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Does Don Imus Have Filipino Roots? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 April 2007 09:29

Filipino-American wags are having a field day in dealing with the present controversy surrounding American radio talk-show host Don Imus. They crack in jest that Mr. Imus' ancestors probably came from Cavite.
Poet-pundit Fred Burce Bunao says that Imus is IN Cavite and not from Cavite.
And wags say that "hos," the alleged racially-offensive term used by Mr. Imus, is actually the colloquial Filipino term for "hostess."
And this leads us to another exercise in Filipino humor that says that the guy who invented the Nike shoes allegedly was from the province of Cavite. Yes, the inventor was from the Cavite town of Naic. This is why, according to the story, Nike is pronounced "Ni-key" because the American shoe manufacturer could not pronounce Na-ic.
But then it was a man from Cavite who first made use of humor in getting back at the American colonizers. Remember Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo of Kawit, Cavite, who became the president of the First Filipino Republic? The Filipino Army, under President Aguinaldo, engaged the American colonizers in the so-called Filipino-American War, which started on Feb. 4, 1899. But on March 24, 1901, the Americans captured President Aguinaldo. He was forced to swear allegiance to the United States. President Aguinaldo said that he would swear allegiance only on April 1, 1901, to which date the American colonial authorities agreed. Of course, Mr. Aguinaldo knew that April First is April Fool's Day. He pulled one over the Americans without them knowing it. # # #


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