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Tags: aquino, deal, howie, kris, mandel, no, or, tour, world
Wow wowwee! Thrilla in Manila it is!
Philippine skin will be seen in the west on NBC’s Deal or no Deal show! So exciting…except I don’t watch it, because it is so boring…until now! watch for this bald guy Howie Mandel drop his jaw and thump on the ground… come on down!
my problem Kris is so over the top, but she manages to represent the ladies… not on that red dress though… she could’ve dressed like the ladies …
Tags: Cebu, Dance, Dancing, Inmates, philippines, Prisoners, Thriller, Tourist
“They are very proud of themselves being watched by the public”.
There at it again! These dancing jail mates in Cebu Philippines spend their time, not touching each other or lifting weighs or stabbing along, choreographing the next hit song for you! This headline made it on digg.com with over 300 diggs!
CEBU, Philippines (Reuters Life!) – The central Philippine island of Cebu is renowned as a holiday destination but these days it’s the provincial jail not the balmy beaches that’s drawing in the visitors.
Inmates at the prison shot to fame last year when a video clip of them gyrating in synch to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” as part of their exercise regime became a You Tube hit. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha7VwGJDsrk).
The dance sensation, complete with zombie movies and involving over 1,000 prisoners in orange jumpsuits, has attracted nearly 15 million online views. And now spectators are flocking to the live show.
The dance numbers include Queen’s “Radio Ga Ga” and a new routine of the Bonnie Tyler song “I Need a Hero” which involves inmates holding portraits of iconic figures such as the Dalai Lama, Pope John Paul II and Mahatma Ghandi.
Tags: abroad, dead, Filipino, nurses, philippines, pinay, pinoy, suicide, teacher
“Fe was amazing,” said George Duque, the school system’s director of staffing and certification. “I remember her saying, `Adding and subtracting is not math. Thinking is math.'”
One of the problem facing the Philippines is brain drain! The promise of better life, money, the american dream, is creating massive droves of “educated workers” into the US economy.
It’s great how Filipinos is fueling some of America’s under staffed nurses and teachers because all we want is to make Super power countries more great and leave the third world countries, like our own, The Philippines, in peril.
Enough with the rant. Let’s read the about some dead Filipino Teachers who worked in Baltimore Maryland.
The first was Fe Bolado, a 26-year-old beauty with long, shiny hair who couldn’t carry a tune in karaoke. She left her family in the Philippines to teach math in Baltimore, where she hid her sadness behind a constant smile.
Her friends knew she was heartbroken that her marriage, less than a year old, was falling apart. They did not know the extent of the despair. Before dawn last May 25, Bolado hanged herself in her Mount Vernon apartment.And then, between the night of Nov. 6 and the morning of Nov. 8, a second Filipino teacher in Baltimore took her life the same way.
Irenea Conato Apao, 41, taught high school algebra and geometry while her son and daughter, now 10 and 17, stayed with her sister in the Philippines. Known as Irene, Apao had been separated from her husband for several years. In the months before her death, she struggled with financial problems and felt troubled by the unwanted attentions of a one-time boyfriend.
Coming less than six months apart, the suicides have stunned Baltimore’s community of more than 400 Filipino teachers, a close-knit group that has bonded over the struggles of living and working half a world away from home…
So going abroad isn’t always fun and party. There are many downsides too. For one you leave your family. Sure the money is great and you’re taking care of financial responsibilities back home but you’re missing out on more valuable possessions, your family. Ok you get to the abroad are you able to handle the culture shock and the lack of your fellow filipinos around? For our friend Fe she couldn’t handle the pressures anymore. Poor her…
Tags: applicant, applicants, citizen, citizenship, deport, deportation, deported, doctor, domestic helper, illegal, immigrant, immigration, lawyers, legal, naturalization, naturalize, nurses, residency, teacher
Perfectly Legal Immigrants, Until They Applied for Citizenship
Courtesy of NY Times
SELINSGROVE, Pa. — Dr. Pedro Servano always believed that his journey from his native Philippines to the life of a community doctor in Pennsylvania would lead to American citizenship.
The Servanos are among a growing group of legal immigrants who reach for the prize and permanence of citizenship, only to run afoul of highly technical immigration statutes that carry the severe penalty of expulsion from the country. For the Servanos, the problem has been a legal hitch involving their marital status when they came from the Philippines some 25 years ago.
Largely overlooked in the charged debate over illegal immigration, many of these are long-term legal immigrants in the United States who were confident of success when they applied for naturalization, and would have continued to live here legally had they not sought to become citizens.
Wow, this guys are obviously doing the right thing to be legalized. I mean they are contributing to this society and they are giving so much to the community. Oh my goodness this guy is a DOCTOR who is intelligent and educated. Why are we going after the ones who are making a difference and not the ones that degrade society.
I hope the politicians and the lawyers to do something.
Tags: asia, asian, catholic, chinese, culture, Filipino, filipinos, forces, hater, japan, malay, philippines, pinay, pinoy, radio host, spanish, stereotypes, talk, US
I’ve seen this from time to time. There are, for some reason, extreme filipino haters out there and are out to voice their opinion. I’d like to share one of these ignorant opinions.
Subject: An insult to Filipinos
This is a hate letter coming from a radio talk show host Mr. Art Bell
from Nevada. I don’t consider myself as patriotic but please read the
reply below in BOLD LETTERS and send this to as many of your Friends as
possible until it reaches him.
Subject: HATE LETTER
This is a very disturbing open E-mail letter to all Filipinos around
The world; specially here in North America!, from a man who has the
power To reach million of people. (he’s a radio talk host)
Please read on…………..
This is an open letter email by Art Bell, a radio talk show host in
Nevada(more info in the email itself). Here is yet another person who
has taken advantage of his power and privilege to use hateful words and
racial stereotypes that breed further ignorance and intolerance in our
Art Bell is a talk radio host who has two shows that he broadcasts from
his home in Nevada, that is rebroadcast by 400 stations across the
He’s written 2 books. He lived in Okinawa, Japan for some years and had
a radio program on the English station here. And, though it’s hard to
believe after reading the following letter from him, he actually has
been to the Philippines (he’s traveled fairly extensively around the
This letter is so degrading, I think it’s really important that
everybody read this and not attack him, but respond to him in a
civilized manner because otherwise his thoughts will be reaffirmed.
Understand that not everyone has a viewpoint like we do, and that this
is an opinion of someone who hopefully can be changed only by civil
Filipinos…..*make me puke* (Art Bell)
As we’ve all come to notice, in the past few decades, Filipinos have
begun to infest the United States like some sort of disease. Their
extensive involvement in the U.S. Armed Forces is proof of the trashy
kind of qualities all Filipinos tend to exhibit on a regular basis. You
can see this clearly by studying the attitudes and cultural Icons of
most Filipino Americans.
Origins of Pinoys/Pinays:
Are they really Asian? Well we’ve come to accept the fact the Filipinos
come from a part of the world known as South East Asia. But the term
“Asia” is used in the wrong way. You may notice that contemporary
Filipino Americans try very hard to associate ate themselves with groups
that we know as Asian. I cannot count the number of times I have seen a
‘Third World’ Filipino try to connect themselves to the Chinese or
Japanese people. There is no connection and here’s why. The Philippines
is a Third World country. Nothing respectable has EVER been created by
Filipino people during our entire human history. Young Filipino men in
America have become obsessed with “import racing”. They have an
enormously perverted affection for Japanese cars. It’s a common
phenomenon. In their minds, these Filipinos somehow believe that they
are Asian and that it somehow connects them to Japanese people and
Japanese cars. They often take credit for the ingenuity of Japanese
people and say how it’s an “Asian thing”. This term…”Asian thing”
derived directly from African American slang “blackthang”. “It’s a black
thang.” “It’s an Asian thang.” You can see the connection. It’s even
funnier that, in Japan, Filipinos are heavily discriminated against. The
only Filipinos that can live successfully in Japan are the Filipino
prostitutes. But that’s the case for most Filipino people no matter
where they live in the world. Now we’ve come down to this fact…and it
is a fact.
Nothing in Filipino Culture can be seen as Asian. They have no
architectural, artistic, or cultural influence which is in ANY way,
Asian. Thinking of the great countries in Asia such as Japan, Korea, and
China there is no way you can possibly connect the Philippine Islands.
This assault by Filipino Americans to connect themselves with the great
peoples of North East Asia is foul and disgusting. Try visiting a young
Filipino’s web site too. You’ll see something called the “Asian IRC
Ring”. It has to do with the chatrooms. The most horrible thing about
this is that these TRASHY people are trying to associate themselves with
Asia again!! People in Asia don’t act like, this at all. What we are
seeing here is the natural Filipino in it’s element with full access to
technology and this is how they act! You will consistently see this
behavior over and over again.
Another interesting thing is that these “third world” people also
frequent RC chatrooms such as #Chinese #Japan and #Asian. They must
believe that they are some how related racially or culturally to North
Asians. But it’s completely WRONG! There might have been some distant
contact With China and even less with Japan during World War II, but
these people are actually more closely related to African Americans and
Do the parents of these young Filipinos know what’s going on? Would they
accept this? I believe that they would and do. This is the natural
“Trash” element in Filipinos manifesting itself. Nothing good has ever
come from Philippines and I don’t believe anything good ever will.
Recognizing your Roots (A Message to Filipinos)
To all filipino people:
Please recognize your ROOTS! You come from the Third World! You country
is a disgusting and filthy place. Most people there live in poverty!
Your culture has MUCH MORE SPANISH influence than chinese, and
absolutely no JAPANESE influence whatsoever. People in Japan and China,
do not act like you. They do not constantly talk about sex and they have
a MUCH HIGHER level of RESPECT for each other. There is NO WAY that you
can connect yourself to Asia other than location. Your culture and
technological advancement does not even come CLOSE to What Chinese,
people have done in the past and what Japanese and Korean people are
doing now! Everything you do is distinctly filipino. You cannot take
credit for Japanese cars, video games, or Hentai! It’s not an “asian
thing” it’s, an “American thing”. You have no concept of culture…no
concept of asian ideas or asian philosophy! Can you demonstrate how you
use Confucianism or Taoism in you everyday life?? You can’t. And you
will NEVER be able to. I understand that you are trying to create an
identity for yourselves as young people… but it is NOT related to
Your Identity is Filipino. That’s all you are. Just Filipino. Think
about what that means….
I find this funny, he is right in some ways where we, as Filipinos dont
actually have an “Identity”. I think this is due to the confusion of our
mixed races from Hispanic, Chinese, American and Malay origins. I see it
in malls, imagine young generations wearing ski caps and ski goggles in
a tropical country, baggy low rise pants like that of African Americans
living in th e Bronx of New York, not to mention endless whitening
products being sold at department stores and drug stores. But his
ignorance also blinds him from the other truth. That while we may
glorify Anime shows and Japanese Internet gaming, he is not aware that a
nameless Filipino may be responsible for some technical aspects of some
Japanese software. He is not aware of our contribution to the the
society in general .Technological advancements that may have aided post
war navigations and landing on the moon. That the antibiotic
Erythromycin was discovered by Dr. Abelardo Aguilar from Iloilo creating
the brand “Ilosone”. Thomas Edison may have discovered the electric
light bulb and the fluorescent lighting was thought up by Nikola Tesla.
But the fluorescent lamp we use today was invented by Agapito Flores (a
Cebuano named Benigno Flores of Bantayan Island, according to the
Philippine Daily inquirer), a Filipino scientist. Americans helped
then-Philippine leader Ramon Magsaysay to develo p it for worldwide
That the personal physician of former U.S. Pres. Bill Clinton is Eleanor
“Connie” Concepcion Mariano, a Filipina doctor who was the youngest
captain in the US Navy. A Filipino writer Jose Rizal could read and
write at age 2, and grew up to speak more than 20 languages, including
Latin, Greek, German, French and Chinese. Or that a Filipino genius was
responsible for the near hiatus in the PENTAGON and White HOuse nearly
infiltrating their closely guarded secrets with the “ILOVEYOU” bug.
Nuisance maybe, but still one heck of a ‘beautiful mind’…not to be
underestimated.The list goes on and on, but who cares right? Certainly
not Mr. Art Bell…Boy, I’m not surprised. Perhaps Art Bell does not
know that although we consider ourselves ASIAN because we are
strategically located in the Southeast asian region of which our nearest
neighbors are Malays, ASIA does not mean only Chinese and Japanese race
of people. Then maybe it is his connotation that “Asia” meant only our
economically successful, paler brothers and he considers Malays such as
Thais, Malaysians, Indonesians, and ourselves as a “Third World” race.
Then it is “his” ignonimity that would make a civilized person of
whatever race puke. Imagine literally connecting Chinese, Koreans and
Japanese to the Philippine Islands which is archipelagos away from the
countries he has mentioned. I also wonder where he got the impression
that we aspire to be Japanese(???) Hispanics maybe but not the Japanese.
But even Hispanics today do not mind sharing their “surnames” to their
Asian brothers who they have colonized for 3 centuries.
Another sad reality that although most Filipinos working overseas are
domestic helpers and prostitutes, who does he think educates the
toddlers of Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Tokyo? Parents of these
countries rarely have time spent with their children, leaving them to
their Filipino nannies. And with regards to prostitution. Filipinos are
not the only ones working as one. I HARDLY SEE FILIPINOS STARRING IN
PORN MOVIES. THERE MIGHT BE A FEW FILIPINOS WE HAVEN’T SEEN , BUT MOST
ARE FROM MR. ART BELL’S RACE.
He also mentioned that we have no concept of culture..no concept of
asian ideas or asian philosophy. How can we demonstrate Confucianism or
Taoism in a Christian nation? IS HE INFORMED THAT THE PHILIPPINES IS THE
ONLY PREDOMINANTLY CHRISTIAN/CATHOLIC NATION IN ASIA?! YOU HAVE TO USE
COMMON SENSE IN A LOT OF THINGS SOMETIMES…
We do not need to create an identity for ourselves. We are who we are.
Our identity stems from the anonymity we live in this world. How we
contribute silent ly towards the progress of the world and not just one
country. Although the Filipino blood may be tainted with malice,
corruption, poverty and prostitution, it is not a perfect race… But so
are the others. Maybe Mr. Art Bell needs to think about this.
WE MAY NOT
BE PERFECT MR. BELL BUT AT LEAST WE STILL HAVE VALUES.
FOR ONE THING WE DONT PUT OUR AGING PARENTS IN NURSING
HOMES BECAUSE “THEY’RE SIMPLY OLD AND WORTHLESS”.
WE DONT HAVE AS MUCH NUMBERS OF SINGLE MOTHERS WHO GET
PREGNANT IN THEIR VERY EARLY TEENS AND EVENTUALLY
BECOME PARASITES OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR YEARS AND YEARS.
YES…WE CAME TO YOUR COUNTRY TO WORK, TO EARN DECENT
MONEY (HALF OF WHICH BY THE WAY GOES TO TAXES BECAUSE
THERE’S SO MANY SOCIAL PARASITES FROM YOUR RACE).
AND BY THE WAY,MOST EDUCATED PEOPLE THAT I WORK WITH
DONT COME FROM YOUR RACE…THEY’RE ACTUALLY IMMIGRANTS TOO.
AND THOSE EDUCATED ONES DO NOT ACT LIKE YOU DO, PERHAPS
BECAUSE THEY’VE REALLY BEEN WELL EDUCATED..AFTER ALL
THAT’S SAID… WHO IS THE IGN ORANT ONCE AGAIN?! –
So, be proud, you are a Filipino,…and not like Mr. Art Bell. Please do
send this to as many person as you can until it reaches him.
Amee R. Hain-Bautista
ABS-CBN Regional Network Group
Tags: abstaining from blood, blood, cancer, face, jehovah, Jehovah's Witness, JW.com, jwmedia, transfusion, tumor, witness
Digging is fun when you find something interesting similar to your interests. Well I found an article about witnesses! As some of you may know I am a JW. Read the about page for more information.
The article was written by Matthew Moore of Telegraph. I thought I would share this article because as you may know Jehovah’s Witness abstain from blood because of religious reasons. Because of this bible principal witnesses strongly disagree with any transfusion, or eating of blood. With this comes life challenging situations and triumphs. What better way to illustrate this by reading this article:
A Jehovah’s Witness who for decades refused all surgery on his horrific facial disfigurement has been given hope by a British doctor and new medical technology. Unwilling to accept a blood transfusion, Jose Mestre has allowed the bloody tumour that first appeared on his lip in adolescence to obliterate almost all of his face.
Please go to the Jehovah’s Witness official website to learn more about the value of blood.