what do you know about my country, the philippines.

@251984 (291)
Philippines
October 27, 2006 5:47am CST
tell me what's your impression, what you think, you know about the philippines
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13 responses
@camaroz28 (326)
• Italy
29 Oct 06
This is a mixture of my little knowledge and my impression: there are many islands, its capital is Manila, it's a touristic place, the main religion is Catholicism, there are often typhoons or something like that, most people are poor, economy does not develop as fast as China and it's less advanced than Taiwan, Singapore or Malaysia (I don't know why), and some people come to Italy to do house working for the richest families, and they seem kind and honest people. Is all correct?
@251984 (291)
• Philippines
30 Oct 06
yes! Economy does not develop that fast because government officials are very corrupt and think for themselves before their country and duty. But yes, there are lots of nice fine beaches here, they are not just as known as Boracay but trust me, they are a lot better than Boracay.
• Philippines
30 Oct 06
It's not just the government. The development of a nation greatly depends on the intelligences of its people.
@251984 (291)
• Philippines
30 Oct 06
I may agree and disagree to that. Many Filipinos have no love for their country, they would just think for themselves and not for others. But not all Filipinos are like that though.
27 Oct 06
Absolutely nothing, other than the fact they've never played at the World Cup? Or haven't in my life-time.
• Philippines
30 Oct 06
We are the only country in Asia that doesn't care about football. I don't hate the sport but that fact pleases me no end.
@klavs_r (134)
• Latvia
27 Oct 06
i dont even know where is it at. but you probably dont know where is my country Latvia :)
@251984 (291)
• Philippines
27 Oct 06
i have heard of Latvia, is it somewhere in Europe? :)
@Goodonya (39)
• Australia
27 Oct 06
i am pretty sure it is great tourism destination with beaches and great bargains. I also think it has a few problem spots politically too... is this correct?
@251984 (291)
• Philippines
27 Oct 06
yep!! thats the problem here, lots of politicking...
@oriental (1051)
• Uruguay
30 Oct 06
Fernando de Magallanes and his sailors were the first europeans to arrive in the Philippines. Philippines was a Spanish colony till the end of XIX Century. After the Spanish went out, the Americans stayed. In Second World War Philippines was invaded by Japan. After this war Philippines got to be independent. President Ferdinando Marcos was a long lasting dictator. His wife Imelda had got more shoes than a shoeshop has. Spanish was spoken in Philippines, but nowadays has nearly dissappeared in people's use. Nevertheles, in two or three cities Chabacano (a mix of Spanish and other native languages) is spoken by many people.
• India
30 Oct 06
Gr8 country... hope i can visit it sometime
@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
30 Oct 06
mabuhay ang Pilipinas
i like it and i like balut.... do you like balut kabayan..... hi hi hi hi..... politicians sucks so choose really hard this coming elections at least go for those who are up to the job and not just merely popular. greetings. : )
@xxxtreme (321)
• Philippines
30 Oct 06
beatuiful
@manzician (4734)
• India
30 Oct 06
Lot of beautiful girls... Lot of call centres... A beautiful country overall...
• Philippines
28 Oct 06
Philippines is definitely a beautiful country, with lots of tourist destinations to offer as well as the hospitality of its people. You surely wants to come back, once you've been here.
@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
27 Oct 06
what sort of impression would you like us to have? because I honestly know nothing about the place and would gladly hear about it from someone from there...
• Hong Kong
27 Oct 06
A lot of women have to go to different country to work as maids to support the family, I know because I live in Hong Kong and have met some philippines
@harry_ndhuz (1274)
• Indonesia
27 Oct 06
I dont know any... but I wish come to your country next time...