thing.
    We know that we still have a lot of working to change the perception of the Filipino mentality.
    We have a lot of kababayans that are still bulag sa katotohanan.
    We still have many who are romanticizing that the Philippines will come out of its grave…..I say to them…Not in your lifetime.
    I say to them….Hoy, tama na yan!
    Maawa ka sa sarili mo!

    • Jay says:

      The oligarchs are a minority as well. The ‘middle class’ of the Philippines are a minority as well. I think we can do something about this, especially if the majority doesn’t.

      Some of the other blog sites out there label AP as ‘romanticists’… funny since their solution is pretty much the same old excuses.

    • ilda says:

      Thanks Captain Barbell.

      Spread the word.🙂

  29. Willbryan says:

    I concede that Noynoy might not be the most intelligent among the candidates. I concede that his resume might not be the most impressive

    I voted for him because

    1. If the job always went to the one that had the most experience, then I would never have been promoted to a supervisor. You don’t need to be brilliant to learn the job. What is important is that you have the work ethic and the character that will guide you to make the right decisions.

    2. We just had a president who attended Assumption Convent for her elementary and high school education, graduating valedictorian. Then studied for two years at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C. and achieved consistent Dean’s list status. Then earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Assumption College, graduating magna cum laude.

    IMPRESSIVE ISN’T IT!!! And look where that got us. You got a president whose son thinks it is degrading to eat fast food!!!

    I as a Filipino chose to trust Noynoy. Paninindigan ko ang desisyon ko.

    • ilda says:

      @Willbryan

      Thanks for your comment but:

      1. What makes you think that Noynoy has the work ethic and the character that will guide him to make the right decisions? His lackluster performance in the senate already proves that he doesn’t.

      2. You are being judgmental when you assume that all intellectuals will turn out like Gloria Arroyo.

      I think that by using your gut feel instead of your critical analysis, you risked six years in the hands of the wrong candidate.

      • jethernandez says:

        @WillyBryan

        on item 1. How do you define work ethics? and character?

        on item 2. Recent election exercise is not a comparison between the gloria and noynoy. it’s between noynoy and the rest of the “losers”… but you loose… because you should have been doing the right process of eliminating who is incompetent, a slacker and a political fence sitter…. you go figure… and while doing that… be a rational being.

      • Willbryan says:

        I never do anything that I’m not willing to stand for. If we end up worst with Noynoy, it is my fault! (note: I said worst.. Being in “crisis” does not count. The Philippines has been in one “crisis” or another since the 1970s.)

        @jJethernandez

        I am a rational being. Who did you vote for?

        @Ilda

        I know you are right. I remember a friend of mine asked me why I wanted to vote for Noynoy and I answered by enumerating why I won’t vote for the other candidates. I realized I was not voting for Noynoy based on his merit but based on his opponent’s demerit.

        Villar smells a lot like a TRAPO.
        Gibo… I just do not think that he would be chosen by GMA as their party’s candidate with out any conditions. And during his interviews, he had a hard time answering questions regarding GMA.
        Gordon.. I am a fan of Gordon. But a friend whom I trust told me about some hanky-panky that happened in Olonggapo under Gordon. That disillusioned me.

        Item 1: I think my problem is you do not really know the character of any of the people running for office. Our whole electoral system and culture is screwed up.

        When I assess a person, there is the data “on paper” and the “intangibles”. I don’t have a lot of faith with the data on paper. Marcos and GMA were great on paper and we got screwed by them. (btw, I did not vote for GMA)

        Erap was also a seasoned politician. Some might argue that he was also someone who has good credentials. Good thing he was an idiot and got caught.

        Item 2: As a human being, I might have the tendency to categorize people and put them in a box. But as a person who has self awareness, I really, really try not to generalize.

        Btw, I’m curious. Who did you vote for?

      • Jay says:

        @Willbryan

        I am a fan of Gordon. But a friend whom I trust told me about some hanky-panky that happened in Olonggapo under Gordon. That disillusioned me.

        I’ve read in some blogs and forums about horror stories of meeting Benigno Aquino when they were in his way. I think one was here when it was late at night and they were going through a restaurant drive through when a crazy mofo in another black vehicle cut ahead of him. He opened his window to shout his displeasure only to have some people come out in barongs and affirm him that the person ahead of him is Benigno Aquino the 3rd.

        Gordon has done more good for the people and every known criticism against him (including the Ondoy relief goods) has been cleared up. Rants about his arrogant attitude due to his ‘bawal ang tanga’ speech from such eloquent people like the columnist are baseless opinions who never met the man in person.

        Aquino meanwhile has been silent about personal criticisms about him and has other people become his mouthpiece. Says quite a bit about his integrity don’t you think?

        So I will also support JR2’s claim on you as an idiot to believe errant rumours from a qualified politician and to go with everyones’ mind set to decide whom you WON’T vote for. The whole Erap being crooked is a two sided coin. If you were the least bit rational, you wouldn’t even bring up all this personality based crap and flawed judgemental reasoning.

      • May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels says:

        Paninindigan my ass. The practice of ocho-ocho revolutions (that’s “People Power” to you mangoes) is proof that there is no such thing as paninindigan to you people. You and your co-Filipinos can claim “paninindigan” all you want until the day that you could no longer stand Noynoy’s ineptitude at running his administration and then you’ll do a People Power on him too.

        And what work ethic? Noynoy’s record as legislator is 9 bills in 12 years (that’s less than one per year on average), none passed into law. What effing work ethic are you talking about hombre?

      • Willbryan says:

        @Jay

        That thing about Gordon was not a rumor. It came from a source whom i would die for. I believe my friend.

        I know Gordon as a good politician. Maybe that is the reason why when I learned about it… I mean if you can’t trust someone like Gordon to be clean, who can you expect to be clean.

        I don’t claim to be right. I don’t claim to know everything. I just presented here what I understood regarding the issue. If it is lacking.. then say so. You are not being part of the solution if you will shut down someone by calling him an idiot.
        I am not trying to convince anyone about anything. I do not have any vested interest in this discussion other than to get more information.

        Jay, I can see based on your writing that you are intelligent. Hope you could be less arrogant.

      • May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels says:

        Sure Willbryan. Your source got it from another reliable source who got it from another reliable source who got it from a reliable source.

        Sure sure.

        Way to go with fact checking.

        How about some proof eh? Rumors “from reliable sources” are a dime a million in this country.

      • Jay says:

        @May Party

        careful now. He takes the idiocy label pretty harshly. Give him a chance to prove his rationality, much like he’s giving Noynoy a chance to prove his ability to fail less. Besides, a rational persona like him wouldn’t be making flawed statements left and right now if he wasn’t an idiot, right?

      • May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels says:

        Oh he’s entitled to think whatever he wants. In 6 years (or much much less) we’ll both be laughing.

      • Willbryan says:

        @Jay

        As a person who wants to understand better, I want to know which of my statements are flawed.

        @May Party

        “You and your co-Filipinos”? Are you an American? As a foreigner did you vote this election?
        I just get the feeling that you are treating Philippine Politics as a spectator sport.

        The thing I know is not a rumor. It was not a story that my “source got it from another reliable source who got it from another reliable source who got it from a reliable source”.

        My friend met with Gordon, something happened. And my friend told me about it.

        That was enough for me to have second thoughts about Gordon. you don’t know my friend, and as such, my friend’s word would never be enough for you or anyone else. That is the reason why I never mentioned the story to anyone else during the campaign period. Because I know it will be tagged as rumor and I can’t really prove it..

      • May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels says:

        @Willbryan: Is that the best you’ve got? So what if I were American? You have something against Americans? ‘Makes me no less correct about what I’ve said (specifically that you who go people power on the same characters you elected into office every now-and-then have no clue what “paninindigan” means).

        I as a Filipino chose to trust Noynoy.

        Are those who DID NOT vote for kumuNoy any LESS FILIPINO than you? Then you consider Noynoy supporters as the only Filipinos (your co-Filipinos), while the rest are pirated Filipinos – Filipinos that are japeyks and are not worthy of being called Filipino because ayaw kay kumuNoy.

        I just get the feeling that you are treating Philippine Politics as a spectator sport.

        As opposed to you treating Philippine Politics like watching an episode of Wowowee – No need to use brain.

        you don’t know my friend, and as such, my friend’s word would never be enough for you or anyone else. That is the reason why I never mentioned the story to anyone else during the campaign period.

        Either you come up with proof or stop wasting everyone else’s time with hearsay.

    • Dr. José Rizal II says:

      WillyBryan…

      You’re another IDIOT.

      • Willbryan says:

        @Rizal

        That is harsh, dismissive and uncalled for.
        I am an open minded person who just expressed his opinion.
        Wag ka namang bastos.

        The way I see it, it’s not me, as a person who voted for Noynoy, against you, as a person who voted for someone else. There is just us, as Filipinos, trying in our own way to better our country.

    • ChinoF says:

      1. If you mean that you were promoted to supervisor despite having less experience than other employees, then isn’t it that the one who promoted you made a mistake?😉 You don’t need brilliance to learn the job, but you need it to perform better on the job. And ethics and character… Aquino fails (“I will never entertain questions from a survey tail-ender”).
      2. So you think everyone who was schooled at Assumption and went to Georgetown becomes proud and refuses to eat fast food? You are making very farfetched connections, are you? That’s an argument from outrage you’re making, a strawman argument. And basically, what you mentioned… what’s the problem with that? I see worse problems with someone who makes an unnecessary issue out of a mere SC appointment.

      I’m waiting for a time when Aquino might “do a bush.”😛

      • Willbryan says:

        @ChinoF

        1. My promotion was not a mistake.:p I was promoted because I had good people skills to handle subordinates and delegate tasks. And I’m doing very well with my job right now.

        With Noynoy’s ethics and character, I have to admit, I did not hear about that particular quote. I also admit that I’m not 100% confident about Noynoy.
        I remember a friend of mine asked me why I wanted to vote for Noynoy and I answered by enumerating why I won’t vote for the other candidates. I realized I was not voting for Noynoy based on his merit but based on his opponent’s demerit.

        Villar smells a lot like a TRAPO.
        Gibo… I just do not think that he would be chosen by GMA as their party’s candidate with out any conditions. And during his interviews, he had a hard time answering questions regarding GMA.
        Gordon.. I am a fan of Gordon. But a friend whom I trust told me about some hanky-panky that happened in Olonggapo under Gordon. That disillusioned me.

        2. OK.. I made a mistake here. Having a president whose son thinks it is degrading to eat fast food is not an issue with the president but is primarily an issue regarding the son’s values.

        And I am not generalizing. I was just pointing out that despite of GMA’s impressive credentials, we ended up getting screwed.

        Btw, did you vote for GMA? Just curious.

        With regards to the SC appointment, I’m with Noynoy with that.
        If I have learned anything the past 8 years, it’s that GMA is a great tactician and is GARAPAL. During her term, she had control of the legislative branch of the government by having the majority of the congress. That was one way how she was able to crush any impeachment case. (the other way is to have some lawyer file a bogus and weak impeachment case that would be easily thrown out every year). So that was the executive and legislative branch under her.
        Now she is moving out of the executive branch. but she still has a lot of allies in the legislative branch. I have no doubt of whatsoever that GMA would still like to be in power. And given a window of opportunity, she will change our constitution and become our prime minister. I’m just suspicious of the situation where she might have an influence over the CHIEF JUSTICE of the SUPREME COURT.

      • Jay says:

        If I have learned anything the past 8 years, it’s that GMA is a great tactician and is GARAPAL

        Oh wow. It took me awhile but I learned that in 1986 that Cory was a great tactician, GARAPAL AND helped set up propaganda that would otherwise fool people to support the Oligarch’s even beyond her presidency.

        Honestly, GMA coming back into power would be through the ineptitude of a strong leader like Aquino and Kamag Anak inc. pulling strings. Much like how it was suppose to be Noy-Mar but there was dissent in the campaign which then it was decided days before to be Noy-Bi. And guess who wanted such a strong leader to be president?

        Honestly do YOU think Noynoy can even command the respect and integrity of everyone in the 3 branches of the government so that they don’t even turn on him? That isn’t unifying. That is taking a job that wasn’t meant to be his but took it by force anyway. And now he has to respect the burden of being a Philippine President.

      • ChinoF says:

        1. Well, I beg you pardon, I hope you get that I wasn’t attacking your promotion or getting the job. I was trying to explain a point: in the office, since there are more experienced and probably more qualifying people for a sensitive position, why should another person who is not experience or qualified enough get the job? For example, look at it from the point of view of those who have more experience and qualifications; why the heck didn’t I get the job? Was it politicking? Was it boot licking? Is the lucky bloke a friend of the company’s owning family? Shouldn’t someone for that position have the right talents and qualifications. And all that… and transfer this to Philippines politics. There you see my point about why I am completely skeptical about Mr. Aquino. Yes, I hope that “survey tailender” bit get you interested, Mr. Aquino really does not pass the ethics and character bit for me (he smokes too, so isn’t that considered a character flaw).

        As for that hanky panky of Gordon in Olongapo, get the details. It’s possible the origin of such news of that was Shay Cullen, a former priest who Gordon helped defrock because of sexual molestation charges. Also, if that hanky panky is the strip bars and “sex tours” in Olongapo, that’s crap, because those bars were around even before the Gordons sat. And if they don’t fold up even if Gordon is there, it’s because they’re just hard-headed, and too lazy to find other kinds of work. Prostitution can never be blamed on Gordon.

        2. I didn’t vote for GMA, since I saw through her cutesy old ads then. Yes, she is a smart politician… but she is being overrated as an enemy. There are other greater enemies than her in Philippines society, and we in this blog site have been trying to reveal them. GMA is the scapegoat, and although I agree that she is not free of corruption, she is the wrong focus of anti-corruption efforts.

      • Drin says:

        but if noynoy appoints the CJ then HE ” might have an influence over the CHIEF JUSTICE of the SUPREME COURT…

      • Willbryan says:

        @Jay
        I was still young during Cory’s presidency. Never knew about that.
        I think Cecile Malasig has a point. Part of the problem is that the history lessons we get in school is the edited version. based on what I read in books, I personally have a problem regarding Emilio Aguinaldo as a hero. Having the founder of the Katipunan killed should have Aguinaldo marked as a traitor.

        @ Drin
        You have a point. The appointment shouldn’t come from the president at all. but given a choice between Noynoy or GMA, I trust Noynoy more with the CJ appointment.

        @ChinoF
        I really hope smoking is not a character flaw. I also smoke.🙂
        So i take it that you really would have hoped for Gordon to win.. I see your point. Well like I said.. I was not 100% sure with Noynoy. But the die is cast.

        My only regret was I did not stumble into this site earlier.

      • ChinoF says:

        Willbryan, haha, for your case the smoking thing can pass. On Mr. Aquino though, it can’t, since he’s got the most sensitive position on the country. It’s just that Mr. Aquino ran on a ticket of being a model to the youth. And his smoking certainly does not fit that ticket, so I hope he wises up to that. As for Ramos with the tabako – well, did he run as a model for the youth? More like the gayut.😛

        I still take issue with Mr. Aquino’s opposing Justice Corona since it is merely an expression of anti-Glorianism. If Mr. Aquino really wants to take on corruption, then GMA is only something like 1% of all the real targets. He should go after a lot more corrupt people; problem is, if he’ll do that, he’ll step on the toes of the people who helped him to power.😉 Well, there. I just hope you’re willing just as we do to take our new president to task when he makes big gaffes.

        As for the other guys you tussled with… I’m just as disappointed as them, for the same reason. Well, till then. Thanks too.

    • Willbryan says:

      For everybody who took part in this discussion. Thank you very much. You all gave me a lot to think about.

      @may party
      i don’t have anything against Americans. but if you are, I say look whose calling the pot black. You just came from two terms of G. Bush. You guys RE-ELECTED him!! That doesn’t give you much credibility does it?
      The way you are writing… It makes you sound more like a bigot than an intellectual observer.

      And sorry if you misunderstood me. I did not mean that people who DID NOT vote for kumuNoy are any LESS FILIPINO than me.

      When I said I as a Filipino, I meant as someone who sincerely wanted to see the country get better. It was a choice that I made. (At least my reason is not that I’m a fan of Kris.)

      Based on the way a lot of you have been writing, I think you are very frustrated with what has been happening. But even if you are, the tone that you took in your writings was counter productive. You seemed very confrontational and very angry. That is no way to unite the people visiting this site.

      @ChinoF
      Ikaw lang yung matinong kausap dito. Hope to bump into you in future discussions.

      Peace! Iisang bangka lang tayo!

      • May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels says:

        BZZZZT! Wrong again, hotshot.
        One, I am Filipino. Not that it makes any dang difference because I find some foreigners far more cluey than several millions of your co-Filipinos (see above how it’s defined so I don’t have to repeat myself).

        Two, you wanna tell Americans how much smarter you are than they by voting for the overnight posterboy for utter mediocrity into the presidency, be my guest, pal.

        Three, I could not care less how unfriendly I sound to you. Noynoy is the newest symbol of Philippine democracy, yellow is the new black, and I’m participating in this democracy by giving you a piece of my mind. I have zero tolerance for ABS-CBN style hearsay (“May mga nagsasabing ganito…” “May mga nagsasabing ganyan…”) that whaddaya know?- you couldn’t substantiate it, can you?

        Four, on any other day I might adopt a tone more desirable to you, but only if you give substantiation to the hearsay you bring (because there are many other places where they don’t need substantiation, so lots of idiots roam those parts of the web).

        And five, remember this?

        And what work ethic? Noynoy’s record as legislator is 9 bills in 12 years (that’s less than one per year on average), none passed into law. What effing work ethic are you talking about hombre?

        If you can show me one tiny bit of proof of Noynoy’s “work ethic” that justified a vote for him, I’ll go easy on you. Otherwise, enjoy the democracy.

      • Willbryan says:

        That make you worse.

        1. Your words shows that you have come to a point where you don’t even consider yourself a Filipino. it’s either you are in denial of who you really are. Or you have turned your back on who you are.

        2. And the way you talk about “you Filipinos”… Your a bigot of your own race. You remind me of all the balik bayans who nakatungtung lang sa ibang bansa, nakalimutan na kung sino sila. Ayaw nang umamin na Pinoy sila.

        Kaya pala hindi ka maka relate sa sinabi ko about paninindigan eh. Ikaw ang walang paninindigan! For better or worst, Pinoy ako. In chinese they have a saying… there is only loyalty to the country. no such thing as loyalty to the emperor. That’s how I feel. No matter sino umupo, I pay my taxes and do what I can to make this a better country.

      • BongV says:

        Willbryan:

        the balikbayans were never like the typical pinoy schmoe, even before the left the Philippines🙂
        in fact, they left because they felt they didn’t belong among idiots. Pinoy ako, but I don’t put up with other Pinoy idiots. when the idiots said, if you don’t like it, leave. now that I left, the idiots say, I’m a coward? huh? make up your minds.. idiots😆

      • May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels says:

        @Willbryan: Did your head fall off? ‘Cuz I coulda sworn I’ve just called myself a Filipino, just not like you people (also called Filipinos, unfortunately) who instantly believe things that somebody was told by somebody else who got it from someone else ad infinitum.

        BongV was right on the money when he said there are those of us that feel we don’t belong among idiots. You make my world a bit worse everyday by making the bad choices typical Filipinos make and you expect me to associate with you? Forget it. I’m not in denial of who or what I am; I am Filipino, but not like you. And when foreigners (like Adam Carolla for example) are brutally honest when they talk about you, I’ll know they’re not talking about me.

        AND I won’t ever forget I’m Filipino, it’s just that everywhere else in the world I lose face because of millions of my countrymen who think paninidigan means keeping them company in the same pool where they swim, piss and crap. Kayo na lang sumisid diyan.

        No matter sino umupo, I pay my taxes and do what I can to make this a better country.

        Yan lang ba ipagmamalaki mo? We non-Noynoyistas pay our taxes too! But we certainly didn’t vote for Rip Van Fiscalizer under some stupid notion that unverifiable hearsay about Gordon justifies picking one of the worst candidates among the nine (9, nueve, siyam) to “make this a better country.”

      • ilda says:

        It’s nice to be a spectator in my own blog once in a while. I’ve been meaning to join the discussion between you and Willbryan but you are doing a good job so far….take it away🙂

      • May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels says:

        Hi Ilda. Maybe you could step in and help this guy figure it out.

        I was formerly patient, silent and painfully tolerant of the folly of the many, and I’ve grown sick and tired of putting up with Filipinos’ inability to learn what it is in them that screws us all over.

        Mukhang hindi nila naiisip kaya nagtataka pa sila sa ating pagiging kritikal, pero nadadamay tayong lahat sa resulta ng kabobohan ng nakakarami.

  30. Mmmm says:

    my foreign bosses were commending me for passionately campaigning for richard gordon… they said they read up on him and he seems to be “the real thing”, “the one” so to speak… and when they found out… they were like, “he lost to a (not-so-pleasant adjectives i can’t type)??”… “what happened? we thought you filipinos were a brilliant lot!”.. and then went on offering me time to go find a happy place so i could ‘nurse my obvious and rightful depression’.. even offered for me to go out of the country for a while… funny.. i’m still not smiling though..

    • Renat0 Pacific0 says:

      [@ “Renat0 Pacific0“, as a gesture of limited leniency for now, I’ve consolidated (more like dumped) all your comments together in one comment unit below (arranged from most recent to earliest). Next time, get your thoughts together first and write a coherent and unified comment for each idea instead of placing small tingi-tingi snippets of brainwaves across muliple comments. Your IP address is has been flagged as spam which means your future comments are now more likely to end up in the spam queue at initial submission and will be subject to review by exception. Consider yourself and others here who apply the same tingi style of commenting warned. Enjoy your flight with AP and we look forward to seeing you in future flights.😀 – benign0]

      * * *

      Dude, all american columnistas and american bloggers were suprised by the choice of Filipinos as their next president.

      All philippine columnistas are attackaing american columnistas. Philippine columnistas derided american columnistas as ing-git, jealous, ignorant …. yet philippine columnistas still go to america to taste their success! DUDE! STUPIDITY OF FILIPINOS KNOWS NO END. IT IS BEYOND LIMIT.

      Hey, yo, Dr. Joe Rizal, how did you distribute El Feli and Noli mi all over the PHilippines that caused the destabilization of Spanish government with 8 years of its release to the public?

      Whereas, the net and blogs and forums attacking Flipland and government failed to do? GIMME YO SECRET PLEZZZ?

      Paki-share naman!

      I voted Noynoy Simeon Aquino III

      1stly, He is bald
      2ndly, he is not married because he is bald
      3rdly, his Mommy died recently
      4thly, his daddy died, too
      5thly, Kris Aquino is a problem child that needed guidance
      6xy, I do not like people forcing the Aquinos and Cojuangco’s to subdivide Hacienda Luisita to tenants
      7th, I like Tarlac the way it is, was and forever will be. Frozen in time not desecrated by dowdy skyscrapers and cemented roads. I hope Noynoy will make PHilippines like what they did to Tarlac since time immemorial
      8th, his family is wealthy
      9th, he is tisoy though ugly
      10thly, I hate GMA so I vote for whoever
      11thly, Noynoy is the darling of the media. Since media are intellectuals therefore the media guides me in my vote.
      12thly, he looks ma-amo. Not monkey. You know the face that is not matapang.

      So, there you are folks, REASON WHY I VOTED BENIGNO SIMEON AQUINO III

    • ChinoF says:

      When will we Filipinos realize na ang mga dayuhan at maaayos ang kanilang bansa, habang tayo ay paurong ang bansa. E di dapat tayo makinig sa mga dayuhan, kasi maayos nga sila eh!

  31. Cecile Malasig says:

    Kaya nagkaganito ang Pilipinas dahil manipulated na ang isipan ng mga tao. Ang daming grupu grupo na iba’t iba ang mga sinasabi. Iba dito, iba doon, iba nanaman sa kabila. Kaya ang naisip ko, lahat nang yan na sinasabi nyo, mga sinasabi nila sa radio, sa TV, ay may halo nang kasinungaligan. Suspetsa ko nga, pati mga libro ng kasaysayan ay mantsado na o kaya kulang kulang na. Ang nakakaalam lang ng katotohanan ay ang Diyos at yung mga tao mismo na gumawa ng pagkakamaling nakasira sa bansa. Kung ibig nilang itago ang katotohanan para protektahan ang sarili nilang interes, matatago’t matatago nila yon gamit ang kanilang kapangyarihan. Pwede nilang bayaran ang mga media, ang mga kompanya ng mga news papers. Pwede ring magpanggap ang mga media na sila ang may dala ng katotohanan. Pwede rin naman na mag-leak ang katotohanan, kaso ang nangyayari dinadagdagan na ito, nima-manipulate na o kaya ni-di-declare na isa lamang black propaganda. Ang gulo gulo nga. Maari akong ma-convince ng isang article na binasa ko kanina lang ngunit kapag may ibang article naman na dumaan at kabaliktaran ang sinasabi, malilito na ako kung sino ang nagsasabi ng totoo. Dalawang magkalaban ay parehong may basis. Parepareho silang gumagamit ng facts, mga bagay na maaring posible at nangyari na. Sino ngayon ang nagsasabi ng totoo? Kanino ako maniniwala? Ang daming nagsasabi, ito ang totoo! Dito ang totoo! Doon ang totoo hindi dyan! Huwag kang maniwala dyan bayad yan, dito ang totoo! Tanga ka pagnaniwala ka doon, mapera yan, lahat kaya nyang sabihin! Lahat Kaya nyang gawin! Dito ka! Kaya pabalik balik na lang sa pwesto ang mga leader na hindi gusto ng karamihan ngunit gusto naman ng karamihan. Ngayon sabihin mo, anong basis ng mga sinasabi mo? Tunay ka bang sugo ng katotohanan at tumatawag ng pagkakaisa at kapayapaan o biktima ka lang rin ng paikot ikot na conspiracy na ‘to? Nandyan lang ang katotohanan pero ang hirap hirap ito makita… Paano? Lahat kasi nagsasalita. Lahat may kanya kanyang “katotohanan.” Huwag mong pansinin kung pinagtatawanan na tayo ng mga dayuhan. Maging sila, ay hindi alam ang katotohanan. Oo nakikita nila tayo at naririnig. Ngunit ang kanilang mga nakikita’t naririnig ay sya ring mga bagay na ating nakikita at naririnig. Masmabuti pang manahimik na lang at obserbahan ng mabuti ang ating pinakaminamahal na bansa habang hinahanap ang katotohanan. Malay natin ang katotohanan ay hindi nakikita’t naririnig. Ika nga, sa gitna ng katahimikan, naroon ang boses ng Dyos na syang may dala ng katotohanan.

    • Jay says:

      Masmabuti pang manahimik na lang at obserbahan ng mabuti ang ating pinakaminamahal na bansa habang hinahanap ang katotohanan. Malay natin ang katotohanan ay hindi nakikita’t naririnig. Ika nga, sa gitna ng katahimikan, naroon ang boses ng Dyos na syang may dala ng katotohanan.

      Manahimik? Obserbahan? YAN ang mga problema tulad ninyo. Nag aantay lumabas ang katotohanan kay sa hanapin para sa sarili ninyo. Sa panahon natin,lalo din noon ang katotohanan ay di na mahahanap basta sa TV bilang ABS-CBN o sa mga dyaryo na sinusportoahan ang mga malalakas na pamilya bilang Kamag Anak Inc.

      Kawawa ka talaga. Ano ang ka alaman nyang dyos sa isang institution na ginawa ng tao kundi politika? Eh di rin sasabihin nya sa iyo kung nagsisinungalin ang tao kapag hihintay at aabang ka lang. Kung hindi ka actibo na hanapin ang katotohanan at matuto agad kung dapat pano ang takbo ng politika at bansa para umunlad ang tao, eh di parang wala lang din.

      At kung may paniniwalaan ka, maniwala ka sa tipong salita na ‘facts na may valid sources’ wag ang tsismis. Marami dito sa AP at kung open minded at magaling ka rin mag comprehend at analyze ung impormasyon, mas mahalaga pa iyon kay sa mga ibang sites na puro labas lang ay excuses tungkol sa problema, hindi solusyon.

    • Willbryan says:

      @Cecile

      i commend you. At least nasa lvel ka na na nagiisip ka at indi nalang basta naniniwala sa lahat ng nababasa at napapanood. That is a very important step na indi pa nagagawa ng iba nating kababayan. Basta keep an open mind and get as many information as possible from different sources. Tapos ikaw na ang mag desisyon! Indi yan madali.
      Basta tandaan mo.. huwag kang gagawa ng isang desisyon na indi mo kayang panindigan!

      @Jay

      Ingat ka lang ng konti pag Diyos ang pinag uusapan. Baka maka insulto ka. Maraming gyera nag simula nang ganyan. Peace.

      • Jay says:

        @WillBryan

        Ah ganun ba? May dyos bias ba?

        Ito lang yun eh. Insulto sa dyos kapag sa maling patakaran ginagamit ang pangalan nya. Salamat pero alam ko kung anu ang sinasabi ko. Ikaw nalang mag ingat dahil may sinsabi ka pero mali ang kahulugan sa binaggit mo.

        At madaling panindigan ang desisyon kapag hindi pa ramdam ang repercussions at consequences. Madali talagang sabihin yun.

    • ChinoF says:

      Let’s just say na hinayaan ang Diyos na iupo si Mr. Aquino dun para maturuan ng leksyon ng Pilipinas. Pag lumabas na ang lahat ng kapalpakan, sana maisip ng mga Filipino na dapat ayusin ang mga katangahan nila at baguhin ang kultura.

      Di ako agree sa punto mo tungkol sa mga komento ng mga dayuhan. Alam na alam din nila ang mga nangyayari sa bansa natin, kahit yung mga tsismis sa carinderia, nalalaman nila. Wag mo silang i-underestimate. At kung pinagtatawanan tayo, dapat mag-isip tayo, bakit? Saan tayo nagkamali? Ayun, makikita na marami tayong pagkakamali. Kailangan makinig din sa mga dayuhan, kasi may mga tama din sa kanila.

      Sa pananahimik at pag-oobserba sa ating bansa, matagal ko nang ginawa yon, at hindi ko na mapigil. Eto na, nagagalit na ko at sumali ako sa blog site na ito, upang mabigyan ng boses ang aking

      Pero tama ka na ang media ay nagmamanipula ng sangkatauhan. Lahat nga may kanya-kanyang katotohanan… bahala ka kung anong katotohanan ang gusto mong paniwalaan… pero lalabas din ang totoo.😉

      • ChinoF says:

        Ay hindi natapos…. upang mabigyan ng boses ang aking pagmamahal sa bansa natin.

      • Cecile Malasig says:

        I understand your point and I agree with you. Gusto ko lang ipahiwatig sa punto ko tungkol sa mga dayuhan na I understand if they’re making fun of us but I really don’t care about it. The fact that they’re laughing at us and are calling us stupid will not make me condemn my own race and who I am. Nakakainis nga ang mga pangyayari at ang mga pinaggagawa ng ibang Pinoy. Sobra. Pero kung titignan natin ng mabuti, makikita natin na bata pa ang bansang Pilipinas. Kailan lang ba ito napalaya sa mga kamay ng mga Kastila? At kailan kaya makakalaya sa mga kamay ng mga Amerikano? Bumabangon pa lang tayo sa slavery. Naguumpisa pa lang gumagaling ang sugat at sakit na sanhi ng pagma-manipulate at pag-e-exploit ng mga makasariling dayuhan sa atin. Iyon nga lang, kahit nakakainis, kailangan natin matanggap ang mga kahinaan natin, dahil hindi tayo makababangon at hindi natin mababatid kung ano at sino talaga ang Pilipino unless tanggapin natin ang ating kahinaan. Ika nga, ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makakarating sa pinaroroonan. Sabi nga ng isang philosopher, “I am not who I am now. I am who I will be.” Kaya bahala sila kung pinagtatawanan nila tayo. Hindi agad agad nangyayari ang pagbabago. Mahabang proseso ito’t marahass ang daanan dito. Maraming tatalikod sa atin at marami ang maaaring sumuko. Pero hindi dapat tayo susuko dahil nagumpisa na ang pagbabago. Kailangan lang natin magpakatatag dahil marami tayong maririnig na di kanais nais. Basta, dalawa lang ang formula ko para ma-solve ang problemang ito: pagmamahal sa bansa’t lahing Pilipino at tiwala sa Diyos.

      • brianitus says:

        Um, ma’am. Hindi dahilan ang kabataan para hindi makamit ang pagbabago. Look at Singapore na lang. Kung ayaw nyo po lumayo, look at Subic and Marikina. Ika nga ng ilang nakakatanda sa akin, “kung gusto may paraan, kung ayaw laging may dahilan.”

      • Tekkie says:

        ” Pero kung titignan natin ng mabuti, makikita natin na bata pa ang bansang Pilipinas. Kailan lang ba ito napalaya sa mga kamay ng mga Kastila? At kailan kaya makakalaya sa mga kamay ng mga Amerikano? Bumabangon pa lang tayo sa slavery. Naguumpisa pa lang gumagaling ang sugat at sakit na sanhi ng pagma-manipulate at pag-e-exploit ng mga makasariling dayuhan sa atin.”
        (Pano ulit mag quote?)

        AFAIK matagal na tayo nakalaya sa kamay ng mga Amerikano at umangat narin ang bansa natin nung nakaupo si Pres. Marcos.

        Nakakatawang isipin na ipinaglaban natin ang bansa natin sa mga kamay ng Amerika pero ngayon hindi natin maitatanggi na marami sa atin ang umaalis ng bansa para pumunta ulit sa kamay ng Amerika kaysa gawin natin maunlad ang bansa natin para hindi na natin kailangan umalis pa dito.

      • Cecile Malasig says:

        Tama ka. Hindi nga dahilan ang kabataan para hindi makamit ang pagbabago. Kaya makakamit at makakamit ng bansang Pilipinas ang pagbabago.🙂

      • Cecile Malasig says:

        @Tekkie

        Tama ka. Matagal na tayo nakalaya sa American Government. Pero dependent pa rin ang Philippines sa America kaya kayang kaya pa rin nila tayong i-manipulate.

      • Jay says:

        Ma’m, please panuorin nyo po ito. Marami pung tumpak na punto si former Senator Richard Gordon. Marami na walang katungkulan sa Dyos. At sa punto ko po, tatanggalin ko po muna sa usapan ang Dyos, dahil malaki rin ang respeto ko sa isang dakilang bagay na hindi ko kilala.

        Ang problema po ay hindi sa pagtanggap ng kahinaan ng pinoy. Tangap na tangap na nila. Kung baga nga, talagang negative ang reaction nila sa hiya eh. Marami na po nabangit nito ng isang AP contributor dito na si ChinoF. Pero tolerated ng mga pinoy ang mga kahinaan nila na wala sa isip nila ang pagbabago o kakayanan sa bagong pagsubok, kundi personal o mas malawak pa. Dumadaan nalang sa mga ‘bahala na, pwede na yan’ na solusyon.

        Dapat ayusin din ang paano pag mahal sa bansa. Basahin nyo rin sa brownraise.org o sa youtube po ung a short essay about the philippines. Sa akin lang po malakas na impresyon ito dahil panahon pa ng 50/60’s nung Pilipinas as Asian Power po, pulubing pulube ang South Korea at Japan dahil sa guerra. Sa tunay na pagmamahal ng koreanong tao sa bansa nila at sa tulong ng isang leader na mahal din ang kanyang bansa, na paunlad nila ang South Korea. At ang mga Koreano po ay natural mahilig sa pag aral at respeto sa ka alaman. Ganyan nila po kamahal ang bansa nila. Kung ganun din po sa pilipinas, dapat nangyari na rin noon ang mga pagbabago na binabanggit ninyo upang masabay na natin ang tulad ng mga bansa na ito sa Asia.

        Tama ka. Matagal na tayo nakalaya sa American Government. Pero dependent pa rin ang Philippines sa America kaya kayang kaya pa rin nila tayong i-manipulate.

        Mali po yan. Lumang isipan po yan at sa isang mga ignoranteng pag isipan ng mga nacionalista. Na isipan nyo lang yan dahil sa mga OFW, lalo mga nurses at caregivers na pumupunta sa America. Pero hindi lang po sila pumupunta sa America kundi sa mga ibang bansa sa buong mundo. Dahil walang magbibigay ng oportunity dito sa bansa dahil po sa bulok na gobyerno at mga batas na ayaw nilang baguhin. Ang nag ma-manipulado po ay ang mga elitista, ung mga pamilya pa na mga kalapit ng mga kastila noon na may lupa na halos ngayon, may influencia at malakas pa sila.

        At sa lahat, wala po katungkulan ang dyos sa mga kilos ng politika. Magtiwala ng magtiwala ang mga tao sa Dyos pero kung mali rin ang kilos at desisyon nila sa buhay, wala rin na abot. Tinuruan din sa akin sa catholic school noon Faith without works is useless.

        May mga kilala akung mga Sabadista na sa ibang mga Simbahan, pagkatapos ng worship nila at potluck, lahat sila ay lumalabas at kanilang initiative na gumawa ng service, kaysa tumulong magpakain sa mga mahirap na nakita nila, kausapin din o turuan din ang mga nahihirapan. Tuloy din po ito minsan sa buong linggo, depende sa schedule ng mga sumisimba. Hindi ganito kami lahat pero ginagawa nila dahil kaya nila at ganun nila ka respeto ang Dyos.

      • ilda says:

        @Cecile Malasig

        Pero kung titignan natin ng mabuti, makikita natin na bata pa ang bansang Pilipinas. Kailan lang ba ito napalaya sa mga kamay ng mga Kastila? At kailan kaya makakalaya sa mga kamay ng mga Amerikano? Bumabangon pa lang tayo sa slavery. Naguumpisa pa lang gumagaling ang sugat at sakit na sanhi ng pagma-manipulate at pag-e-exploit ng mga makasariling dayuhan sa atin.

        Hay nakupo, nilabas na ang kanyang bala: sisihan blues. This reminds me of the song by Milli Vanilli:

        Gotta blame it on something
        Gotta blame it on something
        Blame it on the rain (rain)
        Blame it on the stars (stars)
        Whatever you do don’t put
        the blame on you
        Blame it on the rain yeah yeah
        You can blame it on the rain

        Manang, walang mambibiktima kung walang nagpapabiktima. Ang nagyari sa atin nuon ay it was a case of uto-uto kasi ang mga Pilipino kapag nakakita lang ng puti, ayon saludo kaagad. Ang tawag po duon ay colonial mentality. Tingnan nyo yung sa mga artista pa lang, lahat mistisa. Pero matagal ng wala ang mga kano at kastila dito. Kayo naman, tawag dyan sa ginagawa nyo ay scraping the bottom of the barrel.

        Wala pong kinalaman ang mga foreigner sa problema natin ngayon. Nowadays, tayo ay nagpapauto din sa mga oligarchs. Miembro po ng mga oligarchs (kamag-anak inc) si Noynoy. Mga oligarchs po ang malaking hadlang sa pag-angat ng ating economiya.

        At saka, hinde na po bata ang Pilipinas. The right leader can actually do something significant in less than 10 years, but definitely not Noy. Ngayon pa lang puro intriga na ang gustong atupagin nung kalbo.🙂

      • Cecile Malasig says:

        Sorry if I’m not clear with my point sa reply ko kay ChinoF. Let me elaborate what I’m trying to say.

        The frustrating things that happened yesterday and are happening today are change itself. Change does not happen in a single span of time. Kaya sinabi ko na hindi agad agad nangyayari ang pagbabago. It is a long process at marahas ang pagdadaanan nito. The things that happened and are happening, and our mistakes in the past and in the present do not summate who we are. But they reveal our strengths and weaknesses and lessons that we are ought to learn and accept—that is to accept in the most matured way possible so that we could move on and do something about it—makababangon. Ito po yung pagtanggap na tinutukoy ko, hindi po yung tanggap na and then bahala na. So kung pinagtatawanan man tayo ng mga dayuhan base sa nagyari noon at ngayon, let us be strong instead of giving in to our frustrations—coz this usually leads to condemning our own race (which I think is not healthy). sabi ko nga, I don’t really care if they’re laughing at us and are calling us stupid. Kaya naisipan kong ibahagi yung sinabi ng isang philosopher na “I am not who I am now. I am who I will be.” Bumabangon pa lang kasi tayo sa mga consequences (sakit at sugat) ng pagma-manipulate at pag-e-exploit ng mga makasariling dayuhan (yung mga Hapon, Amerikano, esp mga Kastila noon). Kailan lang kasi tayo nakalaya sa mga kamay/ pag-go-govern nila. Naipakita na ni Dr. Jose Rizal sa Nolimetangere yung mga “sakit” at “sugat” na sinasabi ko. Isa nga doon ay nabanggit ni Sen. Gordon sa video na ni-share ni Jay (tnx for sharing the vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvIYzlplWxQ). Yun na yong makalumang notion, na usong uso ngayon, na “tayo indio… hindi tayo tataas…. Yung mga dating mayayaman nung panahon ng Kastila… sila ang nagkaroon ng maraming lupa, sila ang humahawak ng ating bansa. Kaya hindi po pwedeng lumaki ang Pilipinas sapagkat—ang indyo, dyan ka lang…” Sa opinion ko, ito na iyong “tatsulok” na sinasabi ng Buklod sa kanta nila na ni-revive ng Bamboo. Ito na iyong Kamaganak Inc. Biruin nyo, 300 years nila ikinintal ang mga ito sa atin. Pero at least ngayon, may mga Pinoy ay aware na at naiintindihan na ang mga epekto ng kasaysayan sa kasalukuyan, dahil unti unti na tayong hinihimay ng mga pangyayari by exposing our mistakes, our weaknesses and our illnesses. Though it’s frustrating, dismaying and embarrassing, these things should happen para makita natin yung mga pagkakamali at kahinaan natin. I am frustrated. I am dismayed. But I have to be strong and be patient because this is how it should be in the process of change. Basta ang importante ay ma-reveal yung mga kahinaan natin, mga aral, at mga “sakit” na nagpaikot sa atin so that we can do something about it. Kaya hindi pa tayo tapos Pilipinas. Marami pang ma-rereveal Marami pang dapat tanggapin at ayusin. At isa na sa mga paraan ng pagayos nito ay education, gaya ng sabi ni Sen. Gordon sa video. Yun pong “fair” na pag-e-educate sa mga Pilipino ang hangad ko—walang biases, walang dagdag-bawas, kundi katotohanan lamang.

      • ChinoF says:

        Cecile,
        You’re still transfixed on the conspiracy theory na minamanipula tayo ng mga dayuhan. Hindi ba minimanipula tayo ng nga local elite at hindi mga dayuhan? Dapat itigil na yung pagtingin sa dayuhan as kontrabida. That’s how we can heal our wounds.

        If you will examine Noli Me Tangere more closely, he was not just making an enemy of the dayuhan. He was also talking about the local elite… in fact, the local elites were more so the enemy for him. And he was also saying that the indios were stupid enough to submit to the local elites. Jose Rizal was not anti-dayuhan. Ask our resident writer, Jose Rizal II.

      • Cecile Malasig says:

        🙂

  32. Jay says:

    @WillBryan

    Jay, I can see based on your writing that you are intelligent. Hope you could be less arrogant.

    Your perception but take it as you will. All I care about are the facts and not necessarily the emotions behind them. And what you see of my intelligence is just me being rational of the facts presented. I specifically don’t are about your regret for not stumbling on this site earlier but now have stumbled on it, how you handle yourself and what you are learning is what matters.

    That thing about Gordon was not a rumor. It came from a source whom i would die for. I believe my friend.

    Unless we can get specifics about it, I’m not buying it. As the old internet adage against bullshit goes pics or it didn’t happen. Apparently and sadly, you’d die for absolutely nothing then.

    Its not the matter of no one claiming to be right, however the proof is in results. WHERE exactly? Read some of the solution based articles here. The real solution to the whole mess (and those who don’t accept responsibility and accountability) are the people. If they aren’t doing their end to help progress for the country after countless mistakes, then ARE THEY PART OF THE SOLUTION? They sure don’t want to be if they dismiss Gordon or Gibo with substance-less reasons such as yours.

    Besides, they say be careful what you wish for. If you want more information, prepared to the dirty work, analyzing and some thinking. And start understanding the better sources of info. Stuff like your best friend, wikipedia and abs-cbn/gma aren’t really going to cut it. Because sometimes the truth is always hidden in a sea of lies.

    • Jay says:

      My friend met with Gordon, something happened. And my friend told me about it.

      That was enough for me to have second thoughts about Gordon. you don’t know my friend, and as such, my friend’s word would never be enough for you or anyone else. That is the reason why I never mentioned the story to anyone else during the campaign period. Because I know it will be tagged as rumor and I can’t really prove it..

      Still a baseless reason. Worst part is you made this your key reason to not vote Gordon by believing in something with no real proof and instead went for the safe pick in politics, just like everybody else. If you still feel you are part of the solution with that, you really do deserve to be called an idiot for that. Especially if you feel that Noynoy sleeping on the job (as a senator) is something that doesn’t deserve anymore scrutiny than what your friend’s mixed experience with Gordon.

  33. Maria Palmera says:

    http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/6873834

    Press conference by the Peoples International Observers Mission on the conduct of the 2010 elections in the Philippines.

  34. Elena says:

    it is starting. 😦

  35. killem says:

    noynoy somewhat reminds me of barrack obama.hehehe..

  36. brert says:

    you somewhat remind me of josh

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  38. Josh says:

    Oh hai. I’m still very much alive, still looking for ways and means to troll the Ignoyistas.

  39. killem says:

    similiarity bet. obama and noynoy
    1.creation of media and the internet.
    2. lack of experience.
    3. both won landslide in their respective election.
    4. promise everything just to get elected.
    5. both are perceived to be anti-thesis of the sitting president.
    6. one is already showing signs of incompetent, the other is percieved to be incompetent.
    7. they have both have army of blind followers.
    8. one is voted because of color, the other is because of surname, which the proper basis should be competency and experience.
    9. lots of celebrity supporters. =)

    • Jay says:

      1. But Obama’s media hasn’t completely enslaved the citizens nor the elites.
      2. Except Obama is delivering and makes up for it with certain factors, including being a wonderful orator.
      3. Electoral college only. Otherwise popular support was split. And Electoral college are compromised of people WHO DO MATTER and are important to the country.
      4. Obama’s promises actually have meaningful basis to them, with Health care being a big issue he is currently tackling. The rest you can find here:
      http://politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/
      Noynoy made hollow promises to his sycophant supporters who ate it up.

      5. Public opinion and perception, like that stands for something.
      6. Not Obama’s biggest supporter but look at the link above. He’s take scrutiny for his actions but has justified it well and he has mostly caught flack from die hard Republicans pitching this anti-socialism shpiel, which is pretty much a dated argument.
      7. That could be said for any President who came up in the United states as well and past presidents of the Philippines like Erap and Cory.
      8. Color was a basis but he had concrete plans and goals how to get to his results, oh and by the way has support from the government as well being that the senate has mostly democrats sitting. Noynoy went by name alone and Legacy of parents, nothing more nothing less.
      9. Some of the Celebrity supporters, like Natalie Portman actually believe in Obama’s message and ability from his past performance in the senate, not because he’s a minority. Many of Noynoy’s supporters were brainwashed to begin with or coincide with the interest of the Oligarchs who have set up Noynoy for power.

      And to further dispel the stupid comparisons you are bringing up (or trolling):

      Obama’s first moves was creating a stimulus package, which caught flack with many but has helped open jobs for many people in response to the recession, handled the war situation and besides that, doing well in an American Recession. And he hasn’t even been in office for at least a year yet. He also had a very notable run prior in the U.S. senate, helping sponsor different laws and even as a state senator.

      So one guy is actually delivering HOPE AND CHANGE while getting his fair share of criticism. The other guy is trying to sell HOPE AND CHANGE and isn’t even ready for the criticism as he can’t unite the government under him even before elections.

  40. Tami says:

    We can’t do anything about NoyNoy’s win. So can we please just be a TAD BIT optimistic and find possibilities of Philippine prospecting in his regime. Or should we just NOT rely on the government completely nor the majority of Filipinos and start our own public services.

    You don’t “want” to be a Filipino, you are born as one and it’s not a choice. My nationality should not be responsible for what I should be. Even though I am so much disappointed with many things my countrymen has done to my country, I still cannot stop loving the Philippines.

    I believe those who are in Anti-Pinoy.com love the Philippines 1000x more than the majority of Filipinos around the world. They write here because they want change for their country. I know the Philippines is also disappointed with his own people.

    This website makes you so much dissatisfied with your country that you want change for your country so badly.

    I want change for my country that when he (Philippines) will look back at his past situation he would barely recognize himself. If there are still Pinoys like those here in AntiPinoy.com, then it’s not impossible that I’ll see my country prosper someday soon. I’m only 15 years old and I hope I’ll still be alive when Philippines will be one of the greatest countries in the world.

    • nymphetamine says:

      There’ absolutely nothing to be a tad bit optimistic about his winning. And the hair-strand of hope that I had about this country becoming great is lost. We are in such a deep hole that I don’t think I will be even alive to see our country rise to greatness, when majority of our countrymen are voting for the wrong person every time we have an election. I do love my country so much that it tears me and saddens me to see how we’ve become. 

      I do want change, but what about the million others? I guess, they’ll just be satisfied with noon time shows and afternoon telenovelas. As for people like me, we are slowly fading into hopelessness.. 

  41. The solution to a problem is always within the problem itself.If we only knew what the problem is then the problem was half solved. We have already set our direction, we have already fixed our goals and we are working out our destiny.
    Mrs Imelda Romualdez Marcos more than anybody is the symbol of motherland Philippines. In heart and in mind she is a Filipina.But as you may all know or if I am not mistaken Spanish blood is flowing in her veins. So there is Mrs Marcos in this country just as there are the Ayalas, the Madrigals, the Elizaldes…
    In 16th century, the Spaniards came to this country to seek gold and spices. They seek and they have found. Now, has there any wonder if there are gold certificates registered in their names? This was the message of the 16th century, this is the message of the new millennium.
    The execution of Dr Jose Rizal, the assassination of Senator Ninoy Aquino, the liquidation of Abu Sabaya are some of the death marks of our subjection, our bondage, our inferiority. We never had a hero. All of them are martyrs. Likewise, we never had a president. All of them are caretakers if not actually caregivers. Even beyond 2010.
    Because if necessity is the father of invention, recognition is the father of leadership. How can we recognize a city with out a wall? What I mean is ever since the pioneering Spanish conquistadores arrived in this country, Manila was already an open city. Yes, even until today. That this national flag, national anthem, national day of independence are all but props and ploy pretending to be free that we are no longer a colonized country.
    The Philippines today is the vivid reality of the American expansionists’ dream more than one hundred years ago. That this country is an expanded American shore. That American colonization is very much alive. That the explosions of the battleship Maine and that of 9/11 were histories in common. What they did in this country is what they have done in Iraq.
    The whole world is like a jungle. And, countrymen, we are the lion’s share. Who were the soldiers who killed the most number of Filipinos? The Spanish, the Japanese or the American soldiers? And who led my people gone out of this country loving the nowhere?
    All because we are an open city. and globalization is economic aggression.
    Can we not concentrate for about 20 years to make this country our own training grounds, our own job site for the benefit of our own people?
    They are no longer a nation dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Is the Philippines the land of the free and the home of the brave or land of our inheritance?
    I have a dream. And that is to rebuild all the borders of the city and have the full authority and control over all the gates even the reality of which will not be in my lifetime
    But you can do it my countrymen. Just as long as there will always somebody to lead you who will, who shall, and who can.

  42. j-ona-s says:

    Gogs or Ed Lopez,

    I wish dirty tactics be stop so that I can respond to your post properly. Kind tell the people, if it’s not you, to allow the discussion to flourish and stop preventing from posting. I have responded on your last two post and tried to post it a couple of times but to no avail.

    If you will keep on talking to me on a one-sided manner I guess that would be unfair to me. You can talk all you want and I can just read it while my hands are behind my back knowing fully well that I cannot talk back to you.

    Anyway, your allegation keeps on coming without even providing proof or basis for it. Yes, I’m jonas or sanjo. I’m not Jaks or Fishball. Having banished and prevented them from this blog just because you disagrees with them is not really a picture of maturity and level playing field. You only play dirty against dirty players.

    benigno has a reputation from not running away from the game. I hope you and your cohorts have the same character. I expect his people have the same character.

    Ed Lopez, be sport. Do not stop the discussion/debate by censoring people. Do not be afraid.

    Peace.

  43. Reggie Cajucom says:

    Everything in this article is right on the money. I say this not because my president (GIBO) was mentioned. But because that exactly what is happening and will still happen if we Foolipinos will not change.

    It’s not hard to open your eyes to the truth. If all of us will value our children’s future then I honestly believe we will do the right thing.

    Thank you for mirroring what is in my head. Thank you for putting words in my disappoinments and worries. Hopefully, and sooner, this truth will be realized.

  44. pendelhaven says:

    wala akong binoto. Just as how americans are apathetic to voting because “its all the same”. Pipila ka pa ng pagkahaba haba para maging botante? as if naman may mangyayari pa.

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