Hosptality and Sharing In The Culture of the Philippines

Perhaps the word that springs to mind when one mentions Filipino culture is ‘hospitality’. In the Philippines, citizens are characterized by their hospitality, generosity and astonishing sense of community. This might be why the Filipinos are generally loved on a universal scale. Food, Drink and Home In any Filipino home, being an efficient host is an important part of everyday life. Actually, hosting on a wide scale has always been a big part of Filipino tradition, where food, drink and entire homes are provided to guests regularly. When accommodating guests, Filipinos will always make...

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Understanding Filipino Culture and Family Ethics

In the Philippines and most other Asian countries, family units are very important. The definition of family will include parents and their children and a range of extended family members both vertically ranging upwards to grand parents, laterally to uncles, aunts and cousins and even include relatives from far flung locations who just happen to have the same surname. Usually, male members of a family work to provide an income while females care for children and the home and are also allowed to have a career. One vs. the Entire Family in Filipino Culture The family in Filipino Culture is much...

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Learning About Filipino Culture

I have been living in the Philippines for over ten years and during the time I’ve learned quite a bit about Filipino Culture. Even after all that time, there is still much I don’t understand about Filipinos. I’ve been following a blog from a rather insightful American that has been living here for a few years.  He makes some keen observations about Filipino Culture. He and I agree that if one does not take the time to understand Filipinos that they will continue to misunderstand what motivates many Filipinos. Filipinos are very devoted to family. They are also much more...

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