After the Philippines was granted independence, have we ever seen a revival of Filipino culture?


10 Answers

  • Joo
    Lv 5
    7 years ago
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    ugh, yeahaa. although Philippines is pretty westernized, it still preserved its culture, although some Spanish influences are gone of course.

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  • hatti
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    it somewhat is an exciting question, congratulation. i'm hoping human beings won't supply the nonsense type of solutions one often reads right here. i'm not in a position to respond to the question yet i might opt to make a contribution some comments. First remark is that the Philippines isn't an ethnically homogeneous u . s . a .. There are some one hundred seventy languages spoken right here and a few cultures are very regionals such through fact the ifugao artwork and handicraft. 2d remark: the country replaced right into a colony for greater beneficial than 350 years, that isn't the case of world locations including Thailand or Korea. And the undeniable fact that it replaced into colonized with the help of the U. S. after the spanish had the effect that touch with the hispanic lifestyle that existed in some families one hundred years in the past has been lost. Now maximum filipinos have spanish names and are roman catholics, yet they talk taglish and have a good american cultural tropism. possibly with the mind-blowing exception of the filipino muslim lifestyle in Mindanao. nicely to sum up my view, i might say that the historic progression of the Philippines has made it frustrating to strengthen and sell a real lifestyle.

  • 7 years ago

    Yes. Filipino culture are still alive in some provinces in the Philippines and some in Metro Manila. Filipino culture obviously will never die because Philippines is compose of Filipino people. Culture and tradition will be here. Some say we are westernized, in some way only, not necessarily we think like the weterners. Because if we do, I do not think Philippines is only like this. After independence of 1946, through the 50's 60's and 70's all the culture are mostly reflected on tv programs. It is only after martial law was declared in 1972 that everything change for the worst. To revived the ailing regime of Marcos, the producer and director in the Philippines launch the so called "sex movies" in the Philippines. Because everything is shut-down, from newsprinting unless run by the government to tv program and to movie industry. So Marcos allowed sex movies to revitalized the dead industry and to make people get away from politics and think nothing but sex. So that as long as one is robbing the country one need to divert the attention of the public. All the Filipino film are in Tagalog like uhaw, hayok, laman sa laman, saging ni Pacing, labas-masok, tuyong basa, haliparot, naghuhumindik na kaligayahan, hamog sa gabi etc...title alone you can already figure out that it contain sexual intuition. Even minors are allowed by movie theater to watch such movies. Well Filipino culture is alive in the titles of these movies. Marcos allowed Tagalog titles to almost everything like the Bagong Lipunan logo or the new society.

    It was in the middle of 1980's that Filipino culture was muscle out when the hip-hop songs arrived in the Philippines. Boys and girls gyrate to the tune of rap music until now I suppose. Through the 90's the black song makers of the US made a lasting mark in the Philippines because of rap music. And the Filipino musician follow suit by the songs of rap master hit song maker "humanap ka ng pangit". But still Filipino culture will always be here inspite of many things that come and go. It will always be alive and well in the Philippines.

  • 7 years ago

    On the contrary, authentic native filipino culture that thrived durring the colonial period has almost vanished over the past 50 to 100 years. Spanish influence is seen mostly in the cities and widely dispersed Hacienda plantations, while the provinces and expecially mountain areas maintained local regional culture and tribal traditions. The brief US presence attempted to uplift native tribes while preserving native culture in a model from lessons learned from handling US Native American tribes. However since independance local native tribes and culture has basically dissovled, with most tribes cheated or scared out of thier tribal lands by NPA or other terrorist extortion rackets that seek to control territory, and curb mining, plantations and development. The key to the success of the NPA & other terrorist extoriton groups is that they can easily outgun, thus control the small local native tribes of inland mindanao, which are essentially powerless at this time. Some of the last preserved primitive tribes were the Aeta that lived in traditional manner on the vast wilderness of the Subic & Clark military bases, but these tribes and thier villages have vanished over the past 20 years since the US bases were 'converted' into special economic profit zones, and the lands were opened to sale, lease and displacement of the natives. You can search the internet and find many photos from 50 to 100 years ago that showed a thriving native tribal culture, including navtive hand woven costumes, traditional dance and ceremonies, [even topless native girls, ooh la la]. Today we see barangy parades with costumes that look like they are copied from Chinese New Year or St. Patricks day, LMAO.

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  • 7 years ago

    There was nothing much to revive. The rites and rituals were mostly pagan, and subsequently embellished with religion when the Philippines became a colony of Spain for 400 years.

    When idependence was granted, what happened was that the Philippines in effect became a mini-America, embracing American culture, to the extent that Filipinos came to be known as brown Americans.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Filipino culture is mixed culture, from Pre-Colonial South East Asian, Chinese, Spanish & American culture. But the main variants are South East Asian(Music, Food, Lifestyle, Traditions, Discipline & Attitude), Spanish(Food, Music, Religion & Traditions), Chinese(Food, Discipline), American(Music, Food, Clothing, Pop Culture)

  • We are living the Filipino culture.

  • 7 years ago

    Yes we have. You will see it in every fiesta parade

  • 7 years ago

    it stayed the same

  • ELF
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    lol. Just mind your own country.

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