One of the distinctive traits of Filipinos is their strong family ties. Family is their topmost priority which influences their ideas, values, and aspirations in life. They value their family by following good values such as being respectful to elders is the “ po and opo”. Also, they give importance to special occasions like Christmas, birthdays and New Year by spending it together with their families. Their family is considered as their primary support system that offers love, comfort, and positivity during dilemmas. In decision-making and career, they have to consider their family’s views and suggestions first. Even after marriage, they still live within one roof with their parents.
You know you’re in the Philippines when people always have a smile on their faces even at the worst of times. Filipinos are always associated with this for it is said to be a unique defense mechanism to cope with all the problems heading their way. Not delving too much on situations or things that are out of control is one of the many positive traits that Filipinos have within. Also, it can be explained by how these people have a strong religious faith that makes them stronger, for there is someone out there, The Most High, that will help them through the storms and see rainbows thereafter.
SUBMITTED BY: ALAR, NOREEN BEAH M.
BALAD-ON, NICOLE K.