Dos and Don'ts in the Philippines

Dos and Don'ts in the Philippines

Book - 2005
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It is said that the Filipino's behaviour is governed by hiya. It defies translation but it is loosely taken to mean shame. Hiya is the uncomfortable feeling experienced when one performs a socially unacceptable action. Like their Asian counterparts, Filipinos fear losing face and will always carefully consider what others think. Breaking social taboos like taking drugs, failing in school, getting drunk, having a mistress, or getting pregnant before marriage are kept as secrets to preserve their dignity. He or she will be embarrassed to face family, neighbours, and friends if the secret gets out. To be called walang hiya, one who consciously performs a socially unacceptable act to offend others, is considered an insult. welcoming people as well as their most talkative And do read this well illustrated book.
Publisher: Bangkok : Book Promotion and Service, c2005
ISBN: 9781844640041
Branch Call Number: 390.0959 PIN
Characteristics: 194 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm


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