I thought they would both equally make me happy if I have to write something about them and so, I am taking this endeavor of exploring both Filipino hospitality and religiosity. I title this paper, The Hospitality of Phenomenal Catholics. It was only last summer that I was able to have a month-long experience outside of my usual comforts when I was assigned in San Miguel for my pastoral exposure.
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Here our native culture is looked at just from the religious point of view. Frankly, I see this point of view as limited or inadequate, based on what I have alluded to regarding source in the preceding paragraph. I will go back, try a broader and deeper look into the issue of our native Filipino culture, i.
Catholics, mainline Protestants, Pentecostals or Evangelicals. In short, I believe in the possibility of a Godless morality, though I admit that it is much more difficult to attain.
All the while the minority who benefit from the recognized system of patronage take care of their extended families and associates. Transparency in government has not taken root: We oftentimes wonder what kind of values we have now; what have we lost in terms of social conscience, of social morality let us forget here about sexual morality to which the church hierarchy seems to pay relatively more attention to.
We do not seem to wonder whether that really is something to be proud of; or are we just -unknowingly- exposing our ignorance about what authentic Christianity is all about?
How come some, if not many, of those who commit crimes and are guilty of corruption were from exclusive Catholic schools? Have the mentors themselves sold out? Why did the good moral and church social teachings not stick?
Is it our unique case that social morality can not really be taught in schools nor be practiced in the real world? Below is an interesting and informative essay on understanding our Filipino value system, written just a few years after the Marcos downfall, by the late Fr.
However, I think Fr. Gorospe was quite naive about the kind of leadership our homeland needs then and now. This latest draft, basically similar to that proposed by Fr.
Values for National Reconstruction," 2 bases its framework on the provisions of the Philippine Constitution of If we are to discover our traditional values and make sure that they contribute to the "just and humane society" and "total human liberation and development" of which the Philippine Constitution speaks, we must ask some basic questions.
A Filipino experiences family closeness and solidarity pagpapahalaga sa pamilyapoliteness use of po or hohospitality tuloy po kayogratitude utang na loob from "within", that is, subjectively and emotionally, unlike a non-Filipino observer, social scientist, or psychologist who studies Filipino values objectively from "without" or "from a distance".What Are Some Positive and Negative Filipino Values?
A: Some of the primary elements of the Filipino philosophy, or cultural worldview, are resiliency. An object cannot have value in itself.
Value is relational, and so requires a person and a goal. The goal to which one aims is called the "value", but the relationship is always required. This means an object cannot be a value in itself.
It only gains the title of value when a person acts to achieve or maintain it. Values are essential to ethics.
Feb 15, · MERCADO’S APPROACH IN LEADING US TO A FILIPINO PHILOSOPHY by Michael Tamayao I. Introduction Philosophy could be seen in different ways. On the one hand, it is an academic pursuit typical of any western philosophy. Mercado accepts the definition of philosophy as “the system of motivating values, concepts, or principles of an.
Filipino Philosophy is the attitude, worldview, and notion of the natural citizens of the Philippines towards the day-to-day experiences in life, religion, communication, survival, interrelationship with people and intra-relationship with his sakop or to oneself – the “I,” and the uplifting of one’s soul – the Filipino being.
The term “value theory” is used in at least three different ways in philosophy. In its broadest sense, “value theory” is a catch-all label used to encompass all branches of moral philosophy, social and political philosophy, aesthetics, and sometimes feminist philosophy and the philosophy of.
Below is an interesting and informative essay on understanding our Filipino value system, written just a few years after the Marcos downfall, by the late Fr. Vitaliano Gorospe, S.J. A brief introduction to the philosophy of human values is necessary for an understanding of Filipino values and values education.