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The Philippines

Welcome to the Philippines, my homeland…

 

The Philippines is located at Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam … Capital of the Philippines is Manila…
 

The Philippines has a population of estimated 101,802,706  in year 2015...

You may be going to the Philippines on business, for a visit or even hosting Filipino colleagues or clients in your own country. Remember this is only a very basic level introduction and is not meant to stereotype all Filipinos you may meet!
 

Nationality composes  the Philippines estimated percentage of  each of the following :  Christian Malay 91.5%, Muslim Malay 4%, Chinese 1.5%, other 3% 

The native language…Since English is widely spoken in the Philippines, it is common to hear Filipinos use a mixture English and Filipino words or phrases, known as "Taglish" (a mixture of English and Tagalog), in their everyday conversations. A steadily dwindling minority still speak Spanish, which had at one time been an official language.   
 

In the Philippines includes different religions as well:
Roman Catholic 83%, Protestant 9%, Muslim 5%, Buddhist and other 3% 

 

As per Filipino Values is concerned, the family is the centre of the social structure and includes the nuclear family, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins and honorary relations such as godparents, sponsors, and close family friends.

 

People get strength and stability from their family. As such, many children have several godparents.

Concern for the extended family is seen in the patronage provided to family members when they seek employment.

 

Filipino concept of shame … It is a sense of social propriety and conforming to societal norms of behaviour.

 

Filipinos believe they must live up to the accepted standards of behaviour and if they fail to do so they bring shame not only upon themselves, but also upon their family.

 

Inline with Filipino etiquette … Initial greetings are formal and follow a set protocol of greeting the eldest or most important person first.

 

A handshake, with a welcoming smile, is the standard greeting.

 

Close female friends may hug and kiss when they meet.

Use academic, professional, or honorific titles and the person's surname until you are invited to use their first name, or even more frequently, their nickname.