Philippines Named ‘Most Stupid Country' by Time Magazine

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Father Damaso

Gurnee, IL

#1 May 14, 2013
Posted on May 14, 2013
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has been named as Time’s “Most STUPID Country to Elect a 20-Year OJT as a Senator”.
“The overwhelming victory of a self-professed on-the-job trainee-cum-Senator in the recently held election in the Philippines cemented the country’s fate,” wrote Time’s news director Marilou C. Martin.
She added,“Falling for the diversionary tactics of an inexperienced candidate that saw her steer the issue away from her credibility to her skin complexion to make herself look like the underdog; gave us no choice but to bestow such title to a country, who was destined for greatness before the elections.”
“And yes, we intentionally all-capped the word stupid for added emphasis,” according to Martin.
Time gave special attention to the country’s 11,789,643 registered voters (as of press time) who voted for Nancy Binay, as contributing to the country’s “overall stupidity rating index”.
“These are probably the same 11,289,648 people who had no access to the internet to witness the criticism their bet received for her lack political background or experience.”
The magazine didn’t wait for Comelec’s final and official number of votes Binay received before coming out with the latest issue saying that,“The amount of gullibility and the unprecedented level of idiocy forced us to go to press immediately.”
The article also noted that the country’s saving grace, namely its recent credit rating upgrade, Manny Pacquiao, Jessica Sanchez or Jada Pinkett-Smith asking for a copy of Jericho Rosales’ film did not help one bit.
“Those are only minor achievements as compared to the repercussions the sheer amount of stupidity the recent actions of the Filipino people entails.”
“It’s these kind of situations that not even Lou Diamond Philips winning the Oscars or the Philippines winning the next Miss Universe can help with your country’s image,” said Martin.
All is not lost however, according to political analyst Mak Jendoza.
Ladies and gentlemen, your future Mayor, Vice Mayor, President, First Lady, Pope and Vice President.
“Andyan na yan eh, ano pa magagawa natin (She’s already there, what else can we do)?” said Jendoza.“Siguraduhin nalang natin na hindi na mauulit ito pagdating ng 2016 (We just have to make sure that we shall not repeat this same mistake come 2016).”
“Abe eh kung maging presidente ang tatay nyan at madagdagan pa ng isang kapatid sa Senado sa 2016, baka pati ang United Nations hirangin na din tayong mga inutil (If ever her dad became president and another one of her sibling became a senator in 2016, even the United Nations shall name us stupid),” warned Jendoza.
“I can’t say that I’m proud of this recent ‘achievement’ of our country,” said Johnny Manuel Ebola after learning about the magazine cover.“But at least I’m proud to say that I’m not one of those 11,789,643 nincompoops!”
Father Damaso

Gurnee, IL

#2 May 14, 2013
Tanga talaga! TANGA! tangna naman oo!! Siguro tama lang si marcel na kamuhian nya ang PINAS!
israelNOTpinas

Quezon City, Philippines

#3 May 14, 2013
Father Damaso wrote:
Posted on May 14, 2013
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has been named as Time’s “Most STUPID Country to Elect a 20-Year OJT as a Senator”.
“The overwhelming victory of a self-professed on-the-job trainee-cum-Senator in the recently held election in the Philippines cemented the country’s fate,” wrote Time’s news director Marilou C. Martin.
She added,“Falling for the diversionary tactics of an inexperienced candidate that saw her steer the issue away from her credibility to her skin complexion to make herself look like the underdog; gave us no choice but to bestow such title to a country, who was destined for greatness before the elections.”
“And yes, we intentionally all-capped the word stupid for added emphasis,” according to Martin.
Time gave special attention to the country’s 11,789,643 registered voters (as of press time) who voted for Nancy Binay, as contributing to the country’s “overall stupidity rating index”.
“These are probably the same 11,289,648 people who had no access to the internet to witness the criticism their bet received for her lack political background or experience.”
The magazine didn’t wait for Comelec’s final and official number of votes Binay received before coming out with the latest issue saying that,“The amount of gullibility and the unprecedented level of idiocy forced us to go to press immediately.”
The article also noted that the country’s saving grace, namely its recent credit rating upgrade, Manny Pacquiao, Jessica Sanchez or Jada Pinkett-Smith asking for a copy of Jericho Rosales’ film did not help one bit.
“Those are only minor achievements as compared to the repercussions the sheer amount of stupidity the recent actions of the Filipino people entails.”
“It’s these kind of situations that not even Lou Diamond Philips winning the Oscars or the Philippines winning the next Miss Universe can help with your country’s image,” said Martin.
All is not lost however, according to political analyst Mak Jendoza.
Ladies and gentlemen, your future Mayor, Vice Mayor, President, First Lady, Pope and Vice President.
“Andyan na yan eh, ano pa magagawa natin (She’s already there, what else can we do)?” said Jendoza.“Siguraduhin nalang natin na hindi na mauulit ito pagdating ng 2016 (We just have to make sure that we shall not repeat this same mistake come 2016).”
“Abe eh kung maging presidente ang tatay nyan at madagdagan pa ng isang kapatid sa Senado sa 2016, baka pati ang United Nations hirangin na din tayong mga inutil (If ever her dad became president and another one of her sibling became a senator in 2016, even the United Nations shall name us stupid),” warned Jendoza.
“I can’t say that I’m proud of this recent ‘achievement’ of our country,” said Johnny Manuel Ebola after learning about the magazine cover.“But at least I’m proud to say that I’m not one of those 11,789,643 nincompoops!”
IGLESIA NI CRISTO 2013 SENATOR BLOC VOTE

NANCY BINAY
Angara
Aquino
Cayetano legarda
Grace Poe
Trillanes
Villar
Jack Enrile
jV Estrada
Honasan
Gordon

Quiboloy Senator Bloc Vote

NANCY BINAY
Angara
JV Estrada
Enrile
Hagedorn
Gordon
Zubiri
Legarda
Escudero
Aquino
Villar
Grace Poe
Martin Nuke

Makati, Philippines

#4 May 14, 2013
I voted for Nancy Binay because it would serve as a filler for for evil corrupt candidates not to enter the Magic 12.

Chose the lesser evil.

Look at Enrile Jr he didn't enter the Magic 12 because many knows that he is an evil corrupt person.
President Manny Pacquiao

Bagumbayan, Philippines

#5 May 14, 2013
The leading philippine media networks should candidly report this kind of news to filipinos! The media should stop spoiling filipinos like hypocrite politicians wanting to get some votes. Upon hearing this kind of honest news, filipinos may either become ashamed and be forced to right themselves, or be a belligerent onion skinned. If their reaction is the latter, then so what? They're not formidable as china or malaysia!? Let's roll up a newspaper and whack it to their heads! A nation of low I.Q. maids! Most stupid country!
WMD

Minto, Australia

#6 May 15, 2013
For years everyone in the world knows that Philippines is enundated with stupid people there's nothing new. It such a shame it took international media for them to realized their stupidity.
amc

Quezon City, Philippines

#7 May 15, 2013
Martin Nuke wrote:
I voted for Nancy Binay because it would serve as a filler for for evil corrupt candidates not to enter the Magic 12.
Chose the lesser evil.
Look at Enrile Jr he didn't enter the Magic 12 because many knows that he is an evil corrupt person.
nice try STUPID. you think her daddy isnt corrupt? he advocates dynasties? DOUBLE STUPID FOR YOU.

in case they dont know it, TIME MAG is America. millions read it and will get huge laughs over it. worse yet , they wont forget when the fils comes begging for cash like they deserve it.

Americans are not as generous as they used to be , because they are not so blind now. they are paying attention and the STUPID FILS gets a lot of bad attention.

i think you flips better start looking for a very strong man as your dictator.
amc

Quezon City, Philippines

#8 May 15, 2013
how refreshing to see TIME speak out. its like a beacon in the dark , so far away telling us expats, you were right. you were right. omg you were right.

STUPIDEST COUNTRY STATUS is going to get tons of press very soon.

so now will manila put TIME MAG. on its hit list and ban TIME from entry into the fils? hahahahaha

will senators want to kill TIME MAG ? hahahahaha

this is great day for flips. i hope they see it for what it means. there are no more blaming games. no more shouts of PROUD TO BE FILIPINO.

just shame. nationally.

ARRESTADO MANNY PAQUIAO thug congressman
amc

Quezon City, Philippines

#9 May 15, 2013
WMD wrote:
For years everyone in the world knows that Philippines is enundated with stupid people there's nothing new. It such a shame it took international media for them to realized their stupidity.
noynoy will be smiling on the news. you watch. youll see.
President WillieRevillame

Bagumbayan, Philippines

#10 May 15, 2013
From pearl of the orient, to sick man of asia and now to most stupid country in the whole world!
Martin Nuke

Makati, Philippines

#11 May 15, 2013
amc wrote:
<quoted text>
noynoy will be smiling on the news. you watch. youll see.
All Politicians are corrupt in different degrees but there are more Senators and Polititians with SALNs much higher than Daddy Binay' like II have stated choose the lesser evil.
amc

Quezon City, Philippines

#12 May 15, 2013
Martin Nuke wrote:
<quoted text>
All Politicians are corrupt in different degrees but there are more Senators and Polititians with SALNs much higher than Daddy Binay' like II have stated choose the lesser evil.
yes, i heard you the 1st time.
joules

Plano, TX

#13 May 15, 2013
Let history be the judge.

Bear in mind we elected a housewife once to become president and it turned out good(arguable to some).

And we voted a brilliant senator bar topnotcher to be president before her and that turned out to be a disaster.(also arguable to some).

Perhaps the logically percieved 'stupid' votes may turn into something positive -(wishful thinking)
amcummer

Saint Paul, MN

#14 May 15, 2013
I know some people are very stupid or inexperienced and poorly educated about the ways of human and the world and that's true to those who strive to gain advantageous positions and those who does not but I don't have much problem with that. I have no kids to deal with animals called human.
joules

Plano, TX

#15 May 15, 2013
TIME mag uses a different metric to make its proclamations of what is stupid or not stupid and it surely is not from the point of view of our 'stupid voters'.

If we were to rationalize, we could speculate that in the back of the minds of our 'stupid' voters, a vote to the sibling is an extension of their approval of the father accomplishments. This seems to be an inherent behaviour in many of our uninformed voters.

One would be naive to think that the top senator on the list - Grace Poe was the most voted solely on her platform and accomplishments. To most voters she represented an extension of her beloved Daddy FPJ who almost became president despite never having held any political office.

It is not the case with Legarda who, despite her failure to justify her SALN discrepancies, managed to be #2 because of her experience and performance.

So I say to those who call the Filipinos stupid - they probably are just misinformed and perhaps righteous.
President Kris Aquino

Bagumbayan, Philippines

#16 May 15, 2013
I would like to see a Filipino astronaut become the president of the Philippines.
BaKuteH

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

#17 May 15, 2013
They are neither misinformed nor rightous, its true that pinoy have not-so-high IQ standards.. For example how the pearl of the orient have turned to dump or huge slums, how political dynasties and cronyism survives till this day! A country that starts from rich to poor due to mismanagement by local pinoy govt
joules

Plano, TX

#18 May 15, 2013
BaKuteH wrote:
They are neither misinformed nor rightous, its true that pinoy have not-so-high IQ standards.. For example how the pearl of the orient have turned to dump or huge slums, how political dynasties and cronyism survives till this day! A country that starts from rich to poor due to mismanagement by local pinoy govt
I beg to differ. Basic literacy is almost universal in the Philippines. Of the estimated 68 million Filipinos 10 years old and over in 2008, 95.6 percent are basically literate. The basic literacy rate is 96.1 percent among females and 95.1 percent among males. This is higher than in many of the 3rd world countries, so the main premise of your statement is incorrect. The reason the Philippines went from pearl of the orient to poor man of asia has nothing to do with the IQs of its citizens. To explain how we got there will take a lot more space than what this blogsite has to offer. Cheers.
xyz

Grays, UK

#19 May 15, 2013
Ever heard of "iba talaga ang talino ng mga pinoy"?

The truth is... the filipinos are not as clever as they think they are. Now that's reality.
amcummer

Saint Paul, MN

#20 May 15, 2013
I don't think PH is alone as being stupid most of the so called democracy country are stupid but some are too big to fail despite the proportionately bigger stupidities.

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