Filipino Values

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Philippine Values

Values are defined in a number of ways.

Maciones (1997) defines it as the “beliefs, behavior and material objects that constitute a people’s way of life.” He also defined it as standards in a culture by which people make an assessment as to its desirability, goodness and beauty. Values may be helpful as Guidelines.

Schaefer (2001) defines values a little more as “collective conceptions of what is considered good, desirable, and proper – or bad, undesirable, and improper – in culture.”

Conklin (1984) has this to say about values: “Values are abstract and shared ideas about what are desirable, good and correct – they represent the ideals of the culture” (as cited by Panopio and Rolda, 2000.)

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The individual should have chosen the things because he or she values them.

3. Behavioral. When one values a thing so highly it will be observable in one’s action.

Basic Values

Basic values are universal to human being. The following are the eight basic and core values: 1) health, 2)truth, 3) love, 4) spiritually, 5) social responsibility, 6) economic sufficiency, 7) nationalism and patriotism, and 8) global solidarity.

Basic Filipino Values

Four basic values identified by Jaime Bulato (1966) in his study of groups of Filipino workers:

1. Close Family ties. This Filipino value of the family is seen as a defense against all hostilities from the outside world.

2. Respect for Elders (Paggalang sa Matanda). This value starts very early. Children are taught to kiss the hands of parents and other elders or to do what people in the Visayas area call Amen which is equivalent of mano po in Filipino. The English version is to say “bless”. Obedience is the essence of respect for elders.

3. Economic and Social Upliftment. This refers to the Filipinos value of pulling out from economic difficulties by way of sacrificing for the sake of others.

4. Patience and Endurance. This value is reflected in the way Filipinos bounce back when tragedy or misfortune strikes.

Values identified by Horacio de la Costa, SJ.

1. Self- reliance (pagsasarili). This refers to

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