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The Bourne Legacy star Jeremy Renner weighs in on PH: "It's a wonderful place to be in and visit"
Philippine Daily Inquirer entertainment scribe Ruben V. Nepales (via reports that in a recent interview, The Bourne Legacy star Jeremy Renner was asked about the Philippines. Renner, who plays Hawkeye in the upcoming movie, The Avengers, said that Pinoys were "welcoming and loving."
Published on: Apr 20, 2012 - 2:56pm

Philippine Daily Inquirer entertainment scribe Ruben V. Nepales (via reports that in a recent interview, The Bourne Legacy star Jeremy Renner was asked about the Philippines. Renner, who plays Hawkeye in the upcoming movie, The Avengers, said that Pinoys were "welcoming and loving."


He also added this observation about the country: "I’ve never seen anything quite like it. Such beauty on those islands—more than seven thousand of them! I went to a couple and they were unlike anything I’ve seen. Beautiful! But then you have this squalor, this absolute poverty. That’s hard to process. But the beauty is that the people living in poverty have the biggest smiles on their faces. I don’t know if it’s a genetic or a chemical thing in their brains, but they’re just a happy people! And it’s infectious. The Philippines is a wonderful place to be in and visit."


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  • David & Ann
    Tumpak Pepe at Pilar! lalong lalo na kung WALANG POVERTY & SQUALOR!
    Apr 28 2012 @ 12:54pm     Reply  
  • Pepe at Pilar
    Philippines is a wonderful place to be in, live in and do not be just contented in visiting it. It is more fun here in the Philippines!
    Apr 28 2012 @ 11:07am     Reply  
  • tambay sa kanto
    @Glad, tama ka dyan pare ko. Hindi kailangan ng mga simpleng tao ang magtungo sa mamahaling lugar upang lumigaya at hindi rin kailangang mamasyal sa ibang bansa upang maging maayos ang buhay. Hindi rin kailangang magtrabaho ng ayaw na trabaho sa ibang bansa upang umasenso. Gagawa sila ng paraan upang dito umasenso sa Pilipinas. parang tayo lang, masaya kasama ang tunay na nagmamahal sa atin. Mabuhay tayong lahat!
    Apr 25 2012 @ 01:11pm     Reply  
  • ***usisero***
    ang mahihirap ang simpleng tao na marunong mag appreciate ng buhay. Ito ang nakita ni Jeremy Renner sa mga kababayan natin, nakahandang ngumiti kahit kanino at hindi lang sa isang sikat na artista. Madali para sa kanila ang maging masaya kasi hindi sila naghahangad ng maling kaligayahan.

    Uulitin ko ang mga nasabi na: simpleng buhay ay ok lang kung sanay mag appreciate. ano ang gagawin sa kayamanan kung wala naman paglalaanang mahal sa buhay? para ito sa masyadong naghahangad ng mga pangarap na nakakalimutang makita ang mga importanteng tao at bagay sa harapan nila. Ang mahirap na tao,kita ang lahat heheheh!
    Apr 25 2012 @ 12:17pm     Reply  
  • Richie
    @Glad @Pilipino,@tambay Tama kayo to conclude na masaya talaga ang mga taong mahirap in general. Kulang man sila sa kayamanan, na-appreciate naman nila ang mga problema at sanay pang ngumiti. At isang maganda sa kanila kaya Glad, totoo ang saya nila, hindi sila naghahanap ng kayamanang malayo sa kanila. Kung ano ang mayron sila iyon ang pinagyayaman nila at hindi nila kailangang pumunta kung saan saan. Simpleng mga tao kaya naranasan nila ang ngumiti ng totoo at walang pagsisisi sa kinabukasan nila.
    Apr 24 2012 @ 01:22pm     Reply   Hide replies
    • Mark
      Richie, I would have to agree. Minsan simpleg buhay talaga ang makapaghahatid ng saya. Ang iba lang naman ang naghahangad ng marangyang buhay kapalit ay kalungkutan at pagsisisi.
      Apr 25 2012 @ 11:44am     Reply  
  • tambay sa kanto
    why is it so hard for some of us to believe that poor people can be happy and put on a smile even if they are poor? bakit kailangan pa nating i-qualify na kasi celeb ang nakita nila siempre mag smile sila. They are simple people who appreciates life even in difficulties for all we know they have not seen movies of Renner for they are poor.
    Apr 23 2012 @ 09:37am     Reply   Hide replies
    • Glad to be Pinoy
      i agree. sabihin na natin mababaw ang kanilang kaligayahan, subalit kailangan din natin tandaan na karamihan sa mga mababaw na kaligayahan ay tunay at dalisay. the best part of this, they are getting their happiness for FREE!!! hindi na nila kailangan gumastos pa para kumain sa mga mamahalin kainan, magtungo sa mga mamahalin mga lugar upang maging maligaya.
      Apr 23 2012 @ 10:50pm     Reply   Hide replies
      • Pilipino
        tama! ang maralitang pinoy sanay i-appreciate ang Pilipinas kaya hindi kagaya ng ibang mayaman, mahilig maghanap ng mga kayamanan kung saan saan kaya ayun hindi lumigaya kasi puro pagsisisi ang alam.
        Apr 24 2012 @ 12:23pm     Reply  
      • Mark
        Glad, libre talaga ang mga nagpapangiti sa mga simpleng tao. Ibang tao lang naman ang naghahangad ng maling kaligayahan. Maling pagtingin sa kaligayahan,ito ang pagkakamali ng mga taong sobra ang tiwala sa sarili. Maling kaligayahan ang natatagpuan
        Apr 25 2012 @ 11:46am     Reply  
  • cynical balikbayan
    @genuine: the poor were the people who patiently made "uzi" every shooting day of bourne legacy (aside from the media). the rest of us working folks (read: middle class) were too busy and too pissed at the monstrous traffic that their shooting created that we couldnt smile at all.
    Apr 21 2012 @ 09:53pm     Reply  
  • Masang Tanga
    Buti pa itong si Renner, na tu-turn -off sa SQUALOR & POVERTY ng Pilipinas, pero yung mga leaders at mga pulitiko natin kasama na ang Simbahan at Big business eh Hindi. Normal sa kanila ang squalor & poverty eh....
    Apr 21 2012 @ 03:06pm     Reply  
  • Genuine
    Of course 'the people living in poverty have the biggest smile on their faces." They were eye to eye with a celeb, for crying out loud. Any other day, especially in 40 degree heat, a smile would be reserved for another day.
    Apr 21 2012 @ 01:43pm     Reply  
  • Pilipino
    I miss news like this. This is good for the country and for us filipinos. May this serve as an example to all specially people who are so busy looking at bad points and *gly things in the Philippines. Thank you.
    Apr 20 2012 @ 10:52pm     Reply  
  • peachy
    thank you jeremy!
    Apr 20 2012 @ 08:59pm     Reply  
  • filipina ako
    This kind of compliment and these good words from someone who is not a filipino is heart warming and at the same time provides motivation for us, real filipinos to improve our country. To do our share to make this beautiful country of ours a haven of beautiful people.
    The smile on these people amidst poverty is what makes us different and a sure sign of strength if not optimism :-)
    Apr 20 2012 @ 04:08pm     Reply   Hide replies
    • Pilipino
      hello! smile is really a sign of optimism and beauty.
      Apr 20 2012 @ 10:53pm     Reply  
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