I am proud to be a Filipino. I said it.
Yes, even though I am writing this entry in English, even though I feel hindered to write this after negative experiences as a Filipino, and even though I make this intro look like something that a foreigner will write, I am very proud to be a Filipino.
And this pride is not rooted from the accomplishments that some known Filipinos attained abroad, nor the status that we are one of the happiest countries in the world and nor the feelings brought up by Philippine pop culture. No. My pride comes from the fact that I was born a Filipino, raised a Filipino, educated as a Filipino, accepted as a Filipino and blessed as a Filipino. That is what true Pinoy pride is.
It is important for me to address this as an introduction for the blog series, , because I want to remind you of the motivations for this blog. Some entries may insult you. But they are meant to address issues that need to be discussed, especially during elections period. As Filipinos, we need to be informed of issues happening in our country. We are stewards of this glorious country. Thus, we need to know how we can help in its stability. Meaning, everyone is counted.
So, if you think the content might be harsh, keep in mind that this is not meant to bash anyone. This is to address issues in an informal fashion.
With that said, let us discuss an issue that I feel needs to be addressed: the recent presidential debates.