Egotistical sense of pride? That's a good way of putting it, anyway you made some sweeping statements there even though I notice that you did try to temper them. And as I have said many times, we just cannot generalize or even label any culture or people like that, especially your own but ironically Filipinos are known for that--we just love to bash our own, well the Americans do that too. Anyway I wouldn't brag about Filipinos being talented or about how we are a country of nurses or about Charice or anything like that, but I cannot really put down those who do. In their minds or the conditions they are in right now, they probably have a perfectly good or logical reason to do so.
If you tallk and mingle with many other people of any race, you are bound to find a lot of those types as well (many of them a lot worse), for the Philippines does not own a title to that.
Lastly, if you tend to see a lot of Filipinos that are like that, I suggest you find a different set of friends and stay away from those types or let them be.
I am not a nurse, even though every Jose, Maria, John or Laquisha here in LA, assume me or my wife to be one. Which is most times annoying already. (But even if I am, I wouldn't be bragging about it).
My sister is a doctor licensed to practice in three different States and she has lots of Filipino/Filipina doctor friends (mostly graduates of Medical Schools in the Philippines) practicing in the US and in Europe but nobody seems to be bragging or even talking about that. Why? Because they don't need to.
Two of my other siblings are Engineers, they are also here in the US, but nobody brags about them as well. I mean, let those that do, do that, we can't stop them anyway. Peace.