HomeΦιλοσοφια: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 21 no. Special Edition (2020)

THE FILIPINO FAMILY IN THE FORMATION OF VALUES IN THE LIGHT OF JOHN PAUL II’S FAMILIARIS CONSORTIO

Ivan Efreaim A. Gozum

 

Abstract:

Through time, Filipinos highly value their own respective families. A sense of pride is instilled in them each time they talk about their own families. Filipino family values of close family ties, solidarity, religiosity, respect, and affection for the aged have always been the reasons why the Filipino family is considered exemplary. However, today, modernization has impacted the way people perceive their own families. The different effects which modernization has engendered shaped the minds of different individuals. Due to these effects, society has been affected, involving the family, which is the basic unit of society. Some of the effects of modernization on the family are the increasing number of cases of broken families, cases of divorce, annulment, and the improper formation of children. This paper aims to look at this situation of the Filipino family in the light of John Paul II’s Familiaris Consortio. Moreover, the paper aims to provide a perspective on how one must look into the family in order to preserve its sanctity. It promotes the importance of the family in the formation of an individual to become morally upright citizens. The issues that modernization engendered will be dealt with using the concepts found in the Familiaris Consortio.