What Makes A Filipino: Values and Beliefs

Pilosopo Tamad

A nation empowers itself depending on the beliefs, goals, ideals, aspirations, and values of its citizens. In order to achieve national unity and progress, it needs the full cooperation of its people. Values as a people and as a nation gives the identity that differentiates one race from the others. These values may improve or hinder development and progress but nonetheless, with unity of diversity, development and progress are achievable.

A Filipino holds strengths that most other nationalities admire but there are also weakness that makes him a laughing stock of its foreign neighbors.

STRENGTHS

  1. Close Kinship– a Filipino considers family as an important social structure that they must love and care. Close family ties results to the family still being intact regardless that the children are old and with families of their own.
  2. Respect for Elders– the use of “po” and “opo” in conversing or addressing older people is a sign of a Filipino’s…

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