HEART and Loyalty/Patriotism to the Philippines.. Whether his chinese, spanish, native, negrito, upland tribe, muslim, amerasian, eurasian, blasian.
A 100% native Filipino can be the most un-Filipino of all.
Really, I do have Tsinoy friends and they are more Filipino than some "malay/native" Filipinos in my School.
For me, being Filipino is not by ethnicity/race but by heart.
Gen. Paua was a Full-blooded chinese but he fought side by side with the "natives". And besides, most of our heroes are actually mestizos(both Spanish and Chinese).
Minsan nga napapaisip ako na masPilipino pa ang mga mestizo kesa sa mga "purong" Pilipino.
Si Jay Perillo(hindi ko maalala kung SCQ yun o Star Struck or Star In a Million) he's of Chinese descent(mukha pa ngang f4 eh!) pero sabi niya Filipino siya.
"The Philippines is our country, it is the land of our birth, the home of our people....Our blood may be Chinese but our roots grow deep in Philippine soil, our bonds are with the Filipino people....it is our desire, our hope and aspiration--that with the rest of our people, we shall find our rightful place in the Philippine sun."
Jasmine Trias, anyone? Hehehe
Assimilation, not discrimination ... naks.