I believe that the Filipino is talented. Look around you and you’ll see Filipinos belting out tunes (even if they are out of tune), dance even if they have two left feet and act even if they have the same expression when trying to be happy or sad.
So many times, we Filipinos have demonstrated our talent. We no longer just look at Lea Salonga or those who are half Filipino by blood making it big in the international scene. We have designers, musicians and a boxer to show who we really are. A year ago, Efren Penaflorida showed the world that with a kariton classroom, education is not just for the wealthy. Designers Jerome Lorico, Jay Nicholas Sario, Oliver Tolentino and Anthony Tentativa showed their craftsmanship with the clothes they’ve designed, earning them recognition from international fashionistas. Charice belted her way to the US popular show Glee and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao displayed pride when he won against Antonio Margarito. Now, isn’t that talent?
Yes, the Filipino is talented, we know that. Instead of putting ourselves down, we should encourage ourselves way up. We have issues in our lives from poverty to unemployment but talent can be used to defeat these problems if used properly. Now if only the government can allot money for culture and arts as well as sports, Filipinos can shine and prove to the world that they are definitely world class.