ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      7 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.

    • glassvisage profile image

      glassvisage 

      7 years ago from Northern California

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

    • profile image

      MERRY 

      8 years ago

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

    • profile image

      santiago 

      8 years ago

      ang ganda naman ang gandang basahin.'..

      o like iT very much!

    • Cellebrate! profile imageAUTHOR

      Cellebrate! 

      9 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!!!!

    • tlap profile image

      tlap 

      9 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

    • Cellebrate! profile imageAUTHOR

      Cellebrate! 

      10 years ago from Manila, Philippines

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

    • Cellebrate! profile imageAUTHOR

      Cellebrate! 

      10 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      glassvisage,

      youre filipina right?

    • Paraglider profile image

      Dave McClure 

      10 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

    • glassvisage profile image

      glassvisage 

      10 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!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)