Everyone is Filipino

Hey buddies, I know it’s been 5 weeks since I last been on here, but I can’t run away forever.  I knew I would be back on here eventually if I ran into a Filipino-related problem (which is inevitably inescapable). Actually, I had negative Filipino encounters during those 5 weeks with my first one being within the first week of my absence from PFB.com, so don’t be too surprised that it took 5 weeks.  During my encounters, needless to say that it deals with their questionable ability to get shit right.  I’ve been put into endless amounts of inconveniences and broken promises, and I realized I had no one to turn to talk about these problems.  I’ve managed to hold it all in until this ONE foreigner told me the funniest fucking joke of my life.  I met him at the HyperMarket and this is how it went.

(I was in the canned good isle, and this foreigner walked pass me)

Foreigner: Good evening, how are you?

Me: Oh great!  Finally a smart person!

Foreigner: Excuse me, but what did you say?

Me: I said I finally came across a smart person, it’s been a while.

Foreigner: Oh, you must be indicating that Filipinos are not smart.  What makes you think that?

Me: I deal with them on a regular basis from all types of social statuses.  And I mistakenly married one.

Foreigner: Ahhh, they are not so dumb.  I think they know more than we do.

*That’s when I totally lost it mentally, to think that a foreigner would have the ability to say that is mind-blowing*

(With my eyes wide opened in amazement, I continued the conversation)

Me: So how long have you been in Philippines?

Foreigner: About 2 weeks

Me: I wish you luck man, after a while you may reconsider your stay here.  Enjoy it while you can.

*We shook hands, then went on our separate ways, later on I saw him with this model-looking Filipina (no wonder he can’t have a negative/realistic opinion of Philippines, that old coot had a hotty).*

Coming across a delusional short-term foreigner like him, who I thought I could connect with, I NEEDED to come back to PFB.  Know more than us?  What a joke!  Well anyway, let me get to the point of this post.

Lately, I had been encountering scenarios where Filipinos thinks I should be like them.  Some of these scenarios may even apply to you.  It’s like PHILIPPINES is the ONLY country that exist in the world, and FILIPINOS are the only humanoids (I refuse to use the word ‘human’) that roams this planet.  To them, if you do, say, or believe anything opposite of them, they are outlandishly amazed, and YOU would be considered as ‘abnormal’ in their point of view.  I’m not surprised that Filipinos are narrow-minded, but when it gets to a point where it affects me, then we have problems.

We are already familiar with the characteristics of a Filipino, and when a Filipino thinks that I am as Filipino as he is, I begin to question myself, “how have they ever came to that conclusion?”  Here I have enumerated a few examples below on how Filipinos think you are as FILIPINO as they are.

1. Rice – You walk into a Jollibee, place an order, and the first fucking thing that comes out of their mouth half the time is, “EXTRA RICE?”  Ok, what the fuck?  Just because these rice-a-holics eats rice 3 times a day 7 days a week, don’t mean that I am as addicted to rice as they are.  What if I fucking wanted EXTRA CHICKEN, or an EXTRA CUP OF COLA?  Why don’t they ever ask that?  I don’t know about you guys, but it annoys the fuck outta me.

Just to add more to this part, I’ve been questioned by a friend of mine here (Filipino) about why I don’t eat rice.  He specifically asked me on facebook, “why don’t Americans eat rice everyday?”  I replied, “because we know that rice is not the ONLY food in the world, and we wont die if we don’t eat rice for a day.  I can survive a week without rice.”  I still have this conversation saved on my facebook (which only happened last week).

2. Telling a lie – Most Filipinos are notorious liars, and most of us know that.  And they think that other Filipinos are stupid enough to believe their lies, a foreigner would too.  I want to dedicate this example to my Filipina idiot wife.  She lied to my foreign buddy who came to visit me last month about our Aircon (AC) not working just so we can save a few pesos on our  next electric bill, which was pretty fucked up.  My buddy and his Filipina wife is planning to visit me again, and my idiot wife is already thinking about telling them same lie again.  OK, just because she is a fucking idiot, it don’t mean that my buddy is a fucking idiot to believe an obvious lie.  It wont be long until he gives me the same ‘NO AIRCON’ treatment when I visit him next time in Mindoro because my idiot wife wants to save a few a pesos, at the cost of my buddy suffering miserably through the night.

3. Counting Change – Have you ever made a purchase at any retailer with a large bill, and after the cashier had already took her sweet-ass-time tying up and bagging your groceries, she counts counts your bills ONE-BY-ONE as she hands it to you as if you don’t have the mental capacity to automatically count a stack of 4 or 5 bills.  There was a time when I made a purchase amounting 590 pesos.  I paid with a 1000 peso bill.  Then she hands my (4) 100 peso bills to me and started counting,”One, Two, Three, Four hundred, and here is your Ten Pesos sir.” Just because she is too stupid to look at a stack of FOUR 100 peso bills and can’t automatically tell it’s 400 pesos, it don’t mean that I can’t either.

4. Clothes/Shoe size – As you know, most Filipinos are petite, tiny, and small.  Alright, I admit, I’m not anywhere near as small as them (but I’m not a fatty either).  I like to call this one, “I am small Filipino, so you must be a small Filipino too.”  It’s absolutely frustrating that more than half the time I go out clothes ans shoe shopping, I can’t FIND MY SIZE!  I wear a size 38 in pants, and size 11 in shoes, but the majority of the time they don’t freakin have what I want in my size!  I saw these fuckin sexy-ass shoes I wanted, but size 10 was their largest size, checking for 4 weeks straight, they never had it in 11’s.  Rarely I do come across a chubby Filipino, and of course some foreigners too (which some of us are not Filipino size), so is it logical to keep a stock of larger items of the same brand in their inventory for customers like that?  Or do they believe that EVERYONE is as tiny as they are?

5. Religion – I really didn’t want to touch on this topic since it has a tendency to severely offend some religious freaks out there.  But as blunt and cruel we have been on this site so far, I assume we can all grow a pair and hear me out.  In my first few months staying here, I am always asked what religion I am.  I tried to be honest the first few times by saying, “I don’t have a religion.”  Knowing how religious-driven Filipinos are, I’m sure you all had already predicted the rest of the conversation.  Next they ended up asking “why,” then they try convert me to believe in their god, then it turns  into one big fucking unwarranted discussion that is totally deemed pointless.  So lately, I have been using “Christian” as my ‘cover-up’ religion to avoid prolonged discussions of why I don’t believe in god.  It was the religion I was raised (brainwashed) to believe in, until I grew up and applied logical reasoning and common sense into my life.  So because they believe in god, they think I have to believe in god too.  I’m sorry, but once again…. “I AM NOT FILIPINO!”



So to sum this all up, just because they; make up obvious lies, eat rice 3x a day, wear small clothing, can’t count simple change, believe in imaginary beings.  They think we must; believe in obvious lies, eat rice 3x a day, wear small clothing, can’t count simple change, and believe in their image of god too.

It felt so good to get that all out, and it feels even BETTER to be back!


Published in Atheism, Blatant Stupidiy, Dining, Expats, Filipina Wife, Filipino Customer Service, Filipino Hypocrisy, Filipino Stupidity, Religion


  1. Profile gravatar of Fr. Bong Bong Jolog Jun III
    Fr. Bong Bong Jolog Jun III

    I’ve missed your rants FAFI. I thought you must’ve finally had enough, and left this God-forsaken land of imbeciles and thieves. Put the rice thing aside for the moment – what the fuck were you ever doing in Jollibee?

  2. Profile gravatar of FAFI
    FAFI Post author

    @Cybergod– I know it’s not the best tasting restaurant in the world, but when you are on this lonely country, which is like a planet of its own, you have very little options to choose from, especially when hanging out with other Filipinos in your vicinity. They want Jollibee more than half the time we go out, it’s almost like the default choice for them. I would hang out with my fellow Americanos more often if they lived close nearyby, or if they wasn’t so busy with their own individual lives.

    But yeah, that’s why I was at Jollibee. Thanks heyjoe, there was no way I was gonna leave without saying ‘bye,’ and I haven’t said ‘bye’ yet. I’m still stuck in this hell-hole for another 2 years, so I’m not going anywhere. I will most likely be on PFB during the entire duration of my stay here, even if it means taking short breaks in between, I will always come back to PFB because this god-forsaken country will always give me a reason to!

    Thanks guys, it’s good to be back. I’m pretty cramped up this week, and I’m crunched for time today, so I will get back to this later in the week. I’ve seen a lot of articles I REALLY need to comment on. I’ve read articles that even pissed me off! Alright, I really gotta get going. TTYL8er everyone 🙂

  3. Profile gravatar of Marius O.
    Marius O.

    Just a couple of observations:

    1) The reason they count out your money is that Filipinos don’t trust each other not to rip each other off at every opportunity. Unless each note is visible, there will inevitably be some asswipe customer who freaks out at the poor girl, accuses her of cheating him, calls the manager over and says “do you know who I am?”, and demands that she give him the “missing” 100 peso note. Pretty much every inefficient, bullshit method of carrying out transactions in the Philippines is predicated on this total lack of trust – an assumption that a good fraction of the populace are intent on theft or scamming. And the sad bit is – they’re absolutely right.

    2) Filipinos do not believe in God. It’s the most godless place I’ve ever seen. They believe in the Catholic Church. Big difference.

    1. Profile gravatar of FAFI
      FAFI Post author

      As for the money thing, it should be customer responsibility to count their cash before leaving the cash register, but I do understand your side of the story of how Filipinos don’t want to be ripped off, not even by 1 peso, and corrupted minded Filipinos will make false reports of miscounted change just to get that ONE extra bill. I would understand a bank transaction, when you are receiving multiple bills in excess of over 10,000php, but to just get back like 400 pesos in change, especially when the bills are either 100s or 200s, it’s quite impossible for the average minded individual to auto-count the bills as they are all being placed in your hand.

      Another related rant I would like to add to this money issue is how they ALWAYS request a ‘SMALLER BILL’ upon payment. And almost EVERY FUCKING TIME I say ‘no,’ they still end up having the change for me. They are such lazy sacks of shits who doesn’t like doing their job! Lately I’ve been doing this, and I employ everyone reading this to do this, or something similar. Whenever they ask me for a smaller bill, I hand them a fucking 20 peso. They give me a stupid look and either ask me for a larger bill, or tell me that it’s not enough. My reply to them is, “You said ‘smaller bill’ so here is your smaller bill?” Then they end up accepting the 1000 peso note and gives up my change. Funny thing is, they had change for the 1000 the whole time. So what fucking sense does it make to demand a smaller bill? If anything, it makes their job easier at the end of the day when they close up and count cash. Count 1000s and 500s is a lot easier than counting 20s and 50s.

      As for their god thing. Filipinos only proved that god doesn’t exist through their actions. I was only about 30% atheist before I got here, but I’m like at the full pledge level of atheism thanks to these Filipinos. It’s funny as shit hearing Filipinos talk about ‘Ethics’ and ‘Logic’ at their school. Not only that, Filipinos has a tendency to blame ‘Government Corruption’ on their personal self-inflicted problems. Like today, their professor asked them, “Why is POVERTY so high in the Philippines?” ‘Government Corruption’ was one of the answers. I know Filipinos don’t have the balls to hear the real truth, so I shut up during that discussion. But if I did had answers, they would be; lack of intelligence, unable to perform well at their jobs, irresponsible homeless people giving birth, and Filipino mentality. I probably would’ve been dismissed for being bluntly honest, so I didn’t even bother. They would never learn even if I did tell them the source to their own self-inflicted problems.

      1. Profile gravatar of Captain PFB
        Captain PFB

        “Sir, do you have a smaller bill?”

        Oops, sorry. As a consumer/customer, I failed to take the responsibility of starting my day with sufficient small change and fulfill the obligation to retailer convenience by having correct change. Please accept my apology ma’am. It’s just that I come from outside of Philippines and was raised on the ridiculous concept that businesses should convenience their customers by making sure they have enough small change for the day. But since coming to Philippines, I have seen just how ass-backwards the rest of the planet is. I really should have taken the time to make sure I had enough small change on me for the convenience of the retailers. Sorry for my ignorance.

        1. Profile gravatar of Captain PFB
          Captain PFB

          Funny thing is, every time a dumbfuck Filipina asks me if I have a smaller bill, the cash register drawer is open and I’m looking at stacks and stacks of every denomination of bills, and an abundance of coins. It’s as if they are just programmed to ask that any time they are handed a bill larger than 100, like a machine with no intelligence of it’s own, with no ability to think, regardless if the cash drawer is overflowing with small change.

          Utterly mind boggling ignorance and stupidity.

        2. Profile gravatar of FAFI
          FAFI Post author

          LOL, SARCASM is my 2nd language too. This has been truly upsetting to me lately where I just hand them the smallest bill I got just to shut them up, they will stop asking me for a smaller bill eventually. I keep my small bills to commute since giving any taxi/tricycle driver a large bill is quite risky, especially for foreigners like our selves.

          I save my large bills for retailers, and small bills for taxis, that’s how I survive this daily mayhem of corruption. I called this one cashier “a lazy sack of shit” for asking a smaller bill when she had change all along for a 500 peso bill. I’m gonna pull a stunt one day and walk in with a big jar of centavos to do my grocery shopping. Hahaha, I can’t wait until I see the expression on their face! I better plan a lot of free time that day 🙂

          1. Profile gravatar of Captain PFB
            Captain PFB

            Yep! I find that in order to try to maintain your sanity here, some harmless fun with them must be had. I have a 2.5 gallon water bottle nearly half filled with every denomination of coin. It weighs about 60 lbs. I think it would be great fun, and quite funny to see their reaction to me pushing it around a store on a cart, then when I go to check out my items and offer the 1000 bill and am asked for smaller, simply say to her, “Ma’am, today is your lucky day! (grab the 60lbs bottle of coins and heave it on the counter and have her count out her correct change). WAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Some day, I’m going to do that, and I’m going to have my partner take video of it. Oh what great fun!!

      2. Profile gravatar of Captain PFB
        Captain PFB

        “They would never learn even if I did tell them the source to their own self-inflicted problems.”

        Exactly. And that is why I have grown tired of choosing to becoming angry about it in most cases. It’s not good for my own mental health.

        When you do tell them the reality of their problems, it produces the patented empty blank stare. Quite funny actually.

        1. Profile gravatar of Fr. Bong Bong Jolog Jun III
          Fr. Bong Bong Jolog Jun III

          You mentioned in your SM Appliance post that you rarely leave the house. That’s become me too. As for trying to point out the obvious reasons why the Failippines is the poor-assed, filthy, chaotic, crime-ridden, imbecile infested mess that it is to Failipinos, I’ve long ago given that up. I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to adopt a completely neutral attitude about pretty much everything here. My input just isn’t welcome.

          From now on, I plan to just exploit the fuck (once again) out for the cheap labor pool that exists here, turn the beach resorts (once again) into the pleasurable playgrounds that they used to be for me – and abandon all pretext of even TRYING to “live” here happily, like a normal person might. The country isn’t worthy of it. The people aren’t worthy of it. I’m completely sick of it. Time for me to revert to being another “foreign exploiter” of “…poor, oppressed Pinoys” and a simple seeker of Hedonist pleasures.

          It’s more fail in the Failippines. 🙁

          1. Profile gravatar of Marius O.
            Marius O.

            I’m afraid I’ve come to the same conclusion. The Philippines does not want to improve, and it certainly doesn’t want foreigners making any sort of positive contribution.

            Want to come here and start a socially-responsible business? Fuck off, you colonialist, self-important bastard. The Philippine economy is reserved for Filipinos! Oh, wait, hang on – we need to make you fill in a shitload of meaningless paperwork first, and then tax you out of existence. Have we taken all your money and pissed it down the drain? Looks like it. Fine. NOW you can fuck off.

            Here to drink, party, and get laid? Welcome, sirrr!

    2. Profile gravatar of heyjoe

      That is correct. And that’s why when you pay them they always say what amount of money you gave them. ” received 1000 pesos sir ” so the customer can’t claim later they gave them a higher amount. I paid for a refrigerator at SM a month ago and when I paid cash she had to have someone else come over to witness the counting of the money.

      1. Profile gravatar of FAFI
        FAFI Post author

        All these layers of safe-guards for accuracy clearly demonstrates that embezzlement, miscounts, and incompetence in dealing with money happens quite frequently at Filipino-owned businesses. I never had mistakes in receiving my change from American cashiers, but I gotta remember, Philippines is on a completely different level concerning quality of service and work performance. It’s funny, because after hearing class discussions of hearing these idiots talk about Philippine Business corporations compared to American Business corporations, they try hard to mention some advantage points that Philippine operated businesses has over other foreign operated businesses.

        They say they are more flexible than us, and they try to coin the term ‘we Asians,’ as if they are on the same level as the rest of the continent, or they are trying to insinuate that other Asian countries are just as fucked up as they are. I’m trying my best not to absorb any fucked up Filogical facts they may think is true, but with common sense as my brain’s backbone, their idiotic brainwashing theories wont even phase me a bit. Some facts about their stupidity was mentioned on the Power Point slide. I requested if I can copy it for myself. So if anybody wants a copy to know why Filipinos are so god-damn stupid, just inbox me and I will send you a copy. Well, it doesn’t exactly ‘explain’ why they are so stupid, but at least it was admitted. I have a nice piece of information here 🙂

        1. Profile gravatar of Marius O.
          Marius O.

          “All these layers of safe-guards for accuracy clearly demonstrates that embezzlement, miscounts, and incompetence in dealing with money happens quite frequently at Filipino-owned businesses”

          Exactly so. It’s a tacit acknowledgement that far too many people are scamming, thieving little shits. Filipinos do, in fact, know themselves pretty well.

  4. Profile gravatar of Marius O.
    Marius O.

    And incidentally, the rice thing REALLY freaks me out. It’s just f’ing retarded. There’s another rant where the poster notes that his roommates stole all his alcohol and junk food, but left his vegetables alone.

    It’s no surprise there are more pharmacies than restaurants in the Failipines. Their diet seems deliberately designed to give everyone diabetes and heart disease.

  5. Profile gravatar of Eric

    I love having the religion convo with these palookas. Mostly I just ask questions like –

    “What exactly is the significance of the Santo Nino?”…especially when Im getting my oil changed and its displayed prominently on a shelf next to the car air fresheners.

    9 times out of 10 they can’t tell me what it means. But come fiesta-time?? Oh they love fiesta-time. Nothing like shutting down a street, blocking traffic for miles, and partying your face off for a religious something-or-other that you have no idea about.

  6. Profile gravatar of Mega-BrainDrain

    Cash should be phased out in favor of e-money in whatever form. Stores are afraid of holding too much cash esp if they can’t afford a security guard. But we can’t expect narrow minded flips to agree on a standard for e-cash exchange. We need foreigners to think big for us. Too much resistance to change. Social inertia. Phil’s would have been better off remaining as US territory. Japan which led to Phil independence is to blame. Why do authorities allow traffic slowing processions for the dead? So your suffering a loss of a loved one gives you the right to inconvenience the entire town and waste my productivity? Phil will remain a backward nation as long as fools are in charge. If only an ordinary Japanese housewife could just replace every mayor in the Phil we would have hope for progress!

  7. Profile gravatar of HawkEye

    here’s something that hopefully brings on a laugh. a foreign joke but can’t help thinking its really a pinoy joke to be honest afterall who names their children heherson alvarez or nympha mana lmao!!!

    A pregnant woman from Manila was involved in a car accident and, while in the hospital, she fell into a coma. When she awoke days later, the woman noticed that she was no longer carrying a child, and asked, “Doc, what happened to my baby!”

    The doctor replied, “Ma’am, you’ve had twins! You’re the proud mother of a handsome baby boy and a beautiful baby girl. Also, you should know that while you were in a coma, your brother named the children for you.”

    “Oh, no!” shrieked the woman. “Not my brother! He’s not really all together, in fact he’s a complete moron, if you know what I mean!”

    The doctor replied, “Well, ma’am, your brother named your daughter Denise.”

    “Oh, that’s no so bad,” smiled the woman. Then, hesitantly, she asked, “What’s the boy’s name?”

    The doctor grinned and said, “Denephew.”

  8. Profile gravatar of montreal_dude

    Number five is really hilarious. The exact same thing happened to me many times there. I been baptised (catholic) when I was a baby but that’s it that’s all! I’m atheist since I’m 16 years old. Now try to explain this to a filipino lol. Good fucking luck and make sure you have a big bottle of water because you will be thirsty arguing with them! Once in Montreal I told to an old filipina woman that I’m atheist… I never saw a woman angry like this of all my life. She threw me a speech on how EVIL I am lol. Like if I will waste my time arguing with a funny small potato bag. My 3 years old dog is smarter.

    Filipinos are not only religious but they are fanatic. F A N A T I C! For them it’s fine to walk around in the barangay wearing a cross on their back wearing a crown of thorns during the holy week. How fucking smart and progressive hu?

    My wife is always watching some Filipino channels on the internet and I am completely FED UP of this. The worst mediocrity ever made! I don’t know how can it be legal to broadcast shit like this. Seriously… On Eat Bulaga there is a fat ass hole that is paid to press on bottoms that defuse some stupid sounds. They have a bank of maybe 3 different sounds max. You will hear THE SAME GODDAMN SILLY FUCKING SQUIRREL LAUGH EVERY THREE GODDAMN SECONDS! Here is an example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwCMpK2iDoQ (na don`t tell me you are going to watch this shit). Also in Eat Mypoop…I don`t know if most Filipinos lacked of air during their birth but fuck… They spend hours watching a super ugly and fat 6 years old baby making a fat fool of herself(Ryzza): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLHjSw3Lzf0 (Don`t be silly pal don`t go to watch this. YOU`RE A MAN TABARNAK!). We cannot blame that kid I mean she’s a kid and she is what she is. But we can blame the millions and millions of “adult” watching her. WAKE THE FUCK UP AND DO SOMETHING SERIOUS OF YOUR LIFE! Watching a kid screaming; {gaga gigi momo} will bring you nofuckingwhere in life!
    Now on the news. The news there is such a big joke. The announcers are talking ridiculously loud. Like if they insist to turn lies into reality. OUR SUPER FILIPINO SWAT MEMBERS RESCUED THE CHINSE TOURISTS!! THEY ARE SOME HEROES AND GOD BLESS THEM FOR THEIR PROFESSIONALISM!!! You see announcers, politicians, police etc talking about god on TV. ng bing tak dong mo God bless him!!!! I wont start talking about the psychopath that is passing on tv 24/7 call Ang dating daan.

    Basically if you go in the Philippines make sure you’ll have some channels from the States or keep your TV shut and locked.

    1. Profile gravatar of FAFI
      FAFI Post author

      My TV is normally off, the only time I really use it is when turning on the XBOX, or using it broadcast my Computer to the TV screen for a larger view, it’s good for movies. Well anyway, as for their urge to brainwash viewers into believing in god on the media is just as notorious in their schools. If you know anything of me, I’m attending college here (which is no different than my middle school back in the states), don’t ask why, but it’s for more reasons other than educational gain (or loss). I have this Ethics class which was suppose to teach morality and behavior, but it’s really a class to manipulate you into believing in their religious views. In almost every discussion, the old bitch lecturing the class spends at least 30 minutes of her time telling us about how real her ‘god’ is, she even made it an assignment one time to provide 5 proofs of his existence.
      The assignment was completely bullshit, and she isn’t even considering the opinions of those who are non-religious or Muslim. There should definitely be a separation between church and school, but they intentionally combine the two into one. Yeah, they even have a damn chapel built here. And there were times where I was REQUIRED to meet there last year to conduct religious practices for a grade. Some classes starts their session with a useless prayer, which serves no purpose than to reduce the class session time by 1 or 2 minutes. As you can see, THEIR religion is strongly forced down their own throats, this is WHY they are failing because they are FORCED to believe this shit. Thanks to my mental resistance, common sense, and my ability to rationalize, they can’t convert me into being permanently stupid for life.
      I find it ironic that they have ALL these religious holidays and celebrations, but their actions advertises the true existence of hell more than anything else. With Philippines being living proof that hell exist can somewhat make me religious after all, since there must be a heaven if there is a hell.
      As for those stupid ass TV shows with the laughing squirrel sound, my idiot wife watches shit like that all the time. They even play that sound in some of their comedy bars. It’s ridiculously annoying, and it has no sense of style or humor. That sound is the true definition of being corny, and that sound doesn’t neither support or influence my laughter in any joke at all. If anything, it causes me to frown in despair after hearing that corny laughter so repeatedly.
      As for channels, I watch some Bio, Tru TV, AXN, FOX, and some shit on the History Channel. Hearing shows that deal with real-life shit, economic improvement, and intelligent people talking is what gets me by through the week if I’m bored enough to watch TV. If Filipinos invested more of their TV time to watch shows like these, they might end up being more productive (Criminal Investigation, Construction/Carpentry, better talent).

      1. Profile gravatar of montreal_dude

        Hi FAFI. I 100% agree with everything you say (even for the Xbox 360. I do the same. I watch my stuff in the living room using the 360). They do have REAL EDUCATIONAL TV programs from America and even Europe there. I saw some when I was there. Anyways on youtube it`s full of interesting documentaries. But it looks like the average Filipino person don`t care much about this. They prefer to stick on what is comfortable and what they already know. Stuff that wont ask them to use their brain. You`re tired of thinking and want to keep your brain stagnant: Watch some filipino TV.

        I`m really shocked about the fact that Filipino schools are focusing so much into religions. As you said it`s a must to separate the school (the state) from religions. There is nothing concrete into religions. Nothing real, nothing progressive, nothing that is making people smarter. IT`S BLANK! Religions are dealing with magic and rituals. I don`t know much about the separation of religion and the State in the US but here in Quebec during the 60`s people made a revolution against the church so it can stay away from politic. I know they did something similar in the US but I don`t have much details about it. Filipinos are still sleeping next from religions and near the stupidity. I think that nothing will improve there without a revolution against religions. Instead of that they are asking for some more! You saw all the different religions and sects there? There are so many that we can`t name them all. The Philippines is the headquarter of sects.

      2. Profile gravatar of 30-30

        If i want the Philippine news,, i stick my head out the door and see all I want to see.
        Open sewers, rivers full of pollution, garbage in the streets, naked kids, poverty, Edsa full of smoke belchers, buildings covered with the same grey soot from the smoke belchers, etc,

        1. Profile gravatar of montreal_dude

          Hi Al.

          Last week my wife was watching the failipino news from GMA and they were promoting and boast Eglisia ni cristo to tell people how great they are and all the temple they made. You`re in the Philippines so I certainly don`t need to explain you what I.N.C is. It`s probably one of the first thing you saw when you first arrive in the phils.

          Ha Filipino people! They are so smart!