Yes, the USA might have conquered our country but not without conquering our hearts.
Just see this recent survey on which country has the most favorable view of the US:
Why do we love the US?
We Cebuanos even prefer speaking English than Tagalog. We can easily watch American TV shows and movies.
Plus, we can easily interact in the internet with anyone around the world.
Also, we are overtaking India in the outsourcing industry.
That’s how good our English is!
The 2 highest grossing films in the Philippines are Iron Man 3 and The Avengers and some movies like The Bourne Legacy promote our country as a tourist spot.
The US has many amazing movies we should watch. Let us not forget how Kris Aquino boasted her movie to Andrew Garfield, it’s a proof that only Kris Aquino’s movies can fare well against the American movies. Pun intended.
We Filipinos do love to sing. Bahala na’g bati ug tingog basta maka-videoke lang.
The US provided us with a lot of songs to add to our playlist like the famous ‘My Way‘ which is believed to have spurred several killings in videoke bars.
Popular US songs are only, sometimes, overshadowed by Aegis songs.
Hamburgers, fast-food chains, movies, clothing… we wholeheartedly embrace the American culture and assimilate it into our own. They taught us religious freedom and how important education is by providing it for free.
They’re only second to South Koreans with 140,000 visitors from January to February 2014. Not only do we love them, they also love us!
Without the US, there’s no Facebook, there’s no iPhone, there will be no internet. The US is one of the leaders in technological advancement and most of the gadgets we’ve used all came from the US.
As a country located in the Ring of Fire, we’re always greeted by disastrous calamities. Who’s out there to help us? It’s the USA. Just last calamity, when typhoon Yolanda struck the PHL, the US donated $86 million dollars in aid (That’s almost 4 billion pesos!).
The dollar remittances we receive from OFWs help strengthen the economy. And obviously, the US is one of the safest countries for Filipinos to live in.
With China getting more adamant with their territorial claim, the military pact signed by the US will provide stability in the region (although this might be temporary, who knows what China might do?). The US force is enough to somehow curb China’s advancements and reach to a more peaceful resolution.
Having one of the largest and most productive economies, the US’s influence stretches all over the globe. This leads us to think that the US is the paradigm of a successful country, which is what we aim to be.
To President Obama, if you are reading this, though you were greeted with protests when you came here in our country, please do not think that it’s because we hate you and the US. We definitely want you to stay longer and taste our local dishes.