The Warays have earned a reputation of being tough. Some of our folks might have built this reputation way back when they started migrating to Manila and other provinces. They had to survive in unfamiliar territories and deal with total strangers. And to succeed they had to be tough. I just hope they did not bully the other folks.
The later generations found themselves in big trouble. Wherever they went the reputation followed them. As one Camp Blog RP mentioned to me, he had a buddy in College who was a Waray. He said that he was the “barkada’s” hero and champion for he was tough. I said, “It must have been tough for him living up to the reputation of the Warays.”
I have never been tough in a literal sense. So when I’m in another place and people ask me about how tough I am, it’s simply tough!