which filipino values and tradition do you like?

Philippines
October 25, 2008 8:48am CST
filipino people are known for good values and of the keeping of good family traditions like being respectful to elders, they tend to keep family ties and relationship close, cheerful people despite some economic inconvenience, hospitable people and friendly and helpful,despite some disturbing news that put filipino in the bad side i still believe filipinos are generally good and religious people who have regard to the life and well being of other people...how about you what is your view about this thing, which filipino value which impress you the most?
5 responses
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
I like the way the younger ones repect to the older by saying word "po or opo" and they do "mano po" or bless the hand of the older ones as a sign of respect. i think it is only in the philippines you can see it. I like also being so hospitable to the visitors and very warm in welcoming even the stranger. I hope their tradition will last forever,
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
maybe that will last a long time, and that will depend upon the adults on how they will teach their children about the good values of the filipino people today.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I live in the US, and I believe what you say about your people's values are probably correct. Unbfortunately, my last job I had a Filipino woman as my boss. She was so mean to me from the day that I started to the day I was laid off by her. What you said about keeping family and relationships ties, is probably true, because she was so loyal to another co worker and took her word over mine, even if I was right. It was hell going to work every day, with this woman tauting me day in and day out. She never had a compliment for me on a job well done, but she would dig into me for something I did not even do, and when I proved that I was right and it was someone else who made the error, she would not even apologize to me. I am sorry that I no longer have a job, because I am not doing that well financially now, because I have not been able to find another job, but I am happy that I do not have to see her anymore, all of that stress is gone. Don't get me wrong, you asked for an opinion and I gave it. I believe your people are really nice, but there is always one bad apple in every barrel. Have a good day.
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• Philippines
25 Oct 08
actually what you say is right and i would not in anyway rebut you for this because this thing is your real experience from one of our own people,and i am so sorry for that thing she acted against you and hope things have not gone that way, but as you have said there are some bad apple that maybe somehow mixed up to the baskets..and these are cases sometimes that are uncontrollable, and unfortunately you fell victim of an ugly circumstances...but i would like to thank you personally for being so kind and for good understanding of the situation, and even find some good comments for these discussion...thanks friend...
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
i do teach my kids to say "po and opo", and always say "thank you" and "sorry" coz a lot of kids (even adults) nowadays, doesnt even know how to appreciate when given something and never apologize when they hurt someone. one of the traditions we do have, that i want my kids to do is the "mano". (kissing of the hand).
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
25 Oct 08
filipino hospitality, mano po, saying po and opo, close family ties
@24Champ (465)
25 Oct 08
I think "smooth interpersonal relationship" ("pakikisama") is one value I like among Pinoys. Likewise, I appreciate the stronger ties among Pinoy family members (of course, there are exceptions) as compared to those in the western countries.