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Proud and beaming to be a Filipina?

Updated on June 20, 2014

I guess racial descrimation has been and will always be part of this world's culture. It is something we cannot change, but it is something we can definitely hurdle.

I am a proud and beaming Filipina. I am thankful to God for having brought me in this world through my Filipino parents. I mean, why not? I can think of many reasons one Filipinos should be proud of their country and culture, but let me share five traits that come immediately to mind:

.1. Filipinos are generally warm. Something I am so proud about our people. We are hospitable, friendly, happy people. Who wouldn't want such company?

2. Filipinos are loving. Imagine taking care of old people who are not even your next of kin, and yet we, Filipinos can genuinely and lovingly take care of them. Its not just for the money, eventually these people whom you get to be with every single day of your life, become like parents and/or family to you. How can anybody do that without being A filipino first and loving at the same time? It doesnt only take skill. There's got to be the heart.

3. Filipinos speak good english. I still believe that 90% of all Filipinos can at least understand English. While its been said that Filipinos deteriotated in terms of speaking good and straight english, I think that majority of total Philippines can still speak English. The proliferation of call centers, BPOs and on-line teaching is a solid evident that we are still in the running.

4. Filipinos are achievers. (www. filipino achievers.com) There are a lot of Filipinos who excel in their line of work - here and abroad. They may not be known to a regular pinoy, but if you do some research, you would find out a long list of outstanding filipinos who have become achievers in their own rights.

5. Filipinos are world-class. Manny Pacquiao, Leah Salonga, Cherish Pempengco ( very recently), Lani Misalucha, Efren Bata Reyes, Paeng Nepomuceno. And the list goes on and on and on. Though we live in a third world country, this has not hampered our drive as a nation to make our country rise and become part of the world class roster.

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      glassvisage 8 years ago from Northern California

      All Filipinos and Filipinas I know are certainly warm and ambitious. They have an outstanding attitude and really know how to sass :) I love it!

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      Dave McClure 8 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

      You know I'm a filipino/a fan. You guys keep the Gulf States working. Some day I'll make it over there to see your people 'at home'. Till then, I'll always be happy to see you all in the Gulf! https://hubpages.com/education/Filipinos

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      Cellebrate! 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      glassvisage,

      youre filipina right?

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      Cellebrate! 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      thank you paraglider. you dont know how much your comment warms my heart. God bless you.

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      tlap 7 years ago

      -I dont understand this notion of ethnic pride. “Proud to be Irish,” “Puerto Rican pride,” “Black Pride.” It seems to me that pride should be reserved for accomplishments; things you attain or achieve, not things that happen to you by chance.

      Being Filipina isn’t a skill; Its genetic. You wouldn’t say, “Im proud to have brown hair,” or “I’m proud to be short and stocky.”

      So why would you say you’re proud to be Filipina? .... Just be Glad! Say your glad to be Filipina!

      ~GC

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      Cellebrate! 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      tlap or GC or both :

      sorry for the confusion, but let me try to make you understand why we say we are proud to Filipina...versus your suggestion "glad" to be Filipina....

      see there's a big difference to just being "glad" and being "proud". I wonder where your confusion is coming from, given the fact that you were right in saying that PRIDE SHOULD BE RESERVED FOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS; THINGS YOU ATTAIN OR ACHIEVE.

      Maybe you have not read through the hub VERY THOROUGHLY because what was written there are "achievements of FILIPINOS/FILIPINAS" like Lea Salonga, a world-class, multi-talented, multi-awarded Filipina. In case you dont know, she was the main cast of Ms Saigon for more than 10 years (Broadway)...

      Manny Pacquiao has shown the world what a "SKILLED FILIPINO BOXER" he is...

      Efren Reyes has over and over been winning grand prize in billiards...WORLD CLASS

      ARent these achievements as Filipinos we can't consider? If not, what to you are achievements/ skills as a person, a race?

      To close, let me just say that i am STILL A PROUD FILIPINA and I am glad that I am proud of my race!!!!

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      santiago 6 years ago

      ang ganda naman ang gandang basahin.'..

      o like iT very much!

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      MERRY 6 years ago

      love it..........in short of these, "FILIPINOS ARE THE BEST"

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      glassvisage 6 years ago from Northern California

      I'm happy to come back to this Hub... I'm actually not Filipina, but Korean! :)

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      I am proud to be a Filipina, too! You´re right about what you are writing in this hub. Thanks for sharing.

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