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About Stereotypes and Prejudices on Being Cebuano
Stereotypes and prejudices are brought up because certain groups tend to classify what is different from their own. And so Manilenos tend to classify themselves as different than their Cebuano counterparts. Of course ethnic groups view themselves better than any other ethnic groups. With this given fact, Cebuanos are not spared from such biases.
“No Hablo Español” – Why Filipinos Don’t Speak Spanish Anymore?
When I was growing up I wondered why I only speak Tagalog (our national language), Cebuano (our regional dialect) and English (our medium of instruction) while not speaking a single word of Spanish (our supposed mother tongue). Though I must admit I do know some Spanish words but of course when I’m cursing at someone.