The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

16 April 2006

Art Bell, Airyn Ruiz Bell, Philippines, Coast-To-Coast AM

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Bell Remarries, Moves To Philippines





Just three months after losing wife Ramona to complications from asthma, "Coast- to- Coast AM" host Art Bell has abandoned Pahrump, Nevada, moved to the Philippines and remarried.

Having all but given up his once-mighty overnight radio show, Bell will continue to do twice-monthly broadcasts from his new overseas home.

While it's not clear how Art came to know his new partner, Airyn Ruiz Bell, photos of the ceremony are now available at the C-2-C website. From the site:


Art Bell's New Wife

During the first hour, Art shared the story of how he met, fell in love with, and married a very special Filipino woman, Airyn Ruiz. Art also announced that he will be moving to the Philippines on April 29th to be with Airyn, but will continue doing weekend Coast programs from that location.


Though the Radio Equalizer would rather not critique Bell's personal life decisions, others are already doing so. From Harold at the New York radio board:


I can't help but feel that there is something very weird about all this. True, it might be keeping in character with the subject of Mr. Bell's radio career. But this notion of giving up everything and running away for love opens the door to many explanations that wouldn't have the word "normal" as part of them.

For those who don't know, Bell is 60. His new bride is "20 something." I got the impression it's closer to 20 than 30. Bell's previous wife died of complications from asthma this past January.

He is selling his home in Nevada and has given at least one of his cats away. A ham radio operator since 1958, Bell is selling his entire amateur radio station. "Strange" is the only word that comes to mind.

I wonder if Bell friend Drudge will have a story on this. So far there's nothing.


Let's hope things work out well for the new Bell family.

UPDATE: there's some debate over whether this is really anybody's business, but since Bell posted the photos and spent an hour of airtime discussing it, the answer seems to be yes. Harold defends his previous post here.

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28 Comments:

  • I listened to the show last night and was blown away by Art's news. I agree, this is TOO strange.

    By Blogger anne, at 16 April, 2006 18:14  

  • We heard his live broadcast on KLIF as we headed back to Dallas from East Texas. Bell is one of the all time great broadcasters and has always capitalized on the roller coaster events in his life. This latest decision to up and move to Manilla and leave EVERYthing behind (except his Parump radio station) including his 4 cats will have his loyal listeners listening to as many broadcasts as he decides to do.

    He showed his business acumen by offering all or part of his "stuff," including two homes, vintage cars, state of the art ham radio equipment, many guns, 5 acres, handball court, and all the "stuff" he's collected over the years to his national audience. I think he'll get top dollar for everything.

    What could be next for Art Bell? Let me guess, a bunch of little artbells!

    By Blogger rich glasgow, at 16 April, 2006 22:46  

  • art may have gotten himself into a lot of trouble here!

    http://unexplained.tv/?m=show&id=6

    By Blogger ATS, at 17 April, 2006 13:23  

  • I was wondering about his son (the one raped by the gym teacher), I heard no mention of him in the broadcast.

    By Blogger DragonKnight, at 17 April, 2006 20:02  

  • Never been a fan of Art Bell--I find him WEIRD after listening to a couple of his shows.

    By Blogger The Real Bob Anthony, at 17 April, 2006 22:52  

  • Once you've eliminated all other possibilities, you're left with the shocking truth: that isn't the real Art Bell.

    The real Art Bell has taken Major Ed Dames' most shocking advice ever and has taken refuge in the Saskatoon underground bunker of C2C Science Advisor and Nationally Known Public Speaker Richard C. Hoagland, who together are preparing for the Coming Global Superstorm with the assistance of Whitley Strieber, his wife, and their probe together with Linda Molton Howe who are researching the role of crop circles on the space alien broadcasting facility on what the sheeple refer to as the Moon.

    By Blogger LonewackoDotCom, at 18 April, 2006 03:12  

  • A caller to Art Bell's radio program offered to send him a wedding present: a year's supply of the "little blue pill."

    By Blogger Hannaha, at 18 April, 2006 13:15  

  • while i've followed art for years, this is really really wierd. but hey, good luck, even if I think it's nuts. it ain't my life.

    so long Kingdom of Nye. :(

    By Blogger Melissa, at 21 April, 2006 15:54  

  • Take a look at this photo of Ramona
    http://www.apfn.net/messageboard/01-10-06/discussion.cgi.58.html

    and these photos of the new Mrs. Bell http://www.coasttocoastam.com/gen/page1405.html?theme=light

    See the similarities? The first link also reports that Ramona is of Filipino descent. It's beginning to make some sense.

    By Blogger beamedup, at 27 April, 2006 03:07  

  • Did Art Bell kill his wife Ramona? Seems pretty creepy that within just a few months Bell married again and this time to a girl who is less than half the age of his former wife.

    By Blogger just asking, at 06 May, 2006 00:04  

  • I've lost respect for Art Bell. It's only been 3 months since his wife has passed away and he's already married to someone else??!! Shallow. When he suggested to his audience to take a look at his new wife on the website all I could think of was what a dirty old man!

    By Blogger Apple, at 26 May, 2006 17:46  

  • I feel Art Bell has gone nuts. His poor wife, Ramona, supposedly meant the world to him. She stood by his side throughout the years while he built his career with "Coast to Coast," authored several books and operated a radio station in Pahrump, NV. He cried a bucket of tears over her death. One evening he was so forelorn that a worried listener of "Coast to Coast" even had the Sheriff stop by Art's home to check on his welfare - while he was on the air!
    How can he marry someone he hardly knows?!
    How can he leave everything behind including his supposedly "adored" cats? He was constantly talking about his wonderful, loving cats.
    Are the memories of Ramona that painful? Why? Why? Why?
    I have lost my respect for Art Bell.

    By Blogger Pam, at 31 May, 2006 15:59  

  • For shame on all of you. Art Bell is a good man and the listeners know this. Let's state the facts:

    1. Art Bell was so honest and sad when reporting his wife's death that listeners suspected he would kill himself. Is that the fate Ramona would have wanted for him? Misery and depression? No. He's desparately trying to make the most of what years he has left on this world before he gets to rejoin his wife.
    2. Art has given up his home in Pahrump and his beloved cats. Can you blame him? He probably bursts into tears everytime he sees them. He's obviously running away from the life he built with his wife because its too painful. Why shouldn't he? There is nothing left there for him.
    3. His new wife is a great deal younger than him, but so what. Maybe giddy teenage love is the only thing strong enough to distract him from true heartache. Heartache so powerful that it puts the distinct sound of suicide in your tone of voice.

    If the choice was wasting away in depression or new adventure in the arms of another good woman what would you pick? Better yet what would Ramona have picked for him? I think we all know the answer.

    By Blogger UnderstandingFan, at 10 June, 2006 06:37  

  • I used to be a full time listener to the c2c late night radio program in the 90's. If Art is felling suicidal,tell him to call the antichrist line. Oh about his new wife (WHAT A DISH!!)

    By Blogger nero, at 17 June, 2006 20:29  

  • Okay - I was floored when heard the news and was actually thinking.. abduction, until I heard my grandfather talk about his experience losing my grandmother. He basically related to me that when you have been that perfectlt happy for so many years and then lose it, it is really hard not to live without even the vestige of what you loved. That is why most people with amazing marriages tens to remarry after a death much more quickly that those with bad marriages - if they ever do. I'd like to think this is Art's way of coping ith losing Ramona - I mean really half if not more of his life. f this is solace, I can think of alot worse things. The aga difference is weird but really - what did you expect. I totally recognize art's marriage as a salute to his happiness with Ramona.
    Done.

    By Blogger gammara9, at 19 June, 2006 05:10  

  • Well... if he ever needs a babysitter for his wife, his son must be old enough by now.

    And the new Mrs has our surname too. Ick. It's like she's given it cooties now.

    Swell.

    There's something ~really~ hypocritical about all this, given what happened to his son, and remember the statutory rape allegations against him from the Philippines? This doesn't help assuage any of that. ...At least he didn't marry her until she was barely legal ...I guess.

    Look, I'm trying hard to find something redeeming in this but so far I'm coming down on the zero tolerance for pedophilia side. I know she's barely legal, but it's still all remarkably fubar and creepy beyond measure. I really reeeally HOPE this all turns out to be on the up and up.

    But I sill need a shower after reading this.

    By Blogger therealruiz, at 27 June, 2006 23:30  

  • What Art Bell does with his life is none of your business. Art and his new wife are both adults who are capable of making their own decissions.

    It is NOBODY'S business that he married a younger woman. Art lost Ramona, his life long companion. I'm guessing he doesn't want to be alone and miserable. Everyone wants company, nobody wants to be alone.

    All you people who criticize him are a bunch of hypocrites. Anyone who is old would want someone who is "hot", and youth is usually associated with it. I bet everyone who is old and is looking for a mate, would want someone who is younger and is attractive. Those who say no, is a liar.

    There is also no set length of time that someone someone needs to mourn. Some people could take weeks, months, years and some never.

    The bottomline is that you people have no right to put Art Bell down for the decisions that he made with his life. If a human being is not breaking any laws, harming anyone... you need to leave them alone and mind your own business.

    By Blogger ehj, at 14 August, 2006 13:14  

  • I agree, it really shocked me when I heard he had re-married!!! WOW! It does seem a little creepy, her being so much younger than him, he looks like a dirty old man. However, I think one poster made a good post when they made the point that most people who were happily married tend to get married again quickly because they were happy being married...it seems really contradictory to me...weird...

    By Blogger Caete, at 04 September, 2006 00:28  

  • From a purely psychological viewpoint, it seems pretty clear that Art's marriage to Airyn is just a reaction to his loss of Ramona in such a sudden and dramatic way.

    People react to traumatic loss in various ways, and one way is to jump into new relationships--this is especially seen in relationships where there has been some bond formed maintained through dependancy or guilt. Art's marriage to Ramona seemed to have both of those qualities--Art was clearly dependant upon Ramona in an almost motherly way; and don't forget that Ramona's realtionship with Art caused the breakup of his first marriage. It was around that time that his son was also raped.

    I have a strong feeling that when Art fully begins to wake up from the shock of his loss, he's going to be looking around at his new life and new wife and kicking himself in the butt, big time.

    By Blogger Non-traditional Tammy, at 23 September, 2006 09:51  

  • I have been listening to Art for years - way before his son was abused by the gym coach - something is not right - he claims to be sooooo happy - but his voice defies that - what in the world do you have in common with someone who is almost 50 years younger than you - - - after the LEGAL sex abuse in the bedroom is over -
    he is either a very sick man or reacted to life rather than grieve and may find himself in a very a
    sad reality when he wakes up to what he has done - now they are expecting a baby - - Oh - my God - it seems only to get worse - and on top of it all - he is very rude to his listeners - especially if they have called in before - - WOW -how ungrateful - Guess he forgot these people are the ones that have been feeding him for years -- I remember when he hardly had in people calling in - this old man is miserable - guess sex doesn't fix everything - I hardly listen any more - when he is on - George will probably have to save him - George is a super guy - and makes C2C -

    By Blogger txlady, at 05 November, 2006 17:43  

  • this is for AIRYN; you deserve better, I hope its not too late for you.
    Subject: A HATE LETTER FOR FILIPINOS - its worth reading

    The Philippine Government should take an action regarding this matter don't let this man step-on our territory, unless otherwise He will do public apology. eto po cia!!!!!

    TO: Patricia Evangelista " Congratulation"

    Here is the man! A devil look-alike! Mr. Art Bell.

    Hate Letter Against Filipinos

    Please take time to read this, most especially the bottom part, PATRICIA EVANGELISTA' s (19 year old Filipina) speech that won in a WORLD competition in London .


    This is a hate letter coming from a radio talk show host Mr. Art Bell from Nevada . I dont consider myself as patriotic but please read my reply below in BOLD LETTERS and send this to as many of your friends as possible

    until it reaches him.



    Subject: HATE LETTER



    This is a very disturbing open E-mail letter to all Filipinos around the world; specially here in North America !, from a man who has the power to reach millions of people. (he's a radio talk host)



    Please read on.......... ....



    This is an open letter email by Art Bell, a radio talk show host in Nevada (more info in the email itself). Here is yet another person who has taken; advantage of his power and privilege to use hateful words and racial stereotypes that breed further ignorance and intolerance in our society.

    Art Bell is a talk radio host who has two shows that he broadcasts from his home in Nevada , that is rebroadcast by 400 stations across the country.



    He's written 2 books. He lived in Okinawa , Japan for some years and had a radio program on the English station here. And, though it's hard to believe after reading the following letter from him, he actually has been to the Philippines (he's traveled fairly extensively around the world).



    Check out his website listed at the end to get a glimpse at this fool who's spreading this hateful ignorance. And check his wife as well. This letter is so degrading, I think it's really important that everybody read this and not attack him, but respond to him in a civilized manner because otherwise his thoughts will be reaffirmed. Understand that not everyone has a viewpoint like we do, and that this is an opinion of someone who hopefully can be changed only by civil actions.
    ............ ......... ......... ......... ........

    Filipinos... ..*make me puke* (Art Bell)

    As we've all come to notice, in the past few decades, Filipinos have begun to infest the United States like some sort of disease. Their extensive involvement in the U.S. Armed Forces is proof of the trashy kind of qualities all filipinos tend to exhibit on a regular basis. You can see this clearly by studying the attitudes and cultural Icons of most Filipino Americans.

    Origins of Pinoys/Pinays:

    Are they really asian? Well we've come to accept the fact the filipinos come from a part of the world known as South East Asia . But the term " Asia " is used in the wrong way. You may notice that contemporary Filipino Americans try very hard to associate themselves with groups that we know as Asian. I cannot count the number of times I have seen a ' Third World ' Filipino try to connect themselves to the chinese or Japanese people. There is no connection and here's why. The Philippines is a Third World country. Nothing respectable has EVER been created by Filipino people during our entire human history. Young filipino men in America have become obsessed with "import racing". They have an enormously perverted affection for Japanese cars. It's a common phenomenon. In their minds, these Filipinos somehow believe that they are asian and that it somehow connects them to Japanese people and japanese cars. They often take credit for the ingenuity of Japanese people and say how
    it's an "Asian thing". This term..."Asian thing" derived directly from African American slang "black thang". "It's a black thang." "It's an asian thang."

    You can see the connection. It's even funnier that, in Japan , Filipinos are heavily discriminated against. The only filipinos that can live successfully in Japan are the filipino prostitutes. But that's the case for most Filipino people no matter where they live in th e world. Now we've come down to this fact...and it is a fact.

    Nothing in Filipino Culture can be seen as Asian.

    They have no architectural, artistic, or cultural influence which is in ANY way, asian. Thinking of the great countries in Asia such as Japan , Korea , and China there is no way you can possibly connect the Philippine Islands. This assault by filipino americans to connect themselves with the great peoples of North East Asia is foul and disgusting. Try visiting a young filipino's web site too.

    You'll see something called the "Asian IRC Ring". It has to do with the chatrooms. The most horrible thing about this is that these TRASHY people are trying to associate themselves with Asia again!! People in Asia don't act like this at all. What we are seeing here is the natural Filipino in its element with full access to technology and this is how they act! You will consistently see this behavior over and over again.

    Another interest ing thing is that these "thirdworld" people also frequent RC chatrooms such as #chinese #japan and #asian. They must believe that they are somehow related racially or culturally to North Asians. But it's completely WRONG! There might have been some distant contact With China and even less with Japan during World War II, but these people are actually more closely related to african americans and Mexican americans.

    Do the parents of these young filipinos know what's going on? Would they accept this? I believe that they would and do. This is the natural "Trash" element in filipinos manifesting itself. Nothing good has ever come from Philippines and I don't believe anything good ever will.

    Recognizing your Roots (A Message to Filipinos). To all filipino people:
    Please recognize your ROOTS! You come from the Third World ! You country is a disgusting and filthy place. Most people there live in poverty! Your culture has MUCH MORE SPANISH influence than chinese, and absolutely no JAPANESE influence whatsoever. People in Japan and China , d o not act like you. They do not constantly talk about sex and they have a MUCH HIGHER level of RESPECT for each other. There is NO WAY that you can connect yourself to Asia other than location.

    Your culture and technological advancement does no! t even come CLOSE to What Chinese, people have done in the past and what Japanese and Korean people are doing now! Everything you do is distinctly filipino. You cannot take credit for Japanese cars, video games, or Hentai! It's not an "asian thing" it's an "American thing". You have no concept of culture...no concept of asian ideas or asian philosophy! Can you demonstrate how you use Confucianism or Taoism in you everyday life?? You can't. And you will NEVER be able to.

    I understand that you are trying to create an identity for yourselves as young people... but it is NOT related to Asia . Your Identity is Filipino.
    That's all you are. Just Filipino. Think about what that means....



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    I find this funny, he is right in some ways where we, as Filipinos don't actually have an "Identity". I think this is due to the confusion of our mixed races from Hispanic, Chinese, American and Malay origins. I see it in malls, imagine young generations wearing ski caps and ski goggles in a tropical country, baggy low rise pants like that of African Americans living in the Bronx of New York, not to mention endless whitening products being sold at department stores and drug stores.

    But his ignorance also blinds him from the other truth. That while we may glorify Anime shows and Japanese Internet gaming, he is not aware that a nameless Filipino may be responsible for some technical aspects of some Japanese software. He is not aware of our contribution to the the society in general .Technological advancements that may have aided post war navigations and landing on the moon. That the antibiot ic Erythromycin was discovered by Dr. Abelardo Aguilar from Iloilo creating the brand "Ilosone".

    Thomas Edison may have discovered the electric light bulb and the fluorescent lighting was thought up by Nikola Tesla. But the fluorescent lamp we use today was invented by Agapito Flores (a Cebuano named Benigno Flores of Bantayan Island, according to the Philippine Daily inquirer), a Filipino scientist. Americans helped then-Philippine leader Ramon Magsaysay to develop it for worldwide commerce. That the personal physician of former U.S. Pres. Bill Clinton is Eleanor "Connie" Concepcion Mariano, a Filipina doctor who was the youngest captain in the US Navy. A Filipino writer Jose Rizal could read a nd write at age 2, and grew up to speak more than 20 languages, includind Latin, Greek, German, French and Chinese.

    Or that a Filipino genius was responsible for the near hiatus in the PENTAGON and White House nearly infiltrationg their closely guarded secrets with the "ILOVEYOU" bug. Nuisance maybe, but still one heck of a 'beautiful mind'...not to be underestimated.

    The list goes on and on, but who cares right? Certainly not Mr. Art Bell...Boy, I'm not surprised.

    Perhaps Art Bell does not know that although we consider ourselves ASIAN because we are strategically located in the Southeast asian region of which our nearest neighbors are Malays, ASIA does not mean only Chinese and Japanese race of people. Th en maybe it is his connotation that " Asia" meant only our economically successful, paler brothers and he considers Malays such as Thais, Malaysians, Indonesians, and ourselves as a " Third World " race. Then it is "his" ignonimity that would make a civilized person of whatever race puke. Imagine literally connecting Chinese, Koreans and Japanese to the Philippine Islands which is archipelagos away from the countries he has mentioned. I also wonder where he got the impression th at we aspire to be Japanese( ???) Hispanics maybe but not the Japanese. But even Hispanics today do not mind sharing their "surnames" to their Asian brothers who they have colonized for 3 centuries.

    Another sad reality that although most Filipinos working overseas are domestic helpers and prostitutes, who does he think educates the toddlers of Hong Kong , Singapore , Taiwan and Tokyo ? Parents of these countries rarely have time spent with their children, leaving them to their Filipino nannies. And with regard to prostitution. Filipinos are not the only ones working as one. I HARDLY SEE FILIPINOS STARRING IN PORN MOVIES. THERE MIGHT BE A FEW FILIPINOS WE HAVEN'T SEEN , BUT MOST ARE FROM MR. ART BELL'S RACE.

    He also mentioned that we have no concept of culture..no concept of asian ideas or asian philosophy. How can we demonst rate Confucianism or Taoism in a Christian nation? IS HE INFORMED THAT THE PHILIPPINES IS THE ONLY PREDOMINANTLY CHRISTIAN/CATHOLIC NATION IN ASIA ?! YOU HAVE TO USE COMMON SENSE IN A LOT OF THINGS SOMETIMES...

    We do not need to create an identity for ourselves. We are who we are. Our identity stems from the anonymity we live in this world. How we contribute silently towards the progress of the world and not just one country. Although the Filipino blood may be tainted with malice, corruption, poverty and prostitution, it is not a perfect race... But so are the others. Maybe Mr. Art Bell needs to think about this.

    WE MAY NOT BE PERFECT MR. BELL BUT AT LEAST WE STILL HAVE VALUES. FOR ONE THING WE DON'T PUT OUR AGING PARENTS IN NURSING HOMES BECAUSE "THEY'RE SIMPLY OLD AND WORTHLESS". WE DONT HAVE AS MUCH NUMBERS OF SINGLE MOTHERS WHO GET PREGNANT IN THEIR VERY EARLY TEENS AND EVENTUALLY BECOME PARASITES OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR YEARS AND YEARS.

    YES...WE CAME TO YOUR COUNTRY TO WORK, TO EARN DECENT MONEY (HALF OF WHICH BY THE WAY GOES TO TAXES BECAUSE THERE'S SO MANY SOCIAL PARASITES FROM YOUR RACE).AND BY THE WAY, MOST EDUCATED PEOPLE THAT I WORK WITH DON'T COME FROM YOUR RACE... THEY'RE ACTUALLY IMMIGRANTS TOO. AND THOSE EDUCATED ONES DO NOT ACT LIKE YOU DO, PERHAPS BECAUSE THEY'VE REALLY BEEN WELL EDUCATED..AFTER ALL THAT'S SAID... WHO IS THE IGNORANT ONCE AGAIN?!
    ============ ========= ========= ========= ========= ==

    Pinay wins it big in London

    By Alfred Yuson

    The Philippine Star 05/16/2004


    Patricia Evangelista, a 19-year- old, Mass Communications sophomore of University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman, did the country proud Friday night by besting 59 other student contestants from 37 countries in the 2004 International Public Speaking competition conducted by the English Speaking Union (ESU) in London.


    She triumphed over a field of exactly 60 speakers from all over the English-speaking world, including the United States , United Kingdom and Australia, reported Maranan.


    The board of judges' decision was unanimous, according to contest chairman Brian Hanharan of the British broadcasting Corp. (BBC).



    PATRICIA'S SHORT SPEECH WORTH READING....

    ------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------

    BLONDE AND BLUE EYES


    When I was little, I wanted what many Filipino children all over the country wanted. I wanted to be blond, blue-eyed, and white.

    I thought -- if I just wished hard enough and was good enough, I'd wake upon Christmas morning with snow outside my window and freckles across my nose!

    More than four centuries under western domination does that to you. I have sixteen cousins. In a couple of years, there will just be five of us left in the Philippines , the rest will have gone abroad in search of "greener pastures." It's not just an anomaly; it's a trend; the Filipino diaspora. Today, about eight million Filipinos are scattered around the world.

    There are t hose who disapprove of Filipinos who choose to leave. I used to. Maybe this is a natural reaction of someone who was left behind, smiling for family pictures that get emptier with each succeeding year. Desertion, I called it. My country is a land that has perpetually fought for the freedom to be itself. Our heroes offered their lives in the struggle against the Spanish, the Japanese, the Americans. To pack up and deny that identity is tantamount to spitting on that sacrifice.

    Or is it? I don't think so, not anymore. True, there is no denying this phenomenon, aided by the fact that what was once the other side of the world is now a twelve-hour plane ride away. But this is a borderless world, where no individual can claim to be purely from where he is now. My mother is of Chinese descent, my father is a quarter Spanish, and I call myself a pure Filipino-a hybrid of sorts resulting from a combination of cultures.

    Each square mile anywhere in the world is made up of peopl e of different ethnicities, with national identities and individual personalities. because of this, each square mile is already a microcosm of the world. In as much as this blessed spot that is England is the world, so is my neighborhood back home.

    Seen this way! , the Filipino Diaspora, or any sort of dispersal of populations, is not as ominous as so many claim. It must be understood. I come from a Third World country, one that is still trying mightily to get back on its feet after many years of dictatorship. But we shall make it, given more time. Especially now, when we have thousands of eager young minds who graduate from college every year. They have skills. They need jobs. We cannot absorb them all.

    A borderless world presents a bigger opportunity, yet one that is not so much abandonment but an extension of identity . Even as we take, we give back. We are the 40,000 skilled nurses who support the UK 's National Health Service. We are the quarter-of-a- million seafarers manning most of the world's commercial ships. We are your software engineers in Ireland , your construction workers in the Middle East, your doctors and caregivers in North America, and, your musical artists in London 's West End .

    Nationalism isn't bound by time or place. People from other nations migrate to create new nations, yet still remain essentially who they are. British society is itself an example of a multi-cultural nation, a melting pot of races, religions, arts and cultures. We are, indeed, in a borderless world!

    Leaving sometimes isn't a matter of choice. It's coming back that is. The Hobbits of the shire travelled all over Middle-Earth, but they chose to come home, richer in every sense of the word. We call people like these balikbayans or the 'returnees' -- those who followed their dream, yet choose to return and share their mature talents and good fortune.

    In a few years, I may take advantage of whatever opportunities come my way. But I will come home. A borderless world doesn't preclude the idea of a home. I'm a Filipino, and I'll always be one. It isn't about just geography; it isn't about boundaries. It's about giving back to the country that shaped me.

    And that's going to be more important to me than seeing snow outside my windows on a bright Christmas morning.

    Mabuhay and Thank you.

    So, be proud, you are a Filipino,... and not like Mr. Art Bell. Please do send this to as many person as you can until it reaches him.

    By Blogger jenybp, at 22 November, 2006 04:51  

  • TO AIRYN: please pray for guidance...you are young, beautiful, and I am sure very talented and skillfull, why settle for this I know you can do better...if you dont act now soon you'll just be a care taker and will be missing out on so many opportunities, many filipinos your age are now here out in the world earning their own money, able to go out and have fun, able to buy their own things, and just being free and independent,and making a mark in their own way, here where I am staying, sales lady here earns 30,000 pesos and filipinos are in great demand because of our customer service qualities and sales skills are much well known plus we are such a fast learner that employers do not have a hard time training us. please pray for guidance, do not waste your youth, kayong kabataan ang kinabukasan ng bayan, mahalin mo ang sarili mo bago ang iba, at magtiwala sa kakayahan ng iyong sarili, ang mga pinoy ay malakas at matalino at maabilidad wag mong kalimutan habang bata ka pa marami kang pag asa at oportunidad, magtiwala ka sa iyong kakayahan, wag mong hintayin na tumanda ka at magsisis na hindi mo natikman ang potential ng kabataan mo...look deep into your heart and ask yourself, do you really love him? if your heart says yes then forget everything that I've written here and I will respect your answer,but if you paused and think and doubted even just for a second then please for the love of GOD, do something YOU DESERVE BETTER. my sister is just your age and she is now a manager trainee in one of the hotels...please listen to your heart and consider what I have written here.

    YOU DESREVE BETTER and the good thing is ITS NEVER TOO LATE to do something about it.everybody deserve a second chance, this is your life at stake and you only have 1 life and time runs so fast the next thing you know your old and gray so please do not waste your youth and life, do something about it and make a mark in the world and lastly be proud to be a FILIPINO.

    Subject: A HATE LETTER FOR FILIPINOS - its worth reading

    The Philippine Government should take an action regarding this matter don't let this man step-on our territory, unless otherwise He will do public apology. eto po cia!!!!!

    TO: Patricia Evangelista " Congratulation"

    Here is the man! A devil look-alike! Mr. Art Bell.

    Hate Letter Against Filipinos

    Please take time to read this, most especially the bottom part, PATRICIA EVANGELISTA' s (19 year old Filipina) speech that won in a WORLD competition in London .


    This is a hate letter coming from a radio talk show host Mr. Art Bell from Nevada . I dont consider myself as patriotic but please read my reply below in BOLD LETTERS and send this to as many of your friends as possible

    until it reaches him.



    Subject: HATE LETTER



    This is a very disturbing open E-mail letter to all Filipinos around the world; specially here in North America !, from a man who has the power to reach millions of people. (he's a radio talk host)



    Please read on.......... ....



    This is an open letter email by Art Bell, a radio talk show host in Nevada (more info in the email itself). Here is yet another person who has taken; advantage of his power and privilege to use hateful words and racial stereotypes that breed further ignorance and intolerance in our society.

    Art Bell is a talk radio host who has two shows that he broadcasts from his home in Nevada , that is rebroadcast by 400 stations across the country.



    He's written 2 books. He lived in Okinawa , Japan for some years and had a radio program on the English station here. And, though it's hard to believe after reading the following letter from him, he actually has been to the Philippines (he's traveled fairly extensively around the world).



    Check out his website listed at the end to get a glimpse at this fool who's spreading this hateful ignorance. And check his wife as well. This letter is so degrading, I think it's really important that everybody read this and not attack him, but respond to him in a civilized manner because otherwise his thoughts will be reaffirmed. Understand that not everyone has a viewpoint like we do, and that this is an opinion of someone who hopefully can be changed only by civil actions.
    ............ ......... ......... ......... ........

    Filipinos... ..*make me puke* (Art Bell)

    As we've all come to notice, in the past few decades, Filipinos have begun to infest the United States like some sort of disease. Their extensive involvement in the U.S. Armed Forces is proof of the trashy kind of qualities all filipinos tend to exhibit on a regular basis. You can see this clearly by studying the attitudes and cultural Icons of most Filipino Americans.

    Origins of Pinoys/Pinays:

    Are they really asian? Well we've come to accept the fact the filipinos come from a part of the world known as South East Asia . But the term " Asia " is used in the wrong way. You may notice that contemporary Filipino Americans try very hard to associate themselves with groups that we know as Asian. I cannot count the number of times I have seen a ' Third World ' Filipino try to connect themselves to the chinese or Japanese people. There is no connection and here's why. The Philippines is a Third World country. Nothing respectable has EVER been created by Filipino people during our entire human history. Young filipino men in America have become obsessed with "import racing". They have an enormously perverted affection for Japanese cars. It's a common phenomenon. In their minds, these Filipinos somehow believe that they are asian and that it somehow connects them to Japanese people and japanese cars. They often take credit for the ingenuity of Japanese people and say how
    it's an "Asian thing". This term..."Asian thing" derived directly from African American slang "black thang". "It's a black thang." "It's an asian thang."

    You can see the connection. It's even funnier that, in Japan , Filipinos are heavily discriminated against. The only filipinos that can live successfully in Japan are the filipino prostitutes. But that's the case for most Filipino people no matter where they live in th e world. Now we've come down to this fact...and it is a fact.

    Nothing in Filipino Culture can be seen as Asian.

    They have no architectural, artistic, or cultural influence which is in ANY way, asian. Thinking of the great countries in Asia such as Japan , Korea , and China there is no way you can possibly connect the Philippine Islands. This assault by filipino americans to connect themselves with the great peoples of North East Asia is foul and disgusting. Try visiting a young filipino's web site too.

    You'll see something called the "Asian IRC Ring". It has to do with the chatrooms. The most horrible thing about this is that these TRASHY people are trying to associate themselves with Asia again!! People in Asia don't act like this at all. What we are seeing here is the natural Filipino in its element with full access to technology and this is how they act! You will consistently see this behavior over and over again.

    Another interest ing thing is that these "thirdworld" people also frequent RC chatrooms such as #chinese #japan and #asian. They must believe that they are somehow related racially or culturally to North Asians. But it's completely WRONG! There might have been some distant contact With China and even less with Japan during World War II, but these people are actually more closely related to african americans and Mexican americans.

    Do the parents of these young filipinos know what's going on? Would they accept this? I believe that they would and do. This is the natural "Trash" element in filipinos manifesting itself. Nothing good has ever come from Philippines and I don't believe anything good ever will.

    Recognizing your Roots (A Message to Filipinos). To all filipino people:
    Please recognize your ROOTS! You come from the Third World ! You country is a disgusting and filthy place. Most people there live in poverty! Your culture has MUCH MORE SPANISH influence than chinese, and absolutely no JAPANESE influence whatsoever. People in Japan and China , d o not act like you. They do not constantly talk about sex and they have a MUCH HIGHER level of RESPECT for each other. There is NO WAY that you can connect yourself to Asia other than location.

    Your culture and technological advancement does no! t even come CLOSE to What Chinese, people have done in the past and what Japanese and Korean people are doing now! Everything you do is distinctly filipino. You cannot take credit for Japanese cars, video games, or Hentai! It's not an "asian thing" it's an "American thing". You have no concept of culture...no concept of asian ideas or asian philosophy! Can you demonstrate how you use Confucianism or Taoism in you everyday life?? You can't. And you will NEVER be able to.

    I understand that you are trying to create an identity for yourselves as young people... but it is NOT related to Asia . Your Identity is Filipino.
    That's all you are. Just Filipino. Think about what that means....



    ------------ --------- --------- --------- ---


    I find this funny, he is right in some ways where we, as Filipinos don't actually have an "Identity". I think this is due to the confusion of our mixed races from Hispanic, Chinese, American and Malay origins. I see it in malls, imagine young generations wearing ski caps and ski goggles in a tropical country, baggy low rise pants like that of African Americans living in the Bronx of New York, not to mention endless whitening products being sold at department stores and drug stores.

    But his ignorance also blinds him from the other truth. That while we may glorify Anime shows and Japanese Internet gaming, he is not aware that a nameless Filipino may be responsible for some technical aspects of some Japanese software. He is not aware of our contribution to the the society in general .Technological advancements that may have aided post war navigations and landing on the moon. That the antibiot ic Erythromycin was discovered by Dr. Abelardo Aguilar from Iloilo creating the brand "Ilosone".

    Thomas Edison may have discovered the electric light bulb and the fluorescent lighting was thought up by Nikola Tesla. But the fluorescent lamp we use today was invented by Agapito Flores (a Cebuano named Benigno Flores of Bantayan Island, according to the Philippine Daily inquirer), a Filipino scientist. Americans helped then-Philippine leader Ramon Magsaysay to develop it for worldwide commerce. That the personal physician of former U.S. Pres. Bill Clinton is Eleanor "Connie" Concepcion Mariano, a Filipina doctor who was the youngest captain in the US Navy. A Filipino writer Jose Rizal could read a nd write at age 2, and grew up to speak more than 20 languages, includind Latin, Greek, German, French and Chinese.

    Or that a Filipino genius was responsible for the near hiatus in the PENTAGON and White House nearly infiltrationg their closely guarded secrets with the "ILOVEYOU" bug. Nuisance maybe, but still one heck of a 'beautiful mind'...not to be underestimated.

    The list goes on and on, but who cares right? Certainly not Mr. Art Bell...Boy, I'm not surprised.

    Perhaps Art Bell does not know that although we consider ourselves ASIAN because we are strategically located in the Southeast asian region of which our nearest neighbors are Malays, ASIA does not mean only Chinese and Japanese race of people. Th en maybe it is his connotation that " Asia" meant only our economically successful, paler brothers and he considers Malays such as Thais, Malaysians, Indonesians, and ourselves as a " Third World " race. Then it is "his" ignonimity that would make a civilized person of whatever race puke. Imagine literally connecting Chinese, Koreans and Japanese to the Philippine Islands which is archipelagos away from the countries he has mentioned. I also wonder where he got the impression th at we aspire to be Japanese( ???) Hispanics maybe but not the Japanese. But even Hispanics today do not mind sharing their "surnames" to their Asian brothers who they have colonized for 3 centuries.

    Another sad reality that although most Filipinos working overseas are domestic helpers and prostitutes, who does he think educates the toddlers of Hong Kong , Singapore , Taiwan and Tokyo ? Parents of these countries rarely have time spent with their children, leaving them to their Filipino nannies. And with regard to prostitution. Filipinos are not the only ones working as one. I HARDLY SEE FILIPINOS STARRING IN PORN MOVIES. THERE MIGHT BE A FEW FILIPINOS WE HAVEN'T SEEN , BUT MOST ARE FROM MR. ART BELL'S RACE.

    He also mentioned that we have no concept of culture..no concept of asian ideas or asian philosophy. How can we demonst rate Confucianism or Taoism in a Christian nation? IS HE INFORMED THAT THE PHILIPPINES IS THE ONLY PREDOMINANTLY CHRISTIAN/CATHOLIC NATION IN ASIA ?! YOU HAVE TO USE COMMON SENSE IN A LOT OF THINGS SOMETIMES...

    We do not need to create an identity for ourselves. We are who we are. Our identity stems from the anonymity we live in this world. How we contribute silently towards the progress of the world and not just one country. Although the Filipino blood may be tainted with malice, corruption, poverty and prostitution, it is not a perfect race... But so are the others. Maybe Mr. Art Bell needs to think about this.

    WE MAY NOT BE PERFECT MR. BELL BUT AT LEAST WE STILL HAVE VALUES. FOR ONE THING WE DON'T PUT OUR AGING PARENTS IN NURSING HOMES BECAUSE "THEY'RE SIMPLY OLD AND WORTHLESS". WE DONT HAVE AS MUCH NUMBERS OF SINGLE MOTHERS WHO GET PREGNANT IN THEIR VERY EARLY TEENS AND EVENTUALLY BECOME PARASITES OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR YEARS AND YEARS.

    YES...WE CAME TO YOUR COUNTRY TO WORK, TO EARN DECENT MONEY (HALF OF WHICH BY THE WAY GOES TO TAXES BECAUSE THERE'S SO MANY SOCIAL PARASITES FROM YOUR RACE).AND BY THE WAY, MOST EDUCATED PEOPLE THAT I WORK WITH DON'T COME FROM YOUR RACE... THEY'RE ACTUALLY IMMIGRANTS TOO. AND THOSE EDUCATED ONES DO NOT ACT LIKE YOU DO, PERHAPS BECAUSE THEY'VE REALLY BEEN WELL EDUCATED..AFTER ALL THAT'S SAID... WHO IS THE IGNORANT ONCE AGAIN?!
    ============ ========= ========= ========= ========= ==

    Pinay wins it big in London

    By Alfred Yuson

    The Philippine Star 05/16/2004


    Patricia Evangelista, a 19-year- old, Mass Communications sophomore of University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman, did the country proud Friday night by besting 59 other student contestants from 37 countries in the 2004 International Public Speaking competition conducted by the English Speaking Union (ESU) in London.


    She triumphed over a field of exactly 60 speakers from all over the English-speaking world, including the United States , United Kingdom and Australia, reported Maranan.


    The board of judges' decision was unanimous, according to contest chairman Brian Hanharan of the British broadcasting Corp. (BBC).



    PATRICIA'S SHORT SPEECH WORTH READING....

    ------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------

    BLONDE AND BLUE EYES


    When I was little, I wanted what many Filipino children all over the country wanted. I wanted to be blond, blue-eyed, and white.

    I thought -- if I just wished hard enough and was good enough, I'd wake upon Christmas morning with snow outside my window and freckles across my nose!

    More than four centuries under western domination does that to you. I have sixteen cousins. In a couple of years, there will just be five of us left in the Philippines , the rest will have gone abroad in search of "greener pastures." It's not just an anomaly; it's a trend; the Filipino diaspora. Today, about eight million Filipinos are scattered around the world.

    There are t hose who disapprove of Filipinos who choose to leave. I used to. Maybe this is a natural reaction of someone who was left behind, smiling for family pictures that get emptier with each succeeding year. Desertion, I called it. My country is a land that has perpetually fought for the freedom to be itself. Our heroes offered their lives in the struggle against the Spanish, the Japanese, the Americans. To pack up and deny that identity is tantamount to spitting on that sacrifice.

    Or is it? I don't think so, not anymore. True, there is no denying this phenomenon, aided by the fact that what was once the other side of the world is now a twelve-hour plane ride away. But this is a borderless world, where no individual can claim to be purely from where he is now. My mother is of Chinese descent, my father is a quarter Spanish, and I call myself a pure Filipino-a hybrid of sorts resulting from a combination of cultures.

    Each square mile anywhere in the world is made up of peopl e of different ethnicities, with national identities and individual personalities. because of this, each square mile is already a microcosm of the world. In as much as this blessed spot that is England is the world, so is my neighborhood back home.

    Seen this way! , the Filipino Diaspora, or any sort of dispersal of populations, is not as ominous as so many claim. It must be understood. I come from a Third World country, one that is still trying mightily to get back on its feet after many years of dictatorship. But we shall make it, given more time. Especially now, when we have thousands of eager young minds who graduate from college every year. They have skills. They need jobs. We cannot absorb them all.

    A borderless world presents a bigger opportunity, yet one that is not so much abandonment but an extension of identity . Even as we take, we give back. We are the 40,000 skilled nurses who support the UK 's National Health Service. We are the quarter-of-a- million seafarers manning most of the world's commercial ships. We are your software engineers in Ireland , your construction workers in the Middle East, your doctors and caregivers in North America, and, your musical artists in London 's West End .

    Nationalism isn't bound by time or place. People from other nations migrate to create new nations, yet still remain essentially who they are. British society is itself an example of a multi-cultural nation, a melting pot of races, religions, arts and cultures. We are, indeed, in a borderless world!

    Leaving sometimes isn't a matter of choice. It's coming back that is. The Hobbits of the shire travelled all over Middle-Earth, but they chose to come home, richer in every sense of the word. We call people like these balikbayans or the 'returnees' -- those who followed their dream, yet choose to return and share their mature talents and good fortune.

    In a few years, I may take advantage of whatever opportunities come my way. But I will come home. A borderless world doesn't preclude the idea of a home. I'm a Filipino, and I'll always be one. It isn't about just geography; it isn't about boundaries. It's about giving back to the country that shaped me.

    And that's going to be more important to me than seeing snow outside my windows on a bright Christmas morning.

    Mabuhay and Thank you.

    So, be proud, you are a Filipino,... and not like Mr. Art Bell. Please do send this to as many person as you can until it reaches him.

    By Blogger jenybp, at 22 November, 2006 05:20  

  • The Alleged HATE SPEECH AGAINST FILIPINOS by Art Bell is a HOAX... HOAX AND NOTHING BUT A HOAX.

    Read this article to learn more about it.

    By Blogger Pinay Ladies, at 26 May, 2007 04:28  

  • dear art bell,

    how are you now buddy, i was saddened upon hearing the fate of your wife. you must be very sad now or feeling miserable.

    its ok man. just look for another wife, let time heal the lost. but first take my advice if you are planning for a brand new filipina.

    take these 8 EZ tips listed below.:
    1. filipina are hard to pleased in bed.
    2. lose some weight, so that you can be flexible to do kamasutra.
    3. take some penile enlarging pills.
    4. practice tongue twisters to improve tongue performance in bed.
    5. always remember that filipinas will die with asthma complications if their partner is lousy in bed.
    6. please dont forget to take the magic blue pills
    7. and for a "one blob of adipose tissue" like you, please never get an insurance policy for your wife coz it would sound creepy.
    8. pigs dont mess around with filipino. because filipinos here in the Phil. loves lechon.

    and buddy have i told you that sometimes i also have problem with my digestive tract? yeah i puke too like you.

    thats it man, good luck!

    long live FART BELL!!!

    By Blogger acedbass, at 31 August, 2007 01:01  

  • An email was forwarded to me today regarding Art Bell and his "hate" mail to Filipinos. I had never heard of it. So naturally, it made me angry and sad at the same time because even after all these years, just when you think progress has been made, you've taken 20 steps back. I was prepared to pass this around to all my friends when I decided to do a little research on Mr Bell and his hate mail to Filipinos. The result of which is that this "hate" letter is a complete hoax! I would urge all you out there to do a little research of your own when receiving these forwards from friends and family to see if it is even legitimate. It's easy to let your emotions take over.

    By Blogger Treena, at 19 September, 2007 00:13  

  • lease take time to read this, most especially the bottom part, PATRICIA EVANGELISTA' s (19 year old Filipina) speech that won in a WORLD competition in London .


    This is a hate letter coming from a radio talk show host Mr. Art Bell from Nevada . I dont consider myself as patriotic but please read my reply below in BOLD LETTERS and send this to as many of your friends as possible

    until it reaches him.



    Subject: HATE LETTER


    This is a very disturbing open E-mail letter to all Filipinos around the world; specially here in North America !, from a man who has the power to reach millions of people. (he's a radio talk host)



    Please read on.......... ....



    This is an open letter email by Art Bell, a radio talk show host in Nevada (more info in the email itself). Here is yet another person who has taken; advantage of his power and privilege to use hateful words and racial stereotypes that breed further ignorance and intolerance in our society.

    Art Bell is a talk radio host who has two shows that he broadcasts from his home in Nevada , that is rebroadcast by 400 stations across the country.



    He's written 2 books. He lived in Okinawa , Japan for some years and had a radio program on the English station here. And, though it's hard to believe after reading the following letter from him, he actually has been to the Philippines (he's traveled fairly extensively around the world).



    Check out his website listed at the end to get a glimpse at this fool who's spreading this hateful ignorance. And check his wife as well. This letter is so degrading, I think it's really important that everybody read this and not attack him, but respond to him in a civilized manner because otherwise his thoughts will be reaffirmed. Understand that not everyone has a viewpoint like we do, and that this is an opinion of someone who hopefully can be changed only by civil actions.
    ............ ......... ......... ......... .........



    Filipinos... ..*make me puke* (Art Bell)

    As we've all come to notice, in the past few decades, Filipinos have begun to infest the United States like some sort of disease. Their extensive involvement in the U.S. Armed Forces is proof of the trashy kind of qualities all filipinos tend to exhibit on a regular basis. You can see this clearly by studying the attitudes and cultural Icons of most Filipino Americans.

    Origins of Pinoys/Pinays:

    Are they really asian? Well we've come to accept the fact the filipinos come from a part of the world known as South East Asia . But the term " Asia " is used in the wrong way. You may notice that contemporary Filipino Americans try very hard to associate themselves with groups that we know as Asian. I cannot count the number of times I have seen a ' Third World ' Filipino try to connect themselves to the chinese or Japanese people. There is no connection and here's why. The Philippines is a Third World country. Nothing respectable has EVER been created by Filipino people during our entire human history. Young filipino men in America have become obsessed with "import racing". They have an enormously perverted affection for Japanese cars. It's a common phenomenon. In their minds, these Filipinos somehow believe that they are asian and that it somehow connects them to Japanese people and japanese cars. They often take credit for the ingenuity of Japanese people and say how it's an " Asian thing". This term..."Asian thing" derived directly from African American slang "black thang". "It's a black thang." "It's an asian thang."

    You can see the connection. It's even funnier that, in Japan , Filipinos are heavily discriminated against. The only filipinos that can live successfully in Japan are the filipino prostitutes. But that's the case for most Filipino people no matter where they live in the world. Now we've come down to this fact...and it is a fact.

    Nothing in Filipino Culture can be seen as Asian.

    They have no architectural, artistic, or cultural influence which is in ANY way, asian. Thinking of the great countries in Asia such as Japan , Korea , and China there is no way you can possibly connect the Philippine Islands. This assault by filipino americans to connect themselves with the great peoples of North East Asia is foul and disgusting. Try visiting a young filipino's web site too.

    You'll see something called the "Asian IRC Ring". It has to do with the chatrooms. The most horrible thing about this is that these TRASHY people are trying to associate themselves with Asia again!! People in Asia don't act like this at all. What we are seeing here is the natural Filipino in its element with full access to technology and this is how they act! You will consistently see this behavior over and over again.

    Another interesting thing is that these "thirdworld" people also frequent RC chatrooms such as #chinese #japan and #asian. They must believe that they are somehow related racially or culturally to North Asians. But it's completely WRONG! There might have been some distant contact With China and even less with Japan during World War II, but these people are actually more closely related to african americans and Mexican americans.

    Do the parents of these young filipinos know what's going on? Would they accept this? I believe that they would and do. This is the natural "Trash" element in filipinos manifesting itself. Nothing good has ever come from Philippines and I don't believe anything good ever will.

    Recognizing your Roots (A Message to Filipinos). To all filipino people:
    Please recognize your ROOTS! You come from the Third World ! You country is a disgusting and filthy place. Most people there live in poverty! Your culture has MUCH MORE SPANISH influence than chinese, and absolutely no JAPANESE influence whatsoever. People in Japan and China , do not act like you. They do not constantly talk about sex and they have a MUCH HIGHER level of RESPECT for each other. There is NO WAY that you can connect yourself to Asia other than location.

    Your culture and technological advancement does no! t even come CLOSE to What Chinese, people have done in the past and what Japanese and Korean people are doing now! Everything you do is distinctly filipino. You cannot take credit for Japanese cars, video games, or Hentai! It's not an "asian thing" it's an "American thing". You have no concept of culture...no concept of asian ideas or asian philosophy! Can you demonstrate how you use Confucianism or Taoism in you everyday life?? You can't. And you will NEVER be able to.

    I understand that you are trying to create an identity for yourselves as young people... but it is NOT related to Asia . Your Identity is Filipino.
    That's all you are. Just Filipino. Think about what that means....



    ------------ --------- --------- --------- ---


    I find this funny, he is right in some ways where we, as Filipinos don't actually have an "Identity". I think this is due to the confusion of our mixed races from Hispanic, Chinese, American and Malay origins. I see it in malls, imagine young generations wearing ski caps and ski goggles in a tropical country, baggy low rise pants like that of African Americans living in the Bronx of New York, not to mention endless whitening products being sold at department stores and drug stores.

    But his ignorance also blinds him from the other truth. That while we may glorify Anime shows and Japanese Internet gaming, he is not aware that a nameless Filipino may be responsible for some technical aspects of some Japanese software. He is not aware of our contribution to the the society in general .Technological advancements that may have aided post war navigations and landing on the moon. That the antibiotic Erythromycin was discovered by Dr. Abelardo Aguilar from Iloilo creating the brand "Ilosone".

    Thomas Edison may have discovered the electric light bulb and the fluorescent lighting was thought up by Nikola Tesla. But the fluorescent lamp we use today was invented by Agapito Flores (a Cebuano named Benigno Flores of Bantayan Island, according to the Philippine Daily inquirer), a Filipino scientist. Americans helped then-Philippine leader Ramon Magsaysay to develop it for worldwide commerce. That the personal physician of former U.S. Pres. Bill Clinton is Eleanor "Connie" Concepcion Mariano, a Filipina doctor who was the youngest captain in the US Navy. A Filipino writer Jose Rizal could read and write at age 2, and grew up to speak more than 20 languages, includind Latin, Greek, German, French and Chinese.

    Or that a Filipino genius was responsible for the near hiatus in the PENTAGON and White House nearly infiltrationg their closely guarded secrets with the "ILOVEYOU" bug. Nuisance maybe, but still one heck of a 'beautiful mind'...not to be underestimated.

    The list goes on and on, but who cares right? Certainly not Mr. Art Bell...Boy, I'm not surprised.

    Perhaps Art Bell does not know that although we consider ourselves ASIAN because we are strategically located in the Southeast asian region of which our nearest neighbors are Malays, ASIA does not mean only Chinese and Japanese race of people. Then maybe it is his connotation that "Asia" meant only our economically successful, paler brothers and he considers Malays such as Thais, Malaysians, Indonesians, and ourselves as a " Third World " race. Then it is "his" ignonimity that would make a civilized person of whatever race puke. Imagine literally connecting Chinese, Koreans and Japanese to the Philippine Islands which is archipelagos away from the countries he has mentioned. I also wonder where he got the impression that we aspire to be Japanese( ???) Hispanics maybe but not the Japanese. But even Hispanics today do not mind sharing their "surnames" to their Asian brothers who they have colonized for 3 centuries.

    Another sad reality that although most Filipinos working overseas are domestic helpers and prostitutes, who does he think educates the toddlers of Hong Kong , Singapore , Taiwan and Tokyo ? Parents of these countries rarely have time spent with their children, leaving them to their Filipino nannies. And with regard to prostitution. Filipinos are not the only ones working as one. I HARDLY SEE FILIPINOS STARRING IN PORN MOVIES. THERE MIGHT BE A FEW FILIPINOS WE HAVEN'T SEEN , BUT MOST ARE FROM MR. ART BELL'S RACE.

    He also mentioned that we have no concept of culture..no concept of asian ideas or asian philosophy. How can we demonstrate Confucianism or Taoism in a Christian nation? IS HE INFORMED THAT THE PHILIPPINES IS THE ONLY PREDOMINANTLY CHRISTIAN/CATHOLIC NATION IN ASIA ?! YOU HAVE TO USE COMMON SENSE IN A LOT OF THINGS SOMETIMES...

    We do not need to create an identity for ourselves. We are who we are. Our identity stems from the anonymity we live in this world. How we contribute silently towards the progress of the world and not just one country. Although the Filipino blood may be tainted with malice, corruption, poverty and prostitution, it is not a perfect race... But so are the others. Maybe Mr. Art Bell needs to think about this.

    WE MAY NOT BE PERFECT MR. BELL BUT AT LEAST WE STILL HAVE VALUES. FOR ONE THING WE DON'T PUT OUR AGING PARENTS IN NURSING HOMES BECAUSE "THEY'RE SIMPLY OLD AND WORTHLESS". WE DONT HAVE AS MUCH NUMBERS OF SINGLE MOTHERS WHO GET PREGNANT IN THEIR VERY EARLY TEENS AND EVENTUALLY BECOME PARASITES OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR YEARS AND YEARS.

    YES...WE CAME TO YOUR COUNTRY TO WORK, TO EARN DECENT MONEY (HALF OF WHICH BY THE WAY GOES TO TAXES BECAUSE THERE'S SO MANY SOCIAL PARASITES FROM YOUR RACE).AND BY THE WAY, MOST EDUCATED PEOPLE THAT I WORK WITH DON'T COME FROM YOUR RACE... THEY'RE ACTUALLY IMMIGRANTS TOO. AND THOSE EDUCATED ONES DO NOT ACT LIKE YOU DO, PERHAPS BECAUSE THEY'VE REALLY BEEN WELL EDUCATED..AFTER ALL THAT'S SAID... WHO IS THE IGNORANT ONCE AGAIN?!
    ============ ========= ========= ========= ========= ==

    Pinay wins it big in London

    By Alfred Yuson

    The Philippine Star 05/16/2004


    Patricia Evangelista, a 19-year- old, Mass Communications sophomore of University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman, did the country proud Friday night by besting 59 other student contestants from 37 countries in the 2004 International Public Speaking competition conducted by the English Speaking Union (ESU) in London .


    She triumphed over a field of exactly 60 speakers from all over the English-speaking world, including the United States , United Kingdom and Australia , reported Maranan.


    The board of judges' decision was unanimous, according to contest chairman Brian Hanharan of the British broadcasting Corp. (BBC).



    PATRICIA'S SHORT SPEECH WORTH READING....

    By Blogger Kaitana_blade, at 19 September, 2007 04:22  

  • This email hoax has been brought up again and again. If you choose to believe it, then so be it. But you are sadly uninformed if you do so.

    By Blogger Dave, at 09 November, 2007 10:22  

  • I've listened to Coast to Coast since it went national back in the early '90s. Art loved his former wife and moved to the Phillipines to be with his new wife and her family. He had someone watch his cats and did not give them away, except for the semi-feral Comet and would eventually move back to Pahrump.

    He still broadcasts as a ham, occasionally hosts Coast and NEVER posted anything anti-Filipino as it was a hoax made up by someone to defame him.

    My niece has asthma and I have developed asthma due to sinusitis. It is not an easy thing to live with and Art's wife LITERALLY died in the bed with him. If you have ever woke up choking on your own mucus, you would not make such light of it.

    Art has always been the subject of controversy, but to criticize him for finding someone else after losing someone he dearly loved, is wrong and cruel.

    By Blogger Falkie2008, at 21 August, 2009 09:50  

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