Filipino Culture

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A Review of the Literature

Earnestean Williams

COUNS 504

Dr. Thomas, Jimletta Vareene

May 14, 2010

Abstract

The paper discusses Philippine and Filipino brief history of the life and times of the

Filipino people in the Philippines. The values of Filipino culture have changed through

emigration and immigration, as well as religiosity and spirituality, and because of

coexisting and sometimes conflicting values . Details are given outlining the global

Filipino diaspora in the 21st-century and highlights its impact on the social and religious

conditions of the people. An interview with a native born Filipinos young woman is

also presented

Filipino History Cultural Immersion Literature Review

There are at least 77 major
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In the province of Pampanga, the

procession includes devotees who self-flagellate and sometimes even themselves nailed to crosses as expressions of penance. All through the week, you can observe lines of

people beating their backs with nailed balls, carrying the cross, and crawling all the way

to the church just as Jesus supposedly had done. After three o'clock in the afternoon of

Good Friday (the time at which Jesus is traditionally believed to have died), noise is

discouraged, bathing is proscribed and the faithful are urged to keep a solemn and prayerful disposition through Black Saturday. Malay/Hindu (Mindanao Island)

Customs and Traditions. The customs and traditions of the Philippines are

strongly influenced by its colonized past. The Spanish colonization of the Philippines

lasted more than 350 years, thus the significant presence of Spanish influence in almost

all facets of the Filipino culture. The Filipino language, more commonly known as

Tagalog, is in itself rooted into some Spanish words. Filipinos are religious in nature.

The festival season is celebrated with church ceremonies, street parades in honor of the

patron saints, fireworks, beauty and dance contests, and cockfighting tournaments.

Arts and Music. The arts of the Philippines reflect a society with diverse cultural

influences and traditions. The
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