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The Filipinos are very attached to family values, marriage and clan spirit. Courteous and profoundly respectful, they hate disagreements and conflicts. More than often, even if the answer to a question is 'no' they would rather say "yes" instead of pronouncing an explicit "no" in order to save face.
Philippines Travel Guide (Jens Peters)
Philippines, Lonely Planet Country Guide (Greg Bloom)
Read Culture Shock! Philippines, by Alfredo Roces Tagalog (World Languages) Beginners Course, by Living Language Noli Me Tangere ('Touch Me Not'), by JosÚ Rizal
Films "Apocalypse Now", by Francis Ford Coppola.
Music Philippine Madrigal Singers (Philippine choral singing)
OPM (Original Pinoy Music)
Traditional Filipino folk music from various tribes
Apl.de.Ap (Black Eyed Peas), amongst other Filipino pop and contemporary artists