Roots of Filipino Character

1. Pakikisama – Is yielding to the will of the majority just so to get along with everybody and avoid signs of conflict. 2. Bahala na Attitude – Leaving matters/ things as they are because nature will take it course. 3. Bayanihan or Team Spirit – This is the Filipino value of camaraderie or helping one another in time of needs. 4. Utang na Loob or Reciprocity/ Debt of Gratitude – Portrays our true identity based on concern and response to others especially in our practice of pagpapakatao and pakikipagkapwa –tao.


Bukas-loob na Pagtanggap or Hospitality – It is a welcoming attitude which is a strong Filipino trait where they open their hearts to strangers and visitors and offer them the best in their homes. 6. Gulong ng Palad – Life’s ups and downs. 7. Tsamba – Undeserved success brought about by luck. 8. Tadhana – Decried by fate. 9. Swerte or Buenas – Good luck. STRENGTHS OF THE FILIPINO CHARACTER 1. Family Orientation – This is demonstrated in the strong dependence on the family for economic support, emotional satisfaction, mutual sharing among members, and social cohesiveness that serve as binding threads of society.

2. Hard work and Industry – These maybe observed in the enterprising and productive potentials and capabilities of Filipinos in coping with their economic needs. 3. Pakikipagkapwa-tao – This is translated as a deep sense of concern for one’s dignity and respect. 4. Joy and Humor – The Filipinos have a prospensity to cheer and laugh and have a fun- loving approach to the ups and downs of life. 5. Faith and Religiosity – The Filipinos have a deep faith in God.