Why do Filipinos consider themselves as Pacific Islanders?

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iopp

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Oct 24, 2008
 
Just because the Philippines is in the Pacific Ocean, it doesn't mean filipinos are pacific islanders.
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Oct 24, 2008
 
iopp wrote:
Just because the Philippines is in the Pacific Ocean, it doesn't mean filipinos are pacific islanders.
Wow, that's news to me. Thanks for telling me that I consider myself a Pacific islander. I always thought that I was just Filipino.

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Oct 19, 2009
 
I noticed that too. Too bad for the real pacific islanders!
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Filipnoes want the huge paychecks the feds hands out to the phony "natives" who claim to be pacific islanders but look asian and haole.
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Oct 20, 2009
 
What a shame
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icare wrote:
I noticed that too. Too bad for the real pacific islanders!
So GENIUS how did you define a P-A-C-I-F-I-C I-S-L-A-N-D-E-R?
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So what wrote:
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So GENIUS how did you define a P-A-C-I-F-I-C I-S-L-A-N-D-E-R?
One who can move in to Mayor Wrights, KPT, KamIV, Kamehameha Housing.
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Oct 23, 2009
 
Anyone who is from Samoa,Tahiti,Fiji,Fuji,Tonga and East Timor. There are other counties to add to the list too.
Filipinos should be called asians because they have more asian influences amongst them. Even thought Japan and Phillippines are in the Pacific Ocean, they are asian.
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I think it's mostly mainland Filipinos who consider themselves Pacific Islander probably b/c there aren't very many Hawaiians, Samoans, or Tongans living nearby. Most, if not all Filipinos residing in Hawaii consider themselves Asian and/or mixed.

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Jan 8, 2010
 
alice wrote:
Filipnoes want the huge paychecks the feds hands out to the phony "natives" who claim to be pacific islanders but look asian and haole.
That's funny. Pinoys are pinoys no matter what they are. If their kids marry haole or popolo, they're still pinoys.Pinoys adapt to easily to other cultures especialy to american culture. Heck, in the PI they are abandoning the spanish influence and replacing it with american.
Less spanish words are used in Tagalog now.
Mestizos rule in entertainment even if they dont look it.
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Jan 9, 2010
 
Filipinos do not consider themselves Pacific Islanders. What a silly, stupid question. It's like "Why is the moon purple?"
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Jan 9, 2010
 
Peaches wrote:
Filipinos do not consider themselves Pacific Islanders. What a silly, stupid question. It's like "Why is the moon purple?"
That was stereotipicaly a "pinoy" color. It is a "rrrromantic coollor". Purple moon evokes thoughts of "rrrromance".
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Jan 9, 2010
 
ohhwee wrote:
<quoted text>That was stereotipicaly a "pinoy" color. It is a "rrrromantic coollor". Purple moon evokes thoughts of "rrrromance".
actually, purple is the color of my birthstone, amethyst. nothing filipino about it.
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Jan 10, 2010
 
Look no offense on this one but "more asian"? WTF? Show me some cultural similarities between Koreans, Japanese and Thais (written languages anyone?) and aboriginal Filipinos. Historically however Filipinos have a different relationship with the Federal Government than Poly/Micro/Mela-nesians, as such they have traditionally been placed in the census category of "Asian", although don't let that mean too much to you, Hawaiians were considered "caucasian" for the purposes of the WWI draft.

Pacific Islands is the "PC-Sensitive-Nondicrimin atory" way to say Poly/Micro/Mela-nesian; the words alone would qualify anyone who live on a Pacific Island as being a Pacific Islander, but our PC ways don't let this happen (just like how white people in hawaii aren't 'supposed' to say they're hawaiian, while californians don't discriminate on the demonym).

As another example let's look at "African Americans", is a caucasian person born in South Africa, or an Arab born in Egypt an "African American" if they were to move to the US? The simple meaning of the words... yes they are from Africa and as such are African Americans, however, at the same time they're not, because in our PC nanny-state everyone knows that African American means black, we're just not supposed to say black anymore.
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WTF? LA? I'm sitting in Manoa.
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Who dug up this old thread?

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Kuya Bhoy wrote:
Who dug up this old thread?
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One pinoy did.who else would?Or maybe a Pacific Islander-a real one trying to start this argument again.
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I admire Pinoy culture
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Tailspin dude.
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Kuya Bhoy wrote:
Who dug up this old thread?
It's people who are adicted to Topix. Since there are few new threads, the old ones will be recycled. Everyone needs their Topix fix.

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