There are so many characteristics that can define what a Filipino is – hospitable, helpful, cheerful, industrious, optimistic, etc. We have proven these characteristics from people in our history. Would you believe that until the present times, we still have our modern day heroes who showed what it is to be a Filipino?
Take a look for example the recently ended show Pinoy Big Brother, wherein twelve people had to stay in one house for one hundred days with video cameras all over the place. The said show depicted the typical characters of Filipinos on a day-to-day basis. Some may be good and some may be bad, but that is what we really are – determined, resourceful, sensitive and sometimes insensitive.
Nowadays, I still believe that it is important to be identified as a Filipino because it gives us our identity as a human being. It gives us the privilege to enrich our tradition and culture. I believe that when a person is identified as a Filipino, the first thing that comes into people's mind is "he's great!"
Filipinos are different in unique ways. That is what, we Filipinos must be proud of. We view things in different perspective. We live our lives the way we wanted to. We have the determination to fight for what we believe is right. We are not scared to face the world and tell them that we can. Just like what the song said, "Lahat tayo'y mayroong pagkakaiba. Sa tingin pa lang ay makikita na. Iba't-ibang kagustuhan ngunit isang patutunguhan…Nais mong ipakilala kung sino ka mang talaga.."
I am a Filipino and I am proud to be a Filipino!...