FIlipino identity - updates

Rappler's latest stories on FIlipino identity


[OPINION] How the Philippines can repair its culture

Sep 22, 2019 - 3:00 PM

I believe that the Philippines is still a country with a purpose, a country with a bright future. We are slowly letting go of our ways that did not work for us in the past.

Mestiza in Manila: What no one tells you when you move to the homeland

Feb 11, 2018 - 2:30 PM

'I do my best to use this privilege and power to contribute back to Filipino society. I’m incredibly proud to be Filipino. Manila may be melty and monstrous, but I love it.'

Becoming Maranao

Jun 18, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Becoming Maranao for me was more than having Maranao parents and being raised in a Maranao family

'Imprints of history': PhilPost holds heroes stamps exhibits

Jun 12, 2016 - 10:45 AM

The two exhibits serve as a mini history lesson with stamps and photo walls celebrating defining moments of Philippine history

FILIPINO IDENTITY. The PhilPost Heroes Exhibit attracts young crowds in SM City Manila. Photo by Renzo Acosta/ Rappler

Shame and pride: A millennial's take on Heneral Luna

Sep 28, 2015 - 5:20 PM

Heneral Luna made me experience something for the first time ever – it made me feel both proud and ashamed to be Filipino

GRADERSCON 2015: Trailblazing a Filipino identity in global society

Aug 24, 2015 - 5:05 PM

The Children s Museum and Library Inc will teach young people what it means to be a Filipino in today s world

Filipina top MIT grad: 'We are all Filipinos'

Jun 28, 2015 - 9:51 PM

A Filipino graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT rallies against those who belittle the achievement of UP s Tiffany Uy

What's a 'real Filipino' anyway?

Jun 13, 2015 - 9:32 PM

As I’ve grown older I’ve realized not only how complicated and nuanced a Filipino’s identity is but also how understanding it is more than an exercise in navel gazing

How asking 'Are you Filipino?' can save a life

Mar 07, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The devastating statistic is that only 7 of the bone marrow registry is Asian and of this already low number less than 1 is Filipino American

Native son: Philippines is in the heart

Feb 21, 2015 - 11:00 PM

As the child of Christian missionaries in the Philippines my parents regularly reminded me that I was American and we were from the states

Coffee painting: How a Fil-Am artist expresses her identity

Feb 04, 2015 - 12:30 AM

Clarisse was drawn to coffee because it is easily accessible and aesthetically because it mutates into various shades of brown the color of Filipinos


'Ang yabang mo na!' and other things balikbayans are told

Nov 20, 2014 - 8:38 AM

Why do we call balikbayans mayabang ? Even before they say a word the difference in their attire mannerisms or speech suddenly brands balikbayans as boastful

Manhattan to Bulacan: A Fil-Am's journey home

Oct 11, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Immersing myself here has allowed me to learn so much about the history and culture and has given me new insights about my family and myself

What does it mean to be Filipino?

Jun 20, 2014 - 10:42 AM

Filipinos are said to suffer from identity crisis but what s wrong with that?

Looking for an entrePinoy on the street

Apr 26, 2014 - 1:56 PM

More than just foreign investments what we need to have a sustainable economic growth in this country is a solid base of entrePinoys to provide more jobs to the unemployed


My Tsinoy dilemma

Jan 27, 2014 - 8:00 AM

What s the difference between a Chinese Filipino and Filipino Chinese?

Petition seeks recognition for Gen. Miguel Malvar

Jan 12, 2014 - 2:09 PM

The petition seeks official recognition of Gen Miguel Malvar as a former head of the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Filipinos don’t read

Dec 24, 2013 - 7:30 AM

Why do Filipinos flock to other genres but ignore the one that seems like it should be the one most important to them by name alone – Filipino?

The invisible Pinoy in New York City

Mar 30, 2013 - 11:55 PM

I feel we Filipinos would rather embrace the anonymity of the faceless masses than make a name for ourselves in this city

'Mundo ang tahanan ko'

Jun 13, 2012 - 2:31 AM

Home or tahanan comes from the word tahán Tahanan can be constructed as a place where one stops and everything can be endured

PH national anthem: Lost in translation

Jun 11, 2012 - 4:27 PM

The original lyrics of the Philippine national anthem were in Spanish then translated into English before sung in Filipino after 1956

Coming home

Jun 11, 2012 - 10:16 AM

Each of us will follow his own path – many will settle abroad others will continue to drift from one place to another and some will find their way back to the Philippines

Reina Reyes

#PinoyAko: I frown when Pacquiao speaks English after a fight

Jun 10, 2012 - 6:05 PM

Our language is – and should be – one of the sources of the Filipino pride I love our language

Wrong message, misplaced nationalism, and poor wit

Jun 08, 2012 - 3:12 PM

For me being a Filipino is to choose to be the best to strive for the finest in what ever I do Sa isip sa salita at sa gawa

#PinoyAko: What makes you Filipino?

Jun 06, 2012 - 11:52 PM

What makes you Filipino? Tell us using the hashtag PinoyAko

Of half bloods and hypocrisy

Jun 06, 2012 - 5:31 PM

What makes a Filipino? Is it color birth language values lineage heritage thought nationality sympathy for the race? Rappler kicks off what we hope to be a stimulating discussion on Filipino identity

Pinoy diversity in a hyperconnected world

May 26, 2012 - 5:30 PM

From the cultural imagination to national policy there is a constructed idea of what Filipino is or should be So what happens when Filipino isn’t always consistent?