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"Rags-To-Riches" Philippines Local Custom Tip by edwinic

Philippines Local Customs: 242 reviews and 278 photos

Some of the world’s richest men are Filipinos. A number of them are old money (dating back to close ties with Spanish colonialist), while a few are product of great Chinese monopoly sweat.

But Filipinos love rags-to-riches story. That is why the life of Nora Aunor is revered till now by many of its citizen. From a humble beginning by selling bottled water in the countryside to the toast of the society rubbing shoulders and body with the leaders of the land, people followed Nora Aunor up to her detention for drug-related charges in the United States.

Nora Aunor is seen as a source of inspiration and encouragement to the many toiling poor section of the Filipino people. Sorry to say, many of them hope the same fortune come about to their life.

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  • Written Sep 4, 2006
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