I celebrate Christmas with my family and relatives in the province. We had an exchange of gifts, fun games and great food.This is one of the most wonderful moment of my life that I will always remember. I thank the Lord for giving me a great big happy family!
Filipinos highly value the presence of their families more than anything. Regardless of the liberal influence they have gotten from the west, the family remained the basic unit of their society. This trait clearly shows among Filipinos abroad who suffer homesickness and tough work just to support their families back home in the Philippines.
In a traditional Filipino family, the father is considered the head and the provider of the family while the mother takes responsibility of the domestic needs and in charge of the emotional growth and values formation of the children. They both perform different tasks and being remarked separately by the children. Children see their mothers soft and calm, while they regard their fathers as strong and the most eminent figure in the family.
Because of this remarkable closeness, parents sometimes have difficulties letting go of their children and thus results to having them stay for as long as they want. For this somehow explains why grandparents are commonly seen living with their children in the Philippines. Unlike the way people grow old in the west where they are provided with outside homes and care giving, Filipino elderly enjoy their remaining lives inside their houses with their children and grandchildren looking after them.
Another trait Filipinos made themselves exceptional from others is their strong respect for elders. Children are taught from birth how to say “po” and “opo” to teach them as early as possible how to properly respect their elders. These words are used to show respect to people of older level. Even adults will be criticized for not using these words when speaking with their parents or people older than them. Inside the family, the parents are expected to receive the highest respect from the children along with the elder siblings; as they are given more responsibilities to look after younger siblings when parents are not around.
Children fighting back or addressing parents or elder siblings with arrogant tone are not at all tolerated. They are also not allowed to leave the house without their parents' permission. Upon arriving home, conservative families expect children to practice the kissing of hands or placing their parents or elder family members' hand to their foreheads with the words “mano po” as a sort of greeting.
Even after finishing school, Filipino children are not obliged to get out of their homes unless they want to. In fact, most of them keep their close relationship to their parents by staying at least before they get married. Leaving them happens only when they really have to, but usually, at least one child, depending on his willingness and financial capabilities, stay even after marriage to support and look after their aging parents.
More over, Filipinos keep close connection with other relatives. They recognize them from 2nd degree to the last they can identify. As Filipinos say, “not being able to know a relative is like turning their backs from where they come from.”
This is our presentation in one of our minor subjects, Filipino 2 in which we are tasked to sing or rap the Filipino poems that we made in the tune that we like. In this video we chose the tune of "telephone" by lady gaga since our lyrics fits the song. We are very grateful for making this video since it's the reason why we were exempted from taking the exam.jeje.. so here it is...
FORT SAN PEDRO - The smallest, oldest tri-bastion fort in the country. This served as the nucleus of the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines. It has a total inside area of 2,025 sq. meters. The walls are 20 feet high, 8 feet thick and the towers are 30 feet high from the ground level. Work was first started on May 8, 1565 with MIGUEL LOPEZ DE LEGASPI breaking the ground. After the battle of Manila Bay, Commodore George Dewey turned the fort to the local Cebuanos, then it became an American Warwick Barracks during the American Regime which was later converted into classrooms where the Cebuanos received formal education. During World War II, from 1941 to 1945, it served as fortification for Japanese soldiers, when the battle for liberation was fought, the fort served as an army camp . After 1950, Cebu Garden Club took over and fixed the inner court into a miniature garden. For a couple of years it also housed the Cebu City Zoo. In 1978 to August 15, 1993, it housed the offices of the Department of Tourism and the Philippine Tourism Authority. At present, it is under the care and administration of the PTA and now houses the National Museum that showcases the San Diego shipwreck & Fort San Pedro diggings.
What: The Fort Escapade
When: October 15, 2011
Where: Fort San Pedro Cebu City, Philippines
sunny side up of fun at Fort San Pedro with avrileable, j9-k8 and deniecesarabosing..<3<3<3
Wala ka bang napapansin Sa iyong mga kapaligiran Kay dumi na ng hangin Pati na ang mga bata natin REFRAIN 1 Hindi nga masama ang pag-unlad At malayu-layo na rin ang ating narating Ngunit masdan mo ang tubig sa dagat Dati'y kulay asul, ngayo'y naging itim Ang mga duming ating ikinalat sa hangin Sa langit, 'wag na nating paabutin Upang kung tayo'y pumanaw man Sariwang hangin, sa langit natin matitikman REFRAIN 2 Mayro'n lang akong hinihiling Sa aking pagpanaw, sana ay tag-ulan Gitara ko ay aking dadalhin Upang sa ulap na lang tayo magkantahan AD LIB Ang mga batang ngayon lang isinilang May hangin pa kayang matitikman May mga puno pa kaya silang aakyatin May mga ilog pa kayang lalanguyan REFRAIN 3 Bakit 'di natin pag-isipan Ang nangyayari sa ating kapaligaran Hindi nga masama ang pag-unlad Kung hindi nakakasira ng kalikasan Darating ang panahon, mga ibong gala Ay wala nang madadapuan Masdan mo ang mga punong dati ay kay tatag Ngayon'y namamatay dahil sa ating kalokohan REFRAIN 4 Lahat ng bagay na narito sa lupa Biyayang galing sa Diyos kahit no'ng ika'y wala pa Ingatan natin at 'wag nang sirain pa 'Pagkat 'pag Kanyang binawi, tayo'y mawawala na
Don't you notice anything In your environment? The air is has gone polluted Even so our children.. Progress isn't a bad thing, and we've come a long way for it But look at the waters of the seas before were blue but have already turned to black Don't let all the dirt we have made and scattered into the air to reach the heavens So when we are gone, we will only have fresh air to breathe in heaven There is only one thing I'm asking for, that when I die I hope it will be during the rainy season With me, I'll bring my guitar, so together, all of us will sing upon the clouds Those children that are born today, Will they still have the air to breathe? Will they still have the trees to climb up on? Will they still have rivers for them to swim onto? Why don't we think about what's happening to our environment? Progress isn't a bad thing if it does not harm our nature There will come a time, even those birds will have nowhere to perch on Look at that tree that has stood there robust for a very long time, now dying because of our foolish actions All of the things that exist on this earth are all blessings from God even when you're still not here Let us take care of it, and protect it because if He will take it back from us, we will all be gone.
--Let us be aware of what is going on with our environment today because while there is still life we know that there is also hope and we can change our bad habits to good ones and help make this world a better place not only for ourselves but for the next generations to come.--