Well, Filipinos are kind, respectful and courteous towards others especially foreigners, but sad to say, thats where it all ends when treating “kapwa Pilipino” (fellow countryman). Just to set an example: One typical morning inside a building, a particular guard would rudely go through his fellow Filipino’s bag. And then after his fellow Filipino, came in a tall and white foreigner. The guard would widely give out his or her best smile and say his sweetest “good morning/good afternoon” and won’t even bother to go through this particular foreigner’s things.
I’m not saying all the guards are like that and it’s not only the guards, you can see them in public transport too like jeepney, bus or taxi. What I don’t understand is that why do they do this? Why can’t they be as kind to their fellow Filipinos as how they are towards this particular foreigner? Admit it guys. I’m happy to know that we’re one of the least rude towards foreigners but it’s a heartbreak to admit that we are rudest towards our fellow Filipinos.
In the end, we pinoys are the worst racists toward our own. so sad!
Indeed, It’s more fun in the Philippines!
- Filipinos among ‘least rude’ in the world, says survey (globalnation.inquirer.net)