The most perfect political and social community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.

samu’t- saring kaalaman na mas marunong pa sa mga naging teachers nyo.
tara na sa gitna ng ortigas ext, at tayo’y maki-uzi! Pinanganak sa kyusi, nag iiyak sa manila. Naglaro ng tumbang preso at luksong baka sa cubao. Nag aral sa cata sa legarda ng elementarya sa tricol ng high school at panay an j@&*^# kaya mabilis tumangkad.. lagi ang cutting classes sa baste dahil parati nasa roma naakikipagpustahan sa billyar. Nagtrabaho sa popyes para ipagluto kayo ng manok.nang hindi natuwa nag resign.. lumipat sa the bodyshop para magpa gwapo .nag asawa. Nag banda akala sisikat yun pala naging clerk kung saan saan. Ng mauntog ay nagarap nag medrep….. at eto na ako ngayon… adis adis na ! Chow…

Founded in 1595 by Spaniard, the University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu City, Philippines is older than Harvard and is the oldest university in Asia.
– University of Santo Tomas in Manila, established in 1611, is Asia’s second oldest.

– In the Philippines, Filipinos were introduced to the English language in 1762 by British invaders, not Americans.

– What is the world’s 3rd largest English-speaking nation, next to the U.S.A. and the UK? The Philippines.

– The USA bought the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Guam from Spain in 1898. The Filipino-American Independence War from 1898 to 1902 ensued, killing 4,234 Americans and how many Filipinos? 16,000 were killed in action and 200,000 died from famine and pestilence. (The Philippines lost and was colonized until 1946.)

– Los Angeles, California was co-founded in 1781 by a Filipino namedAntonio Miranda Rodriguez, along with 43 Latinos from Mexico sent by the Spanish government.

– What antibiotic did Filipino doctor Abelardo Aguilar co-discover? Hint: Brand is Ilosone, named after Iloilo. Erythromycin.

– The one-chip video camera was first made by Marc Loinaz, a Filipino inventor from New Jersey.

– The first ever international Grandmaster from Asia was Eugenio Torre, a Filipino, who won at the Chess Olympiad in Nice, France in 1974.

– This son of two Filipino physicians scored over 700 on the verbalportion of the Standardized Achievement Test (SAT) before age 13 is Kiwi Danao Camara of Punahou School, Hawaii.

– Edward Sanchez, a Mensa member, bagged the grand prize in the first Philippines Search for Product Excellence in Information Technology.

– Who was the Filipino-American dancer who scored a perfect 1600 on the SAT? Joyce Monteverde of California.

– Who invented the fluorescent lamp? Thomas Edison discovered the electric light and the fluorescent lighting was thought up by Nikola Tesla. But the fluorescent lamp we use today was invented by Agapito Flores (a Cebu man named Benigno Flores of Bantayan Island, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer), a Filipino scientist.

– Americans helped, then, President leader Ramon Magsaysay to develop for worldwide commerce. (Yes! Many foreigners have noted that the Filipino population has Asia’s highest rates of inventors and international beauty queens.)

– Two Filipina beauties, Gloria Diaz and Margie Morgan, chosen as Miss Universe in 1969 and 1973.

– Pure or part-Filipino celebrities in American show biz include VonFlores, Tia Carere, Paolo Montalban, Lea Salonga, Ernie Reyes Jr., Nia Peeples, Julio Iglesias Jr., Lou Diamond Phillips, Phoebe Cates and Rob Schneider.

The first Filipino act to land a top hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 1960 was a group Rocky Fellers of Manila. Sugar Pie deSanto (father was from the Philippines), The Artist Formerly Known as Prince (according to the October, 1984 article “Prince in Exile” by Scott Isler in magazine Musician), Foxy Brown and Enrique Iglesias followed.

– Pure Filipinos who made success in minor charts were Jocelyn Enriquez, aka: Oriental Madonna, Buffry, Pinay and (Ella May) Saison.

– Latina-American pop star Christina Aguilar lost to Filipina Josephine Roberto aka Banig during the International Star Search years ago. In a mid-1999 MTV chat, she said that competing against someone of Banig’s age was “not fair”.

– Besides gracing fashion magazine covers, this international super model from Manila had walked the runways since the 1970s for all the major designers, like Calvin Klein, Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Donna Karan, Gianni Versace and Yves Saint Larent – Anne Bayle.

– Who is the personal physician of United States President William Clinton? Eleanor “Connie” Conception Mariano, a Filipina doctor who was the youngest Captain in the US Navy.

– The first Filipino-American in US Congress was Virginia Rep. Robert Cortez-Scott, a Harvard alumnus.

– Distinguished British traveler-writer A. Henry Savage Landor, thrilled upon seeing a Bicol landmark in 1903 wrote: “Mayon is the most beautiful mountain I have ever seen, the world-renowned Fujiyama (Mt. Fuji) of Japan sinking into perfect insignificance by comparison. “Mayon has the world’s most perfect cone.”

– Filipinos had their first taste of Mexican chili and corn during the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade (1564-1815). In return, Mexico’s people had their initial taste of tamarind, Manila mango and a Filipino banana called racatan or lakatan.

– The first female president of the Philippines sworn into office in 1986 was Corazon Cojuangco Aquino. Her maiden name is chinese.

– On March 31, 1997 article, The New York Times reported that the CIA manipulated elections: “(CIA operative Col. Edward Lansdale essentially ran the successful presidential campaign of Defense Minister Ramon Magsaysay in the Philippines in 1953.”

– Who was the first Asian and/or Filipino to snatch America’s Pulitzer Prize? Philippines Herald war journalist Carlos P. Romulo in 1941. (He was also the first Asian to become UN President.) The first two Filipino-Americans to garner the same award 56 years later were Seattle Times’ Alex Tizon and Byron Acohido, who was part-Korean.

– Filipino writer Jose Rizal could read and write at age 2, and grew up to speak more than 20 languages, including Latin, Greek, German, French and Chinese. What were his last words? “Consummatum est!” (“It is done!”).

they consider jeepneys, tricycles as an efficient and effective public transport
some of them greet people by way of raising their eyebrows
when you greet them by way of saying “how are you?” most of them will reply “same as usual” /ganoon pa rin
in most cases they don’t queue
in most cases they practice friendship/contacts to get ahead in almost anything and anywhere
they use seasonings even in restaurants like tons of seasonings they don’t think it’s an insult to the chef.
if you are the birthday host you end up exhauted rather than being happy and need to budget for all the food and drinks to every guest
they love feastivities – fiestas if fact they rather loss manhours just to celebrate fiestas
there’s market anywhere in fact even the beach resort like Boracay have a market
they look after to someone in power, famous, rich and in authority
they gladly invite anyone to eat with them even to a complete stranger but actually they don’t expect you to eat with them.
they gladly invite anyone for a drink even to a complete stranger
they named their babies with beautiful names but call them with strange “nicknames” like dingdong, kring kring
they prepare strange cuisine like nearly all parts of the chicken, pork etc etc
they make offensive statements but will tell you “joke only”/biro lang or ikaw naman di mabiro
personal and public safety is not a priority
they have all sorts of beauty contest
they think all of them are good singers like karaoke
they are particular of what others think of them as such they don’t want “hiya”
they love draggingly sentimental, hysterical and tragic type of movies
they feud of TV ratings, celebrities, politicians etc
bus load of relatives and friends send off traveling relatives to overseas or welcoming relative from overseas
airports and seaports are always congested
they believe they have the right to decide/choose their relative’s or family member’s GF or BF

and finally

they easily gets personal if the opinion of others is far different from theirs


One response to “About

  1. John Ryan Recabar

    June 4, 2011 at 5:37 am

    thanks for subscribing to my blog.

    yours is interesting. i love it when we celebrate our being filipino.


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