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what are some FAMOUS and SIGNIFICANT contributions of the Filipino people to the world?
Most probably the Thriller dance by the CEBU prisoners.
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If that impression on us changes, I don't know when. It's the fault of our leaders I think. They made the Philippines very poor, so everything went down. Sometimes I think It's embarrassing to be Filipino.
Another thing they thought of us is having NO CULTURE. All other Asian culture is evident in the states like Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Indian, but nothing Filipino.
Filipinos are so proud speaking English, so when you run into say, an ATM machine anywhere in the states, you got choices of languages from Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, etc., but none Tagalog even if Filipinos are Third most numerous among Asians next only to Chinese and Indians.
You go to grocery store, most of the times they have Asian section that sell Asian products, you'll see products of Asians in their own Asian names with their writings, etc. Chinese, Thai, Indian, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian.
But you don't see any Filipino product, if there is, only a handful and it is always marked in English. You wouldn't think it's from the Philippines at all.
So Filipinos are so invisible. They don't see our presence in America----I mean they see our nannies---but not our culture.
I think Filipinos should stop yelling FILIPINO PRIDE, since there's not even a Filipino word for it.
If there is, then what is it? And would it have the same meaning and acceptance without sounding awkward?
Filipino language is fast becoming extinct. It's not developing. The only one phrase that's understood by everybody in the Philippines in Pilipino is HUWAG MAGTAPON NG BASURA DITO.
All others are in English like, NO PARKING, FOR RENT, FOR SALE, Etcetera. Now tell me it there is a counterpart for these phrases in Pilipino?
Are these signs acceptable to be displayed in public places in the Philippines without the Pilipino counterpart printed next to it?
I wonder if the Department of Education is doing anything.
How can Filipinos be proud when they can't even make their own in their own language?
Instead of chanting Filipino pride, they should be yelling "VANISHING FILIPINOS"
Jose Rizal's writings.. yes, he's our national hero and we love his works, but just because its been translated to several languages doesnt mean literary critics of the world is considering his works as exceptional.
Ditto with ANAK. Is it even in list of the world's top 10,000 songs of all time?
This thread reminds me of my exasperation at reading my daughter's textbook in Grade school on "Filipino Heroes".
Among the usual... Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Ninoy and Cory Aquino.. you have
Lea Salonga... ok, Culturally speaking, I'd give her that.. but being called a "Hero"? hmmm stretching it a bit but ill let it pass..
Lydia de Vega... for her 70s or is it 80s record in Track and Field. Isnt her record broken by now or does she still hold it? Kind of sad that we have to look back to the 70s to find some sports hero..
Manny Pacquiao and Efren Bata Reyes.. ok,, they are sports heroes and does the country proud.. no arguements here.
Charice Pempengco... how very current of the textbook to include her already (note that the book must have been written before her Pyramid and Glee success). Is being a pop star with global exposure enough to be called a "Hero?"
and finally, included in this list of FILIPINO HEROES is...
Cesar Montano... for starring in a Holywood Film (never mind if it was just a supporting role). I was like... WTF?? SERIOUSLY?? Is this what they teach kids in school these days? I cringe that i have to teach my child to memorize this name to answer for their school quiz. SERIOUSLY, DEPED???
Do we need to scrape the bottom of the barrel just to pad up a list of certified Filipino heroes?
I guess i'll take it as a small consolation that the author did not include Willie Revillame in that list....
ang tagumpay ng isa, dalawa o tatlong Pinoy ay hindi maiuugnay sa tagumpay ng lahi. Maaaring nagtagumpay siya dahil nagsumikap siya. Hindi nito sinasalamin ang ibang mga pinoy na hindi nagsusumikap.
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There's none. If you're that good, then translate it.
You may as well translate NO PARKING, FOR RENT and NO LEFT TURN in Tagalog.
Pilipino language has now become a CREOLE language.
Drive around Manila, you won't see traffic signs in Tagalog.
How can Filipinos be proud of themselves when they can't even develop their own language to a level like ....say...Vietnamese or even Cambodian or Indonesian?