Filipinos have a great sense of humor ...
They always find time to exchange a joke or two, or weave an amusing
To understand Filipino jokes ("Pinoy
jokes"), one needs a knowledge of the Filipino language, the
different social, economic, geographical, and political systems in the
Philippines. A little knowledge of Philippine history will help. But an
understanding of the Filipino values and aspirations is certainly an
Aside from being amusing, Pinoy jokes
reflect the Filipinos' ability to adapt to changing times. Pinoy jokes
also demonstrate the Filipino way of looking at things: to make fun out of
our own misfortunes. "Why worry? Be happy!"
This is what we learned in running
"Kiko Around the World." on the emanila website in 1998. In the almost 18 months Kiko had
been running around, we've received countless entries.
The genre of jokes submitted is varied.
Some are corny. Some, subtle. And some are rude. (Sabi nga nila, BASTOS!!!)
But, mind you, some are really really funny, brilliant, witty and
excellent. Very amusing.
In all, they show the Filipinos' skills
in story-telling and improvisation. One look at this site's "Ano
sa ...?" Fun Lines" section will give you an idea what
we mean. Or perhaps, "Quips and Stories" ?
Are these jokes original? After a joke
has been told and re-told, who can tell what is an original or a copy?
Jokes and quips are meant for fun! That's what matters most.
So, enjoy! To enjoy the jokes in this Web
site, especially when alone and online, let that part of you come out. You
know, that part that makes life more fun and bearable - your sense of
View also our friendly reminders and disclaimer in using PinoyJokes.net. Thanks. :-)