Tag: australian

Loaning money in the Philippines – The pitfalls

  The Philippines is a poor country. To most Filipinos, you as an Australian will be…..or at least appear….to be very rich! So you will always have people wanting to borrow money from you. Sometimes they are sincere, and other

Posted in Cultural Problems and Misunderstandings Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Filipino local dialects – The languages of the provinces

  The Philippines has a national language, known as Filipino….or Pilipino. It was apparently meant to be a mixture of Manila-Tagalog enriched with words from other dialects, but this never happened. Filipino is Tagalog…..pure and simple. And given that this

Posted in Cultural Problems and Misunderstandings, In the Philippines Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

The Double Standard – Filipino or Foreigner

  There are double standards in every facet of life and every society; the Philippines and the Fil-Aus (Fil-Am, Fil-Brit etc) community is no exception. These double standards exist and there is little any of us can do to change

Posted in Cultural Problems and Misunderstandings Tagged with: , , , ,