Proud to be Pinoy!=)

Rob Schneider.. - Proud to be with filipino blood. A hollywood actor/comedian.
@raijin (10373)
Philippines
March 11, 2007 8:40am CST
I just recently watched a local program here showcasing filipino talents that became famous internationally, pinoys which were more proud having filipino blood. They became more popular from entertainment, sports, and fashion. I got some list of these celebrities that made name for themselves, and proved to everyone that we are world class caliber!;) The likes of: APL -Blackeyed Peas Rob Schneider -hollywood comedian Batista -WWE Monique Lhuillier -fashion designer Cassie -RnB singer Mig Ayesa -filipino-australian finalist on Rockstar Lou Diamond Phillips -hollywood actor Tia Carere -hollywood actress Vanessa Minnillo -MTV TRL host and correspondent Enrique Iglesias -son of Julio Iglesias Jasmin Trias -American Idol:Season 3 finalist Nicole Scherzinger -Pussycat Dolls We should also be proud of them, they are symbol of filipino world class talent. If you know someone else whom I missed on the list, please do share.. Thanks!;)
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@maribel1218 (3085)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
I was so proud to be a pinoy no matter how our not so good politics pull down our image as talented individual. I think you forgot to mention the RICHEST FILIPINA IN NEW YORK which is LOIDA NICOLAS LEWIS which is a lawyer and the very first filipina to pass US law exam and now a multi billionaire in the US and one of the chairperson of many charity in US for less fortunate family here in our country. I think aside from many artistic talents filipino have we are also professionally great and we really excel in the choosen field that we are into great example are the seafarers both officers and rating who exemplenary have great contribution to our economy as well as the patient and caring nurse and even doctors and how about teachers that are widely spread in US and Japan and the innovative mind of IT proffesional in Japan and also the sweet and talented voice of CALL CENTER PINAY agents in Malaysia not to forget the Skilled workers we have like welders, sewers, carpenters who are highly demand in new zealand. I think they are not that well knowed but they deserve the credit for they contributed more in our country and they are reflection of every one of us unique, skilled, intellectual and most of all maparaan lol!! Nice topic my friend.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
I've also heard a fellow kababayan who became a mayor in one of Italy's cities, just forgot her name.. There is truly others there that made an impact from other countries, making them more productive since they left their motherland.. Thanks for adding more of them!;)
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• Philippines
12 Mar 07
You bet raijin! filipino ability as a individual in not hold in a box specially when they are outside the country they tend to be more productive and they prove themselves worthy to be part of that community. Mabuhay ang lahing kayumanggi!! cheers to us raijin!
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• Philippines
12 Mar 07
opps in addition Cher Calvin a TV host in ABS CBN "F" is now news anchor in FOX CHANNEL LAS VEGAS and recieved award for her outstanding performance as a newscaster.
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@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
Ahm.. You forgot, Lea Salonga, a certified Filipino talent, born, bred, and raised here in the Philippines. The ones you mentioned though Filipino's grew up outside of the Philippines and thus given much more opportunities than the ones here in Pinas, while Lea, who lived here in the Philippines, did tagalog movies, and plays. Although I am not in any way belittling the stars you mentioned and their love for the Phillipines and their talents, the ones you mentioned are stars and very much talented, I love Rob Schneider and Tia Carere, and I'm proud that they are proud to be pinoys, but I truly believe that the Filipino who broke the international barrier is Lea Salonga. correct me if I'm wrong please =)
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
I am sorry, but if you all just have read my examples, then you would all realize that I'm talking about a specific show show I saw at the tv. And Lea Salonga is of course, I know is the most popular from the start, but the topic was about those half-filipinos who were recognized and 'first' became famous abroad. Lea Salonga was already 'made' here, while those I've mentioned were just a no-no when they started their careers. Anyways, thanks for your time..
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• Philippines
12 Mar 07
How abount including lanie misalucha, martin nievera, and lea salonga they are world class singers too. Josephine Enriquez, another singer, do you still remember her. Actually they are not all pure pinoy but atleast they admit that they are proud to be a Filipino and they consider the Philippines as their roots.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
Yeah! They're also world-class singers, but most of them already made a name here in the philippines before going international. Josephine Enriquez is also one of the first 'pinoy' who came out and made us proud, because of her fame during her days!;)
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
11 Mar 07
That's pretty cool, I would never have thought of that. Thanks for sharing this interesting information, I'll certainly check back to see if any others have been added. Cheers.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
Thanks for appreciating it MsTickle!;) I guess you're more appreciative here than others!;)
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
12 Mar 07
wow! i have known all those pinoy people and i am proud to hear that they have filipino blood. makes me smile and say! hey! i am a filipino, too! add the lady on knight's tale.. i forgot her name. but she has filipino blood, too and camille velasco,a finalist on american idol, too. and we'll keep looking! there are lots more i know!
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
I've never saw 'A Knight's Tale' yet, but thanks for sharing it!;) Camille Velasco, Constantine Maroulis and Sway Penala(?) are some of those American Idol Contenders with Filipino Blood!;)
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
13 Mar 07
well, i suggest you watch "knight's tale" of heath ledger. it's a very nice film. and the leading lady which has pinoy blood is really pretty and charming. but you can visibly see her pinoy characteristics on her face.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
Don't worry, I will.. Thanks!;)
@galatea (687)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
Haha. I noticed you like watching that show on qtv. I got to watch it yesterday, I never knew Julio Iglesias was half-pinoy. And Cassie! Apl really takes the cake, he brought Filipinos into the international hip scene. I wonder why they didn't include Billy Crawford. Love the guy.
@galatea (687)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
Oh sorry, that's Enrique Iglesias. Julio is his dad.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
Enrique's mother was a filipina. Billy Crawford was not included on the list 'cause he already became famous here in the philippines.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
There's also the executive chef from White House, her name is Cristeta Comerford. She's also a filipina, pure pinoy blood!;)
@leonilyn (467)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
hhmmm.. MUTYA - SUGABABES FORGOT HER - HI5 girl host - out of the box (narinig ko lng) think of others pa... :)
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
Thanks for adding some up, I also forgot about MUTYA!;) I also don't know the names of the last two you've mentioned, I have to go out and search for their names then!;)
@leonilyn (467)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
watch hi5 daily (cartoon network) and out of the box (playhouse disney channel) sorry for the programs.hehehe..
@swecchi (49)
• Philippines
11 Mar 07
I agree. Filipinos are very talented but the problem is that many are not proud of it due to the things some have created as a part of their mind set. But in every way, we should be proud at all of the Filipinos
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
11 Mar 07
This just show that some people's mentality are so negative, crab mentality is what I prefer to call it. They cannot please everybody, but I am proud that most of the foreigners appreciates their capabilities. Makes me also proud that they excel in their business..
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
I do agree... Its quite hard especially to excel through those types of mind set that many people are living but because of this, Filipinos are push through to what the could do
• United States
14 Mar 07
I had to go look up the meaning of Pinoy which I had never heard before. That's cool to know; thanks.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
Pinoy in lay man's term is 'Filipino', our fellow filipinos from another country. Those that I enumerated are famous pinoys that excelled outside the philippines, and letting us know them that they have a filipino blood.
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
im glad that there are still lots of Pilipino who are proud to be pinoy inspite of all the troubles we have done and all the shameless politicians do. i didnt see that particular show but i have seen lots of documentaries about how talented pinoys are.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
There are lots, and this list is just the most I can share to everyone.
@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
12 Mar 07
Uep! I saw that too in Qtv. And pinaka sikat na Pinoy!:) I never knew that there were alot of popular Pinoys abroad already. COuldnt even believe that Enrique is Pinoy. Oh well, like my ninong said one time, Pinoys will rule the world because there will be Pinoys in every country. Lol :P
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
LoL Glad to know that oyu're also watching those shows!;) It's really informative, and helps me alot too. Enrique's mother is a pure filipina..
@livvy092002 (1025)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
I am likewise proud to be a Pinoy! And of course i am proud of the talents you have enumerated in your discussion. (I didnt know Enrique Iglesias is half filipino, hehe) May i also add thaT FILIPINOS are excelling even in the workplace. I have known of foreign employers who prefer to hire filipino workers for their companies abroad! Go, Pinoys!
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
You sure can, not only in filipinos excel in arts but also in workforce too!;)
@ilovekim (46)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
I don't remember in what show i've heard this but Vanessa Anne Hudges is also a FIlipina. Felix in One tree Hill also have Filipino blood..
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
Never heard of them, but thanks for adding them!;) Better check their bios..
@sweetrala (1439)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
Lea Salonga - award winning Broadway actress
Id like to add some people to your list: Lea Salonga-Braodway elite and currentle playing Fantine in Broadway's Les Miserables Alec Mapa-actor/comedian Paolo Montalban-actor RAMON FELIX “RAFE” TOTENGCO-bag designer with a famous clientelle like Cameron Diaz and Kate Moss
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
Paolo Montalban was the one I missed, also Cher Calvin of Fox News. Lea Salonga was not featured on the show that I've seen because she alsready made a name for herself here in the philippines before. But I thank you for those other additions you've made!;)
@chesssy (203)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
hey, what show is that?!
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
It's local show here in the philippines. Channel 11, Qtv -'Ang Pinaka', which was hosted by Ms. Pia Guanio..
@dadamuo (23)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
My friend, you're only hitting the tip of the iceberg regarding the mammoth talent of Pinoys in the Performing Arts. Lea Salonga, for one, is world-class. And so is Nora Aunor, acknowledged as the Philippines' Superstar. It's long overdue, in fact, for the world to get awed with her outsized gifts as a multi-media performer: recording, television, film, and theater.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
I know them very well, but they already made their names here in the philippines. My topic was about those filipinos who became famous outside the philippines..
@MSCindz (37)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
oh yeah.. i am a filipino and i am proud of being one of theme, filipino are very talented..
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
There's also Lalaine, from the 'Lizzie Maguire' series. She's also a segment host here in a show about asia and phillipines, it's shown on cable..
@hottie0728 (1732)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Yeah I'm very proud to be a Filipino of course! We have a world class talent. However, I recognize that these successful people are mixed and are not 100% filipino. what happened to the pure ones? Maybe having a mixed blood made them excel more in their chosen fields. Overall, mixed or pure pinoy...be proud of your own!
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
APL is one of the example of pure-bred pinoy..
@xyverz (51)
• Philippines
18 Mar 07
Filipinos possess great talents but some of us, dont know how to develop them.
@whacks (774)
• Philippines
18 Mar 07
Congratulations to all of them and thanks a lot to you. Filipinos are really talented. I hope that someday the books that I publish will also get international attention LOL! - not me PLS. I have some books published at lulu.com found at http://www.lulu.com/donedwinjoaquin There are other books at http://christianitybooks.bravehost.com