Are You Gentleman To Give Your Sit Inside The Bus?

@ilocosboy (34393)
Philippines
August 21, 2016 8:30am CST
Are you gentleman? In the Philippines we still have this customary that when you are inside the bus or in railway transit with full of passengers, you will lend your sit to a woman, pregnant, elderly or person with disabilities. Mostly, if you are a woman and happens to be in the thickly passenger vehicle ride, some of the boys will voluntarily give their sit to you. We have been like this until now. We call this being 'gentleman'. Though in some instances there are boys who will not do that but mostly you will feel the hospitality of the Filipino. No, they never consider the equality of the boys and the girls. This has nothing to do with our tradition of being hospitable.
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@miniam (9272)
• Bern, Switzerland
21 Aug 16
I still leave seats for old women and men, l also leave seats for pregnant women
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@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
21 Aug 16
that is great that you are gentleman like me, he he
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@Shavkat (50202)
• Philippines
21 Aug 16
When I traveled in Central Asia. People younger than the old folks are required to give the sit inside the bus.
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@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
21 Aug 16
But of course, its still voluntary. I have some some friends telling "this is gender equality', referring to the campaign of some government. But of course, this is customary.
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@Shavkat (50202)
• Philippines
22 Aug 16
@ilocosboy Well, this principle Gender Equality is not totally applied to some people in our country. That's the sad part. Unlike in NGOs that I had worked with, they really inculcated this principle not only in the mind but also within the heart.
@nomus24g (18429)
• India
21 Aug 16
Only if the women is pregnant n to senior citizens...not to able bodied females..because at one side they scream about Gender equality n other side tgey talk about chivalry...these are feminisim tactics..which i hate most
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@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
21 Aug 16
this is the point of some of my friends, they are using this tactics to get the sit.
@CinnamonGrl (5772)
• Paradise, California
21 Aug 16
I think there should be more of this. It's only good manners. I'm older and I have back issues BUT if I see someone get on the bus with a cane or infirm in any way, they will get my seat. It's the right thing to do, period.
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@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
21 Aug 16
@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
21 Aug 16
@Corbin5 (89206)
• United States
21 Aug 16
My son and husband are gentlemen and will give up their seats to ladies who should be sitting rather than standing.
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@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
21 Aug 16
Wow, this is nice Ma'am Deborah, at least our tradition of being gentleman is not yet broken.
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@Ritu96 (902)
• Sonipat, India
21 Aug 16
yes,i have give seats many elders in the past
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@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
21 Aug 16
this is really one of the attitude we should continue.
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@teamfreak16 (38031)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Aug 16
I always at least offer my seat.
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