Monday, November 25, 2013

Famous Filipinos

It seems that at least one of our readers took umbrage on some recent comments to the educational system here in the PI.

Filipino, Eduardo San Juan is considered the primary designer of the Lunar Rover. It was first used during the 1971 Apollo 12 landing on the Moon. The Filipino Doctor that discovered the antibiotic Erythromycin was Dr. Abelardo Aguilar. Filipino, Roberto del Rosario is the president of the Treble Music Corporation and the inventor of the Karaoke Sing Along System in 1975. There are more, look them up yourself.

Just a quick not the for all of us,  let's stay off the name calling.  The Bugle edited out that portion of the post


  1. Nice try...

    The first Lunar Rover was designed and constructed by the Soviet Union. The American made Lunar Rover was designed by a complex team of Boeing Company engineers. While it is possible that he contributed in some way to the design of the Lunar Rover, he is not identified in any official sources. There is though, a large amount of information on the internet that categorizes him as an "urban legend." Evidently, the claim that he was primary designer was originated by Filipinos on various blogs, WikiPilipinas, etc. To say that the Filipino claim is disputed is an understatement. Official sources do not even mention his name.

    According to official sources, Dr. Abelardo Aguilar submitted soil samples from his home province in the Philippines to his employer, a pharmaceutical company in the United States named Eli Lilly. It was a team of Eli Lilly researchers in the United States that isolated a strain in some of the soil samples that was eventually developed by them into the antibiotic Erythromycin. To say that he discovered Erithromycin is simply not true. Again, this claim was initiated on unofficial websites by other Filipinos.

    I don't think Karaoke Sing-A-Long would be classified as a significant invention. But, I'm not surprised it was submitted by the contributor. Karaoke is actually derived directly from the Japanese language and the first machine was designed and manufactured by Pioneer, a Japanese manufacturer. I can recall hearing Karaoke when I lived in Japan, many years before I even heard or saw it in the Philippines. The internet largely states that it was invented in Japan by a man named Inoyue, but again there are other Filipino websites that claim it was invented by a Filipino.

    Unfortunately, due to the propensity of certain people to flood the internet with BS, there are probably more urban legends than significant inventors in the Philippines. Many Filipino websites even claim that the yo-yo was invented by a Filipino. The device was actually used by the Egyptians and then the Greeks thousands of years ago. Only the name yo-yo has actually been attributed to the Philippines. One of the stories is that a Filipino immigrant to the US was playing with the device during his lunch break. He called it yo-yo which in Ilokano means something like "come back." He started to manufacture them in California in 1928, but he sold out to the Duncan Company. This term caught on and Duncan, a large manufacturer of yo-yo's patented it.

    All this discussion strangely reminds me of the term squatters, used so often in the Philippines... and most recently, Sabah and South China Sea claims. Could squatters possibly be a term invented in the Philippines? I would be more inclined to believe that one. But, it's purely of English derivation. I checked that too just to make sure.

  2. Typical that Filipinos would take credit for their minimal contributions to the world. Filipinos invented corruption garbage lying stupidity laziness and ingratitude. You can look it up. Ok in fairness, they didn't invent it. Just perfected it.

    How To Waste Time, Money, & Resources: Try To Help A Filipino
    by FiloFail

    Trying to help a Filipino is one of the things much of the world has learned is a complete waste of time, money, and resources. This is tragic. I want nothing more than to help the people of my ethnic heritage. But native Filipinos cannot form any understanding or concept of the phrase "feed a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man to fish, and he eats for his lifetime."

    What I experience is that when you try to reason with them, and impart some wisdom from your own life experience, it is often shrugged and disregarded because "that's not the way we do it here". And there's the failure. They cannot make a connection between "the way they do things here" and "if you wish to make changes and improve your situation, you need to realize, or at least consider that "the way you do things here" is the reason you're failing." Why not try something different and see what happens? If "the way you do things here" has been failing, why can't you change "the way you do things here"???

    There are many examples that have proven that the way things have been done for 100's of years was discovered to be the wrong way, and a progressive mind that is willing to learn and grow will depart from tradition and make the change based on proof that it's the wrong way if he/she wishes to improve. But Filipinos cannot form that logic. It's impossible.

    This stems from the general sense of entitlement that is the downfall attribute of the average Filipino. It's strange. They see that if they plant a seed, and water the soil, a plant grows which bears fruit. But unfortunately for them, the Filipino mind is about the most unfertile soil in which to plant a seed. They can form no application of how the basics of life work to their own life. Planting a seed of independence in the average Filipino will most likely fail. Therefore those who have tried, quit trying. Now Philippines is left to rely on their OFW's and charitable handouts. Philippines is like the lazy, apathetic 46 year old son who still lives with and is supported by mom and dad. The only way they'll survive is by those that are willing to support them without obligation.

    There is a difference between disablement and just plain refusal to do for oneself / laziness. If someone is incapable by no decision of their own to support him/herself, I feel that the community should provide. But that is certainly not the case on the most part here in Philippines. It is the refusal to think, reason, and get up off your dead lazy ass and find a fucking honorable way.

    Rather than appreciate a helpful lesson, or if they've been given some kind of financial start with which to expand on, they will selfishly and unwisely squander it. They tend to feel it is other people's DUTY to help them and provide for them, rather than do for themselves. There is such a low value placed on human life, dignity, charity, and good of community. It's "every man for himself" in Philippines. They cannot take a given opportunity and turn it into a way of independence. They will just continue to expect handouts. And this is why today, countries have given up on investing in this country. It doesn't help them, and the investor always loses to the corruption and irresponsible management.

    Scams, rip-offs, lies, and selfishness is the mode of survival here. Elected officials see the suffering, poverty, and desperation, yet continue to plunder their own people. This is an obvious indication of the lack of value placed on human life.

    The only way to help Philippines is to NOT help them. And most of the world community has learned this, which is why Philippines is so isolated. The world community has tried to help, only to find out it was no help at all. So they quit, and leave them to live in the pit they continually choose to keep themselves in.


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