Value can be defined as the standards group or community judges the desirability and importance of individuals, ideas, actions and goals. Values are shared conviction or belief in what constitutes contribute to the welfare of the group. From these definitions, we can clearly see how values are affected by the community and in turn, how the community can affect the value owned by its members.
Two of these properties are positive signs and the strength of the Filipino character: Katapatan and Pakikipagkapwa-Tao. The two seem to hinder the progress of Filipinos. These are “Bahala na” attitude and “Kanya-kanya” syndrome
Pakikipagkapwa-Tao and Family Orientation :. This indigenous Filipino trait is respect for the dignity of others and be with them. It consists of all levels of relations with neighbor people in times of crisis, such as illness and death. This involves the concept of neighborliness like mutual visits and exchange of food. Pleasant attitude is also shown to relatives and friends, such as extending moral and emotional support. This is also seen in the insertion of many light scenes where there is a light-hearted bantering, jokes among friends and relatives.
Due to the common nature of the Filipino, they have a deep sense of concern for the dignity of persons and respect. This pakikipagkapwa-Tao appeared in their sensitivity to the feelings of others. This is often seen in the relationship between the characters. Polite language, soft pleasing voices and meek behavior are employed to avoid disagreements with others. Personal relationships are also almost always important in any business including characters
Katapatan :. The Filipino virtue of righteousness in thought and action. In person, this virtue strengthens him against cheating and lying. It fosters cooperation and trust between neighbors, friends and colleagues. This positive character trait is dominant publication in Philippine movies and television of its leading characters. Viewers are attracted to nature and history because justice is considered rare trait nowadays, and the expression of this in front of the protagonist gives them hope in siding with the good
Bahala na :. Extreme rely on higher value or fate. Bahala na is a common expression among Filipinos which rests on a fatalistic outlook and strong dependence on spirits. It literally Bahala na means “Leave it to God.” An abundance of superstition can further encourage superstitiousness of Filipinos. This may contribute to the lack of initiative among Filipinos. Rather than relying on their own efforts people and industry to solve the problem, one leaves his fate to God or “spirit.” These characteristics also encourages Filipino to matiisin or be too patient tolerance
Kanya-kanya :. A negative Filipino trait is a selfish and self-serving attitude. This is often raised when peer people have had the honor or prestige. Most if not all conflicts in Filipino stories are the result of envy and jealousy. This “crab mentality” that characterizes many Filipinos is counter-productive.
Certain negative behavior may be picked up by the youth if they are constantly displayed and are not shown in the end to have a negative impact. At the same time, understand the strengths Filipino character would help in recognizing traditional and positive Filipino values that should be maintained.