The Filipino Spirit is stronger than any adversity – Mike Grogan

Mike Grogan The Filipino Spirit
Mike Grogan salutes the world-class Pinoy Singing Cooks and Waiters in this 2017 pre-pandemic photo.

I know the Philippines has its fair share of critics, but as a foreigner who has lived here for the past 6 years, I can honestly tell you that I am falling more and more in love with this place.

Yes, there are struggles, yes there are things that desperately need to be improved .. but let’s never forget the acts of kindness, generosity, and compassion that happen every day among ordinary Filipinos that don’t get any media attention.

Over the pandemic, Filipinos have really impressed me with how they have responded to this crisis – with the vast majority not only doing their best to comply with the restrictions .. but to also help out those in need.

Filipinos call it ‘Malasakit para sa kapwa’ (empathy in action for your fellow man) something that many so-called developed countries around the world are lacking right now.

So thank you people of the Philippines. You are the reason why I and so many foreigners don’t want to leave this country (and thousands more dream of living here).

You are a gift to the world.

I am convinced you will come out of this pandemic stronger and more united than ever!

Mabuhay ang Pilipinas

Mike Grogan

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Mike Grogan
Mike Grogan is an international speaker and best-selling author who believes in the Genius of the Pinoy. As a leadership coach, Irish native Mike has traveled to 39 countries around the world but he believes that there is something very special about the Filipino. Today he works as a consultant for People Dynamics, where he travels across the Philippines inspiring, empowering and motivating Pinoys every week to become World-Class and believe in the Filipino Dream