The Hypocrisy Of Arrogant Tagalogs Who Adhere To The Imperial Manila System


Some people are hostile towards Duterte's proposal for federalism. For the nth time the Philippines has 7,107 islands as part of its country so decentralization is BADLY needed. Now it's time to tackle on the problem of arrogant Tagalogs who adhere to that idiotic Imperial Manila system. Not that I suggest Tagalog should be abolished but I'm going against arrogant Tagalogs who continue to shout "Penoy Prayd" while all the while mistreating other Pinoys who aren't Tagalogs.

Is it me or is it really a fact that most of the "anti-imperialists" in the Philippines are indeed Tagalogs? This isn't to degrade all Tagalogs as some of them are actually good people. Some Tagalogs even feel that the whole system isn't working. But is it me or are most Tagalogs really that arrogant because they live in the capital? I've heard of more leftists who are Tagalog than those of other Filipino groups in the Philippines. Is it me or are most of those Filipino activists who shout, "Down with imperialism" mostly from Luzon or more specifically in Imperial Manila? I could be wrong but that's what I currently assume as of late.

They hypocritically claim to be against imperialism but they support a system that runs the Philippines like an empire. Has anybody noticed that the Empire of Manila has treated the rest of the Philippines as colonies instead of a part of its republic for several decades now? They say the're against imperialism but they support a system that has Manila make all decisions with little or no consultation from the rest of the Philippines? There's hardly any decentralization of power which is like how an imperial system was run.

Plus, I'd like to raise the mindset that many Tagalogs have about Overseas Filipino Workers and Foreign Direct Investment. Many Tagalogs might be thinking that foreign direct investors are foreign direct invaders all the while thinking they're "invading" the world with OFWs. Isn't that an imperialist's mindset to invade other countries and treat the rest of their country as just colonies instead of being part of the republic? They think that people should bow down to them. They think that they can intervene with another nation's policy like whenever they try to beg amnesty for guilty Filipinos. What? Do they think that whenever they send an OFW that country should bow down to the Philippines? That idea is just plain stupid.

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  1. ¡Soy Zamboangueño y No un Tagalo!

    All I can say is, I cannot disagree with your article - Author. :-)

    It is actually not a guessing impression but instead, it is a fact!

    I support Federalism not only for Decentralizing and Decongesting Imperial Manila but also more importantly has to do with the Devolution of Power between Regions and Imperial Manila Central Government, and lastly, It's also about Ethno-linguistic Freedom - End of Manila Imperialism and Tagalog Supremacy!

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  2. People in comfort in expense of others will always find a way to prevent change thus demonizing it. When Tagalog say equality it means Tagalog first before others.
    There is no good and evil, Evil is what you call to those who opposes you. That's what the imperialist and it's subordinates mentality. Your not with us then to hell with you and your people.

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  3. "They hypocritically claim to be against imperialism but they support a system that runs the Philippines like an empire. Has anybody noticed that the Empire of Manila has treated the rest of the Philippines as colonies instead of a part of its republic for several decades now? They say the're against imperialism but they support a system that has Manila make all decisions with little or no consultation from the rest of the Philippines? There's hardly any decentralization of power which is like how an imperial system was run." - Maybe they just don't want to have anyone usurping power from them, and foreigners are their (lame) scapegoats for their stupid line of thinking......

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  4. As a foreigner here, there has never been any thought of 'invasion' The reason most foreigners live here is because they no longer enjoy life in their own countries. It is often said that we don't have enough money to live in our own countries. While it is a fact that our economies are different to the Philippines, our money allows us to live a much better lifestyle than in our own countries. A level playing field when it comes to living, is all most of us are after, instead of the 'go back to your country' line, every time we talk about ways to improve our lot, as well as the lot of the locals.
    You do not hear foreigners saying 'tell your OFW's to get out of our countries and come back to the Philippines, because that is not the way we think. We are used to the migration of people for work. It is one of the main principle of the world economy, yet we are constantly being told this by ignorant people whose lack of reasoning skills make them only able to attack. too much foreign investment will make 'the powers that be' uncomfortable, so the use words like 'invaders' to push for the status quo, as it suits them 100%.
    Also as a foreigner, most of time when we need to do things with the BI we need to go to Manila. As you said, there are over 7,000 islands and decentralization would make things smoother in the long run, although it would take time to establish.

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  5. Jewel Jade Flores is correct when it comes to "equality" and Tagalog-centrism. I also strongly agree with "Áron d'Ayot" regarding on the decentralization and federalization of the Philippines. As a Negrense myself, I cannot bear to let arrogant imperialist Tagalogs be the center of our nation, taking over everything. And one last thing, I support for the retention of NIR!

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  6. Most Tagalogs are not responsible for the language policy of the Philippines. In fact, it was an Ilocano, Ferdinand Marcos, who entrenched the language legally as Filipino in the 1973 Constitution; and multiethnolinguistic agencies in the 30s and the 80s chose Tagalog as the basis of the national language. In fact, many Tagalogs hate the Filipino language, because it is a bastardized version of Tagalog; it has, moreover, given scholars the license to ignore real Tagalog words and consider them extinct. If there is anyone to be blamed, it is mestizo elites (Spanish and Chinese mixed with Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilonggo, etc.) who cannot speak any indigenous language properly and chose the lingua franca or historical trade language of Manila (where they do business), Manila Tagalog -- to be the basis, so they don't have to learn any indigenous language properly. Witness how Spanish mestizos and Chinese Filipinos speak Tagalog -- they want the national language to sound like them. The whole country is in the service of these mestizo elites and any indigenous person who ally with them. Please, do not blame all Tagalogs. Not all of them like the national language at all -- it is making the real Tagalog language extinct.

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