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Filipino Values

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My version of positive and negative values.

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Filipino Values

  1. 1. mmSurvey of Filipino Values Prepared by: MAR JOHN A. GALLEGO M.A.Ed. (Social Studies)
  2. 2. Filipino Positive Values
  3. 3. Joyful We are known for our smiles that can warmth the hearts of anyone. We have an innate sense of happiness and we can even find humor in our problems.
  4. 4. Filipinos have cheerful and positive disposition in life even bombarded with problems. We have positive outlook, a sense of humor, and strong fighting spirit that contribute Filipinos as known to be happy people.
  5. 5. Respectful Filipinos are taught to be respectful.
  6. 6. We usually use “Po” and “Opo” when addressing someone older than us.
  7. 7. God-Fearing Even though Filipinos sometimes argue to what religion is dominant; they essentially have God as a center of their lives.
  8. 8. Filipinos have deep faith in God. Our innate religiosity enables us to comprehend and genuinely accept reality in the context of God’s will and plan.
  9. 9. Tragedy and bad fortune are accepted with optimism and full belief that God is there to help.
  10. 10. Bayanihan System A Filipino community spirit and cooperation wherein a group of individuals extends a helping hand without expecting any remuneration.
  11. 11. Brave Filipinos are known for showing bravery and prowess most especially when the family and our lives are threatened by other people.
  12. 12. We are ready to protect and risk our lives just to help our family.
  13. 13. Strong Family Ties Filipino usually belongs to large families of 6 to 12 children. Early on their lives, children are taught to look after their siblings when parents are working.
  14. 14. Even as they grow into adulthood they choose to live together.
  15. 15. Hospitality Filipino trait of being receptive and generous to guests.
  16. 16. Hardworking Filipinos have the capacity for hard work given proper conditions. The desire to have a better life makes the Filipinos to and strive and work hard.
  17. 17. With jobs abroad, OFW’s tend to have two or more jobs. The result is productivity and better life for the family left in the country.
  18. 18. Creativity Filipinos are creative, resourceful, quick learners and have the ability to improvise and make use of whatever is on hand in order to create and produce.
  19. 19. Filipinos make new inventions out of scraps, capacity to create new things out of old machines and making new things from nothing. This is also a reason why Filipinos have the ability to adapt life in any part of the world.
  20. 20. Filipino Negative Values
  21. 21. Laziness It the most common trait in Filipinos today.
  22. 22. It can be manifested seeing “tambays” very early in the morning, gambling, drinking liquors, chatting with friends and many more despite of low income of the family.
  23. 23. Colonial Mentality The Filipinos’ colonial mentality comes in two dimensions: lack of patriotism or awareness, appreciation and love for the country and actual preference for foreign things.
  24. 24. Filipino culture is characterized by openness to the output-side, adapting and incorporating the foreign elements into our image of ourselves. We tend to copy the western culture as to foreign fashion, music, entertainment, lifestyle, technology and consumer items.
  25. 25. Kanya-Kanya Syndrome (Crab Mentality) Filipinos have a selfish, self-serving attitude that generates a feeling of envy and competitiveness towards others, particularly one’s peers who seem to have gained some status and prestige.
  26. 26. Seeing others became successful, we tend to get jealous and make a move to put that person down.
  27. 27. Bahala Na Attitude Filipinos are generally passive and lacking in initiative. One waits to be told what has to be done. There is strong reliance on others to do things for us.
  28. 28. Filipinos is too patient, long- suffering and too easily resigned to one’s fate.
  29. 29. Ningas-cogon Being enthusiastic only during the start of new undertaking but ends dismally in accomplishing nothing.
  30. 30. Lack of Self-Analysis There is tendency in the Filipino to be superficial and even somewhat flighty. In facing serious problems, both personal and social, there is lack of analysis or reflection.
  31. 31. We joke about the most serious matters and this prevents looking deeply into the problem.
  32. 32. Lack of Discipline Filipinos lack of discipline encompasses several related characteristics. We have a casual and relaxed attitude towards time and space which manifest itself in lack of precision and compulsiveness, in poor time management (Filipino Time) and in procrastination.
  33. 33. We have an aversion in following strictly a set of procedures and this results in lack of standardization and quality control. We are impatient towards making decisions resulting to use of short-cuts.
  34. 34. Reference Magpoc, Kate S. (2013). Filipino Values. Retrieved April 17, 2015. http://www.slideshare.net/Kate_JRG/filipino- values-22162229?related=1
  35. 35. Thank You!!!

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