In the Philippines poverty and pervasive malnutrition are not limited to families of deprived seasonal workers. This problem is particularly prevalent in rural villages and city slums where many people eat with their fingers. Evidence indicates that, during the s, as US aid and other family planning assistance became available, they were used most among families in the 2 highest income classes, where reduction of family size is under way. Poverty is the most fundamental cause of malnutrition, although many other factors contribute. Land reform has brought security of tenure and increasingly is transferring ownership of fields to former tenants of rice and corn lands. For the former tenants enhanced security brings greater income and better eating for the farm families retain more of the crop.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Pakikisama — Is yielding to the will of the majority just so to get along with everybody and avoid signs of conflict. Bayanihan or Team Spirit — This is the Filipino value of camaraderie or helping one another in time of needs. Bukas-loob na Pagtanggap or Hospitality — It is a welcoming attitude which is a strong Filipino trait where they open their hearts to strangers and visitors and offer them the best in their homes.