Pop culture professor Louie Sanchez says that Pinoys like teleseryes because they can relate to the personal, social, and political issues that are often portrayed on screen. John T. Sidel is Lecturer in Southeast Asian Politics at the School Main Political Parties The Philippines has a multi-party system and political parties usually have diverse ideologies. Many of these shows have clichéd plots, but they still offer a glimpse of life in the Philippines, making … When any change take place in a culture is called cultural change. The Philippine Islands were part of the cultural area of the Malays, but history has created a quite different culture for the Malays in the Philippine Islands than it did for the rest of the Malays. Social, Economic, and Political Issues in the Philippines Church Response POLICE AND SECURITY APPARATUS Serious institutional problems, one of which is corruption, in PNP Ineffective Internal Affairs Service of the PNP PNP members often accused of torture, accepting bribes Since 1986, however, the Philippines has endured continuing political and social unrest and encountered tremendous obstacles to the consolidation and deepening of democracy. Alas, it is a shame that most of our political leaders, unlike Thailand’s King and Queen, have little or no interest not just in folk arts but in our cultural development itself. Both concept and terms are correlated. Social Structure The Filipinos in the 19th century had suffered from feudalistic and master slave relationship by the Spaniards. The time that the Philippines was under Spanish rule makes up a major part of their history. Adopting and practicing that change is called social change. Spain had control of the Philippines for more than 300 years, so it’s no surprise that there are many Filipino customs, traditions, and cultural norms that can be traced back to the Spanish. If people attitudes change (social change) it results in cultural change. readers interested in understanding the Philippines as well as students of Asian studies, comparative politics, political economy and cultural studies. Eva-Lotta E. Hedman is Lecturer in Asian-Pacific Politics at the University of Nottingham. History of Spain in the Philippines. It is confronted by many socio-cultural challenges, such as rapid population growth, poverty, ethnic and religious conflicts, and other social … If it were not, it would not be able to perform its function of providing choice, building legitimacy, and checking abuse of power. It assumes that patterns of social relationships in Filipino society are inter-related with and condition economic development and cultural … The Socio-Cultural Situation in the Philippines1) Nestor Castro, PhD2) The situation of the Philippines is not too different from that of other countries in Southeast Asia. Their social structure is ranked into three groups: Highest class - the people that belong in this class include the Spaniards, peninsulares and the friars. Clearly, the other face of politics is integration. The Political and Economic History of the Philippine Islands. Politics is divisive, and it is absurd to object to it for being so. As a result, parties generally work together to form coalition governments. tutional characteristics of Filipino culture and society, in particular the bilateral family, and social problems encountered in initiating economic and cultural change. They have the power and authority to rule over the Filipinos. 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