Rappler's latest stories on Filipino identity
I believe that the Philippines is still a country with a purpose, a country with a bright future. We are slowly letting go of our ways that did not work for us in the past.
'I do my best to use this privilege and power to contribute back to Filipino society. I’m incredibly proud to be Filipino. Manila may be melty and monstrous, but I love it.'
Becoming Maranao for me was more than having Maranao parents and being raised in a Maranao family
The two exhibits serve as a mini history lesson with stamps and photo walls celebrating defining moments of Philippine history
Heneral Luna made me experience something for the first time ever – it made me feel both proud and ashamed to be Filipino
The Children s Museum and Library Inc will teach young people what it means to be a Filipino in today s world
A Filipino graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT rallies against those who belittle the achievement of UP s Tiffany Uy
As I’ve grown older I’ve realized not only how complicated and nuanced a Filipino’s identity is but also how understanding it is more than an exercise in navel gazing
The devastating statistic is that only 7 of the bone marrow registry is Asian and of this already low number less than 1 is Filipino American
As the child of Christian missionaries in the Philippines my parents regularly reminded me that I was American and we were from the states
Clarisse was drawn to coffee because it is easily accessible and aesthetically because it mutates into various shades of brown the color of Filipinos
Why do we call balikbayans mayabang ? Even before they say a word the difference in their attire mannerisms or speech suddenly brands balikbayans as boastful
Immersing myself here has allowed me to learn so much about the history and culture and has given me new insights about my family and myself
Filipinos are said to suffer from identity crisis but what s wrong with that?
More than just foreign investments what we need to have a sustainable economic growth in this country is a solid base of entrePinoys to provide more jobs to the unemployed
The petition seeks official recognition of Gen Miguel Malvar as a former head of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
Why do Filipinos flock to other genres but ignore the one that seems like it should be the one most important to them by name alone – Filipino?
I feel we Filipinos would rather embrace the anonymity of the faceless masses than make a name for ourselves in this city
Home or tahanan comes from the word tahán Tahanan can be constructed as a place where one stops and everything can be endured
The original lyrics of the Philippine national anthem were in Spanish then translated into English before sung in Filipino after 1956
Each of us will follow his own path – many will settle abroad others will continue to drift from one place to another and some will find their way back to the Philippines
Our language is – and should be – one of the sources of the Filipino pride I love our language
For me being a Filipino is to choose to be the best to strive for the finest in what ever I do Sa isip sa salita at sa gawa
What makes a Filipino? Is it color birth language values lineage heritage thought nationality sympathy for the race? Rappler kicks off what we hope to be a stimulating discussion on Filipino identity
From the cultural imagination to national policy there is a constructed idea of what Filipino is or should be So what happens when Filipino isn’t always consistent?