The filipno values are distributed over all the islands.

The Philippines is a country with more than 7,000 islands, and the search for the Filipino value is extensive and large. The Filipino values refers to the set of values  that a majority of the Filipino have historically held important in their lives. It is an integral part of every culture. In the Philippines, Filipino values tell people what is good, useful, beautiful, desirable, and many more. Filipino values may be attributed into many influences. These can be from itsancestors or influenced from its colonizers. Some values are bipolar, therefore, it can bepositive or negative.

In some cases, the Spanish influences the shape of the Filipino values today.

Although the Filipinos are very Western, the concept in their value system are also dominated by Southeast Asian. The people of the Philippines are generally friendly and Harmony-seeking. For them, family is the most important of all. Other Filipino values would be honor, group harmony, diplomacy, good behavior, public esteem, courtesy, tolerance and good manners .

The Filipino values had been influenced through many customs and traditions in the Philippines.

Here, I will  be explaining to you some of them:

Utang na Loob

For the German, it will be the meaning of eternal gratitude. It is the thankfulness to the parents. It is also describes as the guilt from the birth to help the parents, to obey them and to show them love and respect. This is justified by the fact that we would not be in the world without them.

Mano po

It is understood as a sign of respect for the elderly (especially for the lolos and lolas). I also experience this value from the filipino children when I visited a Filipino family in the Philipiines. Mano po is considered as tradition and passed by generation in the Philippines.

Lolo and lola = grandfather and grandmother


This is the shared sense of identity and consciousness of the ‘other’. It is treating others with the respect and dignity as an equal rather than someone below the individual.