Filipino People Essays

Filipinos’ Forgiving Nature

Giving offenders a “second chance” rather than punishing them is inherently Filipino. Let’s take for example the apology offered by the Magdalo mutineers which comes as no surprise in light of the Filipinos forgiving nature. Despite the very good laws we have here in the Philippines, we don’t think settlement of it will still be possible. We rarely condemn people, we just require them to change their ways. Ms. Arroyo’s granting of amnesty towards the Magdalo mutineers is just one…

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Identity_ Filipino Psychology

?Introduction Identity, what is Identity? It answers the question ‘who am I? ‘ it might appear to be about personality; the sort of person I am. That is only part of the story. Identity is different from personality in important respects. We may share personality traits with other people, but sharing an identity suggests some active engagement on our part. Identity appears in the characteristic of a person, every one of us has its identity without it who are you?…

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National Museum of the Philippines

Located at Padre Burgos Street, Manila City, sat the two branches of The National Museum of the Philippines—the National Gallery of Art and the Museum of the Filipino People, where we went first. As we enter the hallway that leads to the first floor exhibits, we were greeted by a native Nipa hut complete with things that our ancestors used in the past. That same floor also houses the San Diego wreck site though it is a restricted area. We…

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A Reaction on Aliens’ Ownership Right of Real Property in the Philippines

A Reaction on Aliens’ Ownership Right of Real Property in the Philippines “Ang Pilipinas ay para sa mga Pilipino.” (“The Philippines is for the Filipinos”) Does it sound patriotic or nationalistic? Or does it pertain to selfish motives or mercenary actions? It is a fact that many aliens have been invading to the Philippines. Yes, they are aliens the non-Philippine nationals or foreigners. Most of them are fascinated and attracted to the beautiful sceneries around the Philippine archipelago. Others also…

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Filipino People and Beauty Salon

-Mario Bellatin’s Beauty Salon, translated elegantly from the Spanish by Kurt Hollander, is a strange and beautiful parable about human bodies living and dying on the fringes of society. The brevity of Bellatin’s novella is deceptive—in just sixty-three pages, the story of this unnamed narrator, a cross-dressing, homosexual hair stylist who turns his beloved beauty salon into a hospice for victims dying of a mysterious plague, prompts us to consider our collective attitudes toward, and treatment of, the human body—in…

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Filipino Psychology_ on Spirituality, Homosexuality, Psychopathology

Psychopathology is said to be the deviation of an individual’s behavior as compared to the norms of the society. It is classified into two—neurosis and psychosis. In a third world country like ours, it is a fact that poor people outnumber the rich ones, that’s why most Filipinos are prone to having problems, especially economic/financial ones. For some, these problems lead to emotional and psychological disturbances. But the question lies on which extent does these disturbances lead to, whether the…

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What Makes Me a True Filipino_

According to Sociology, Filipino is a hodgepodge, a mixture of primitive strains ( Negrito, Ita, Aeta); eastern strains (Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese) and western strains ( Spanish, English, American). primitive strains + eastern strains + western strains = A FILIPINO Therefore, we Filipinos are unified from different races. . I may say that I’m a Filipino. VALUES: Some says Filipinos are wonderful people. We are friendly, loving, caring, family oriented, loves adventures, talented, religious, etc. They are also hardworking. We are…

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Revolutionizing Filipino Mindsets

National consciousness among Filipinos is faced with a lot of challenges today. There is a need to revolutionize mindsets and one big factor that has a big impact in the process of revolutionary mindsets is the Media. It is unfortunate that a lot of what the media shows to the public represses transformation. A lot of soap operas that are being shown are remakes of western ones which are usually Korean or Mexican. Products like food and gadgets that are…

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Understanding Filipino Psychology_ a Thought Paper

What is Filipino Psychology? According to Enriquez, Filipino Psychology is anchored on Filipino thought and experience as understood from a Filipino perspective. As I understood through our readings, Filipino Psychology for me is the behavior, thoughts, experiences and nature of the Filipino people from their own perspective. I have discovered that methods in defining and measuring Filipino psychology have been derived from Western methods and others maybe because of our shared history with the different cultures that have been brought…

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Sikolohiyang Pilipino

The status of efforts to indigenize psychology in the Philippines is reviewed. We address progress in four aspects of indigenization: theoretical/conceptual, methodological, topical, and institutional. Much, but not all, of this progress is the result of efforts associated with the indigenous Sikolohiyang Pilipino (Filipino psychology) movement, which emphasizes (a) the development of a Filipino psychology that reflects the unique experiences and orientations of Filipinos, (b) Filipino identity and national consciousness, (c) explicit socio-political considerations, (d) application of psychology to societal…

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Chapter 17_ Misfortunes in Madrid

Chapter 17:Misfortunes in Madrid August 1890- Rizal arrived in Madrid to seek justice for his family and the Calamba tenants. He sought the help of the Filipino colony, the Asociacion Hispano-Filipina, and the liberal Spanish newspapers (La Justicia, El Globo, La Republica, El Resumen, etc.) -M. H. del Pilar acted as his lawyer and Dr. Dominador Gomez (secretary of Asociacion Hispano-Filipina) Sepetmber 6, 1890- Rizal received a terrible news, he received a copy of the ejectment order by the Dominicans…

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Philippine Culture

Academic Scientific Psychology or Akademiko-siyentipikal na Sikolohiya: Western Tradition: This follows the tradition of Wilhelm Wundt in 1876 and is essentially the American-oriented Western psychology being studied in the Philippines. Academic Philosophic Psychology or Akademiko-pilosopiya na Sikolohiya: Western Tradition: This was started by priest-professors at the University of Santo Tomas. This tradition is mainly focused on what is called ‘Rational psychology’. Ethnic Psychology or Taal na Sikolohiya: This is the tradition on which Philippine psychology is primarily based. This refers…

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Filipino People and Family Planning

The alarming increase of population in the country has caused many individuals to seek help in Family Planning. Discussing family planning is not just giving out condoms, pills and more but also on caring for our reproductive health (RH). One organization that has been serving its clients especially women is the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines, Inc. (FPOP). It is a private, non-stock, and non-profit voluntary organization that promotes quality of life through RH care service delivery, information, education…

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Image of Filipino Women

The majority of the selections we’ve read have women as their lead character. If not, they play a significant role with the male lead character. The authors of the selections used Filipino women in different ways but they have evidently conveyed different images of Filipino women. Some showed how strong and weak a woman can possibly be when faced with problems, what she could and couldn’t do for herself just to keep and protect her loved ones. Like in Estrella…

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Filipino Vs Phenomenal Catastrrophe

In our distant years we had been measured and defied by different tribulations in our life. But what could be more to catastrophic phenomenal like typhoon, flash floods and the alarming tsunami alert that devastated the livelihood and lives of many people in our country. In just a year we become exposed to numerous calamities that left holes and trauma to Filipino people. As much as we seek for peacefulness and contentment in life, we cannot alter the nature’s revenge…

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