Filipino Personhood | Indigenous Filipino Values, 2 of 2

Posted on Nov 11, 2009 in A Holistic Approach, bahala na, interpretations


“Indigenous Filipino Values: A Foundation for a Culture of Non-Violence”

Here is a webpage with not only a short description of Katrin de Guia’s paper on “Indigenous Filipino Values: A Foundation for a Culture of Non-Violence” and a description of Sikolohiyang Pilipino, but also some information on the values of Filipino Personhood (Pagkataong Filipino):

Bahala Na is one of the values of Filipino Personhood illustrated above. Discussion on the baybayin of Bahala Na and also the deeper meanings about it can be found at this post, Bahala Na (Bathala Na).

Bahala Na is a term that is found in not only the tagalog region, but in other Philippine regions. My father and mother hail from the Visayas and I too grew up there for a few years and speak the dialect of that region. I have come to shed the negative separatist aspects of regionalism and believe that although many words above are in the Tagalog dialect, their meanings are what are most important, not the provincial source. 

Please visit the following link for further descriptions on some of these above values: “Indigenous Filipino Values: A Foundation for a Culture of Non-Violence”




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  1. a Filipino by heart, mind and soul same here I will die as a Filipino no matter how bad our roaitptuen has become. Happy Independence day! Hope you can teach your kids even a little of our native tongue

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