Pinoy pride

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Pinoy Pride or Filipino Pride is a supremacist outlook on being Filipino and is an expression of Filipino ultranationalism.

Pinoy pride is an assertion that the people and culture should promote the interests of the Philippines by developing and maintaining a national identity based on shared characteristics such as language, race, religion, political goals or a common ancestry.

Pride in being Filipino
April 1996
Youth Adults*
Very proud 69% 53%
Quite proud 24% 36%
Not very proud 4% 9%
Not at all proud 3% 2%
(*) Above 18 years old, survey results for Adults released on April 1993.
Sample: 1,200
Source: Social Weather Stations (SWS)[1]

Definition and manifestations[edit]

Different manifestations or observations concerning the Filipino people have been attributed to Pinoy Pride.

One of the more common manifestations of Pinoy pride is when Filipinos consider the success of Filipino nationals or individuals of Filipino descent abroad— such as boxer Manny Pacquiao, chess prodigy Wesley So, singer Charice, and American Idol season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez— as a national achievement.[2]

The way Filipinos cope in the midst of natural disasters and problems, with some still maintaining a resolute attitude amidst such trials, has been attributed to the resiliency of the Filipino people as a whole.[3]


The UP Third World Studies Center[who?] has linked Pinoy Pride's manifestation of Filipino resiliency to German sociologist Ulrich Beck's concept of narrated attention, "where the parlance of resiliency ultimately detracts from, rather than allow for, a critical stance towards the zeitgeist of our time".[clarification needed][3]

Owen ([year needed]) criticized the proliferation of hoaxes and exaggeration of historical facts in an effort to build on Pinoy Pride, such as the claim that a Filipino man named Agapito Flores was the inventor of the fluorescent lamp. Owen said that such exaggerations give an impression that by resorting to such acts, Filipinos, as a people do not have much to be proud of, which he believes, is not the original intention of such people engaged in such acts.[4]


  1. ^ Sandoval, Gerardo; Mangahas, Mahar; Guerrero, Linda Luz. "The Situation of Filipino Youth: A National Survey". Social Weather Stations. Social Weather Stations. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  2. ^ Tani, Red (30 June 2015). "The ugly side of Pinoy Pride". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Risking Resources, Reckoning Risk: The 2014 UP TWSC Public Lecture Series on Natural Disasters". UP College of Social Science and Philosophy. UP Third World Studies Center. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Dr. Owen Comments on "Filipino Trivia" or "Filipino Pride" Historical Hoaxes". Mabuhay Radio. Retrieved 1 July 2015.