Importance Of Culture In The Philippines

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Due to its colonial past, the Philippines feature a culture, which is very unique and different than any other culture in Southeast Asia. It is an interesting mix of Western and Asian cultures. Spanish influences are highly noticed with Spanish sounding names, streets and towns and the popular barrio fiestas. The common use of the English language, the ready acceptance of American pop cultural trends and the country’s love for basketball are examples of the American impact on its society. Filipino society is very conservative and has a great importance on family values. Many aspects of the culture will be familiar to Western and Southern expats; however, it will take time and effort before you can start seeing and appreciating Philippines and its people; as Filipinos have a different character and positive vibes on life. Common compliments that Filipinos get from foreign visitors are for being hospitable and how they are very welcoming, particularly with foreign visitors like myself. Philippines is known to be a tourist destination not only because of its beautiful sceneries but also because of how popular English has become. But then again not everyone is perfect at it, sometimes but very seldom you find citizens who can’t speak it fluently. This is because English is taught both private and private schools; however, unfortunately of course,…show more content…
Also many signs around the country are mostly in English. Aside from English, Spanish is another foreign language spoken fluently by many Filipinos; there are also eight major Filipino dialects; these include: Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango and

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