MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Filipinos cry a lot, laugh a lot, scream a lot, get angry a lot, pray a lot, curse a lot. Come hell or high water, they don’t hold back on expressing emotion, especially in public. Just ask Kris Aquino, actress, television host and presidential sister.
A new U.S. Gallup poll conducted in more than 140 countries to compare how people feel about their lives has ranked the Philippines the most emotional society in the world, beating out El Salvador and Bahrain which came in second and third, respectively.
Upon hearing the news, President NoyNoy Aquino congratulated the Filipino people on yet another feather on their cap. “We’re number one yet again,” the president said, “and it just validates my earlier statement that the Philippines is the new ‘Darling of Asia.’ Now, we are actually the ‘Darling of the world.'”
The same survey ranked Singapore the most emotionless society in the world. Maybe, that’s why the country is among the most successful economies? Go figure.