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Filipino values

  1. 1. Kate S. Magpo
  2. 2. Values are integral part of every culture. With worldview and personality, they generate behavior. Being part of a culture that shares a common core set of values creates expectations and predictability without which a culture would disintegrate and its member would lose their personal identity and sense of worth. Values tell people what is good, beneficial important, useful, beautiful, desirable, constructive, etc. They answer the question of why people do what they do. Values help people solve common problems for survival. Over time, they become the roots of traditions that groups of people find important in their day-to-day lives. Filipino values may be attributed into many influences. These can be from its ancestors or influenced fro its colonizers. Some values are bipolar, meaning it can be positive or negative.
  3. 3. Positive Filipino Values
  4. 4. 1. Bayanihan system or spirit of kinship and camaraderie - A Filipino community spirit and cooperation wherein a group of individuals extends a helping hand without expecting any remuneration. It is characterized by communal work towards one goal exemplified in carrying a nipa house or pushing a passenger jeepney.
  5. 5. 2. Damayan system - sympathy for people who lost their love ones. In case of death of a certain member of the community, the whole community sympathizes with the bereaved family. Neighbors, friends, and relatives of the deceased usually give certain amount of money as their way of showing sympathy.
  6. 6. 3. Familism or close family relations - a Filipino trait of giving highest importance to family above other thing. A trait wherein family members should be taken care and supported regardless of whether he/she did something wrong, a family member must given attention and should not be abandoned.
  7. 7. 4. Fun-loving trait - a trait found in most Filipinos, a trait that makes them unique that even in time of calamities and other challenges in life, they always have something to be happy about, a reason to celebrate.
  8. 8. 5. Hospitality - a Filipino trait of being receptive and generous to guests.
  9. 9. 6. Compassionate - a Filipino trait of being sympathetic to others even if the person is a stranger. An example of this is giving alms to beggar. This is observed when we hear Filipinos saying “kawawa naman or nakakaawa naman.
  10. 10. 7. Regionalism - a Filipino trait of giving more priority or preference in giving favors to his province mate before others. 7. Friendly - a trait found in most Filipinos. They are sincere, loyal, kind and sociable person.
  11. 11. 9. Flexible or magaling makabagay - the ability of Filipinos to ride on or adjust to the norms of other group jut to attain smooth and harmonious relationship. Example: OFW
  12. 12. 10. Religious - most Filipinos possess strong conformance of their religious belief in action and in words.
  13. 13. 11. Respect to elders - a Filipino trait of being courteous both in words and in actions to the people of older people.
  14. 14. 12. Remedyo attitude - a Filipino trait of being creative and resourceful. The ability to do things that are next to impossible. Example in fixing appliances that look impossible to repair. 13. Matiyaga - Filipinos re known for their tenacity and strong determination in every undertaking. 14. Utang na loob - a feeling of obligation to repay someone who extended assistance to another which may take place in undetermined time and in whatever way.
  15. 15. Negative Filipino Values
  16. 16. 1. Bahala na atitude - a Filipino trait characterized by retreating or withdrawal from certain undertaking and leaving everything to God to interfere and determine the outcome of his deeds. 2. Colonial complex or blue-seal mentality - a Filipino value of showing high admiration and preference to foreign produced goods over local ones. 3. Crab mentality - a Filipino attitude characterized by an attempt to “pull down” someone who has achieved success beyond the others. This I done out of jealousy and insecurity.
  17. 17. 4. Euphemism - a Filipino way of substituting a word or phrase that is thought to be offensive or harsh with a mild and acceptable one in order to not offend or hurt another person. 5.Filipino time - in reality, it means “always late”, a Filipino attitude of impreciseness towards time. 6. Gaya-gaya attitude - a Filipino attitude of imitating or copying other culture specifically in mode of dressing, language, fashion or even haircut.
  18. 18. 7. Jackpot mentality - a “get rich quick” mentality of some Filipinos who would rather engage in fast ways of acquiring money than through hardwork and sacrifice by getting in lottery, joining raffle draws and other. 8. Kapalaran values - a Filipino trait of accepting his fate by believing that everything is written in his palm. Such traits contributes to lack initiative and perseverance among Filipinos. 9. Mañana habit - delaying or setting aside a certain task assigned on the next day although it can be done today.
  19. 19. 10. Ningas-cogon - being enthusiastic only during the start of new undertaking but ends dismally in accomplishing nothing. A common practice observed in some politicians who are visible only during the start of certain endeavor. 11. Oversensitive - Filipinos have the tendency to be irritated easily or hurt upon hearing some criticisms or comment. 12. Lack of sportmanship - not accepting defeat in competitions but rather putting the blame either to their opponents or to the sport officials.
  20. 20. 13. Pakikisama - submitting oneself to the will of the group for the sake of camaraderie and unity. Failure to comply with the group demand, the person will be called “walang pakikisama or selfish”. The adherence to group demands have taught our young to engage in bad habits like smoking, alcoholism and even drug addiction. 14. Tsamba lang attitude - simplicity by declaring that his/her accomplishments are results of luck and not from perseverance and ability.
  21. 21. THANK YOU !!!

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