in your opinion, what are the dying culture and tradition we must preserved ?
January 7, 2011 7:52am CST
As we go global oriented we tend to forget our valued culture and tradition. The kissing of hand of elders are now seldom done by youngsters if not almost forgotten.Could give other tradition that are slowly dying or almost forgotten by Filipinos?
23 Jan 11
I certainly agree with you, our new generation of children now, especially those living in the urban areas, would rather kiss their parents on the cheek than do "Mano Po." Although, in the provinces, the latter is still being practiced. What saddens me also is that our traditional games are also being slowly eroded by on-line games. Games like "tumbalata", "patintero" and "siation" were unique to our culture. Those are the games that we grew up with. But now, Filipino youngsters would rather play on-line games. That's really sad.
7 Jan 11
The respectful gestures and words we use to denote or to pertain to other people especially those older than us. Saying "Po" and "Opo" when speaking to someone older than you. Calling other people "ate", "kuya", "tito", "tita", etc. Because of the "modernization" and the youth adapting the Western culture, that's what makes it worse. I just hope that there are still parents out there who will preserve this part of our culture that we are so well-known for and what we valued for decades.