Important Concepts in Filipino Culture

Mahahalagang Konsepto sa Kulturang Pilipino

pamilya
family

pagtitiwala sa Panginoon
trust in God

pagiging magalang
being respectful, especially to older people

pagtitiis
perseverance, forbearance

tadhana
fate

utang na loob
debt of gratitude

amor proprio
self-esteem

pakikiramay
showing compassion and sympathy

pagtutulungan
helping neighbors

bayanihan
community spirit

pakikisama
getting along

delicadeza
discretion

palabra de honor
word of honor

mabuting pagtanggap
hospitality

pamahiin
superstition

hiya
shame

ningas-kugon / ningas kugon
“flaming cogon grass” = quickly going up in flames
– refers to the Filipino cultural trait of very enthusiastically starting things, but then quickly losing enthusiasm soon after


Cultural beliefs on disease causation:

namamana, lihi, sumpa, gaba, pasma, namaligno, kaloob ng Diyos


Levels of Filipino Social Interaction with Increasing Rapport

Pakikitungo, Pakikihalubilo, Pakikisalamuha, Pakikibagay, Pakikisama, Pakikipaglagayang-loob, Pakikisangkot, Pakikiisa


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