APEC Gets Off To A Typical Pinoy Start

“A steel arch installed at the Cultural Center of the Philippines complex to welcome delegates of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit collapsed on Monday morning.

The steel arch collapsed for still an unknown reason at around 11 a.m.”

Unknown reasons? Just a quick look at the picture below it’s plainly obvious the thing was poorly constructed. There’s no base or anything to support the structure.


Pinoy logic has a solution though – tighten a few screws at the top of the arch, that will fix it.

No doubt there was originally a budget to design and build a properly constructed arch, but we all know where those funds ultimately go.

Something tells me this is just going to be one of many embarrassing fucks up this week.


Published in Article Commentary, Filipino Stupidity


    1. Profile gravatar of Don Quixote
      Don Quixote

      They must have ran out of VULCASEAL , I don’t care what they fix they use Vulcaseal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      They probably thought if we build the arch out of Vulcaseal instead of steel, no one will notice and it wont break because vulcaseal fixes everything.
      So we fix it before it Breaks.!!!!!!!!
      God help me Ive been there toooooo longggg!!!!!!

        1. Profile gravatar of Don Quixote
          Don Quixote

          Works every time.
          But in OZ that’s a temporary fix, the Failopines, Permanent until the rubber perishes.
          My grandfather was nicknamed RUBBER BAND, as he made huge rubber bands out of inner tubes, great for lashing stuff down.

    2. Profile gravatar of


      I think they find duct tape too expensive. They would rather use ordinary transparent scotch tape which they always fucking use for your to go boxes.

      1. Profile gravatar of Captain PFB
        Captain PFB

        Drives me NUCKING FUTS!!! Pizza boxes taped on all 3 sides, THEN tied with twine. McDo, the burger box taped on all 3 sides, then put in a bag, which is also taped shut.

        Fucking imbeciles gotta tape every fucking thing as if it’s going to be shipped halfway across the earth.

        I always do my orders like this:

        “I’ll have a quarter pounder, large fries, and coke light, and HOLD THE TAPE ON EVERYTHING!!!”

        God damned morons.

        1. Profile gravatar of Mufazzza

          Anyway there is something to rejoice:-) : The consistency of pinoy stupidity, laziness, lack of structure and discipline in any shape or form will never cease to amaze!

          They will never fail those who have…a solid faith in their moronness! 🙂

          This is the true basis of Pinoy Pride: “We are the biggest Idiots in the World! And proud of it too!” 🙂 🙂

  1. Profile gravatar of Johnny

    There is a right way to do something, a wrong, way, and then there is the Filipino way which is much worse than doing it the wrong way. I swear the people fail on purpose at this point.

    1. Profile gravatar of Captain PFB
      Captain PFB

      Yeah, I mean there is failure at some level or another with virtually EVERYTHING….as if it’s intended. As if they purposely try to fail. Never seen any group of people so incomprehensibly stupid in all my life.

      1. Profile gravatar of Johnny

        Whether its building something, providing customer service, waiting in line, creating a system, driving, etc they have to find the way to fuck it up the most. Not even just the natural unforeseen mistakes, but filipino mistakes seem to take extra effort.

        1. Profile gravatar of Phil Doh
          Phil Doh Post author

          I’m convinced that everything they do they copy from foreign sources, then think to themselves how can we doctor this to make it more slower, less likely to work properly and make no fucking sense whatsoever,

          1. Profile gravatar of Captain PFB
            Captain PFB

            I have a pretty big 4 bedroom house with nice tiled floor. Unfortunately, at least 100 of the tiles are loose, and make a snap sound when you walk on them.

            Of all the interior doors, only ONE of them is hung right to where the bolt easly slides into the hole. All the other doors you have to push with about 40 lbs of force to get them to latch shut.

            I have lived in a few “very nice” houses in Philippines, but never have I ever had doors that were hung right, and several other of the typical Pinoy failures you can expect.

            Pinoys are incompetent with just about everything.

        1. Profile gravatar of Hey Joe
          Hey Joe

          So, true Al.
          The guys here thought I was crazy when I insisted on access panels to plumbing fixtures be built.
          And sewer clean outs, and no drain water dumped on the ground. drain vents up in the attic. And no cemented down toilets !!
          They had no clue to what I was doing.

          1. Profile gravatar of 30-30

            To Hey Joe.
            Yes ,, they did it to me again!!!!!!
            They put the water lines in the cement walls and even cemented in the 1/2” water valves.. just the handle sticking out.
            Then the drains from the roofs are in the cement walls. The use the ssame cheap ass eavestroughs too.
            The carpenter had a water leak somewhere. So they had to dig 3 holes to find a water line to put a plug in it.
            The list goes on and on!!! I wanted the wife to lok at different houses to get and idea of what sort of style she wanted. Nooooooo,, too hard to do that,, but MOA can be gotten to anytime.

          2. Profile gravatar of 30-30

            Then they lay the tiles down so one side is wider than the other side.. They have center the first tile in the middle of the room so the tiles are even around the walls.
            Then the women get fancy and want ”wavy” tiles, but wavy tiles can not be cut with a tile grinder. So they take a grinder to cut the tiles!

        2. Profile gravatar of Don Quixote
          Don Quixote

          Thats why I was blacklisted by maintenance dept on SBMA, they wanted to dig prospect holes in my new bathroom to fix their sewerage issue.
          They took offense when I described my thoughts about this method of fixing..
          LETS DIG HOLES IN A PERFECTLY GOOD TILED BATHROOM, BREAK THE SHITTER. Make sure I have a new one because they will need it. after they break the old one as it was
          concreted not siliconed in.
          We open up a hole outside the wall , two feet from the said shitter and dig down and tunnel under the wall.to locate the problem, then install a JUMP UP so it can never happen again with an access so it can be cleaned out.
          Guess which one they decided upon?????????????
          I am still blacklisted .

          1. Profile gravatar of Don Quixote
            Don Quixote

            And they fail to understand that tiles need expansion joints.
            I just tiled 300sq mts in Australia.
            NOT ONE COMPLAINT by me.
            Amazing and the tiler was a Aussie Flip.
            You can take the flip out of the Philippines.
            I just had to talk to him about aesthetics, setting out, then he was right.

      2. Profile gravatar of Mufazzza

        ‘Tis very sad they are not inscribed in Guinness as “The most stupid people in the World”! It would have been so very well deserved award! Maybe something can be done…

  2. Profile gravatar of Hey Joe
    Hey Joe

    Now only if it would have fallen when the delegates were there. All the news cameras from all over the world broadcasting. Now that’s entertainment!
    Or on one in particular 😉

  3. Profile gravatar of FHPS

    well and in typical style .. lets brush off the embarassments that thrive in this country aka … the homeless

    like they did for the pope
    get rid of the kids off the streets
    get rid of the homeless off the streets
    no doubt lets erect fencing to shield the delegates in the cars from the poor people living in the squatter areas – did that for anoher conference a while ago.

    Wasnt there supposed to be a term PINOY PRIDE????
    Arent they proud of the

    Why not go further ….
    get your pinoys at the conference to go up to delegates and say
    “wheres my gift”
    “excuse me…”
    “may i bother you”
    “sorry to bother you sir”
    ………..but i have a problem ..and need to borrow
    …..ill pay it back by next salary day ….. I promice sir…..
    I dare not lie….as not all filipino are like that sir
    yup…not all filipino are liars and won’t pay back loans….

    1. Profile gravatar of Random Numbers
      Random Numbers

      If you read it closely, all the cities they name are in the Philippines. When they say “capitals”, I think they mean regional capitals here, like Cebu or Davao. Still, how good a plug is it for your tourism when you say that you only have 1 city that can handle 10,000 guests at a time?

    1. Profile gravatar of Hey Joe
      Hey Joe

      The little I read about this agreement, I thought to my self, no way can the phils do this. #1 the phils has to do free and honest trade with the other member countries, no more crazy import fees/kickbacks/customs bribes/quotas

      PLEASE ! free and honest ?? Philippines?? LOL No f-ing way, not going to happen.
      Even if they did sign the agreement, how long would it take for the other countries see the phils wipe their ass with the agreement and it all fall apart.
      The phils could benefit from this. But , yet again the greed and corruption will keep this place in the stone age.

      1. Profile gravatar of 30-30

        The big shots in this county are not going to let the competition in here. Can you imagine Walmart having a fair and level business enviroment here>>>????
        Henry Sy would be bankrupt in a month!!!!!!!!

      2. Profile gravatar of Don Quixote
        Don Quixote

        From what I understood, they were making some big noises about a year ago about how great it was going to be for their exports. Bananas to Australia etc.( Currently Banned due to Diseases)
        Then I thought how can they integrate into a free market ?????
        Then I heard they hadn’t signed up, they were told they had to change a few things. Constitutionally!
        Well that would be the end of that !!!!!! Change things for the betterment of their people HAH!!!!!!!!!!They still havent voted on Dynasty Laws that were part of the original Draft Constitution.
        Little things like real property ownership, currency laws, business restrictions for foreigners, you know the stuff we in the real world take for granted.
        New Zealand and Australia have a free trade agreement with ASEAN, The flips are part of ASEAN.
        From first hand experience just try and bring something made in Australia into the Failopinnes.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! which I reiterate is part of ASEAN.
        The head of Customs in Clark has never heard of this agreement, when I challenged him.
        So I made him write a receipt out for the piddling amount he wanted, you have to give him credit he still tried to be my friend when I next passed through Clark. He was a trier !!!!!!!!!!
        I sent a copy of the receipt and documentation of the goods I was carrying to the Australian Trade Commission.
        I hope that helped in dealing with these fucks now.

    1. Profile gravatar of Hey Joe
      Hey Joe

      Yes, for the most part useless. But I did use a contract to defend myself when our window contractor did not follow the contract he signed.

      We refused to pay the last payment p16k. Oh, he pissed and stomped around, called the BC on us.
      We held our ground. A well made contract with all details of what was to be done and the contractors signature. Even our crooked BC could do nothing. every time the contractor lied, I just shoved the contract in his face. YOU signed it ! and signed for the payments in cash you got, finish the job and you will paid the last payment.

      We left him 2 choices. Fix/fulfill the contract or sue me. The end.
      Needless to say he did not do ether one. Are windows are still crappy and a embarrassment.

    2. Profile gravatar of Don Quixote
      Don Quixote

      The reason they are useless, is the court system.
      They know it will take forever to get through the courts and as a foreigner , YOU LOSE .
      So they know they don’t have to honor the contract.

      1. Profile gravatar of Johnny

        They use the court system as a tool for thievery and incompetence.
        My corrupt uncle and his lying cunt of a wife stole a ton of family assets and forged titles. Their response when caught, “Go ahead and take me to court, you’ll give up”. They knew full well it would cost a lot of money and be so time consuming they could get away with it. Well, a few years later they want to settle cause my family did not back down and pushed the court cases out of principal.
        Actually, after 6 months into the court proceedings, they said they would settle. So the court cases were dropped, then they immediately reneged on the agreement even though that was drawn up and signed by them as well.
        The court system moves so slow here. Filipinos are so fucking lazy that the smallest case will take over 5 years. 1 court date every 2-3 months with plenty of cancellations in between for a case that could be solved in 2 days. So Filipinos are never held responsible for their actions.
        Tell a Filipino you will sue him and he will laugh.
        On the other side of that, Filipinos can file fraudulent charges on anyone. They like to threaten this against foreigners especially. No matter how bullshit the charges or how obviously fake the charges are, the court system still takes a few years to figure it out. Again, Filipinos are so fucking lazy. Then when you are found innocent, nothing happens to the false accuser. He just laughs cause he knows he gave you a hard time. He faces no penalty at all. So these asshole “good catholics” can bear false witness with no repurcussion.

        Btw, did you know the Philippines has the most anti-corruption laws in Asia? So it goes to show how serious these neanderthals take their own laws.

        1. Profile gravatar of Hey Joe
          Hey Joe

          Johnny /Don
          As much as I can I try to turn the table and use the system in my favor.
          So in my window case above. I know full well he can not, will not sue me. He has no money for attorneys in the first place. Plus the years it would take. I’m retired with all the time in the world to go to court, and the money to do so. Him.. no, he is a 9 to 5 working man. It would cost him a fortune. I have crappy windows, and I have “his” money. If he wants “his” money, he is going to have to come to me. Could he do something rash? Sure he could. I expect a savage to do just that. It’s been 4yrs. Nothing yet. I am fully prepared for that too. And he knows that 🙂

          When dealing with primitives, one needs to stop thinking like a rational, intelligent, normal human being. You can not deal or reason with these savages with a western mind set. They have no reason in the first place.
          Level the playing field or even tilt it your way as much as you can
          I always have in the back of my mind when dealing with these “people” a image of a little man in a loin-cloth and a bone in his nose.
          Just my p2 worth.

          1. Profile gravatar of Mufazzza

            True! To call such vermin “people” would be a falsification of the truth! And also would endanger westerners who could believe that these are normal people, and not pure evil in disguise. They should not be let out without carrying red eyes and fangs! That honest people know them for what they truly are! Bloodsuckers! Velociraptors! Tearing every last shred of meat from the bones of honest men!!