are WE PROUD???

United States
June 14, 2008 11:26am CST
if you are a filipino, your history only began when lapu-lapu killed magellan..... and thats it other than that we know nothing about our own nation. we still carry the name of shame being slaves of king Philip II today, and guess what we are proud of it. should we really proud claiming ourselves still as slaves of king philip even now that we are liberated from spain and japan? should we still call ourselves FILIPINO? how about making changes
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• Philippines
15 Jun 08
You are totally wrong there. Our history began 5000 years ago when the first Austronesians and Chinese descendants set up colonies in the northern and southern Philippines. Your understanding of the term Filipino is superficial and you should look further into the origins of our race. We being the descendants of Austronesians and Chinese. Both these races have endured adverse environmental conditions snd to them we owe our resilience. Thus, i am proud to be Filipino.
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
Thanks there everlasting! Good to know we have some common ground to agree on. =)
@_Honey_ (781)
• Philippines
21 Jun 08
I can no longer remember what my History teacher told me but I am positive that it didn't begin when Lapu-lapu killed Magellan. In fact, the idea of Lapu-lapu as the one who killed Magellan are still doubted by some. I would say that all countries had their struggles back in the past which made them big as what they are now. Whatever stupidity we've been into, whatever shame, it is what made us learn to be stronger today. Filipinos are known for their strong moral values. Our hospitality and being so family-oriented is admirable. Our flexibility, pakikisama and being adaptable to changes enable us to survive wherever our career brings anywhere in the world. We may have some drawbacks like all races have. But whenever I get calls from the US and they ask me where I am calling from, I still say I am from Philippines and I am a Filipino.
@setroc (853)
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
and what do you suggest? change the nations name? i dont consider the word filipino as somewhat a slave brand, if there are things that we need to change, we should change our attitude when it comes to our leaders, be more vocal and fierce and yes violent when they are taking our money, we in deep sh*t and you worry about the name? wow, you worry about something that happened years ago, the name filipino is diferent now from what it originaly meant, i think when they,the revolutionaries finaly kicked spain out and yet still choose to carry the name, it was an act of defiance, they claim the name as their own, the name that once said spains colony is also the name that said we drove them out
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
Our history does not began and end at the Spanish regime. They were already settlers in our country before they came. And there were a lot of significant events into our history that came after which proved to the world who Filipinos really are. Not a slave that you thought of. If being a Filipino to you is someone you call a servant of a Spanish king, then I think your limiting yourself to a certain period of time. Widen your perspective, learn more of your country and you'll see the truest essence of being a Filipino. And i assure you that you will be proud of your ancestry. I am proud of being a Filipino. My color. My values. My country. Everything that is Filipino in me. I know there are things that need to be changed in some of our attitude, the negative ones which are commonly associated to being a Filipino. But hey, i think we are open enough to engulf changes for the benefit of our being. If you're a Filipino, let me ask you back your question. Are YOU proud being a Filipino?
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
I think decades ago it was proposed to changed our name to Maharlika. Does that sound Pinoy to you? Or rather it sounds more like Indian sounding to me. Well I think we are all used to being called Filipino already no matter how the world would view us, it is you who will carry that name and the way you act and be proud of it no matter what. Past is past and we could do nothing to change the past. Its like when we decided Barong tagalog as our National dress where before it was only used by slaves or indios but now it is not. Well I guess its not important to change it as the name Filipino has already been worldwide accepted name of our country. It is not referred to by any nations as the slaves of King Philip II anymore and it does not matter anymore because we were freed a long time ago.