we're still a third world country trying to make it out there. lots of filipinos feel that in order to move forward, we've got to copy what successful countries do, including what they wear.
i've been here in the us for 2 years now. i prefer phil-made jeans because they fit! it's hard to find the right size of clothes here if you're not built like an american.
nothing wrong with facing your problems with a smile. unfortunately, with most pinoys, that's the only thing that they do. smile, laugh, brush the problems off.
when cory aquino died, you'd see a lot of messages and yellow ribbons in different social sites proclaiming how good a person she was. some even cried at her funeral and tributes. same thing here. what good do yellow ribbons and crying do? did anything change after cory died? i think she would have preferred this than all the sympathies she got.
i think that it should start in school and at home. kids should be taught to be nationalistic. kids should be made to observe old filipino traditions - mano, po/opo. and adults should be careful to lead by example.