Journal Entry: Thoughts on how some Filipinos think and the Philippines 2022 Elections

It is hard to love the Philippines sometimes. I was born there and I spent the first seven years of my life there. However, now that I’m older and have a better understanding of how the world works, I can’t always say that I am a proud Filipino.

I am not saying I hate the country. I do love the culture, the sites, the language, the food and just the joy of living with your loved ones while enjoying nature with no worries.

I am aware that I may get hate for writing this, but this is my blog and I want to write about this because it’s been on my mind for some time now.

One thing I really don’t like is how judgemental some Filipinos are. There are so many bashers that insult you for the smallest things. Moreover, the words that they say are not just tiny insults, they relate it to people or things that have nothing to do with the issue. Worst of all, they just laugh about it. To add, they also find ways or maybe they just don’t understand what you’re trying to say, but they twist your words to make you sound like the bad guy.

That’s one of the things why I just exclude myself from those situations because I think it’s just a waste of time. If I decided to reply, no matter what I would’ve said, the bashers wouldn’t back down or change their mind.

Another thing is how unaware they are of reality. Some Filipinos base their opinion off of what other people told them. For example, let’s say my best friend told me that Sharonne Cuneta did so much for the Philippines, I would believe it without even doing my OWN research and form my OWN opinion. Now, if I tell another person the exact same thing and they ask me why I think that, I wouldn’t know what to say because I don’t know much about what she did; all I know is what my best friend told me.

It’s a sad reality and maybe it happens in other countries and cultures or even here in Canada, but I haven’t seen it anywhere as much as in the Philippines.

I think this is one of the things that happened in the 2022 presedential election. It’s unfortunate that many people just vote for whomever their friends and family voted for.

Now, I understand what my high school ethics teacher told me: Read the news, do your research and be aware of what is happening. Learn about each candidate, so that you can vote wisely. This is your country and you should vote for someone whom you think will make your country better.

I really hope that BBM does make the Philippines better, but at the moment, I don’t have a good feeling about him being elected and the fact the the VP is Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter based on their background and what they did for the country compared to the other candidates.

That is all for this post. I just wanted to let this out. You can disagree with me, but please be respectful if you decide to comment. I do not tolerate bullying.


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