Filipina on Tricycle

Understanding how important that respect in Filipino culture is will take you far toward a happy life in the Philippines. It also crucial in beginning to comprehend Filipino culture. I hear so many from the West say that respect must be earned. Those people just do not understand Asia nor the Philippines. In most cases, a Filipino will treat you with respect even if they have utter disdain for you. Usually though, respect is felt for the other individual. Even where there are disputes, it is not customary to show anger toward the other party. The disagreements are handled in a respectful way. Honestly, I can’t see the problem with that. It is how we all should treat others. The world would have far less conflict if we would do this.

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