Category: Philippine Culture

Dating a Filipino? This is the spot for you, read up on culture and relationships.

What a Modern Filipina is Like

I am a Filipina. From my perspective, most foreign men are attracted to the women in my country because they view us as women who are great cooks, physically attractive, caring and traditional. The first three descriptions may be spot on but the last one (traditional) has room for debate because of influences from other cultures. A Filipina being purely… Read more →

The Christmas Season in the Philippines

Filipinos are generally fun-loving and occasion-celebrating people. Couple this with their value for family and friendships and you will get a quality celebration of life. Filipinos take advantage of holidays, long weekends and other occasions just to have an excuse to visit their family members and other relatives and to spend time with them. Filipinos look forward to any declared… Read more →

The Philippine Fiesta

The Philippines is known to be a nation with fun-loving, celebrating, and joyful people. Amidst the history of colonization and poverty, the Filipinos maintain their resilient spirit. This resilient spirit may be attributed to the ability of the Filipinos to celebrate even how little an occasion or how simple a success is. Not only do Filipinos celebrate individually or with… Read more →

Top 5 Filipino Superstitions

The Philippine history has no specific date of the conception of the Filipino society. Accounts of the first settlers of Aetas, Indones, and Malay are written in history books. However, one thing is sure: the first Filipinos were animist, spirit-believing, superstitious people. They lived their lives around the spirits wanting everything in perfect harmony. Superstitions were made to put rules… Read more →

Filipino Family Values

It is a fact that one can get to know a country better by looking at the things that they value and cherish the most. In order to look at these things, one should take a close look on what is evident in the cultural facets that are tangible like consumer goods, art, and other products. Likewise, intangible products say… Read more →

Courtship in the Philippine Society The 21st Century

The 21st century likes everything in an instant. Instant coffee, instant noodles, instant haircut, instant messaging, instant research, instant entertainment, instant income, and even instant relationships! Everything seems to be wanted in a snap of the finger. Everything runs after everything. Everyone wants everything really fast. The 21st century Philippine courtship seemed to say no to courtship. The rich, vibrant,… Read more →

Filipino Culture of Respect

The Filipinos know what they value, what they treasure, and what they are willing to fight for. The Philippines is an island-country with a long history of colonization along with abuse and violence from its colonizers. Shaken, devastated, and tore into bits and pieces, the Filipino heart became resilient, ready to face the odds and to start all over again. After… Read more →