When a Filipino…

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A50EDFAF-62BE-4B46-9A25-913833E370E7   It is more fun in the Philippines and yes, the people in the Philippines can make your stay funnier and worthwhile. Filipinos are said to be the easiest people in Asia to get along with and that despite all adversities and negative feedback due to the country’s status, there are definitely so many things to be proud of most especially our humanity. Filipinos are described as highly relational people may it be emotionally and socially in terms of interacting with people. Filipinos possess values and traits that even tourists or people from other nations acknowledge and appreciate. Traits such as adaptability, resourcefulness, faithfulness, thriftiness, Bravery, Jolliness, strong family ties, and many more. These traits molded the identity of the Filipinos. The identity that engraved Filipinos to other nationals as a person and approach.      

   Yet the most popular traits from those of that of the Filipinos are their hospitality and respect towards people. Filipinos are usually friendly and are very welcoming. They extend warm and take time to know their guest to serve quality and sincere atmosphere by food, entertainment, and even delicacies or pasalubongs after gatherings with relatives or not. Presentations and decorations are at its best in times of gatherings or visitation even in their poverty-stricken home, such only shows the generosity and sincerity of the Filipinos.  The best dish, best utensils, and best dress just to accommodate and make visitors and guests have a wonderful and special stay oozing the sense of belongingness. This approach also showcases respect Filipinos. May it be a relative or not and are not just observed by younger people but also from older ones. Filipinos are known to use the words “po” and “opo” to show respect to older people and the gesture of bringing the back of the hand of an elder to one’s forehead also called as the “mano po” gesture is observed.  They exhibit many forms of approach to people to acknowledge one’s presence. Pet names, titles, and even self-made tags. Moreover, Filipino workers will always address their customers with “Ma’am” “Sir” showing humility and the willingness to serve them.  Overseas Filipino workers are well appreciated due to their style of getting well with other employees and their respect and determination to keep good ties and bond with the people around them.

   Filipinos are rich in good morals, traits, and habits. Though some of these qualities are fading and becoming rare, there must be something done to preserve and protect it. To be well known, developed and influential may it be not in economic status but as a race, a nation, and a model.

 

AMILANTO, ALAINA THERESE

LIWAG, AVA VICTORIA

 

Define me with a meme

On average, twenty typhoons hit the Philippines every year. As a developing country, it will be hard to stand up again after a catastrophic typhoon. In spite of this, the resiliency of Filipinos always prevails. In times of calamities and catastrophes, Filipinos always manage to rise above the challenge. Instead of wallowing, they manage to pick themselves up and smile.
Education is very expensive. A normal family would have a hard time in keeping their child in school. The family often do anything just to keep their child in school like borrowing money from their relatives, neighbors, and friends. That is why Filipino students work hard to pay back all the people that helped him or her in pursuing his or her dream. Filipino always have this kind of thinking, “When I graduate I will surely help uplift this family”.
Honey June Gabiota
Klynne Clarise Kuizon

Positive Meme of the Filipino Identity

The citizens of the Philippines, or also called the Filipinos, are known for many things, and two of those many things are being religious and hardworking.

Lord, I need

The first meme is inspired by the Filipinos’ culture of praying to the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, Mother Mary, the angels and saints. Filipinos have the practice of always praying, anytime and anywhere, with any reason. Filipinos do such practice to pay respect to the Holy ones, and they also pray when they ask thanks for the blessings, ask for help in the times of need, ask for the forgiveness of sins, and everything else. They are known for being religious and spiritual, and this practice is taught from one generation to another.

FILIPINOS BE LIKE

Aside from being religious, Filipinos are also hardworking, which inspired this meme. Many of the Filipino people are very hardworking where they reach to the extent of being a risk taker in order to finish the task that are yet to be done. With that being said, at times where things lack, they are able to figure out ways on how to finish the task, even though sometimes it already becomes risky.

References of photos:

Mlady, Lauren. Prayer, the last refuge of a scoundrel. YouTube. Published on 13, July 2015. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9StRlBBJyk

_____ (photograph). Unsafe Work Practice. SAFETYCARE. Published on 5th of May 2011. Retrieved from http://www.safetycareblog.com/2011/05/unsafe-work-practice.html

MEMBERS:

Apid, Jannah Grace

Caparino, Shanine Trishia

Yumang, Sebastienne