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I think that what we can learn from this is that however bad our country is, it’s what defines us, Pinoys. It’s what makes us unique. I’m just not sure if that’s good or bad.
I’ve always believed that when you criticize you should be able to do something about it. No use criticizing then expect another person to “clean” things up for you just because there are things that you do not like.
I wonder if this guy pays taxes?
Freedom does have its PRICE…it is not free
To kikas_head, I’m a Filipino living in the US.
Self-deprecation is a luxury reserved for the powerful and affluent. The downtrodden simply can’t afford it. I wish everyone had the wisdom to know the difference.Pia, very well said.
I’m quite patriotic about being Filipino and certainly take our good qualities (which are plentiful) with the bad. However I never quite understood why we are so sensitive about negative comments. The truth hurts..but its also a catalyst for change. Otherwise, we will never strive for anything better and believe that what we have is ‘good enough’. Just sayin….
lover010178 Reply:March 22nd, 2012 at 10:26 AM
I think being sensitive is a common trait among us, Pinoys.
Jimmy never really mentioned anything about poverty: littering and public urination has nothing to do with poverty. Nor do unsafe buildings, filthy toilets, and awful driving. The problem has always been a lack of discipline and social responsibility. So my question is, Would it ever be possible for an outsider to speak the truth about the Philippines without Filipinos taking everything so personally rather use the critiques to launch something proactive. Outrage and hurt feelings can only preserve the status quo, less light and more heat. What we should do instead of calling him names is to improve out cities so we can prove Jimmy wrong. And by the way, for the “journalist” who claimed that Jimmy should have gone to Shangrila or Ayala Center? Well, those places are off-limits to most Filipinos and do not represent the country. The cesspitts do.
Pia Reply:March 22nd, 2012 at 4:43 PM
Well, I believe that lack of discipline and lack of social responsibility stem from the lack of education, which stems from poverty. I believe the Filipinos are a highly educable people who could be stellar once they are shown what is better. Given the chance, we can shine. If you think cesspits represent our country, then I feel really sorry for you. I see so much more.
With all the HD equipment they have, why is this one grainy? and looks like he is a hostage in the middle east? Is this calculated in the hopes of getting the attention of terrorist sensitive US media? Americans laps up on this kind of images.
I blame that councillor Andales who drew the ‘persona-non-grata’ threat and some bureau of immigrations people who commented on CF’s site boasting that they will have Jimmy’s documents investigated. Hayan, we don’t know kung na-pressure ba talaga o nag-PR spin lang.
Yes, Jimmy, you may apologize for “telling the truth”. Yes, you may exercise freedom of speech all you want. But, my God, don’t act all flabbergasted and dramatic now that you’re having to face the consequences! Honestly, it’s not the reality featured in the video that pisses me off — it’s the extremely disrespectful tone of the video. His attitude just scoffs at the poverty of our country. Yes, Jimmy, the Filipinos are a placid and friendly people but we know when we are being insulted too.
I don’t buy his apology, it’s not sincere. He’s just backpedalling to avoid punishment. And the gall of Channelfix to edit the hate video’s description claiming it caused “positive action”! That’s a point for the city of Cebu for turning a negative into a positive, not a credit to Channelfix! Yes, Jimmy, we thank you and your friends so very much for making a condescending video to help us poor Third World people of the Philippines.
Maggmaggq Reply:March 21st, 2012 at 8:13 PM
i want to marry this comment. <3
Angel_beintedos Reply:March 21st, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Alouds Wright Reply:March 21st, 2012 at 10:40 PM
This is exactly the point why the video is more condescending that constructive. If the tone and delivery were more sensitive and sincere instead of well just disgusted and whiny, it would not have this much commotion.
peterrr190 Reply:March 22nd, 2012 at 12:18 PM
“ Yes, Jimmy, we thank you and your friends so very much for making a condescending video to help us poor Third World people of the Philippines.”
sort of implicit in this statement is the idea that we want foreigners to exercise compassion toward the philippines. my question is, WHY? why do negative comments always need to have a cause in order to be legitimate? this person wants to rant so let him rant. what he did wasn’t far off from what Kris Aquino did in National TV.
it’s a bit too much to require outsiders that they refrain from making any negative, condescending comments unless those comments can help the poor Third World people of the philippines. it’s no one’s job to help the filipinos other than filipinos themselves.
Pia Reply:March 22nd, 2012 at 4:33 PM
I wasn’t implying anything at all with that statement. I was trying to impart sarcasm. Read between the lines a little better bro. I give a rats ass about Jimmy’s compassion.
magman8523 Reply:March 22nd, 2012 at 4:36 PM
how can be a forced apology sincere? tell me, please?
Somevagrant Reply:June 10th, 2012 at 2:58 PM
Very well said.
I wish he had not been pressured to apologize but he was smart to do so (think Alec Baldwin). I would think though that since he has lived here so long, he would have learned now NEVER say anything bad about the Philippines to anyone but your closest friends. Even if asked by strangers if there is anything you dislike (which as a foreigner myself I get ALL the time), just say the traffic. Or if it is really hot or really rainy when asked, the weather. NEVER say anything else, no matter how obvious. For whatever the reason, people here do not want any negatives said about their country, so just don’t.
I am an American living here for just under six years and I learned within six months never to deviate from the stock traffic answer. It is worth noting he may not have realized how people will react because in the US we are used to talking smack about our own country and used to other people saying stuff also.
The video made me laugh. It made me homesick for the way people talk in the US as we tend to drop F-bombs a lot more there.
Finally, it is sometimes hard to remember once you have been here a while that you are an outsider, will always be an outsider, and can get blacklisted so easy it is not even funny. This is not the US which is a country of immigrants and no one knows if you arrived yesterday or 10 generations ago.
traffic Reply:March 21st, 2012 at 10:53 PM
hmmm i guess not… here in Texas we’re not even allowed to say that Americans are fat or whatever… it’s like we are gonna end up on jail…
every single country is different from others… if you don’t like what you see, stop complaining, go back to ur home country then…
nothing against you ms. c. but i will not click on this video to give him or his channel additional hits.
ohsnap! Reply:March 21st, 2012 at 9:34 PM
it’s ok to view the video, there is no advertising in this one, so we know that it does not generate revenue.
also, this site’s target demographic are 18-30 year old males. chuvaness’ contributed traffic to their site should pose as a threat, and foil to their agenda. if i am an advertiser, i would want to ask where most of my traffic comes from, eh kung sa http://www.chuvaness.com, then it won’t be synergistic with what they are selling. unless they are going to wise up and sell Bayo. so kung chuvaness market ang itarget nila, their content will be a turn off to the their 18-30 male target.tabla lang. the owner Graham Cvinar is behaving as boorish feature as he could (featured in the other videos) because that’s what the channelfix brand is all about- irreverent, loud, stick it to the man attitude.
they don’t need the crowd from here. rather, they should watch out what this crowd says about them.