Philippine history is a very rich and interesting topic. The Philippines can really have many ways to be proud, from the colorful variety of the local cultures to its natural geography. It boasts different cultures and traditions that came from different places all over the areas of the Philippines.
Upon reading the article given, I have put in mind new knowledge that I have never encountered before. I have learned some of the variations of Filipinos like those who like to wear four-inch shoes and those who prefers barefoot. Varieties on Filipino culture fascinate me because that is the reason why travellers from all over the world are interested to visit our country. Although I also pity some Filipino groups who are seldom visited by tourists because they get choosy on what they will visit. They should have just tried to visit or see every Filipino culture.
Dividing the Filipino people into two groups seems inappropriate for me because we should all be treated with equality and without a speck of discrimination in the minds of the tourists. A quote that goes “Don’t judge a book by its cover” may be the best way to compare and contrast the people that thinks that the cultural groups of the Philippines are only bases on biological and racial characteristics. I agree with the passage that it is not true. The people who try to think that way may not know that the groups of Filipinos are varied by the language they speak, the religion they practice and the beliefs they bear. The Filipino groups also do not practice calling themselves the majority or minority of the country and that is something to be proud of because it does not show prejudice.
In contrast to my preliminary reaction, I think that if Filipinos are already united and not divided into many groups when the Spaniards arrived, we should have repelled them and have fought for our freedom right from the start. The unconquered group may have been the majority and only a few conquered may have just risen...
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