Response to 27 Filipinos Who Make You Proud To Be Pinoy:
So many problems with this. As others have said, what meaningful contribution have most of these people made other than being famous? It’s the same thing with popularity in the Philippines… 99% mix raced, raised somewhere else, and in showbiz. There’s nothing wrong with any of those things, but it really irks me how quick articles like this are to “claim” them as Filipinos (when they might not even consider that as a defining aspect of who they are) and portray celebrities as “true Pinoys.” There are so many more meaningful figures out there and ones who identify more strongly with being Filipino.