HomeDLSU Dialogue: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Cultural Studiesvol. 10 no. 2 (1975)

God as the Father of the Urban Filipino

Francis Garbanzos

Discipline: Religion



The Filipino urban family is changing. But as compared to highly industrialized nations, urbanization here remains rather slow. City folks have not yet interiorized, either extensively or intensively, the transience, novelty and diversity of the industrial age. What is more, the elements of the avant-garde urbanization - the "throw-away" society, the very mobile class, the experience makers, the modular people, the fractured families, their ad hoc organization and kinetic information! - have not struck as yet. If there are traces of these, they are lived only by the very few - usually the very rich. Surely urbanization will continue as a by-product of modern science and technology. When will this more radical form be accomplished in our city, we cannot predict.