A Reader Compares The Philippines To Latin America
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From: "Angry White Male" [Email
Re: James Fulford`s blog item
Sharron Angle, Asians And Hispanics
Fulford wrote of Nevada`s Filipinos
"They really are
Asian…with Hispanic names."
Philippines is a lot more like
Latin America (actually the worst of Latin America)
than Asia. Hard work and customer service, for which
Asian countries are rightly known, are virtually
non-existent in the Philippines. Filipinos expect to be
bribed, but often fail to deliver ever after bribes have
Like Latin Americans, most
Filipinos are Catholics who are exploited by the Church.
Because birth control and abortion are officially
banned, the peasants over-breed themselves into
perpetual poverty. Some islands (e.g., Cebu) have been
almost completely deforested, overcrowded, and filthy,
and are more like
Haiti than any place in Latin America.
Like the Jews in Latin America,
overseas Chinese in the Philippines own a
disproportionate amount of the
land and businesses, especially banks and media, and
control the politicians through campaign contributions.
Most of them have assumed Filipino names and no longer
speak or write Chinese, but they avoid interbreeding
with Filipinos, who are ethnically mainly Malay and have
a much lower median IQ. However, they can be identified
by appearance and intelligence.
like an overseas Chinese, not a Filipino, and her IQ is
typical of a Chinese, not a Filipino.)
The Manila airport charges a small
entry fee to keep out relatives. Whenever any Filipino
flies, the entire extended family accompanies him to the
airport. Because of the fee, hundreds of people crowd
against the windows outside the departure area and block
Filipinos routinely fly to Hong
Kong and Singapore to shop and bring back
their purchases in giant cardboard
"Balakbayan boxes", for which the airlines charge a lump sum fee
regardless of weight. It`s advisable to check only
hard-shell luggage on flight to the Philippines to avoid
having your bags crushed by Balakbayan boxes, which
sometimes contain refrigerators and other heavy
The only way to get a Filipino
driver to pick you up in the morning at a set time is to
make him sleep in his taxi or Jeepney in your hotel
parking lot. The drivers typically don`t own the
vehicles, which if traced through corporate layers
probably would turn out to be owned by Chinese.
During an early morning taxi ride
to the Manila airport from a major hotel, the driver ran
out of gas. We had to find another taxi in the dark in
the middle of nowhere. The Filipino driver nevertheless
expected to be paid. He wasn`t.