I ended up laughing after watching this 14-minute video of an American who lives in Cebu. He said the F word here so many times that it seems to be a part of his normal language. While most of the things he said here may sound offensive to some, he also said a few good things about the Philippines – like it’s a really beautiful country and that the people are friendly. The reality still remains that there are things that the country needs to improve on. Rather than be defensive and declare him “persona non grata”, why not reflect on ourselves and do something about those things that really need change. Remember, it’s just his opinion… just supported by a video.
Oh, he also talked about the “loud and obnoxious Koreans in the Philippines” ;p
If we really love the Philippines like we always say, let’s take care of it and not blame others for our sad reality. Improve what needs to be improved. Change what needs to be changed.
If we really are the intelligent people that we think we are, we shouldn’t be contented with mediocrity. Raise our standards. We shouldn’t be too complacent and find excuses for our faults.