If we really want to be respected and to be taken seriously, we should do something about it. Respect cannot be imposed, nor can it be begged. It is earned. We have to WORK HARD for it. And honestly, we don’t deserve to yell at the top of our lungs that we’re proud to be Filipinos for we have close to nothing to be proud of. And no, Charice Pempengco’s success in her singing career and Manny Pacquiao’s success in boxing are not sources of national pride, and neither is the biggest croc in the world.
If we don’t want to be made fun of, we must set standards for ourselves. Mediocrity is our biggest enemy and as of the moment, we are a joke. We are a bunch of losers and we don’t even have a working public urinal. Let’s acknowledge this fact so we can improve and become better people. If we want the Philippines to become a first world country, we must first have the discipline and the mindset of first world citizens.
“Has all the ‘Im sorry’ made our republic more sovereign? has it made our people more empowered?” – Mike Portes
“The Philippines should apologize to the world for being such an example of stupidity.” – Chino Fernandez