They said Filipinos have unique qualities but what is it? The answer is their good traits towards other people.
RESPECT TO ELDERS
They say you will know if the person is a Filipino if he talks with Po and Opo. Po and Opo is use when talking to someone older or some you respect. Opo has the same meaning with Yes while Po is used in the sentence example, “Hindi po.” In English “No”; “Dito po banda yung hinahanap nyo.” In English, “The place you are looking for is somewhere near here.”; “Sila po.” In English, “Them”; “Opo” in English, “Yes” Though Filipino culture are mostly derived from other nation’s influences, using Po and Opo is a unique Filipino traits.
Filipino called their elders with respect. They refer to their parents as Inay and Itay but with the influenced of other nationalities most Filipino in the modern time called their parents as Mom; Mommy; Mama and Dad; Daddy; Papa. They call their elder siblings as Ate and Kuya, a word derived from Chinese language. Ate and Kuya are also used by the young ones when calling someone who is not so old but older than them.
Other distinct trait of the Filipinos is the act of “Mano”. The way of showing respect to the elders of the family is by Mano. But in some families the young ones also pay respect to their aunts and uncles by Mano. It is a simple gesture but it shows how much you value the elders because of the respect you give to them.
Aside from Po and Opo and Mano, Filipinos also shows their respect to the elders letting them go first when there is a line or giving their sits to the elders. Sometimes they also guide an elder who is crossing the road.
The respect of Filipinos to the elders is very well known around the world because these distinct traits are not usually seen in other countries.
When you asked a tourist about what do they like about Filipinos, the answer that you will get is Hospitality. Filipinos are very well known of their hospitality because this trait is what the tourist usually encounters
They treat their visitors very well. They offer them foods and drinks and make the visitor really feel at home and in some occasions, they even offer their visitors a place to stay. Filipinos can make their visitor feel really welcome at their house and Filipinos give their guest a special treatment. When it is time for the visitors to go home, the owner of the house will insist to the visitors to bring some foods or items that the visitors can bring to their family and friends back home.
Philippines has many below average family but even with that kind of status those family that belongs to below average bracket can still manage to accommodate their visitors very well and can even manage to share their small amount of foods to their visitors.
The status of the Filipino doesn’t affect their hospitality because no matter how hard life is they can still treat their visitors very well.
EXPERIENCE GOOD FILIPINOS’ VALUES
Aside from the beautiful tourist spot, the good values of the Filipinos are also the things to experience in the Philippines.