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University of the Cordilleras

Governor Pack Road, Baguio City 2600

College of Arts and Sciences
A.Y. 2016-2017

Kapit-Bisig Orientation as Cohesive Force

among Filipino Families amidst the
Impediments of the Globalizing Era

Submitted by:

Mr. Emmanuel Jimenez Bacud

MA Political Science
Social Studies 511 (5:30-9:30; Mon. )

Submitted to:

Prof. Apollo Endrano

Social Studies 511

Date of Submission: April 11, 2017


Considering the social dynamics bombarding Filipino society, it is inevitable that

a family as a basic structure of the society will be vulnerable to change. Adhering to

phenomenological approach aided with social impact analysis, this research study

postulates the socio-cultural impediments of the Filipino families in the era of

globalization. Recent studies conducted by Mulder (2013) and Aguila (2015) argued that

globalization transformed the concepts of statehood and nationhood into questionable

realities. Furthermore, this study links the impediments of globalization such as urban

migration, brain drain, and reorientation of social values into the social reality that Filipino

families are becoming loose and fragile. In fact, modern Filipino families encountered

often encountered problems such as increasing demand on overseas workers that leads

to the separation of children with their parent, the increasing incidence of child labor

that resulted by poverty and the increasing number of teenage pregnancies that

resulted by lack of attention among teens in their family. However, this study proposes

that the observance and the practice of kapit-bisig as binding force enables the

modern Filipino families re-empowered such that Filipino families could develop a deeper

sense of connection, mutual understanding, respect, trust and love that will withstand

throughout the ever changing society .

Keywords: Kapit-bisig, Family, Globalization, Culture



Re-empowering Kapit-Bisig
Orientation Through
-Social indoctrination of the
Challenges to Filipino Families Schools and Religious An Empowered Filipino Family
Institutions to the youth
-Economic Impediments such -Egalitarian, God-fearing,
as unemployment and low -Practicing Constant Productive and Resilient Social
quality of life Communication Among Institution
Family Members (Personal or
-Loose communication -Catalyst of Positive Social
Impersonal Means)
-OFW members
- Supporting one another
-Culturally-sensitive to the
-Susceptibility of a family financially and emotionally
demands of the society
member to engage in drug
-Developing resilient behavior
abuse and to perform crimes -Epitome of Great Filipino
among Filipino families
in the society Values
-Emphasizing the values of
-Sexual Infidelity (Querida
trust, respect and love
System) among Families
-Creating family goals
-Alcoholism and other vices of
anchored on the
the father or the mother
collaboration of family
-Teenage Pregnancy and members
Teenage Parenthood
-Extending the roles of each
family member in the society



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