Top 121 Philippines Quotes

In this post, you will find great Philippines Quotes from famous people, such as Manny Pacquiao,, Andrew Tan, Catriona Gray, Benigno Aquino III. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

I want the people of the Philippines to be happy, even

I want the people of the Philippines to be happy, even if they have nothing.
Our first conversation went like: ‘So, what do you do in the Philippines for fun?’ ‘Well, I like to rap and breakdance.’ And Will was like, ‘What?? Me too!’ That sparked our friendship and from then on, we were inseparable.
By the year 2020, we envision our group to be the largest hotel developer in the Philippines, with a total portfolio of around 12,000 hotel rooms.
Andrew Tan
It’s just so funny that when I was growing up, I was very much of an Australian. I just thought it was funny that there was this war, like, ‘No, she‘s ours, she’s practically a Miss Australia.’ But I am a Miss Philippines.
The Philippines is for the Philippines. We can defend ourselves.
I’ve known what it’s like to survive without a steady job. Growing up in the Philippines, I watched my parents juggle part-time jobs at the corner shop and as tailors, barely able to make ends meet for my three brothers and me.
There was a time in the mid-’50s when the Philippines was in the same league as Japan economically and academics-wise.
Lucio Tan
I think that the United States and the Philippines have always had a good relationship with each other. We were colonized by the Americans and we have their culture and our traditions even up to this day and I think that we’re very welcoming with the Americans. And I don’t see any problem with that at all.
I didn’t finish the stories until we went to the Philippines and I got malaria. I couldn’t work and I didn’t have any money, but I had seven stories. So I wrote three or four more.
Denis Johnson
After living a decade in Jakarta, I chose. I chose Manila, the Philippines, for better or worse.
Colombia, Philippines, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Mexico, these are all powerhouse countries in pageants, and have very aggressive fans, this is like soccer to many in these countries.
I haven‘t left the Philippines for many years, I haven’t been in the U.S. for six years.
China is the big economic engine in Asia, so what happens is, as China growth expands, these countries in the periphery of China, whether it be Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, they end up growing with China because they become big exporters.
I’ve done a lot of the NBA programs in the Philippines and other places in South Florida. But I’ve always wanted to be a part of BWB in Africa.
There’s a lot of kids just like me growing up in the Philippines, so I don’t want them to give up. So listen to your parents, work hard and you can achieve so much.
When I see the discrepancy between kids in the Philippines and the U.S., I feel like I have to give them an opportunity.
I’m fascinated by the Philippines because I’m from here. I was born here. I’m a Filipino.
President Obama and I recognize the importance of strong economic engagement for the continued growth of both the Philippines and the United States.
The people in the Philippines are so extraordinarily nice.
I actually quite miss being called Philippines because in the pageant it’s normal for us to be called our country instead of our names. If somebody goes, ‘Philippines!’ I turn my head and I know that’s me. Now they go ‘Pia’ or ‘Miss Universe.’ Of course that’s better. But I also miss that, being called my country.
But I’m thankful that God used me to inspire all the young generation and all the Philippines people to keep fighting during this pandemic.
Technology and the Internet are not just changing politics here in the U.S. It’s also happening abroad. In the Philippines, where I grew up, grassroots organizers used text messaging to help overthrow a president.
I’ve been stocking up on dry shampoo. We don’t have dry shampoo in the Philippines yet. I notice that here in the U.S., there are a lot of volumizing products, like salt spray. In the Philippines, the humidity can make your hair a bit flat, so I’m wondering, how come we don’t have this back home?
The Philippines must ensure that it adopts, as much as possible, an equi-balancing strategy towards both China and America. To push back against Chinese adventurism by deepening Philippine dependence on another power runs counter to the very logic of protecting its national sovereignty.
The Philippines is unfortunately not a football country – basketball is more popular.
The difference between Rappler and other newsgroups in the Philippines is that journalists control Rappler both editorially and commercially. We make decisions that are bad for business but protect the public sphere.
Actually, we chose the name Sun Cellular because we believe the name ‘Sun’ is bright, forward-looking and optimistic. It is my sincere hope that the whole Philippines will share our positive outlook, optimism and faith in the country’s future.
We’ve supported the U.S. every step of the way. The Philippines was the first government in Asia after September 11, in fact, the night of September 11; it was nighttime for us then. It was daytime here. We were the first government in Asia to come out and say that we’re supporting the U.S.
I may now carry the sash of Miss Universe, but I’ll forever be your Miss Philippines.
Then there is my country, the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte placed most of the country under a lockdown on the ides of March. Surrounded by men in uniform, he cut public transportation and talked about home quarantine, checkpoints and curfews, but said little about the virus or economic aid for those in need.
My mom raised us like we were still in the Philippines. She tried to cure everything at home like a real Filipino woman. You had to die to go to the hospital. My mom cured everything with Vicks VapoRub. I should‘ve died nine times when I was a kid!
My father was stationed at Clark Air Base in the Philip

My father was stationed at Clark Air Base in the Philippines, which had a hospital where they brought casualties straight from the battlefield. My mother was kind of a sophisticated bohemian, and my father was in the military to make a living.
Apl is very humble, but he’s humongous in the Philippines.
The most important thing to keep in mind is the incredible diversity of talent that’s out there – there are so many great actors from all over Asia, from Singapore and Hong Kong to the Philippines and Mainland China, not to mention many great Asian-American actors who are eager for fun and challenging roles.
While I wasn’t able to do my first walk‘ as Miss Universe during my pageant, at least I’ll be able to do my final walk – and it will happen in the Philippines no less.
I was doing TV work, theatre work, and some film work in the Philippines when I left.
I actually did not touch any type of computer until I came to America. I knew computers existed, yes, but I didn’t have access to them. In the Philippines, I did have video games.
I wouldn’t be the same Pia if I won Miss Philippines on my first try.
I used to work for the World Health Organisation in poor countries all over the world – Bangladesh, Korea, the Philippines and India. You learn a whole range of things about how other people are living and try to connect with them to gain an understanding of where they’re coming from.
Honor in the Dust’ is less about the freedom of the Philippines than the soul of the United States.
Candice Millard
It’s so crazy: my mom and dad divorced when I was 11, and my fondest memories are in the Philippines and being raised by my mom. It’s such a big part of my life.
The Iraqi regime was supporting terrorist cells all over the world. We had to expel three Iraqi diplomats from the Philippines because of evidence that they were either in touch with Abu Sayyaf or doing their own espionage.
The trouble with the Labour Party leadership and the trade union leadership, they’re quite willing to applaud millions on the streets of the Philippines or in Eastern Europe, without understanding the need to also produce millions of people on the streets of Britain.
Arthur Scargill
I believe this Emperador Distillers investment in Whyte & Mackay is good for the Philippines as a whole, not only beneficial to our business.
Andrew Tan
We need the children of Indonesia and the Philippines to manufacture our freedom of choice.
Apl, my bandmate, is from the Philippines. He came to America in 1989, and the first person he met was And then, I met them when we were 17. Our common ground was music.
I’m from the Philippines and I moved to this country when I was 16.
Originally in the United States, there were no laws regulating behavioral advertising. As a result, like in the Philippines, government has relied on industry self-regulation.
Arab-led Islamic fundamentalism destabilizes nations from Algeria to the Philippines.
The Philippines, it has a politics of patronage. Family and favors, in addition to the old cliche of guns, goons and gold, really do still hold a lot of sway.
In this era of globalisation, I believe that the only way to push the Philippines forward is to focus our energy on improving English, mathematics, science, and technology.
Lucio Tan
When you live in the Philippines or a country like that, you develop something of a very thick skin because you’re confronted every day with all of the problems all around you.
The Philippines ranks among top off-shoring hubs in the world because of cost competitiveness and, more importantly, our highly trainable, English proficient, IT-enabled management and manpower.
Flipping through the ‘Toronto Star’ one day in 2008, I noticed a piece about a phenomenal boxer from the Philippines who had won several different titles in several different weight divisions. Manny Pacquiao’s rise from heart-crushing poverty to the top ranks of his sport was astounding.
The Philippines has no policy that demands sacrifice of human lives.
I have been with President Trump as he has spoken with leaders from countries on six continents, including Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and many more.
I love my homeland, but it’s an absurd country. Politics in the Philippines is like spectator sports!
I’ve been starting in new places year after year after year. It’s just like when I went to Greece or the Philippines. I love when people think I’m a new artist. It’s a chance to start over.
There are many beautiful and resource-rich areas all over the Philippines that are still undeveloped or under-developed. These areas offer opportunities for better master-planning and the emergence of better communities as well as cities.
Andrew Tan
I said yes to Smart because I know that connectivity plays a big role in linking K-Drama to Filipinos. I would not have felt this kind of reception from our friends in the Philippines if the fans did not have access to the content we offer.
Journey are very big in the Philippines.
I was blessed and lucky to have been given opportunity. I really thank my dad, Joe Ben Hudgens, for taking his time and adopting this kid from the Philippines, and gave him his future, and opportunities. Without him, I wouldn’t be here.
In the face of a rising China, along with authoritarian

In the face of a rising China, along with authoritarian regimes from Brazil to the Philippines to Turkey to Russia, and the constant presence of belligerent non-state actors, we need to reform our military to deal with asymmetrical threats.
There is so much more to the Philippines than just Manila. The beauty is in the neighboring islands.
Coming from the Philippines, my whole goal was to support my family and have a better living situation.
When I was growing up in the Philippines, the story that was read to me most was Pinocchio.
I grew up in the Philippines and I moved to the U.S. – to Texas – when I was a teenager.
Bella Poarch
I first visited the Philippines when I was 29. I thought I would feel at home there, but I felt more out of place than I did in the U.S. I discovered I was more American than Filipino. It was shattering because I never felt quite at home in the U.S., either.
In the Philippines, the host should always be willing to defer to the wishes of the guest.
I will not settle to become No. 2. Ever since I was a child, even before coming here to the Philippines, I’ve always believed in doing my best.
My sister is a good story of resiliency. She had a full ride at UC Davis, but she left school to go to the Philippines – and then she decided to go back to school in her 40s, which surprised me. She went to UC Berkeley, and I think she was one of two African Americans in her class at Haas. She’s really impressive.
Chili Davis
Although I wasn’t able to get a visa for Vietnam, I was able to talk with swift boat veterans to get a feel for the time and place, and I visited a tropical prison in the Philippines to get a sense of what a Vietnamese prison might have been like.
Tony Hillerman
I really do not know. I really do not know how to solve the problem of the Philippines. I cannot be the savior of this republic.
The Philippines is a terrible name, coming from Spain. Phillip II was the father of the inquisition, who I believe died of syphilis. It is my great regret that we didn’t change the name of our country.
I really had no great love for shoes. I was a working First Lady; I was always in canvas shoes. I did nurture the shoes industry of the Philippines, and so every time there was a shoe fair, I would receive a pair of shoes as a token of gratitude.
Growing up for me in the Philippines was hard to read comic books because I’m blind.
I just wanted to finally release something that sounded really fun, and ‘Must Be Love’ is that song! I’m telling you, I went to the Philippines and sang that live for everyone, and everyone was singing along, and I thought, ‘Wow!’ Everyone was singing this song back to me because everyone loves love.
The Philippines has vast minerals that are still untapped. It has one of the world’s largest deposits of gold, nickel, copper and chromite. Through responsible mining, we intend to generate more revenues from the extraction of these resources.
A long time ago, when Korea was having a hard time, the Philippines came to Korea and helped the Korean people. We’re very thankful, as a country.
We practically own everything in the Philippines.
Well you know it’s dangerous in politics, because especially in the Philippines there’s a lot of killing in politics.
I love the Philippines. I feel like it’s a huge part of me. It’s my home.
Bella Poarch
I have to sacrifice time with my family, sacrifice time with my friends, sacrifice time with studying… my work at the Philippines Air Force.
We seriously suspect the agents of the Americans and Israelis in conducting such horrendous terrorist acts and cannot believe the people who kidnap Philippines nationals, for instance, or behead U.S. nationals are Muslims.
Ali Khamenei
I actually wanna go back to the Philippines, not the old house that I used to live in but I would want to visit the Philippines.
Bella Poarch
I run Rappler, an online news site in the Philippines.
Typhoon Haiyan showed the entire world how vulnerable the Philippines as well as other developing countries are to natural disasters.
I usually go out riding late at night when there’s no traffic because L.A. has become almost like the Philippines now as far as traffic.
Richard Grieco
If I were to be Miss Universe, I will use my voice to influence the youth and I would raise awareness to certain causes like HIV awareness that is timely and relevant to my country which is the Philippines.
My writing has been shaped by the three countries – Sri Lanka, the Philippines and England – I have lived in.
I want the kids in the Philippines to compete with the world, with other kids out there, to have the opportunity. You never know, you might find the next Black Eyed Peas out there.
In 1995, we had evidence of the brother-in-law of Osama bin Laden being in the Philippines, living in the Philippines. We had evidence of front organizations set up in the Philippines. And we uncovered evidence about, which would help the U.S. with – about the perpetuators of the World Trade Center bombing.
When I think about strong innovations in term of automation, robotics, cognitive computing, and artificial intelligence, they are coming a lot from the Philippines and from India as well.
You have 60 countries in the world with a terrorist pro

You have 60 countries in the world with a terrorist problem. That’s two-thirds of the world. We have this group in Basilan, which is a small island in the far south of the Philippines, and the island itself has a population of – what? – 300,000.
For all the failures of naval, air and army defense, the men who died at Pearl Harbor and in the Philippines would not die in vain.
Climate change is hugely exacerbated by changing patterns of how we choose to live, often in danger zones such as extremely vulnerable coastal zones – from New Jersey to the Philippines. This enormously increases the economic and human costs of hurricanes, rising seas and changing weather patterns.
Fiction is a very powerful tool for teaching history. The Philippines was the first Iraq, the first Vietnam, the first Afghanistan, in the sense that it was the United States’ initial or baptismal experience in nation-building.
Oh first, let me tell you how amazed I am by the wealth of talents in the Philippines. I remember watching a lot of home videos about Filipino artists, and they are really very talented. That really motivated me to always do my best and to stay inspired.
Growing up in the Philippines, I wanted to be so much like my dad. He taught me simple survival stuff.
The most adventurous thing I’ve done is learn how to fly a helicopter in the Philippines. One night we landed on a beach and slept on it.
The Merchant Marines fight piracy all over the world. We fight piracy in the Philippines, the east and west coast of Africa, and the east and west coast of South America.
When I was growing up, I had three channels, and I didn’t know what happened in the Philippines instantly if it happened. Now you can be on the Internet and find out what’s going on in Zimbabwe. It’s changed.
If the Philippines must remain under the control of Spain, they will necessarily have to be transformed in a political sense, for the course of their history and the needs of their inhabitants so require.
There is that potential of the expats coming back to the Philippines. But sadly they are no opportunities, no incentive for them to come back home. Successive governments have, in fact, been training them to export them rather than working on the economy to welcome them home.
My own wife is from the Philippines and came here legally to this country, and there are a lot of people that want to be part of this nation, and I want them to be part of this nation.
Even before 9/11, the Philippines was already fighting terrorism in southwestern Philippines. That’s why when 9/11 happened, we could understand the pain.
I’ve traveled all over. I’ve been to all 50 states. With my dad in the Navy, I lived in the Philippines from nine to 12, and I had dog, monkey, lizard, everything. Then I was in Hawaii, and I’m spear-fishing, catching octopus with my hands.
Growing up in the Philippines, I loved all kinds of movies. We had a very healthy film industry there when I was a child.
Jessica Hagedorn
The relevance of beauty pageants in the Philippines is that it gives people hope.
Coming from the Philippines to the U.S. did shape me in that it gave me perseverance.
I feel like I have adopted the Philippines as my second country.
I’ve worked with Filipino technicians, and they are, I think, among the best. I’m looking forward to visiting the Philippines, maybe for a vacation or to shoot a movie.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re guilty or not in Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines.
Daniel Berehulak
Both my parents were born in the Philippines. My dad is full Filipino, but my mom looks a little mixed, and her mom’s name is Estelita Coquico.
That’s actually how my parents met. They were pen pals. My mom was in the Philippines and my father was in the States, and they wrote to each other. He went out to meet her, and they wed not too long after.
The Philippines was with the U.S. in the Second World War, in the Korean War, in the Vietnam War, and now in the war against terrorism.
I see the Philippines one day as a developed country, one of the major economies of Asia – perhaps not in six years, but definitely in our lifetime.
It is probable that England will look favorably upon the independence of the Philippines, for it will open their ports to her and afford greater freedom to her commerce.
Experience has everywhere shown us, and especially in the Philippines, that the classes which are better off have always been addicted to peace and order because they live comparatively better and may be the losers in civil disturbances.
I believe that we will see a lot of great champions come out of the Philippines.
The Philippines, it might be said, is a country in search of an identity.
Raymond Bonner