CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION Since, Filipino values have become one of the most important parts of the Philippine history

. Filipinos up today and yesterday were described through their traditional values. Actually, it was one of the major factors of invasion and domination of the Philippines by the neighboring nations. The coming of invaders in the country marked the beginning of the entrance of foreign influences that brought changes and alternations in the moods of the long-cherished Filipino values. For the fact, Young Filipinos of today look far different from their forefathers in the manner they speak, act, dress, in the mode of living and other aspects. But then, cultural traces inherited from ancestors are carried from generation to generation in varying degrees. Presently, traces of this culture can be gleaned through typical ways shown in relation to their everybody dealings with each other. Because of our vulnerability to outside influences, our actions today in terms of cultural traits are very much affected by our connections with the foreigners who came to our shores. We easily picked up many of their cultural traits. It is for us now to decide whether we should be better known as Filipinos in the manner we act. We can’t deny that it is a fact that we began to fail identify in us Filipinos qualities that we should uphold as true Filipinos. In this research work, the researchers want to give the readers a glimpse of Filipino values, its austere condition at present.

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STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM This study is conducted to find out the current plight of Filipino values. This study is purposely for everybody especially for those who are interested in the topic particularly people who are conditionally studies on the same or connected topic. Moreover. the author wishes to encourage the readers to pay attention to the most neglected social problem. The study specifically answers the following questions: Are Filipino values really fading out? 1. In addition. It aims to give the readers the awareness of the current plight of the Filipino National character. and traits as Filipinos. we are considering the study as a revelation that all of us are the root cause of the problem. beliefs. What are the factors behind the slowly fading of Filipino values? SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY The study gives the reader a glimpse of values upholds in every Filipino individual. What are common qualities of Filipinos as of today? 2. This study will also give the readers the chance to go over the most common traditional values and make proper valuing to reinforce observation and practice our beautiful customs. ii . the study aims to knock the heart and awaken the minds of the readers to move them into action. To sum up. What are some of the traditional Filipino values? 3. the fading of Filipino values.

ii . Furthermore. social and political condition will also be discussed.SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY This study limitedly deals with the present status of Filipino values including the factors behind its fading. its effect in the current Philippine economical.

Fade. Is the aggregate of feature and traits that form the individual nature of a person. Deteriorate. To make or become worse in character or quality. Is the ways of living built up by a human group and transmitted to succeeding generations. Manner. Values. To disappear gradually of die out.DEFINITION OF TERMS The following terms were defined according the purpose of the study to make them clearer to the readers: Character. ii . A distinguishing character or quality. The abstract concepts of what is right or worthwhile. Is the prevailing customs of people. Culture. Traits. class or period or the ways of behaving with reference to polite standards.

Colonization is merely a temporary detraction. deliberate effort to establish a new order of life.8 Reinventing the Filipino values is not a matter of chance. affection or care as a value is the willingness to reach out to other persons in order to give them support and to experience their support in return. They give us the needed enthusiasm and energy in life. It is a movement. When we give importance to love. historiography. The issue on trans-nationalization and intellectual experience is a great leap beyond the boundary of our natural culture.CHAPTER 2 REVIEW OF THE RELATED LITERATURE This chapter presents a brief discussion of related literature and studies of local authorities which have provided background of the study. language and many more. religion. in whom we can place all our trust. It should be left to chance. It is hoped that the leap is not from the frying pan to the fire. values are our inner powers. Certainly. a concerted. Love. Faith in God as a value is the inner connection that there is God. We are certain that God will take care of us. and whose laws we should always follow and obey. This study especially elucidates critical issues underlying ethnicity. Filipino values are our distinct contribution to the many cultures around the globe. When we value faith. we are not afraid to make friends with others. It is also a creative process. They make us feel truly strong and alive. ii . we are not afraid. According to Bacilig. Life goes on according to its anima and hidden strength.

Let us be willing to set aside some of our time for silence and reflection. Let us train and teach our youth to do their part. What we do to preserve Filipino values and not what we say. Let us learn from them. will determine what tomorrow will be. and be inspired by the example that they gave us. In whatever we say or do. Only then we can be able to listen to our hearts and become aware of our own values. Let us discover their values that are the many things they considered most important in life.Carino and Peñalosa reveals that the answer is in our hands. We should change our ways. Let us look at the lives of great men and women. We Filipinos talk much but do little. Values are things that we consider good and important. Or maybe even the dying man of Asia. 3. 2. and help us make decision. ii . These justify our actions and behavior. Here are some suggestions to help us as we grow up: 1. For unless we do so we will continue to be the sick man of Asia. let us act and behave because of the good and beautiful things that are most precious to us. Let us look at ourselves. Let us not be afraid to live according to our values.

What are the factors behind the slowly fading out of the Filipino values? FINDINGS This chapter presents the findings of the study based on the problems abovementioned. ii . Problems usually encountered by every Filipino challenge their establishing and thereby pose aspects of life. of depression and other natural crises. they were able to resist on these because of having the traits of being a true Filipino. CONLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS SUMMARY This study entitled “SLOWLY DETERIORATING AND FADING OUT FILIPINO VALUES” is conducted to find out the current plight of Filipino values. Specifically. What are common qualities of Filipinos as of today? 2. it has played a major role in the economic. Despite of this hazard. What are some of the traditional Filipino values? 3. and moral aspects of the Filipino people in the nation building. it seeks to answer the following questions: Are Filipino values really fading out? 1.CHAPTER 3 SUMMARY. From the earliest centuries of the Philippines. sets of values accompanied by traditions and customs were maintained by our forefathers. The value upheld by every Filipino individual significantly affect the current status of our nation. FINDINGS. political. social. The Filipinos are usually caught in the midst of social changes. In fact.

Traditionally. C. New Year. usually elder sister or brother shoulder the education of the younger ones until everyone finishing a career. Close Family Ties The family is considered the basic unit of our society. closeness of family members can be readily seen by the way parents bring up their children. It maybe observed that the Filipino family is closely-knit. All Saints Day and Town Fiestas. parents try their best always to spend every centavo of earning to send their children to school. we don’t allow them to be cared for by any institution for the aged. As much as possible. grandmother. However. B. Respectfulness The children have a great respect fir their parent and elders. Christmas. Even when family members are far from each other because of work situation or demands or when children are married and living in other places. It is an extended clan of blood relatives. Strong Belief in the Education of Children This is a sure mean of success run in every Filipino family. parents and children. What are common qualities of Filipinos as of today? A.1. It is a pride of every Filipino to be able to have their children earns a career. anniversaries. The close ties are also reflected in the frequent family reunion held on such as weddings. It is usually composed of grandfather. They have been thought to kiss the hands of the elders. If parents cannot support schooling. We also love to care for our old folks until they die. This manifest the due respect we should give ii .

E. Our tendency to depreciate ourselves often a mistake action of humility. Sometimes. This is a value that should be preserved by our people. he is made to feel comfortable as if he were in his own house. Courage The Filipinos are courageous people as attested to by those who suffered and died for their country. However. Thus. Humility This trait may be seemed in the way a Filipino speaks with others. F. Hospitality. The demand and complexities of modern life can only be met by people with strong hearts and healthy minds and bodies. and promoting. If the guest stayed overnight. ii . Filipinos use “Po” and “Opo” when talking to their elders. the government may utilize this trait in getting support for its charitable projects. Furthermore. This trait may encourage overdependence and laziness. cooperation and brotherhood. he is sure to be offered food or drinks. has its good and bad sides. D. Hospitality Filipino hospitality is said to be outstanding. we mistake humility with timidity and shyness. The children are expected to consult their parents about any activity or plan they wish to undertake.to our elders not only for the holiday but for the rest of the year and the year to come as well. wedding and anniversaries. The trait may also lead to poverty as a result of lavish spending for fiestas. it is good if its end is to help a person in need. A Filipino does not drag about himself. Anytime a visitor come. on the other hand.

Extending help or doing a good turn to one’s friend will always be valued and never forgotten. Orderliness Kaayusan in Tagalog terms is the learn like an orderliness.G. An order home is an evidence of this virtue on work in the family in the formative years of life. It usually results in a citizen with a sincere respect and adherence for the spirit and the letter of the law. this virtue strengthens him against cheating and lying. It begins at home at an early mental discipline instilled on children by their parents. A sense of prudence and poverty is implicit in a person with delicadeza. It results in cooperation and trust among neighbors. A friend is considered a member of the family that any help he can give is heartily welcomed. ii . friends and co-workers. Kaayusan ripens into the habit of discipline allocation of time and energy to work and play. In the highest officers of the land. Loyalty to Friends The Filipinos considered friendship as important to them which means helping each in times of need. Delicadeza Delicadeza is the virtue that determines a person’s sensitivity to what is right or wrong. I. It also serves as an early warning device in recognizing the traps of graft and corruption. In a person. H. whether the guise of “pagtanaw ng utang na loob” or an innocent gift. “katapatan” is the sole measure of leadership and public trust. J. Honesty Honesty is the virtue and righteousness in deed and in thought.

hard work and deep faith in God. M.25 L. This survival instinct is related to the Filipinos other strengths basic optimisms. Hardworking Filipinos have the capacity for hard work given proper condition. Godliness Filipino value denotes the religious character of the people who firmly believe in the supernatural and in kinds of spirit dwelling in individual person. two or three jobs. flexibility and adoptability. The Bayanihan Spirit Filipino people are fond of group work. O. Ability to Survive Filipinos have an ability to survive which is manifested in our capacity for endurance despite difficult times and our ability to get by on so very little. N. This is manifest most noticeably in willingness to take risk with jobs abroad and there to work one. The result is productivity and entrepreneurship for some and survival despite poverty. A person planting or clearing his fields or moving his house may call several neighbors for help work done this way is done gaily and cheerfully and without expectation of payment except for a free meal.K. The desire to race one’s standard of living and to possess the essential of a descent for one’s family combined with the right opportunities and incentives makes the Filipino work very hard. place or thing. Joy and Humor ii . It is manifested in the millions of Filipinos who bravely live through the harshest economic and social circumstances. offering help freely to friends or neighbors needing a help.

Lack of Discipline The Filipinos lack of discipline encompasses several related characteristics. in result in efficient and wasteful work system. Extreme personalism thus leads to the graft and corruption evident in the Philippine society. resulting in the use of shortcuts. 2. Passivity and Lack of Initiative ii . Filipinos have difficulty dealing with all forms of impersonal stimulant. and in procrastination or reward. Because of personalistic world view.Filipinos have a cheerful and fun loving approach to life and its ups and downs. a sense of humor and a propensity for happiness that contribute not only to the Filipino charm but to incommunicability of the Filipino spirit. and in appear of political satire. in our capacity to laugh even in the most crying times.31 C. We have a casual and relax attitude towards time and space which manifest itself in lack of precision and compulsiveness. We have a pleasant disposition. This personalism is manifested in tendency to give personal interpretation to actions.30 B. violation of rules leading to more serious and casual work ethic leading to carelessness and lack of initiative. What are some of the traditional Filipino values? A. in poor time management. Extreme Personalism Filipinos view the world in terms of personal relationships and the extent to which one is able to personally related to things and people determine the recognition of their existence and the value given to them. This sense of joy and humor is manifested in the Filipino love for social and celebration.

(2) actual preferences for foreign things. Filipino culture is characterized by openness to the outside adopting and incorporating the foreign elements into our image or ourselves. Too easily resigned to one’s faith. One waits to be what has to be done.34 ii . There is a strong reliance on others to do things for us. it can be said that the Filipinos is too patient and long suffering. In many ways. Filipinos tend to be complaint and there rarely is a sense of urgency about any problems and even violation of one’s basic rights. Filipino demonstrates also the so-called “crab mentality” using the leveling instruments of tsismis. D.33 E. self-serving attitude that generates a feeling of envy and competitiveness towards others. The result is a cultural vagueness and weakness. intriga and unconstructive criticism to bring others down. Kanya-Kanya Syndrome Filipinos have selfish. And yet this image is not built around a days core of Philippine history and language.Filipinos are generally passive and lacking in initiative. Colonial Mentality Filipinos have a colonial mentality which is made up of two dimensions: (1) lack of patriotism. Filipinos are thus easily oppressed and exploited. The Filipino colonial mentality is manifested in the alienation in the elite from their roots and from the masses as well as in the basic feeling of national inferiority that makes it difficult for the Filipino to relate as equal to Westerners. The Kanya-kanya Syndrome is also evident in the personal ambition and the desire for power and status that is completely insensitive to the common good.

Ironically.F. What are the factors behind the slowly fading of Filipino values? Facts in the Deterioration of Filipino Values A cynic eye view of the Filipino National character has been aired in TV. some of us even get into debts by spending lavishing during Fiestas because of hiya to visitors. Traditional Filipino values has been compared with the lofty institutional tenets that every school child learns to pay his service to against the welfare of the common tag is set family centeredness. We waste precious in most of our daily activities. which is the starting out project with full vigor and interest which abruptly die down leaving things unfinished. Wholestic – this is the value that makes Filipino integrate and separate. Hiya Filipino accepts or does something because of hiya.36 H. Hopeless to say that the erosion of the Filipino values were becoming waist. 3. Ningas-Kugon Filipinos are guilty of ningas-kugon. We are all parts of the problem and our desperate means.35 G. one wonders whether constantly being reminded of our shortcomings will contribute constructively to building a national character we can all be proud of. ii . The Filipinos loyalty is not to his national but to the “padrino” who protects his family. we Filipinos have to accept the fact that are not sincere in keeping our time. Still. Filipino Time Mania Filipino time is one of the attractive traits of Filipinos. Filipino values like: 1.

The steady erosion of the time-honored principles and nation strong service that make the government and national strong has been also disregard. are Delicadeza.2. The traditional value of treasuring one’s sacred honor has been cast aside and replaced by “Armor of Arrogance”. but their own selfish and narrow interest or the interest of the family. CONCLUSIONS The following conclusions were drawn based in the findings of the study: ii . Christian values prevail in the ultimate choice between good and evil are that selfishness would turn to selfishness and generosity. Regionalism or Region-Oriented – regionalism is a product of Filipino smallgroup-centeredness which social critics trace to the Barangay of old. 4. it was almost seven years ago after the EDSA Revolution happened a few Filipinos thought that the EDSA People Power would change people’s character for the better. Compassionate – this is the value that makes Filipino compassionate. Now expectation the values of the people who made the event happened. Personal Integrity The disregard of the traditional values of delicadeza and personal integrity is the public servants who could destroy democracy in the country. In connection with the slowly fading of Filipino values. 3. dignity and honor in all level of human relationship. Many of these in public welfare. Delicadeza 5.

The Filipino values. The major cause of this process of change is urbanization and the whole complex of factors associated with the urban life. RECOMMENDATIONS Based on the conclusions being drawn. The rest must be left to the wisdom. Through a proposal systematic training aimed to revive and develop desirable values using the experimental learning approach there may be hope to save our country from further bankruptcy of values. beliefs and traditions we have cherished for long. the main problem seems to have been identified and the suggestion is within us in which the solution may lie. exposed at it has been to foreign influences. has not entirely lost it values. Despite of the deterrent values which keep on going with us. it is a fact that many Filipinos have succumbed to cording foreign influences. 3. the following recommendations may be considered: 1. Many old-fashioned virtues as mentioned before continue to be treasured in most Filipino houses. 2.1. It is hoped that the older and present generation will ii . still. It can be said that the Filipinos are undergoing change. For most of the institution. Fading of Filipino values as evident in the current happening all over the country is continuously getting worst. However. there are much that is fine and admirable in the national character of the Filipinos people. patience and sacrifice of the Filipino people. It is strongly suggested that we have to reinvent Filipino values.

REFERENCES ii . We hope that all of us will start eliminating weaknesses and developing strengths. 3. similar studies should also be conducted to further substantiate the present findings. We must change. We must not follow negative development in our country. Also recommended is that amidst of the changes that are seen in our Filipino values. We must take good look of ourselves. the researchers believe that Filipinos deserve to move a step closer on this journey of thousand miles. Filipinos should understand their relation with the society. Filipinos should prove that they rise above self-interest. that they are capable of obeying rules for common goods. objectively with scientific detachment but also emotionally. 5.act together now to ensure that the coming generation will be properly equipped with the correct value system that will enable them to assume moral stewardship of the country tomorrow. 4. 2. From the strengths and weaknesses mentioned earlier. And understanding ourselves is the first step. We. Lastly. understanding and appreciation of them. and this start with analysis. The researchers hope that readers see themselves in it.

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