The Filipinos are truly unique and diverse people. Their quality traits made them recognizable and distinct compared to other races. They are the people of over 170 dialects, with 35 identified religious groups, and variety of artistic culture. To sum it all, the greatest attributes of the Filipino people are their talents and positive yet easy going attitude in dealing with every situation and their artistic social and cultural strengths.
Filipina performing Cultural Dance to entertain visitors in a beach resort in Palawan, Philippines
The way they act, think, perceive and feel is really unique. Among others, the following are some of their behavior and practices:
Religiosity or Spirituality
According to many, the Philippines, is the only Christian nation in Asia. The quality or condition of their being spiritual is intense compared to believers of other religious groups in other countries, all over the world. Their belief in a Supreme Being inspires them to go on with life despite all sufferings and trials to the extent of being fooled by unscrupulous religious leaders. They don’t lose hope instead they find solace with their religion. Thus, most often many of them become victims of leaders of false religions whose only objective is to build an empire of moneyed people to help them amass great wealth.
In fact, there are at least 35 identified active religious groups in the country, (excluding other small emerging groups) such, are the: 1) Roman Catholic (the most in numbers); 2) Many Other Christian Denominations; 3) Islamic or Muslim; 4) Protestants; 5) Indigenous Religions; 6) Chinese; 7) Members Church of God International (MCGI) popularly known as the Ang Dating Daan (ADD) – believed to be the only true Christian Church that religiously follow true Christian faith in the Bible; Atheists; 9) El Shaddai; 10) Church of the Nazarene; 11) Church of Jesus Christs and the Latter Day Saints; 12) Seventh-Day Adventists; 13) Philippine Episcopal Church; 14) Evangelical; 15) Buddhists; 16) Mennonites; 17) Hindu; 18) United Church of Christ in the Philippines; 19) Baptist World Alliance; 20) Judaism; 21) Worldwide Church of God; 22) Methodist; 23) Iglesia ng Dios Kay Cristo Hesus Haligi at Suhay; 24) Jehovah’s Witnesses; 25) Unitarian; 26) Iglesia ni Cristo of Manalo; 27) Assemblies of God; 28) Rizalistas; 29) Lutheran Church in the Philippines; 30) God World Missions Church; 31) Presbyterian; 32) Mount Banahaw Holy Confederation; 33) Aglipayan; 34) Philippine Benevolent Missionary Association (PBMA); and 35) Satanists.
Such, is a proof that these religious groups thrive in the Philippines because many Filipinos join them. That’s why founders/leaders of these groups easily get what they want from their prey enriching themselves at the expense of the faithful Filipinos.