Filipinos are often unfairly stereotyped.
Filipinos are NOT Mexicans of the East. We are as different as watermelon and oranges.
The median income of Filipinos in the States (check the U.S. census bureau for supporting info) is higher than that of white, blacks, latinos and even Chinese-Americans & Korean-Americans.
The AIDS rate in the Philippines is noticeably lower than that of Japan, China and America.
Filipinos have many amazing, more than worthwhile accomplishments
The Phil national hero Jose Rizal travelled to Japan, Austria, Germany and San Francisco. There are busts & monuments dedicated to the cities/towns he visited. In Wilhelmsfeld Germany, there is a street named "José-Rizal-Straße" (Jose Rizal Street). It is named after him.
Currently, Manny Pacquiao, Donito Donaire, Charice Pempengco and Arnel Pineda are raising the bar of Filipino pride.
Other successes include fashion designer Monique Lhuillier and singer Lea Salonga ~
However, there are Filipinos who also made contributions in math & science. Google search, Filipino mathematicians or Filipino inventors!
Filipinos are a people of many talents and memorable positive characteristics.
They are part of what makes this world, amazing.
Filipinos are very hospitable and friendly, often misinterpreted by English-speaking Europeans or Americans as something else. Life is tough in the Philippines that's why Filipinos go abroad even in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia or Nigeria. If you think your life is tough due to the current economic situation? You ain't seen nothing, mate. Go live in the Philippines and you'll see what really "tough situation" means from a Filipino perspective. No matter how bad a situation is, a Filipino will always find a reason to laugh.
-We're the rice lovers with the weird but delicious food.
-Now-a-days in high schools. You would find most Filipinos in hip-hop clubs(or any form of dance clubs) or in some interesting club that benefits the people.
-The likeable people you could get along with and we fucking rock<3
In the United States, most Filipino's are seen pursing jobs in the Medical Fields, Military, and Engineering.
Ali, a Caucasian girl with blonde locks, took a nasty Filipino and then looked no different than her Filipino toy, Quinn.
For those of you that feel we are PACIFIC ISLANDERS, the answer to that question is YES. Our native languages are closely related to Indonesian, Microneisan and Polynesian as well as the natives of Taiwan who were there before the Chinese. Like us and other PACIFIC ISLANDERS, they tattooed, have similar mythologies, practiced head-hunting, built canoes etc. So are Filipinos ASIANS or PACIFIC ISLANDERS? The answer is BOTH. Check out: apat-na-alon-tribe.com for info on our ancient tattooing.
A word on ALIBATA or BAYBAYIN.
This writing style is not indigenous to the Philippines. It was introduced by Indic-Malay traders about the 12th century. This is why words like "langit" are spelled "la-ngi" without the final "T." Hard consenants in Alibata were not used until the Spanish created the "x" or "+" marks to indicate a vowel closing consenant. This also explains why ALIBATA was not used to record histories etc. because it was not native. We passed on our geneologies and history orally like other ancient Austronesian groups. Alibata has been adopted into our culture like so many things in our past.