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View Poll Results: Do you consider Philippine people Hispanic?
Yes 44 7.01%
Semi-Hispanic 143 22.77%
Not at all 441 70.22%
Voters: 628. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-22-2013, 08:18 PM
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Most younger generation do not really appreciate the Spanish contribution in the Philippine culture. Most of them do not even know, do not have any clue about the things Spain contributed in our culture ( language, dance, festivities and food ). most of them think those things that Spain contributed are really Filipino. It's normal because it's been 100 years since Spanish left and been like 25 years since Spanish subject was abolished in the curriculum. Younger generation are more into American culture and just appreciate everything American.
Filipinos are like most Brits, Americans and Australians.They do not aspire to be Multilinguals or even just to be Bilingual or Trilingual. For most Filipinos, ever since Spanish was abolished in 1987, there's only one foreign language that exist, only English. Most Filipinos especially the younger generation, think the only language that is important in this world is English and
since they already speak English, they think there is no more need to learn another language.
Which is all the more reason why most people don't link Filipinos with Hispanic...and i don't see it changing either...this poll overwhelmingly confirms it too.

 
Old 06-22-2013, 08:44 PM
 
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I see the Philippines becoming more and more American, so it's more similar to Guam than anywhere else.
 
Old 06-22-2013, 09:02 PM
 
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Which is all the more reason why most people don't link Filipinos with Hispanic...and i don't see it changing either...this poll overwhelmingly confirms it too.
But they cannot change history. Spain contributed so much in the Philippine culture, more than American did. Filipinos aren't aware of it. They will only realize it if they go to Spain.
Who are voting in this poll ? People who are clueless about Philippine history and culture. Most people here think Hispanic is a race, what they don't know is hispanic is a culture. People here also think that Filipinos aren't Hispanics because of geography, because they only think Hispanics should only be in the Americas. There are only few who are educated to know the real meaning of Hispanic.
Most people do not even know that even though Philippines is in Asia and do not speak Spanish any more, Philippines is still a member of Hispanidad, it is a group of countries that share Spanish culture.

Hispanidad - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Philippines is also a member up to now of Latin Union

Latin Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Latin Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 06-22-2013, 09:42 PM
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But they cannot change history. Spain contributed so much in the Philippine culture, more than American did. Filipinos aren't aware of it. They will only realize it if they go to Spain.
Who are voting in this poll ? People who are clueless about Philippine history and culture. Most people here think Hispanic is a race, what they don't know is hispanic is a culture. People here also think that Filipinos aren't Hispanics because of geography, because they only think Hispanics should only be in the Americas. There are only few who are educated to know the real meaning of Hispanic.
Most people do not even know that even though Philippines is in Asia and do not speak Spanish any more, Philippines is still a member of Hispanidad, it is a group of countries that share Spanish culture.

Hispanidad - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Philippines is also a member up to now of Latin Union

Latin Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Latin Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
You're missing the point.
 
Old 06-23-2013, 12:39 AM
 
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Fiestas are a big part of Guam's culture just like in the Philippines. They just dont have the older Ati-Atihan type festivals.
 
Old 06-23-2013, 01:00 AM
 
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Fiestas are a big part of Guam's culture just like in the Philippines. They just dont have the older Ati-Atihan type festivals.
I guess Santa Rita Festival in Guam is similar to Philippine Fiestas
because they celebrate it also under their Patron Saint Santa Rita.

GVB Guam Island Fiesta Tour - YouTube
^They also mixed their native culture. lol they have Carabao too. Usually, in Bulacan,
Laguna & other part of the Philippines that used Carabao, their Patron Saint is San Isidro Labrador or Saint Isidore.
The Patron Saint of all Laborer/farmers.

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Throughout the Philippines, several feasts are celebrated on 15 May in honour of St Isidore, revered in this mostly agricultural nation because of his being as a farmer.
  • The Sabugan ng Biyaya Festival (also known as simply Sabugan Festival) of the town of Agdangan, Quezon, is a thanksgiving event for the blessings that the town has received.
  • The Kangga Festival is held on his feast day in Mogpog, Marinduque (the island province best known for its Moriones Festival every Holy Week). The festivities highlight Filipino farming traditions, as well as in thanksgiving for a good harvest and the town's continuing prosperity.
  • The Nabas Bariw Festival is celebrated in Nabas, Aklan, every 12–15 May as St Isidore is the town's patron saint. The feast also showcases the town's bariw products such as hats and mats as well as the town's unique attractions.
  • St Isidore is fêted in the towns of San Isidro and Talavera, Nueva Ecija. The province is often referred to as the “Rice Granary of the Philippines", and its principal crops aside from rice are corn and onions. Celebrations begin a week before the feast itself, including daily novenas, Masses, processions, entertainment and a funfair (perya).
  • St. Isidore celebrating feast on May 15-16 of Barangay Teguis Poro Cebu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isidore_the_Laborer

San Isidro Festival in Madrid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfDVdIlDET0

In my hometown we celebrate Galicayo Festival which is also related to Catholicism on behalf of Nuestra Senora of Manaoag every December aside from our Town Fiesta during Summer, a 3-4 days celebration with music and street dancing. Galicayo is a Pangasinense language it means 'Come and Join'

This is my hometown decoration for the Galicayo.

galicayo festival rosary 1 - YouTube

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Old 06-23-2013, 02:18 AM
 
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°Many of the Philippines have Spanish surnames

°Philippine languages are replete with Spanish words

°Philippine cultures in general seem to be more "Latin" compared to other Asian nations.
All the black people of the usa have english last names and they are not considered to be English.

Surnames (in the new world) have nothing to do with the genes of an individual.
 
Old 06-23-2013, 02:21 AM
 
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All the black people of the usa have english last names and they are not considered to be English.

Surnames (in the new world) have nothing to do with the genes of an individual.
Bad analogy. Nobody is saying that African Americans are English, and no one is saying that Filipinos are Spanish. Hispanic is what this discussion is about, not Spanish. People influenced by English culture don't have an equivalent term to Hispanic, but if they did, then it would include Americans, Canadians, Jamaicans, Australians, New Zealanders, Indians, etc etc.

Of course Filipinos aren't Spanish, but Hispanic is debatable because it's a cultural term
 
Old 07-07-2013, 09:02 AM
 
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Default Do you consider the Philippine people Hispanic?

This survey asks if "I consider Philippine people Hispanic." I do not even consider the term "Hispanic" a legitimate category, so the whole survey is moot. Filipinos have their own style and are too real to be dogged by a phantom label etymologically linked to a has-been super power.

If you analyze what "Hispanic" means, you will find it so vague it is harder not to be Hispanic than to be. It can mean you have an ancestor from Spain or from a nation once ruled by Spain. If blond-haired, blue-eyed Bob Jones from Debuque had a great-granny from Argentina, he can call himself "Hispanic." This means in order to say you are not Hispanic, you would have to do detailed research on all your ancestors. You do not even need to be from a nation once ruled by Spain, as Filipinos are, and all of whose ancestors are from a nation once ruled by Spain, namely, the Philippines.

A lot of the confusion in the U.S. is because of government race baiting over vague geographic, national, or ancestors' national or geographic labels. The government is preoccupied with discriminating against some groups and in favor of other groups they try to identify. This outrageous malfeasance puts Filipinos right between the double-barrels of the government shotgun. The current standings for U.S. local and federal descrimination by group have been:

U.S. DESCRIMINATION
IN FAVOR OF: Hispanics
AGAINST: Asians

I am what may be called an American WASP, and government has gone so crazy, even I would get a place in line in front of Asians, and it is absurd.

It is all just crazed would-be do-gooder racial bean-counters ignoring the equal protection clause in the 14th Amendment:
"No State shall … deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

The funny thing about the do-gooder thinking is they are trying to make things fair in an imaginary abstract world of statistics by descriminating against flesh-and-blood individuals. That's the liberal authoritarian way -- people are groups, not, well, people. Besides, as far as imagining "the good guys" and "the bad guys" in "past wrongs," name a nation that used slavery more than Spain, the fourth-largest empire in history.

Ronald Reagan, as governor of California, once asked why there was racial descrimination for California university admissions. His advisors told him that otherwise "UC Berkeley would be all Asian."

"So what?" he replied.

Therefore, if were a Filipino youngster in the U.S., at that difficult time trying to get in front of the line by merit, only to have "Hispanics" jump queue in front of me, I'd sure put a check in the "Hispanic" box. After all, name one "Hispanic" country that was ruled by Spain "more" than the Philippines was ruled by Spain! Who has bragging rights for living as 2nd-class citizens under Spanish despotim for 400 years? Who can take this history away from Filipinos?

The term is so vague in the early days of modern descrimination, in the 1960s, the checkbox was called "Spanish surname," but this descriminated against the maternal line, so they kept revising it till it became "Hispanic," and meant nothing.

Apuleius
 
Old 07-26-2013, 08:56 AM
 
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A brief information of the Culture of a Filipino. Who and what are the Filipinos?


SAGISAG KULTURA - YouTube


SONA: Tradisyunal na Santacruzan at Flores de Mayo, sumasalamin sa kulturang Pinoy - YouTube

The Month of MAY is considered as the National Heritage Month specially for the Filipino Catholics and Aglipayan.


Flores de Mayo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Reason why a lot of Filipinos want Spanish Language back to its official.

http://www.chanrobles.com/presidenti...l#.UfKHyXbfrIX

Documents and Philippine history & Literatures that was written in this Language that never been translated that connects the historical past to our present.
It is sad and embarrasing that the modern Filipinos wont be able to understand those important documents.
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