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Philippines, India: Why Does the Philippines Hate India?

A cross-cultural discussion at Sepia Mutiny, sparked by results from a BBC World poll that showed that the Philippines, among 33 countries, had the most negative impression of India. Manish thought it was because India and the Philippines are global competitors in the services sector, the Unlawyer in Manila is puzzled because locals pay little attention to India while one Filipino commenter believes it's because Indians in the Philippines are associated with moneylending.

11 comments

  • anuj

    strange…i have no opinions about philippines

  • Jose Agapito

    Could you please elaborate the BBC World poll. Filipinos do not hate India in general and please be careful in such kind of pronouncements which may not reflect the true sentiments of the general Filipino population.

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    A cross-cultural discussion at Sepia Mutiny, sparked by results from a BBC World poll that showed that the Philippines, among 33 countries, had the most negative impression of India. Manish thought it was because India and the Philippines are global co…

  • Esperanza

    I don’t think it’s right to call it hate, it’s more of indifference. Just because a person is not on your list of favorite people it doesn’t mean you hate them right?

  • esperanza

    It’s wrong to say that Philippines hate India, if you say that India is not on the list of Philippines’ favorite than it’ more accurate

  • Beng

    Not True. We Filipinos do not hate Indians. We’re all the same. We’re all human beings. Maybe we do not like them but it does not mean we hate them. Hate is different. Indians may not like Filipinos as well but that does not mean they hate Filipinos.

  • Adithya

    Why does the Philippines dislike India? Only one bold reason JEALOUS.!!!!! Everyone knows that worked with Philippine citizens.

  • vijaysen kumar

    That title ” why filipinos hate indians” came from a JEALOUS indian. He likes to create an impression that filipinos are jealous of them but in fact he is the one who is jealous.

    Search the net and you would find nothing about BBC poll about FILIPINOS hating INDIANS.

    Do not believe without investigating first.

  • No,why should we hate them,no reasons,they are friendly,nice,they are the ones who give us money when needed,they are the second largest foreign entity in our country,after Chinese,they are the ones who employs my mother and thousand other Filipinos,and most of the Indian residents here are Christians,no racism please,kaya di yumayaman ang Pinas,kahit si PNoy bbatikusin pa kht gnagawa na lahat,please lang………….

  • Arnell Sacayanan Pulido

    I’m a filipino but i don’t hate India.

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