First Off I would like to start this article by thanking Johnarg for basically proving to us what we have been saying all along. Right off the bat Johnarg showed that he lacked insight, critical thinking, reasoning and common manners as well as does have double standards and blame shifting. Yes some others did do the very same thing but not to the degree which Johnarg stooped to. So without further ado for your reading pleasure.
As you all know I travel around the Philippines quite a bit and have to admit there are nice people and clean places. Though hard to find as a general rule. But here are some of the things I have seen, been told or experienced first hand. By told I mean was told by a filipino or a friend that it happened to. To start I have lived in all extremes while here and some less than desirable at times. Some had the rain blow through the walls, rats running along the rafters, across bedding and such. Thankfully we were just visiting said place. On the bright side it sat right on the sandy beach facing to the East. But with all things there is the unexpected. Locals digging holes along the beach about a foot deep to bury their trash only to have the tide uncover it and spread it everywhere. Let’s not forget the houses that had a pipe from the toilet empty out on the beach. Yes, most beaches were trash covered.
So at another place on another island we drive for 30 minutes out of town and then a 30 minute pump boat ride to an uninhabited island. It was the same as all the others. Trash on the beach, plastic floating in the water. Walking inland trash everywhere on an UNINHABITED island! Trash includes sandals, used diapers, purses, bottles, broken glass, snack wrappers and so forth. Walk down any street and you will see trash thrown everywhere and not the first trash can. But when there is a trash can most Filipinos go out of their way to avoid using it and throw their trash on the ground.
Since in this country I have had my house broken into 4 to 5 times by Filipinos compared to ONE time in 30 years in the states plus as many attempts. I have had cell phones, tablets, shoes, shorts, shirts and even the bar of soap I was using stolen. Who the hell steals a used bar of soap besides a Filipino? The excuse from a Filipino for stealing my flip flops, “I did not know they were yours.” Yes, that was his excuse. My reply to that was “But you did know they were not yours.” The famous blank stare of the Filipinos.
Wife goes to look at a townhouse for rent, gets the prices then I go look at it and we decide to get it. Once the owner sees me the prices doubled right away. When caught trying to overcharge her reply was “You have more so you should pay more.” No shame what so ever. Now the best part, she was a lot richer than the Filipinos around but “You have more so you should pay more.” did not apply to her. Filipino custom of overcharging and double standards.
Then try to get across the street. Seems the only time Filipinos ger in a hurry is when they drive, then they can’t move fast enough. It’s like I say “Filipinos are nice people until they drive. Then they are the biggest assholes you’ll ever meet.” Most taxis, jeepneys, trikes try to overcharge Westerners. Then the scams that Filipinos do not only to Westerners but each other. If Jesus Christ himself showed up with 3 forms of ID Filipinos would find a way to scam him. Got news for Filipinos, you chased God out of your country long ago.
Now we can go to Johnarg. He claims that whites never invented anything and stole the ideas from Asians and the ancients. Then 2 lists were put up of inventions by whites which John said was false and put up his own list. What was his list? WHITE inventors and what they invented!! This while John claiming to have studied in the states , made 1.2 last year in the states and being smart. So smart he shot down his own point of view without even knowing it. Then John goes on to rant and rave accusing others of being racist when he himself is a racist. Though he did exempt himself from the labels he freely applied to others. Filipino double standards again.
There are some who say we hate and that only a few Filipinos are bad. They claim that our bad experience is because we were rude (blame shifting) to Filipinos. They say most visitors to the Philippines have a great experience but fail to mention they stay for 2 weeks and rarely return. My wife had diners in MM and foreigners would come in all the time. Most would say how fucked up the country and people were and could not wait for their flight home. See, a visitor has limited time and experience while in the country. But those who live here have plenty of time to observe what really goes on.
1.) Filipinos say lower crime rate than the U.S. their favorite target. If so then why bars on all windows of houses even 3rd, 4th story windows? Why armed guards at the malls and stores in the mall? Why armed guards at all the banks, pawn shops and schools?
2.) Filipinos claim the country can support foreign companies. Then how come they cannot keep the electric on regular? How come they cannot operate a water treatment plant? How come internet is second worst in Asia? How come phone service unreliable? How come most roads in poor condition?
3.) Filipinos claim to be honest. How come there are very few honest public officials? How come at least twice a month there is a new scam that hits the news? How come Filipinos have a bad reputation worldwide as users and scammers?
4.) Filipinos claim to be compassionate. Then why such a high murder rate? Why elect an admitted serial/ mass murderer to any office?
Then we could go into the substandard educational system and substandard health care just to name two. But here’s the thing, only Filipinos can make the changes and from what I see I don’t think they want to. That right there is a shame. Because if they worked hard to make the changes then EVERYONE’S life would be better. But I guess it’s easier to blame others and be a professional beggar nation than put any effort into improving the country. John is a perfect example of why the Philippines will never improve.
So you might ask why we are like we are. Consider the following if you will:
1.) We get invited somewhere and then at last minute or no notice we are expected to pay for everything.
2.) We decide to go to the beach, resort or out to eat and invite 2 Filipinos. Next thing we know they invited 2,3,4,5 of their friends without consulting us and we are expected to pay for everyone.
3.) Perfect strangers always asking us for money or gifts. If we say no then we are called names, insulted and sometimes they put their hands on us.
4.) We have a wife or g/f and rent a house. Next thing we know we wake up one morning and her mom, dad, brothers, sisters, their husbands/wifes and children all have moved in. We are told they are just visiting but they never leave. Did anyone ask us? NO! But if we tell them to leave then we are the ones being rude, not the ones who moved in and squatted.
5.) Always being overcharged.
6.) Tired of always being lied to.
7.) Tired of always having things stolen.
8.) Tired of lack of manners Filipinos have. Pushing in front of us in line while we waited our turn.
9.) Tired of the selfish and inconsiderate assholes on the roads.
10.) Tired of the blame shifting.
11.) Tired of the excuses where nothing is a Filipinos fault.
12.) Tired of the racism Filipinos have toward anyone not Filipino.
13.) Tired of assholes like John who think and act like Filipinos are perfect.
14.) Tired of the trash and pissing everywhere.
15.) Tired of Filipinos telling us to be careful because most Filipinos are thieves but they are not like that. Then they steal you blind. Just like John said he was not like most Filipinos then prove that he IS in fact like most Filipinos.
See, there are some people who say the reason the Philippines is a third world nation is because the Philippines was once a colony of the U.S.A. So let’s address that shall we? Singapore and Hong Kong were colonies of UK and now they are first world. At the end of WW2 the U.S.A occupied Germany and Japan which were literally destroyed during the war and they are now first world nations. During WW2 Manila was the second most destroyed city in the world, after Warsaw. Now Poland is a second world nation even after being ruled by communism since the end of WW2 until the early to mid 1990’s.
So the question begs to be asked. If Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany and Poland can increase their world status then why can’t Filipinos? As said above Filipinos say it is because they were a colony of the U.S.A. But there is something worth pointing out. EVERY country that the U.S.A. has occupied or was a colony has made first world status except for the Philippines. Now if we look further there is one country that has been and still is more dominate in the Philippines than the U.S.A ever was or ever will be. No, it’s not Spain or China. It is the Vatican. Yes the Catholic Church is a sovereign nation just like Germany, France or any other nation.
In all the countries where the Catholic Church is dominate most are still third world nations. These includes all of South America, Central America, some of the Caribbean, the Philippines and a few European countries. Research will show that there are about 14 first world nations where the dominate religion is Catholic. But 90% of the countries where the Catholic religion dominates are third world countries. So before you blame the U.S.A for the status of the Philippines there are two other places to look. One is the Catholic Church and the other is Filipinos.