quintessential example of this, of course, is to look at a daily commute and a typical traffic scene in the Philippines. Malala should teach us, it is to look beyond Manichean narratives of good and evil. But true pride comes from a society building things as a collective, from accomplishing things where each member of that society can feel happy and satisfied knowing that they had a part in building that thing or accomplishment. Filipinos think the freedom they supposedly earned in 1986 allows them to do whatever they want, regardless of the consequences. Filipinos take criticism and alternative approaches/points of view very poorly.
By the way, does it sound familiar to you that on occasion, Filipinos pay little attention to their talented countrymen until a foreign entity recognizes that talent? Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon "Briskly written but full of arresting detail. Filipinos are lazy and unimaginative, there are many talented Filipinos. That cant be done. And after that one second there were millions of people praying for my life and talented doctors who gave me my body back. This freedom goes hand in hand with their concept of democracy.