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Jay Lloyd S.

Serencio LIT1: Philippine literature November 03, 2018


Room: Tec 219 4:30-5:30 Code: 4730

Characteristics, Values and Traits of Filipinos

1.TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS • Filipinos has one of the best traits in the world one of you must

know. Although they have been colonized by several countries, core values from their ancestors

remained intact and is still applied up to this time.

2.HOSPITABLE • This is one of the most popular qualities of Filipinos. Foreigners who have gone to

the Philippines find themselves falling in love for their hospitality. It's a different kind of values which

already existed thousands of years ago

3.RESPECTFUL • This is often observed not just from younger people but also from older ones.

4.STRONG FAMILY TIES AND RELIGIOUS • Filipinos value their families so much that they tend to be

so intact.

5.GENEROSITY AND HELPFUL • This is observed when one person has nothing and they tend to

share what they have to them.

6.HARDWORKING • Filipinos are hardworking people to the fact that they are willing to work several

time to almost whole day just to feed their families. That's how Filipinos are.

7.LOVING AND CARING • This is so true! Filipinos are the sweetest and loving people in the world.

8.FAMILY ORIENTATION • Filipinos possess a genuine and deep love for family which includes not

simply spouse and children, parents and siblings, but also grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins,

godparents and other ceremonial relatives.

9.FLEXIBILITY, ADAPTABILITY, & CREATIVITY • Filipinos have a great capacity to adjust and to

circumstances and the surrounding environment, both physical and social.


Jay Lloyd S. Serencio LIT1: Philippine literature November 03, 2018
Room: Tec 219 4:30-5:30 Code: 4730

10.ABILITY TO SURVIVE • Despite grinding poverty, many Filipinos survive. They can even make a

livelihood from garbage dumps. We have survived many invaders, oppressors and natural calamities,

and have come out with hope and determination to carve out our existence anew. • Significantly,

the typical Filipino greeting is "Mabuhay!"

11.CAMARADERIE (PAKIKISAMA OR KAPWA -TAO • While this trait is true to some extent, it must be

noted that camaraderie is present only among close friends and relatives. Gone were the days when

you will see people helping others even if they don’t know each other.

12.DEBT OF GRATITUDE (UTANG NA LOOB) • Debt of gratitude still persists in the Filipino psyche.

You give a Filipino a favor and he will surely remember it even if he already returned the favor.

13.COLONIAL MENTALITY • Colonial mentality is the thinking that foreign talents and products are

always the good, the better, and the best, and that the local ones are of poor or no quality at all.

14.GOOD TRAITS OF A FILIPINO • Pakikisama/Harmony Joyous Highly Intelligent Faithful Loyal

Bayanihan Being Optimistic Self Reliance Very Competitive Very Brave Also known for their

adaptability and endurance

15.BAD TRAITS OF A FILIPINO We complain a lot See only evil /judgmental Plastikan/ Backstabbers

Nepotism/Favoritism Crab Mentality Always Late Tsismoso/Tsimosa Pakialamero Paasa Mañana

Habit Dirty Minded Pilosopo Too much hospitability Ningas Kugon Lack of historical knowledge

Padrino System