The Filipino people are often castigated by foreigners who refuse to recognize the culture by which the Filipino people have been raised. Whilst it can be frustrating to many and difficult for people who have not been raised in a third world country to understand, it is their culture and its works remarkably well for them and their poverty stricken lifestyle. It is not for outsiders to criticise or try to change. Moreover, it is for others to fit in with and try to understand – or move out.
This sentiment is echoed in all other nations toward immigrants living outside of their native countries. It is often understood that when a person stays in a foriegn country they need to respect that country’s laws, customs and cluture. The Philippines is no different for any foreigners in this respect.
The fact remains and the proof is evident that Filipinos are an highly intelligent, resourceful and athletic race of people, although with a logic that is hard to grasp by foreigners. Nonetheless, Filipinos live by a logic that works for them in their situation.
A famous adage is:
Do unto others as you would have them do unto youGolden Rule of Leviticus
and this is also true in the Philippines. Treat the Filipino with respect and understanding and you will definitely receive the same from them.
In spite of many hardships and frustrations, I believe that the Philippines is a great nation with wonderful people and an intensely interesting history.