PABALAT (PAPERCUT WRAPPING)

Lack of Nationalism and Tradition
PANTAY TAYO / WE ARE EQUAL


DID YOU KNOW?
As a colonized people, it was ingrained in Filipinos to feel inferior around other races. Filipinos were made slaves to the Spanish. America claimed to have liberated the Philippines from Spain, when in actuality the Filipinos were bought. Colonizers stripped Filipinos of their right to education, unless it was under their terms - through education they pacified Filipinos by teaching them their ideals, to continue to exercise power over them for generations to come.


01 Message

02 Tradition

03 Reminder



THE EFFECT
Filipinos continue to carry on these subservient attitudes, believing that Western powers are superior while simultaneously oppressing their own kind through their colonial mentality.

Centuries of slavery and colonization are the cause of many Filipinos who continue to internalize and project this oppression onto others, with subservience so ingrained into their attitudes and behavior, that in order to change it needs to be consciously recognized and called out.


Pabalat by Naty Ocampo


Morente, Desmond R. Deconstructing the Colonial Mentality and Ethnic Identity of Filipinos: An Exploratory Study of Second Generation Filipinos. 2015.