politics

REPOST: What is REALLY offensive in Filipino culture?

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It is important to smile in Filipino culture otherwise one will be considered to be serious. Try smiling as you go about your day, and you’ll find that more people will talk to you. However avoid smiling too much in other places if there are a lot of drunk people….

Body odor is offensive, and as Filipinos wash at least twice a day, there is no socially accepted excuse!

Cleanliness is a premium. If you dress for work in tsinelas and shorts, you will not earn the respect of your colleagues or the community. Most government offices will not serve you unless you are wearing shoes, long pants/skirt and a collared shirt.

Pointing with your finger is impolite and can cause offense. ( There are so many non-verbal cues using our fingers)

General derogatory comments on the Philippine Nation by foreigners are not acceptable. Comments like ‘ Filipinos are….’ or ‘What I hate about the Philippines is……..’ will not make you any friends.

Bobo,tanga, tarantado and other useful words that you may have heard taxi driver say, do not translate directly, and are very insulting to Filipinos. For example bobo is Spanish for ‘stupid clown’, but in Filipino it is extremely insulting word.

Beachwear of women can often be offensive especially in the provinces, if not covered by a t-shirt at all times, even when swimming. ( not in Manila area)

Kissing in Public, ‘making out’ or ‘Public Displays of Affection (PDA) are considered inecusable.

Respect is key, especially to elders! in Tagalog the use of the honorific ‘Po ‘is extremely prevalent, and the use of ‘Po ‘especially to the elderly, officials and community leaders, is one of the keys to respect from one’s peers. However in Visayas and Mindanao can be different. Listen to the difference in the tone of voice when people show respect.

Losing your temper will seldom not achieve anything positive, and often gives officials/people a rationale to refuse your request.

Blowing your nose, especially during formal occasions or where food is being served is offensive.

If you happen to be eating and visitors arrive, it is a social requirement to invite your visitors to the table to eat. If you are not eating when you have visitors, you will often be expected to offer snacks, coca cola or at the very least water.

Eating crackers or any junk food infront of a Filipino without inviting them to eat is not acceptable.

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I totally agree with this post and my point here is, for Filipinos if you give them respect they will respect you, too. But if not, then expect the worst from my own kind. Moreover, just to share it also one thing I noticed with my fellowmen, I admire how Filipinos thrive and survive outside the country. One reason is that Filipinos know how to adopt to one’s culture. We know how to give respect and honor the country where we are. We can adjust or tolerate, in some cases. That is why, you can find Filipinos anywhere around the world (ika nga ni Mikey Bustos “Operation Pinoy World Domination”). And though, we maybe all over the world, trust me we always still bring the Filipino in us and we will forever be grateful that we are part of this great nation called the Philippines.

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#NoToCyberCrimeLaw YES TO CYBER FREEDOM

From “Bloody Monday” to “Black Tuesday”, I am definitely supporting the petition against the Cyber Crime Law (RA 10175).

Thank you Senator TG Guingona for fighting with us. The following photo was posted on Sen. Guingona’s facebook page.

INFORM YOURSELVES! These are the possibilities that can happen with the current Cybercrime Act. For just sharing or retweeting something online that contains criticisms – you can get jailed for 12 YEARS.

Let me just point out that we need a Cybercrime Prevention Act. However, the inclusion of these problematic provisions on cyber-libel will just curtail a fundamental principle of good governance:

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION.The last time I checked, we were still a democracy—we want empowered citizens, not scared and passive ones. – Sen. TG Guingona

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The TRUTH hurts and REALITY bites!

This is the video that is going viral again. It is entitled “20 reasons Why I dislike the Philippines.” The title itself made it to the limelight, simply because it’s about Pinoys or Filipinos [for formality purposes hehe], which in most cases almost everJUAN is affected [much].

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ANG SIGAW NILA, SIGAW DIN DAPAT NATIN!

3 KUTSARANG KANIN ANG NASASAYANG NG BAWAT PILIPINO ARAW-ARAW. KUNG PAHAHALAGAHAN MO LANG, KATUMBAS ITO NG HUMIGIT 9.8 BILYONG PISONG MATITIPID NATIN SA PAG-ANGKAT NG BIGAS, NA KUNG SAAN MAKAPAGPAPAKAIN PA SANA NG HUMIGIT KUMULANG 4 NA BILYONG NAGUGUTOM NA PILIPINO.

ANO, MAGSASAYANG KA PA BA?

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NRAM for a RICE SELF-SUFFICIENT PHILIPPINES

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  • November is National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) proclaimed by PGMA in 2004 (Proclamation 524) to promote awareness on the value of rice
  • This Years Theme: weRice represents the Filipinos’ collective soul shaped by rice
  • 3 key messages: increased income in farming, better nutrition through brown rice, rice conservation

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usapang palay, bigas, kanin…

save rice, save lives

Sa bawat isang kutsarang kanin na nasasayang kada araw ng bawat isa sa atin, katumbas nito ang libu-libong sako ng bigas  kada taon.

Ibig sabihin lamang nito, na kung ang bawat Pilipino ay bibigyang halaga ang palay, bigas, at kanin, matutugunan natin ang problema sa kakulangan ng pagkain.

Kailan pa ba natin ito hindi sasayangin? kapag dumating na lang ba ang panahong wala na tayong makaing kanin?

Isipin lagi natin na sa bawat butil ng palay ay may buhay na nakasalalay.

Sana maging kaisa ka sa adbokasiyang ito.

Maari mong ilagay ang logo na ito sa sidebar ng blog mo. Salamat.

Bawat BUTIL ay BUHAY, Huwag Sayangin!

Bawat BUTIL mahalaga, Huwag Mag-aksaya!

Para sa karagdagang kaalaman ukol sa pagpapalay maaring buksan ang www.philrice.gov.ph

Para naman sa nais makibahagi sa National Rice Awareness Month na gaganapin sa Nobyembre maaring buksan ang www.riceawareness.multiply.com o i- add/i-like and Rice Awareness page sa Facebook.

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pulitika. politiko. pilipino.

kadalasan kaakibat ng salitang pilipino ay ang salitang pulitika at politiko. kung baga sa totoong buhay eh nasa sistema na ito ng mga pilipino.

bakit nga ba? ano bang meron sa philippine politics? kung ako lang hanggat maari ay iiwasan ko ang ganitong paksa sa bahay ko pero hindi ko naman sinabing hindi ako makiki uso di ba? kaya ito, maghahayag din ako ng pananaw ko sa bagay na ito.

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sad ang xmas sa pinas?

nitong mga nakaraang araw masyado akong nababahala sa mga nangyayari sa Pilipinas. lagi nalang kapag nagbubukas ako ng tv sa umaga para manood ng balita sa unang hirit at umagang kay ganda puro mga nakababahalang pangyayari ang mga iniuulat.

natanong ko tuloy ang sarili ko paano na ang pasko ng mga Pilipino?

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