One foreigner was in an inquiry in twitter that goes this way.
“Here is the question…why do the Philippines claimJessica Sanchez?
Jessica was born an raised in the US. I don’t THINK she speaks tagalog.”
Just a simple answer,
Jessica’s mom is a Filipina thus she is considered a Filipino Pride.
Furthermore, we, the Filipinos have this culture of making a big deal out of an achievement of a fellow Filipino,
whether that personality is full blooded Pinoy,
a part Filipino or even that person can’t speak our language, the Filipino or any of our dialect.
When we hear a song, watch a movie or a TV Show, read an article and something related to Filipinos was mentioned, we consider it as a Pinoy Pride
and even when something not good was mentioned, the whole country became frenzy just to say our piece and tries to defend our Pinoy Pride.
Most of the time when we have new acquaintance, we try to dig deeper and ask where that person came from then ask his/her family background just to find out if we are related to one another, trying to find connection.
Thus it is just right to consider Jessica Sanchez as a Pinoy Pride, she was born in the US with a Filipino mother and Mexican father, with US citizenship, but the fact that she did recognize her being a Filipino is an indication that she embraced her heritage.She even gave a courtesy call to PNoy when he went in the US.
As simple as that but it seems that this NASTY FOREIGNER sounds like making a make a big deal out of it MAYBE because she is the manager of another Pinoy Pride, Charice.
The Filipino artist who became popular for being a simple Performing Artist with a great voice but now slowly turning into a mockery for her personality, grooming and trying hard American Accent. Thus I think she is more to be questioned about her heritage that she seems to stay away from by trying to look like and sound like an American.
What a pathetic thing to do, question a nation for embracing a Pinoy Pride when her protegee is the one trying hard to look like an American.
I did read her other posts and she seems to have a problem with us Filipinos like questioning why we don’t appreciate what we have.
What is the problem with Filipinos hailing Jessica Sanchez? It would look worse when Filipinos won’t be proud of her achievement.
The problem with Charice being ridiculed by Filipinos is simply because she became airhead with her style, talks like and looks like a Trying hard American wannabe.
If only she remained as the simple girl we used to know, with a powerful talent, she could still be loved a lot by her countrymen.
Evolution in looks as part of growing up is not bad, but it looks ugly, when such style doesn’t match the beautiful aura form a swan to ugly duckling already.
I hailed Charice’s achievement, making name for the Philippines but the fact that she now faces a lot of controversies like that of her dad’s death, the issue with David Foster and her looks. It was a big disappointment. Yes I hope she will still be admired for her talent and it’s good, I could close my eyes when listening to her angelic voice. The Corazon in Glee was great and the cute girl with a powerful voice gracing talent shows in ABS-CBN, that the Charice I want to remember.
DUH! That’s is why we have the slogan It’s More Fun in the Philippines to shout-out our appreciation of how beautiful our country is, of how we could be proud of our heritage.
If I am a public official, I do want to consider Courtney Blooding as a Persona Non-Grata already coz it is so obvious she does have a problem with our country, the people and our culture.
Going back to Jessica,
why do Filipino people hailed her as a Pinoy Pride?
again the logic that her mother is a Filipino and how her LOLA talks about their Filipino heritage
It must be recalled that Jessica was aiming to perform in the Philippines because and they got lots of love for her
and she doesn’t need to be born in the Philippines nor speak the language rather the fact that her family had let her experience Pinoy stuff like eating Filipino food such as “lumpia, pancit, adobo” thrn recently in her visit in our country, she ate BALUT.
She also performed IKAW, an OPM popularized by Flipino artists.
Jessica is also distinctly Filipino just by being a family-oriented. Thru “Balitang America” she recalled how she looks up to her mother, who had been the one that inspired her, taught her so many things that made her the way she is right now. “I want to give them back every bit of support that they’ve given to me throughout the years. They’ve supported me and sacrificed so many things. I just want my family to be happy and I wanna be happy,” such adorable words form her. Knowing more Tagalog than Mexican, she does so obviously embracing her Filipino heritage thus there is no need to question why she is a Pinoy Pride.
About her looks, I do wish that she will keep her distinct Filipino-Mexican look and just improve and became a SWAN and not the other way around. She also admitted that is not a perfect girl and admitted that when she is in a glamour look she feels so dolled-up to play the part when performing.
Our country, the Filipino people and Filipino heritage are not perfect, but still a lovely culture culture, with beautiful people and a country to be proud of.
That is what Pinoy Pride means, the imperfections are the reasons why the Philippines is such a country to behold.
This is my opinion, you may disagree with me but still I consider Charice and Jessica both as Pinoy Pride but I found Courtney Blooding as nasty who don’t deserve to be in our country.
Anyway here is a repost of the other side of the story
from http://www.mb.com.ph, tempo.com.ph and ABS-CBNnews.com
Someone is confused why Pinoys claim Jessica Sanchez as their own.
Courtney Blooding, the former production assistant of award-winning record producer David Foster who was recently appointed by singer Charice Pempengco as her manager, recently aired her bewilderment on the matter via Twitter by posing a question to her followers via several posts.
“Ok, I have a legit question. I am not trying to judge or anything, I just want to know.
“Here is the question…why do the Philippines claim Jessica Sanchez? Jessica was born an[d] raised in the US. I don’t THINK she speaks [T]agalog.
“Which, to me, makes her true American. How many people in the US come from mixed cultural backgrounds? We r a melting pot.
“AND I just read that this concert is her first ever trip to the Philippines….
“Isn’t a Filipino passport kind of a big indication of citizenship and a lack of one a big indication of no citizenship?
Apparently, Blooding feels that Pinoys “claiming” Sanchez — whose mother hails from Samal, Bataan — is a big “turn-off.”
She posted, “If only the people of the Philippines would stop looking elsewhere and focus on local things, maybe they could see the value of many of the great people and resources there. Many great things and people there. It’s just a group mentality that it’s not good enough. It’s kind of a turn off to a foreigner such as myself cuz it can come across as ungrateful for the talent and resources God gave.”
Blooding denied commenting on the matter just to direct attention to her ward.
“There is room for everyone an[d] people will love or hate no matter what. But I just think it’s kind of wrong to say Jessica is part of Filipino pride when she is American before anything else,” she said.
The outspoken American added that more than anything else she is “insulted”that Filipinos seemingly only put “value” on something that the US approves.
“And the more I think about it, I start to get insulted on many levels. Ph can’t claim something that is made in USA. And they only wanted to claim Charice after people in the USA put value in her. It’s wrong for both singers. Sorry, I’m just feeling a bit indignant about the situation,” she posted.
Blooding hypothesized that if Sanchez, who is in Manila along with other “AI” finalists for a one-night concert Friday, would be asked about it, she would probably identify herself an American more than anything else.
“I mean if she had to mark on a form a particular country or culture, what would be? I assume American,” she said.
In the end, Blooding defended herself from critics who condemned her opinion.
She went on to maintain that she also likes Sanchez and that she is not aching for the “limelight,” only that she wants to understand Filipino mentality.
“Please don’t condemn me for asking a cultural question,” she said.