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    #91
    Quote Originally Posted by nicolodeon
    So, while the Americans gave money to the Japanese to jump-start their nation, we were given practically nothing even if the Philippines received the most devastation among allied colonies in WWII.
    We were not left totally out in the cold by the Americans. In fact, we continued to receive huge dollar aid from America through the years. We just squandered them.


    Quote Originally Posted by nicolodeon
    You can also attribute it to the Japanese people. They decided to work as a nation and suck it up so that they'd be up on their feet in no time.
    That will never happen in the Philippines, because we are too concerned about politics and how to bring down the government. When Filipinos look for jobs in the government, they look for positions kung saan malakas ang delihensya at kurakot, like the Bureau of Customs, Budget Office, LTO, etc.


    Quote Originally Posted by nicolodeon
    I've a number of Japanese and Singaporean friends. All of them have the opinion that we Filipinos only see the what's bad in our country, that we are not nationalistic, that would glady trade our citizenship for a "fistfull of dollars" abroad, that whatever government we have or no matter who sits in government, the government is always wrong and that we lack pride in being Filipinos. They also mentioned that compared to some Asian cultures (e.g. Japan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia) we Pinoys lack discipline, and that we are not frugal enough.
    Compared to most Asian countries, there is TOO MUCH freedom in the Philippines. Sadly enough, we use that much freedom to self-destruct. If a country has too much freedom, the justice system must be swift, decisive, and efficient in order to prevent our country from self-destructing. But look at us now, we don't even respect the decisions made by Congress. Ibinasura na ng Kongreso yung impeachment and yet we still want to take the law into our own hands because everyone of us believes that our own opinion is always right and we are determined to waste all of our time to prove that we are right, instead of moving forward with our lives.

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    #92
    We were not left totally out in the cold by the Americans. In fact, we continued to receive huge dollar aid from America through the years. We just squandered them.
    What I'm talking about is that Marshall Plan thing: we never received a single cent to rehabilite our infrastructure and economy immediately after WWII. If they even gave anything, which I'm sure they did, that was just a token. Compared to what they gave to Europe and Japan in the Marshall Plan, what they gave to us is peanuts. You might be referring to the aid that's being given by the Americans since the late 40's, early 50's. That Marshall Plan thing was drummed up in 1945 and given to Japan and Germany in 1947 and ran up until the mid-50's.
    Last edited by nicolodeon; October 28th, 2005 at 01:24 PM.

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    #93
    Quote Originally Posted by airshaq20
    Pero, naniniwala ako sa karma. Manlait ka ng kapwa, 10x ang balik sayo.

    oh so true
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    #94
    best way to determine how rich the Philippines is, is to determine how much money is being transacted or changed hands everyday both the official and the underground hehehe ...

    baka magulat kayo, sa mga add-ons lang like emission test, drug test sa license at sa tsikot

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    #95
    perfect example: BF must be one of the most-hated government functionaries around.

    but the thing is, i agree with him. and i hope he succeeds and moves on to higher office.

    but filipinos just can't take discipline. since when was evicting sidewalk vendors from the streets where they DON'T belong, a human-rights abuse?

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    #96
    hindi talaga tayo magkakaisa kasi pinalaki tayong bicolano, pampangeno, cebuano, ilonggo etc... hindi naman tayo pinalaki na iniisip Pilipino tayo. dun palang nagkakatalo na mga tao hehehe

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    #97
    Quote Originally Posted by pissword
    hindi talaga tayo magkakaisa kasi pinalaki tayong bicolano, pampangeno, cebuano, ilonggo etc... hindi naman tayo pinalaki na iniisip Pilipino tayo. dun palang nagkakatalo na mga tao hehehe

    never thought of it this way. . nice nice boss pissword
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    #98
    problema sa pinas crab mentality, they tend to pull you down when your going up...

    not all places in the phils are so lousy, like in the case of angeles after mt pinatubo erupted, basically patapon na angeles nun, americans fled, business went down, pero punta ka angeles now, they had recovered na, dagupan and bagiuo also improved after the earthquake manila...ganun pa din malacanan ganun pa din...

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    #99
    siguro kelangan sa pilipinas eh isang wake up shake galing sa Diyos. I just hope that we would work as one before everything is too late

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    #100
    Quote Originally Posted by badsekktor
    siguro kelangan sa pilipinas eh isang wake up shake galing sa Diyos. I just hope that we would work as one before everything is too late

    P're, what do you mean naman sa "wake up shake galing sa Diyos"? Yun bang tulad ng nangyari sa Pakistan? Libo ang namatay?

    Aba eh, huwag naman.......

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