filipino kids on boats and swimming

*This article originally appeared in the Business Mirror.

Filipinos are everywhere. In almost every country that I have been to, I have always met a Filipino. I have never been to Antarctica, but I am sure that if I did go there I would meet a Filipino.

What greatly impressed me about the Filipinos I met in these foreign countries is how important it is to them to connect with their fellow Filipinos. Unlike many other expat communities around the globe, these overseas Filipinos have a real sense of comradeship, fellowship and brotherhood that is uniquely Filipino.