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BJohn Michael C. Arispe
BSBA-Financial Management 1


Nowadays, many Filipinos are fond of going to other country in some reasons; there are people who want to spend their vacation there, to continue their studies, to have a better job and most of all they want to settle down there because they want to have a better life. Even the looks, they want to be in, they don’t want to be left behind. I guess those are the main topics of this speech by Patricia Evangelista. Patricia Evangelista is a debater, TV show host, columnist, segment producer, product endorser and leader. As a 19 year-old student, she became the first Filipina to win the Best Speaker award in the International Public Speaking Competition.

On the first paragraph, she narrate what does she wanted when she was a child, she wanted what many Filipino children all over the world wanted, she wanted to be blonde, blue-eyed and white. I remember my childhood in this paragraph, I’m just a simple little child who always wants to play outside with other children. Then when I reach my high school days, I always wanted to be neat

She said on the second paragraph that she has sixteen cousins but suddenly, after a couple of years five of them left, the rest went to abroad in search of “greener pastures”. Today, thousands of Filipinos are scattered around the world working, having a vacation and looking for greener pastures or better life. In my life, I had plans as I finish my study. Likewise other Filipinos does, I will and I want to serve my country and my “kababayan”. “Payamanin muna natin ang sarili nating bansa bago ang iba” that is the line of those people who are opposed in working in other place.

It is mentioned on her speech the word “Nationalism”. In the dictionary, Nationalism involves a strong identification of a group of individuals with a political entity defined in national terms. In modern times today, we can show our nationalism through simple things like...
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