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Filipino Culture

Updated on October 5, 2008

A Culture That Reflects Other Cultures

Come to think of it, Filipino culture has been known due to its native yet diverse charactersistic. Looking back, Spaniards reigned the Philippines for 333 years. With that time, it is obvious that Spanish men influenced us Filipinos the culture and tradition of our own. I remember my grandfather saying some things that I really don't understand, only to find out that those were Spanish words. Another thing, whenever we rode jeepneys (which are the national public mode vehicles in the Philippines) and we want to get off the said vehicle, we always say the word "para," only later I realized that it is the Spanish word for "stop." A lot of houses were in congruence with the architectural style of that Spanish's. It's pretty funny when my sister was watching Dora the Explorer on tv, I heard Dora said the word "asul" which she refers to the blue object. This prompt me to research some other Spanish words that we Filipinos use too.

Hey Americans, did you know that you colonize us too? hehe.. That's why our races come from brown to white. The most significant influence you brought to us is your education and your language.The Spaniards didn't taught us Spanish because they were the ones who learned our native language. Spaniards also didn't provide us education because they only educate Spanish children and Spanish-Filipino children. Up to now, Philippines is considered the third world's largest english speaking country.

Japanese were the third group who colonize us and their goods were their prime influence. Many Filipinos still have Japanese stuff in their houses.

Philippines makes you feel at home. Wherever you came from, Philippines just gives that atmosphere that you are in your home country.

Here are my other articles, Enjoy! - all about Filipinos - all about emo - all about emo 2 - all about happyslip - all about Mindoro - all about the campaign

A Typical Philippine Street Scene (Find me.. hehe..)

A Typical Philippine Street Scene (Find me.. hehe..)
A Typical Philippine Street Scene (Find me.. hehe..)


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      psdsnica 4 years ago

      The Filipino Culture is a mixture of the cultures of nations near us and the countries which invaded us and that is the reason why we can say that it is a reflection of other culture.

      Monica Posadas


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      marjabelle 4 years ago

      It was so very interested and very informative article.,The Filipinos are highly unique. Im proud to be a Filipino. :)

      Marjabelle Masinda

      Contributor: Our HappySchool

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      kerlynb 6 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      waaahhhh! ang saya ng hub na 'to :)

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      Bob the Moose 6 years ago

      Mooooooo!!! I like the article Moooooooo!!! I'm a Filipino moose Mooooooo!!! I like GRASS. MOOOOOOOO!!!!!

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      pam 6 years ago

      hahaha... ilove it ...

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      reign1192 6 years ago

      i am proud to be a Filipino too... but others are not and that is because of the continuous discrimination of the foreign people to us Filipinos., we should learn to fight for our right! go! fight! Win! hehehe

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      riverockstar17 7 years ago

      i'm reallly proud to be A FILIPINO...

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      mylene 7 years ago

      I love Jollibee!

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      Kei 7 years ago

      I am a Filipino too, im here in Melbourne but where's the JOLLIBEE that's the most i miss lol.....

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      bonite layno 7 years ago

      wooooooooooooo.................proud to be a pilipino....................

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      meezyellow 7 years ago

      coooool!!! i love it :)

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      Melody Calzado 7 years ago

      I AM PROUD TO BE A 100% FILIPINO............

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      mari 7 years ago

      my BFF is Filipino! :)

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      yong 7 years ago

      in crossing malapit sa JRU mandaluyong

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      kim. 7 years ago


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      mags 7 years ago

      so nice!!!...i am proud that i'm a filipino too...

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      Jas 8 years ago

      hahah he's in the mirror!! =] cool article..very cooooool

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      dyesebel10 8 years ago from USA

      you're crossing the street (guy in blue).. hehe.. i'm also Filipino.

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      Kyle 8 years ago

      I am also a Filipino but unlike the person above me, im not gay.

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      Jacob 8 years ago

      I am Filipino and Im gay

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      From Norway 8 years ago

      Thnx for the information, would be helpful for my "Show and Tell" :)

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      eich 8 years ago

      Hmmm... The article is nice...

      Keep it up!!!

      your helping lots of students having their research>>.hehehe

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      jery 8 years ago

      am sry, there r some grammatical errors in ur article,,,,,

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      christian 9 years ago

      wow..nice article i love the way im a filipino too...

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      Keilani 9 years ago

      Cool.Im a filipino too.Im just looking here just to learn more about my culture.