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Witamy na Filipinach, friends from /r/Polska!

Feel free to ask us anything and everything about the Philippines.


Here are a few interesting things about us:

  • Our national bird, the monkey-eating eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is the largest of all eagles in terms of length and wing surface. First believed to feed exclusively on monkeys (because of partially digested monkey parts in the first specimen examined), Philippine eagles are opportunistic feeders with diet ranging from macaques, tree squirrels, civets, fruit bats, birds, and even other birds of prey. It is currently critically endangered primarily because of habitat loss. Killing a Philippine eagle carries a sentence of up to 12 years in jail and heavy fines.

  • There are 120-187 languages and dialects in the Philippines, depending on classification. 4 of these are extinct as of 2000 while 11 range from critically endangered to vulnerable. Our two officially recognized languages are Filipino and English, major regional languages are Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Waray, Hiligaynon, Bikol, Pangasinense, Kapampangan, and Maranaw.

  • Hot and Steamy! The Philippines gets 27% of it's electricity needs from geothermal energy. We are 2nd only to the US in terms of geothermal energy capacity.

  • Metro Manila is actually comprised of 16 cities, Manila among them.

  • Ask us anything about food! We love feeding people. :)


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What to Do in August

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I wanted to post this to see if anyone else had the same experience. I was excited to go on vacation to my parent's homeland. I was born in the US so I didnt really know what to expect. I flew on my own and would meet up with my parents back in the province. I landed in Manila and holy cow, it was chaotic. Signs arent really clear where to go. I had to find the other terminal to transfer to my next flight. When I asked for directions in English, I got a very hostile response from those I asked. I didnt understand why. So I asked in Tagalog (not very fluent but I can understand), and their expression soften into irritation before pointing me to the right direction, begrudgingly. There were a series of kiosks, numbered from 1 to 22 (i think). I didn't know where to check in my bag, so I waited in line to talk to a clerk. I asked her where can I check in my bag. She rolled her eyes and then proceed to point, at kiosk #18 ..and said in the rudest and condescending voice " Number 18 ma'am!" As if I should have known how to navigate this damn chaotic airport on my first trip home. Bitch! Then the flight got delayed the next day. So I went to go shopping somewhere in Makati. Upon entering a high end clothing store, the lady rolled her eyes at me and then talks shit "right in front of me!" to her coworker. She snickering, "Like anything in here will look good on her. She probably cant even afford it." I felt so insulted, so I approached her "What did you say?" She then smiles (fakely), "nothing ma'am." So I told her "Bullshit, you're telling your friend I'm ugly and that I'm poor. I want to talk to your supervisor so I can tell her you need to get some training in manners." She just smiled "oh no, ma'am that was not what I meant." Mind you, I did not dress like I own millions, but what the hell is this shit?! I left Makati and went back to the airport pissed off. I was even afraid to order food because I did not want to get even more offended that day. When I got back to the province, I told my family members the story. This is their explanation. I have dark skin, a flat nose, and big lips. I have the features of a Provincian Filipino, which Filipinos in Manila see as inferior species. Therefore, talking to them in English would be insulting because English are only spoken by those of higher stature - NOT the INFERIOR species like me. I guess I'm in shock that I would face racism towards my own race. I got the impression that to be treated with respect in Manila, I would have to look like an actress and dress in brand name clothing. Is this really true? Am I misinterpreting this because it just sounds deplorable?

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Last year the INC did a tree planting activity which turned out to be merely a photo-op as no one took care of these trees. Squatters even built a volleyball court in the middle of what is supposed to be a forest but to them looked just like a weed patch. The INC does many tree planting activities both here and abroad. I wonder what the rest of them look like.

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...because Eid'l Adha has been proclaimed to be on August 21, the same as Ninoy Aquino Day.

Source: Philippine News Agency FB page. Hindi pala pwede sabay ang text sa image toink.

Kawawa mga nagplano ng labas ng August 22. :|

(Edited. Sorry haha)

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