what do you guys think when celebrating independence day?

early philippine flag - Philippine flag during the spanish era
Philippines
June 13, 2008 1:48am CST
yesterday was the celebration of our 110th independence..but do you think we are really independent? as to what i see we are still being somewhat controlled by other countries..we are their "puppies" we are somewhat "sunud sunuran" to their likes..what do you guys think?
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@julyteen (13258)
• Davao, Philippines
28 Jul 08
the real essence of independence in our country is up to the flag only, our flags fly freely but the the people specially government official still followed what other countries want them to do. i don't believe that we have independence in our country. you are right still our officials are puppies of different nations who wants to dominate us.
@julyteen (13258)
• Davao, Philippines
30 Jul 08
thanks for denoting me as your best response. see you around my friend.
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
you're welcome you deserve it..
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@julyteen (13258)
• Davao, Philippines
30 Jul 08
see you in your next discussions
@karazu (49)
• Philippines
13 Jun 08
i would say that we are puppies... its more like puppets. it is in the nature of filipinos to be caring, giving, and welcoming. that's why we are known for the "filipino hospitality". this is what makes us "sunud-sunuran". we tend to serve other people especially yung mga "kano". we try to please them for some apparent reason. this is alwo the reason why the call center industry is so successful here.
@karazu (49)
• Philippines
13 Jun 08
typo.... i 'wouldn't' say we are puppies... it's more like we are puppets. ---- this is 'also' the reason why the call center industry is so successful here.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
13 Jun 08
Oh well technically we are and independent country. The UN recognizes us to be an independent country. We have our own system of currency being used and adopted. We have our own system of government and the people that lead us are Filipinos. But we Filipinos seem to have clinging to our colonial past. We are so dependent to other cultures and influence. I am pretty sure it will take time before we can get rid of these influences that really makes us a bit half hearted when we consider ourselves to be truly independent.