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People who hail from a group of 7000+ islands in Southeast Asia called the Republic of the Philippines.

Are considered Asians due to geographical location, yet Pacific Islanders due to cultural characteristics.

Though there are MANY stereotypes such as: short, lazy, rice-lovers, flat-nosed, poor, rich, cocky, etc. Don't believe what you hear or instantly think it is the truth. Just like any other race, there are short people, tall people, dark-skinned, lighter-toned, smaller eyed, big eyed, lazy, hard-working, rich, poor, middle class. They are just like any other race when it comes to characteristics. The Filipinos in america are stereotyped as "ballers" and "gangsters". But like any other race, there are people who dress different ways! Just because a Filipino wears Nike dunks doesn't mean they all do! (Not that that's a bad thing). But, people need to STOP discriminating and hating on them, or anyone else for that matter. They're just people, and should be treated as such.

Just people a lot of Filipinos are "flat nosed", doesn't mean ALL of them are. And just because a lot of them are short, again, doesn't mean ALL of them are. I'm just trying to make a point not to stereotype people. It's not nice.

Filipinos have a rich culture that is very family oriented. We all love and care for one another, and have a huge amount of respect for our elders. There are a few customs and greetings that would show a sign of respect upon meeting someone, such as a "mano" which is when one holds another person's(typically elder) person's hand to their forehand. This is a sign of great respect. However, this gesture isn't often seen as much in the US, but some Filipinos still uphold that tradition. Often, if not also giving "mano", we kiss the cheek of our elder/aunt/uncle/parents upon greeting them. This is also a sign of respect that is very common, which is used more often in the States than the "mano" gesture.

Filipinos often speak "Taglish", which is slang, basically meaning we mix English with our native Tagalog. This isn't because we have "broken English" or whatever. That's a lie. It's because speaking Taglish is fun and helps us understand what the other is trying to say because for example, we do not have a word for "computer." So we say "computer." Speaking Taglish also helps others who don't speak fluent English or fluent Tagalog understand what we are saying.

Tagalog is NOT the only native language spoken in the Philippines. Actually, it is a descendant of many different dialects from the different regions and provinces in the Philippine islands.

We love big parties with music and lots of food and socializing(sometimes even, the latest gossip). We can be a loud bunch, who know how to have fun and are proud of who we are. Many of us are hardworking(back to the stereotypes), but like any other people, a few can be lazy(I think I am in that category, lol).

The Filipino people have a wide variety of dishes not found anywhere else which some people say is fattening, but so good! Yes, rice is our staple, but it's our way of protein and completing every meal. It's not a Filipino meal without it. I don't want to start another stereotype, but a common characteristic upon entering a Filipino household is being fed, and being fed well :) It is a crime to our nanays(mothers) if you leave our home hungry!

Filipinos can be cheezy(this is not an insult!), but that's what makes us fun. But hey, who isn't? Everyone is a little cheezy sometimes, right? We know how to have fun, and can make the best of times.

The majority of Filipinos are of the Roman Catholic Christian faith. Some, however, have broken off into smaller denominations and some of the natives in the southern parts are of Islam. However, whatever their faith, do NOT mess with a Filipino. They'll smack you with tsinelas(house slippers), so don't do it!

The reason you find a lot of Filipinos in the medical field isn't because we're poor, couldn't find another job, or whatever other excuse you heard. It's cause we're DAMN GOOD at it! We are intelligent enough to brave the fields of medicine, and are compassionate enough to care for others. That's why there are a lot of Filipino doctors, RNs, and such.

We aren't cocky. Just DAMN PROUD of who we are, humble, caring, yet stand firm and believe in ourselves, and our faith, just as other cultures should be. That's what makes us a great people.
Friend's dad: "Oh my goodness! That was the BEST spaghetti I've ever eaten! Who would've thought to put hotdogs and cheese in spaghetti?"

Filipina: "Thank you! It is the Filipino twist to an Italian favorite!"

Person 1: "What are you? Are you Asian? Korean? Japanese? Chinese?"

Person 2: "Actually, I am Filipino."

Person 1: "Cool."

P.S. I am only part Filipino. Actually, not even half. Born in the PI, yet have many backgrounds majorly Spanish, German, Danish, and Irish. I was brought up mostly in the states but with a good core of strong values based on a strong Catholic faith. My life centers on Filipino culture including my mom's delicious adobo and steamed rice. Though my blood lines are only a small percentage of Filipino, I AM a Filipino and PROUD! :) I love my country and my culture and I most certainly love my people!
by proudmutt August 25, 2009
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Filipinos are a froud peoples pram da Pillippine Islands.
Day lub to eat rice wit ebryting. You can useually see about tree big bags ob rice in der shopping carts at da commissary. Some popular Filipino poods are adobo, pancit, lichon, loompya, bagoon, and alamang, just to name a pew.

Day are a bery sociable people and lub to hab farties. Many Americans lub to attend a Filipino farty because day know how to hab pun, i.e., day sing karaoke, lap out loud, and drink San Miguel beer wit der baloot.

Many Flipinos hab beautupul houses. Day all hab pianos, eben ip no one really knows how to play it. Day like to decorate der houses wit Capodimonte and total grupings prum Home Interiors. You can also pined big wooden spoons and porks in der dining rooms along wit a big pikture ob da last supper.

Most Filipinos are upper middle class. Day know how to budget der money and make lots ob sacripices like staying in da Naby por 20 years so day can get a retirement.

Da paborit automobile ob da Filipinos is da Mercedes, Lexus, and Honda Accords.
by Eeda March 18, 2007
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Ok. This is my reply to quiwtp's post for Filipinos. Too clarify, seriously Filipinos are NOTHING like that one kids definition.

Living with a house full of them, here's my opinion.

1.)Filipinos are NOT lazy. They work harder being in a 3 world country, than any of us fat ass Americans. : And they only reason that kid thinks it takes too long to get anything done is simply they probably just don't want to work with them.

2.)Filipinos don't think ALL foreigners are rich, just Americans. But then again in a 3rd world country, who doesn't think that?!

3.)Their language isn't annoying. English is annoying. Come on people it's everywhere! Tagalog is just a harsher language but hey, there's nothing like it.

4.)Filipino women are not desperate to marry foreigners. Those my friends are a little something we call "gold diggers." Every country has 'em.

5.)Okay, I have to admit, they're pretty prideful. They kind of do think they're better than a lot of other countries.

6.)They're not kids. They just want to have fun. Here in America we work till we die, there motto is somewhat like the "Live free die young" saying. Sorry he has to be too stuck-up to appreciate some real fun.

7.)Their UP is just one if the things they seem to show off more, it's not a big deal, get that stick out of your ass.

8.)How are you going to put THEY ARE SHORT.

Of course they are, they're Asian you ignorant pig.

9.)They are noisy? No. Like I said earlier, their language is just harsher.

10.)Filipinos, like you just put a few points ago, are too proud. So how can you put that they're wanna-be Americans? They're too proud. And the only reason they want their kids in the States, is because America is a land of opportunity,

11.)Once again, you ignorant pig, English is widely spoken and has been for awhile. If you took your head out of your ass you would know that almost every language uses a few English words now and then.

12.)I don't really care what you say about their diet.

13.)The rest is basically gibberish. You are a racist bastard whose words only mean as much on the internet.
Filipinos are from the Phillipines. The End.
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This is another response to qiuwtp...

Filipinos are amazing people. My girlfriend is Filipino. They have ridiculously delicious food, even though alot of it is really unhealthy. Their language (Tagalog) is one of the more interesting Asian languages, and I am currently trying to learn it. They are good people with good morals. If Filipinos like you, they like you like family. Unconditional love and very caring. English with a Filipino accent is so cool to listen to. Filipinos are beautiful people, generally having dark hair, large foreheads that symbolize great intelligence and personality, very angular and refined features with high cheek bones. I have a Filipina aunt who is smart, funny, and very nice (traits shared by most Filipinos)
Lumpia and Pancit bihon are amazing Filipino foods.

Filipinos are kind and accepting.

Tagalog is a language that rivals my own native language of Greek.

Greeks love Filipinos, because both races are hella awesome
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The Filipinos or the Filipino people are the native inhabitants and citizens of the Republic of the Philippines located in Southeast Asia. The term Filipino (feminine: Filipina) may also refer to people of Philippine descent. Filipinos are culturally diverse Asians. Once enslaved by the Spaniards ... they finally were out of the Spaniard grasp on June 12,1898. Sold to the US for $20 mil. they were then released and a war was born against America and their Filipinos.. after which they fought side by side they began to come to a compromise.
-They were the first Asian ethnicity to reach North America. Due to the Spanish Galleon TRADE.
-Second Largest Asian ethnicity in the US.
-CREATED the YoYo which was originally a weapon.
-CREATED the landrover of which we used to travel the moon.
-CREATED the fluorescent lights above your heads.
-CREATED the HackySack.
Filipinos are ASIAN, dumbass. Philippines is part of southeast asia homie. XD if we were pacific islanders we`d be like hawaiian or some part of america. if we arent considered southeast asian.. then why bother that japanese be asian too? cmon filipinos carry blood of hawaiians, spanish, chinese, japanese, and whatever else there is out there. "Philippines is a member of ASEAN, the Association of SOUTHEAST ASIAN Nations. The cultural links with Malaysia, Indonesia and neighboring SE Asian nations is undisputed." "Tagalog is very closely related to languages of countries which are in Southeast Asia, namely Malaysian and Indonesian, and there are many cultural similarities between the three nations despite the Catholic/Spanish overlay influence in the Philippines and the Muslim influence in M'sia and Indonesia. Not to mention that the Philippines is a member of ASEAN, the "Association of SOUTHEAST ASIAN Nations."
by JoannaR November 11, 2006
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