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Filipino Values

Filipinos have lots of good values that are worth to consider. I will share with you the common values that are worth to keep.

Filipinos are known for their good values specially the typical Filipino people who are loyal to their customs and traditions. I will try to share what I have seen and what I know about the good values of Filipinos that are worth to keep. I would not say that Filipinos are perfect when it comes to keeping good values but they will never forget this wherever they maybe in the world much more if they grow up in the Philippines.

Good Moral values. Typical Filipinos are very conservative people specially those who grow up in the provinces or villages. They are always concerned in keeping their reputations intact. Parents are not allowing their daughters to go with a man in any place but let them come and visit them in the house. If possible when they go out for a date, they are with chaperons and they have curfew hours. Most typical Filipino women are virgins when they get married. Morality is one of the important aspects of Filipino values.

Christian Values. Philippines is a Christian country so most of the Filipino people are Christians. Though Filipinos are composed of different religions but they always go to church. Christianity and character building were taught in the schools whether in public schools or in private. Children were taught how to pray in school and in the home.

Values of Respect to Elders. Children were taught by their parents to respect the elders. You can seldom hear a kid calling older people by their names. Even if they are not related by blood or the kids don’t know the person, they will respect them by calling, kuya, ate, manang or manong, Auntie or uncle. How nice to hear kids paying respect to older people. You can not see that in America. In here, little kids call the older ones by their names but in the Philippines, that is never tolerated and that is a typical Filipino values that is worth to keep.

Values of kindness to the neighbors. Most Filipinos are kind to their neighbors. There are some who are not but the typical Filipinos are kind and helpful to their neighbors. They can easily develop friendship to those who live around them. Once they build their friendship, they will share whatever they have like food and other stuff. They will take care of each other’s need without being asked. They are always there for their neighbors. You can seldom find that in America. People here, don’t know their neighbors by name. Only very few are close tot heir neighbors specially if neighbors are transient? it’s hard to know everybody around you, that’s the American neighborhood.

Values of Giving. Most Filipinos are givers. They love to give gifts to friends and relatives specially during birthdays and Christmas. Even if they don’t have enough money but they will really save some of it to buy gifts for their loved ones. That’s the thing I really admired from Filipinos. They have a heart to share what they have even if it is not much but they would really give.

Values of being Supportive And Caring. Filipinos are very supportive with their families. They love to gather together or even live together with their extended families in order to support each other. The unmarried children usually will live with their parents and help them financially. There are times that the married children will still support their parents in many ways. Most of the children who are professionals will always give financial support to their parents, siblings or other relatives who need support.

Most Filipinos will personally take care of their old folks when they are sick. They will never take them to nursing homes because there is no such thing as that in the Philippines. The will take care of their old parents and relatives in their own homes.

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  1. N. Sun

    On January 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    The Christianity one is interesting, in America it is all about freedom of religion so public schools can’t teach that stuff.

  2. learnandearn

    On January 11, 2011 at 12:30 am

    hmm… am really surprised to hear a Filipino telling that “Christianity” is there culture. Hmm .. guess you better learn what u r real culture is first before misleading people my friend ..

  3. john smither

    On January 11, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Interesting article on some of the values that are important or seen as important to Filipino’s.

  4. UncleSammy

    On January 11, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Good one – liked , thanks for sharing and see you around

  5. lovelife

    On January 11, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Learnandearn, I am not misleading people. Majority of the people in the Philippines are Catholics they believe in Jesus Christ so, they are Christians. Filipinos have good Christian values, Catholics have their rosary,communion,etc and other religious groups are free to worship. I don’t know about India because I was not there and you are from that place.

  6. DaYong

    On January 11, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Great share! I love learning about other cultures!

  7. Bella White

    On January 11, 2011 at 5:09 pm


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