What makes a Filipino, a Filipino?

filipino - True blue-filipino
@jengrin (947)
Philippines
April 10, 2007 7:49am CST
The traditions, language, style and values make the Philippines a unique distinction from many countries in the world. Filipinos have a close knit family atmosphere too. So even though we get old and have our own family we still like to be close and live with our parents. How about you? What is your own idea of a full pledge filipino.
5 responses
@marazh (88)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
A Filipino is a Filipino if he/she loves telenovelas... hehehe... He/She knows how to smile despite all problems. Filipinos are known to be joyful!!!!
• Hong Kong
13 Apr 07
I have to say a few good and bad traits of Filipinos. Good. hospitalitable, close family ties, bounded by "utang na loob", religious and friendly Bad. Politically inclined, uncooperative, lack of unity. tsk.
@romel_ece (1290)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
My idea of becoming a full pledge Filipino is that we should always live by in our traditions, language and deeds .We should always be proud our our mother land and share our expertise in order to improve the quality of life in our fellow Filipino.
@myahw20 (1116)
• Canada
10 Apr 07
hmm i think there's a lot of things that could identify us... like...close family ties,,, our respect for elders... somehow conservative.. foods that smell but yummy hahaha... looks that are a mix of diff. nations... --im not making sense am i? hahaha..
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
i think a filipino can only be called full-pledged if he has given most of his time serving his countrymen. now i don't mean he should run as a public servant but, in the simplest manner of just being a good citizen, law-abiding person. few filipinos can't even stand a simple law "bawal tumawid dito". one indian friend of mine came to visit philippines her first reaction was "wow! filipinos are such sweet-smelling people but, how can your public toilets be so bad when its the place where you clean up?". such a shame. if one is proudly pinoy despite and inspite of, then, i salute him. he is one full-pledged filipino!