The Importance Of Culture In The Philippines
The Visayan Islands located in the east “act as a weather buffer for the western and central islands” (2011.) Climate changes are most noticeable during the warmer months and natural events such as typhoons, floods, drought, and forest fires greatly affect the natural habitat and the populous. Agricultural, marine and coastal life are also affected by the weather changes. As a result, the populous constantly has to rebuild their infrastructure to alleviate the damages caused by natural …show more content…
(2011) Similar to how each island practices a different religion, Filipinos practice different social customs based on location. It is very common for urban and rural citizens to celebrate differently. Rural customs are more traditional in nature compared to urban customs while urban customs are more aligned with Western influences.
Equality for both men and women are granted and protected under the Philippine constitution even though females are most often not protected and enforced due to lack of budgetary constraints and ambiguous regulations.
Domestic violence, rape, and prostitution are all serious problem in the Philippines.419
Although such crimes are illegal, enforcement has been ineffective. Sex tourism, another serious social issue, is also a source of sexual exploitation and forced labor. In addition, sexual harassment is widespread in the workplace. Cases of violence against women