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Showing respect: The Filipino Way

I would like to start this section of my blog by talking about three most common ways of how Filipinos show respect for others.As a father raising a four-month old daughter in a foreign country, it is my ardent hope that I can teach her all these Filipino values and practices. 373 more words


Preserving Filipino Values

Of course, this was the article that I contributed when I was still a part of the Editorial Staff during high school. However, the thing is, I am better in ranting things online rather than in formal situations. 247 more words


Where are You, Filipino Values?

I was sitting comfortably in the MRT last Friday when a middle-aged woman walked in front of me. I contemplated on whether I should I give my seat but I ended up offering my seat since I can barely stand watching her wobble while the train is in motion. 264 more words

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The Custom Of "Pagmamano"

Pagmamano is a Filipino custom that has survived the times and foreign influences.  This is the practice of respect by asking for an elder’s hand and touch one’s forehead while bowing. 409 more words


Discriminated, but where you'd least expect it

Since moving to the States in 1997, over the years, I’ve had fellow Filipinos ask me if I’ve ever been discriminated, if white people have ever treated me differently.  843 more words