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Superstitious Beliefs in the Philippines

by Chelsearth on 23/04/08 at 2:39 am

How time-old beliefs weave in and out of Philippine culture and living.

The night was young and the clouds were crowding. It was a particularly dreary day for me, with the gravity of academic frustrations and the melancholy of a non-existent social life. While walking out of the campus perimeter, a black cat from nowhere stretched its arms in front of me and continued strutting lazily. I thought to myself, “Well, that’s tough luck.” I carried on, ignoring the rumbling thunder and the singing of the crickets. Certainly nothing bad would happen to me, right? Wrong. The first drops of rain were pouring down already, and here I was without an umbrella! Logic instructs me to stay under the shade of the baletes nearby, but perhaps cellular phone snatchers were lurking nearby — or even worse! So there I go, scurrying past the ominous-looking trees that lined the streets. Later that evening, I went down in a predictable state of rain-soaked splendor… and a nasty bout of flu.

Fantastic story, isn’t it? Every one of us must have had at least one experience like that. No, not about broken hearts or failing grades (but it’s very relatable!), but about our superstitious selves defying the limits of reality and common sense.

There is no doubt that folklore — especially superstitious beliefs — still pervade in our daily lives. Christianity has not curbed it; science has not shattered its so-called integrity; and technology, while an exact medium, has only contributed even more to the permeation of the paranormal phenomena. There are all sorts of “CSI”s of the strange kind happening on television, and legends of the aswangs and engkantos are enhances its popularity by catering to the younger set in the form of literature and film. They are not just, and no longer, “old wives’ tales”, so to speak.

To say that superstition is a force of nature would be an understatement. It is deeply rooted in our culture, for they say that a nation rich in culture is equally rich with its treasure trove of magnificent mythos. From the time of oral tradition when our ancestors worshipped all sorts of pagan divinity; to the influx of the Malay, Indian and Chinese settlers when we not only shared our goods but also our popular beliefs; to the conquistador era where lands that have not been “Christianized” have been deemed wicked and nefarious; and up to this day and age, superstitions formed and swelled like a raging tide that seeped to the fertile shore.

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Rhodora Bande

May 5th, 2008

I agree, I agree. I enjoyed reading your article. Effortlessly beautiful.

setdfghsdcgx

Jun 17th, 2008

axW

kim

Jun 26th, 2008

please give me an example of common beliefs

Rev. Elpidio R. Tangunan Jr.

Jul 6th, 2008

Greetings:
It’s my first time to teach about social philosophy, please furnish me a topic about culture and beliefs of Filipinos. Thank you. I enjoyed reading your article.

lololool

Jul 7th, 2008

tae ka!!@!

norina

Jul 8th, 2008

pls give me some beliefs, practices and ways of doing things

mhaydee

Aug 14th, 2008

i love the way it is written,but it would be better if you had used like citing example of different kinds of beliefs…

charice pempengco

Oct 16th, 2008

hello po sainyo!!:)

Teacher Mica

Nov 10th, 2008

I came across this article while searching for some supertitious beliefs that I could share to my Korean student. The article is well written but I agree with mhaydee. More examples could have been given.

But… thanks…

God bless everyone!

chrysthyll

Nov 13th, 2008

i dont know………… wala man ko kasabot ani oi…………

iro

Nov 13th, 2008

hello… you know this cite is quite nice…..

but can you give further explainations ang examples……?

thanks……

more power to you………

mitchique

Jan 4th, 2009

enx.,:)
this is just the thing i was lookin’ for!
yeah!!i enjoyed reading!.,
gbu
:)

Sammy

Jan 5th, 2009

I need to know how a certain superstition came to be. Here are the 2 superstition That i need to know the history about:

If your body is longer than your legs, than you have a good chance of becoming rich

If you open an umbrella inside the house, a centipede/s will fall from the ceiling

helena xu

Jan 6th, 2009

,.,.,.please give some example…it’s so nice????

mAyAh!

Mar 5th, 2009

you are a good writer! There is no doubt that I can really relate to your article!

I’ve just thought of this that if someone stays away from superstition well I think they too are believing it.

Am I right???

Christopher Amil

Mar 8th, 2009

i do believe that you are really a great writer because,,,I did really relate to your article….

♥...gRiStOpHeR...♥

May 27th, 2009

i BeLiEvE…

darling cute

Jun 8th, 2009

please give me a example of belief….thank you…

sha hayra

Jun 8th, 2009

pls.gave me a examples of believes…………thannnnnnkkkkkkkkkkzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

titi45

Jun 9th, 2009

i luv you

leo

Jun 10th, 2009

i love u

hayt

Jun 11th, 2009

no no!

zavhina

Jun 14th, 2009

boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i mean like ewwwwwwwww!gosh!

mr. inuyasha

Jun 16th, 2009

how many times il say that bbbbbaaaaawwwwwaaaaalllll umutot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(if posible)

angela xien nien wang

Jun 17th, 2009

can you give me a exmples of superstitious belief plzzzzzzzzzzzzz???????????????????????????????????

peng

Jun 18th, 2009

anu byn wla n bng iba ung mga kpkpnwla hahahahaha

jen

Jun 18th, 2009

I LIKE YOUR ARTICLE TOO…I GREW UP IN PROVINCE AND I HEARD AND FOLLOW MOSTLY ALL THE SUPERSTITIOUS…THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT I THINK…AS LONG AS YOU’RE NOT HURTING ANYONE, YOU CAN DO FOR WHATEVER YOU BELIEVE IN…

pet ohhhhhhh

Jun 20th, 2009

please give me some examples of superstitio

luichie

Jun 21st, 2009

ano ba

jovan

Jun 21st, 2009

ano ba

kevin

Jun 23rd, 2009

I hate the person who made this article It’s so stupid and so idiotic may be his parents are just like pigs who do not have any known manners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your so STUPID

2qmol Aq. Craulo

Jun 23rd, 2009

it’s nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:) :):):):)

bliw kmi mental bhay q

Jun 23rd, 2009

ako ikaw lahat tayo 2qmol Aq. Craulo

Yeah!!!!!!!!!! cra kami!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

MS.gg

Jun 23rd, 2009

can u post a favorite past time on recreation of filipino family!!!!!!!!!!!pls.!!!!:-):)

tHanK you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GoD blEEs!!!!!!!!!

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Jun 23rd, 2009

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Jhed Braya Jun 23,2009

Jun 23rd, 2009

What site is this I have secret
#1 by Rhodora Bande, May 5, 2008
I agree, I agree. I enjoyed reading your article. Effortlessly beautiful.

#2 by setdfghsdcgx, Jun 17, 2008
axW

#3 by kim, Jun 26, 2008
please give me an example of common beliefs

#4 by Rev. Elpidio R. Tangunan Jr., Jul 6, 2008
Greetings:
It’s my first time to teach about social philosophy, please furnish me a topic about culture and beliefs of Filipinos. Thank you. I enjoyed reading your article.

#5 by lololool, Jul 7, 2008
tae ka!!@!

#6 by norina, Jul 8, 2008
pls give me some beliefs, practices and ways of doing things

#7 by mhaydee, Aug 14, 2008
i love the way it is written,but it would be better if you had used like citing example of different kinds of beliefs…

#8 by charice pempengco, Oct 16, 2008
hello po sainyo!!:)

#9 by Teacher Mica, Nov 10, 2008
I came across this article while searching for some supertitious beliefs that I could share to my Korean student. The article is well written but I agree with mhaydee. More examples could have been given.

But… thanks…

God bless everyone!

#10 by chrysthyll, Nov 13, 2008
i dont know………… wala man ko kasabot ani oi…………

#11 by iro, Nov 13, 2008
hello… you know this cite is quite nice…..

but can you give further explainations ang examples……?

thanks……

more power to you………

#12 by mitchique, Jan 4, 2009
enx.,:)
this is just the thing i was lookin’ for!
yeah!!i enjoyed reading!.,
gbu
:)

#13 by Sammy, Jan 5, 2009
I need to know how a certain superstition came to be. Here are the 2 superstition That i need to know the history about:

If your body is longer than your legs, than you have a good chance of becoming rich

If you open an umbrella inside the house, a centipede/s will fall from the ceiling

#14 by helena xu, Jan 6, 2009
,.,.,.please give some example…it’s so nice????

#15 by mAyAh!, Mar 5, 2009
you are a good writer! There is no doubt that I can really relate to your article!

I’ve just thought of this that if someone stays away from superstition well I think they too are believing it.

Am I right???

#16 by Christopher Amil, Mar 8, 2009
i do believe that you are really a great writer because,,,I did really relate to your article….

#17 by ♥…gRiStOpHeR…♥, May 27, 2009
i BeLiEvE…

#18 by darling cute, Jun 8, 2009
please give me a example of belief….thank you…

#19 by sha hayra, Jun 8, 2009
pls.gave me a examples of believes…………thannnnnnkkkkkkkkkkzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#20 by titi45, Jun 9, 2009
i luv you

#21 by leo, Jun 10, 2009
i love u

#22 by hayt, Jun 11, 2009
no no!

#23 by zavhina, Jun 14, 2009
boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i mean like ewwwwwwwww!gosh!

#24 by mr. inuyasha, Jun 16, 2009
how many times il say that bbbbbaaaaawwwwwaaaaalllll umutot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(if posible)

#25 by angela xien nien wang, Jun 17, 2009
can you give me a exmples of superstitious belief plzzzzzzzzzzzzz???????????????????????????????????

#26 by peng, Jun 18, 2009
anu byn wla n bng iba ung mga kpkpnwla hahahahaha

#27 by jen, Jun 18, 2009
I LIKE YOUR ARTICLE TOO…I GREW UP IN PROVINCE AND I HEARD AND FOLLOW MOSTLY ALL THE SUPERSTITIOUS…THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT I THINK…AS LONG AS YOU’RE NOT HURTING ANYONE, YOU CAN DO FOR WHATEVER YOU BELIEVE IN…

#28 by pet ohhhhhhh, Jun 20, 2009
please give me some examples of superstitio

#29 by luichie, Jun 21, 2009
ano ba

#30 by jovan, Jun 21, 2009
ano ba

#31 by kevin , Jun 23, 2009
I hate the person who made this article It’s so stupid and so idiotic may be his parents are just like pigs who do not have any known manners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your so STUPID

#32 by 2qmol Aq. Craulo, Jun 23, 2009
it’s nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:) :):):):)

#33 by bliw kmi mental bhay q, Jun 23, 2009
ako ikaw lahat tayo 2qmol Aq. Craulo

Yeah!!!!!!!!!! cra kami!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

#34 by MS.gg, Jun 23, 2009
can u post a favorite past time on recreation of filipino family!!!!!!!!!!!pls.!!!!:-):)

tHanK you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GoD blEEs!!!!!!!!!

#35 by

all

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Superstitious Beliefs in the Philippines

by Stephanie Herschel, Apr 23, 2008

How time-old beliefs weave in and out of Philippine culture and living.
The night was young and the clouds were crowding. It was a particularly dreary day for me, with the gravity of academic frustrations and the melancholy of a non-existent social life. While walking out of the campus perimeter, a black cat from nowhere stretched its arms in front of me and continued strutting lazily. I thought to myself, “Well, that’s tough luck.” I carried on, ignoring the rumbling thunder and the singing of the crickets. Certainly nothing bad would happen to me, right? Wrong. The first drops of rain were pouring down already, and here I was without an umbrella! Logic instructs me to stay under the shade of the baletes nearby, but perhaps cellular phone snatchers were lurking nearby — or even worse! So there I go, scurrying past the ominous-looking trees that lined the streets. Later that evening, I went down in a predictable state of rain-soaked splendor… and a nasty bout of flu.

Fantastic story, isn’t it? Every one of us must have had at least one experience like that. No, not about broken hearts or failing grades (but it’s very relatable!), but about our superstitious selves defying the limits of reality and common sense.

There is no doubt that folklore — especially superstitious beliefs — still pervade in our daily lives. Christianity has not curbed it; science has not shattered its so-called integrity; and technology, while an exact medium, has only contributed even more to the permeation of the paranormal phenomena. There are all sorts of “CSI”s of the strange kind happening on television, and legends of the aswangs and engkantos are enhances its popularity by catering to the younger set in the form of literature and film. They are not just, and no longer, “old wives’ tales”, so to speak.

To say that superstition is a force of nature would be an understatement. It is deeply rooted in our culture, for they say that a nation rich in culture is equally rich with its treasure trove of magnificent mythos. From the time of oral tradition when our ancestors worshipped all sorts of pagan divinity; to the influx of the Malay, Indian and Chinese settlers when we not only shared our goods but also our popular beliefs; to the conquistador era where lands that have not been “Christianized” have been deemed wicked and nefarious; and up to this day and age, superstitions formed and swelled like a raging tide that seeped to the fertile shore.

A plethora of superstitions can range from the mundane to the otherworldly, from the relatively benign to the extremely dangerous, from the practical to the downright absurd. Some can bring you luck, like wearing polka-dot patterns on New Year’s Day; others a precautionary measure, like eating lightly on dinnertime to avoid having bangungot. A number of them have truth in itself — as it has been proven that animal howls are a sign of impending catastrophe, because our creature friends have sharper-developed senses than those of the homo sapiens’. While there are certainly many that is known for their sheer entertainment value — perhaps to scare children from being incorrigible?

Whether we are aware of it or not, we Filipinos are superstitious. There is no extent to how many superstitions have been associated to everyday activities. It is almost instinctive in us to observe such. Superstitions have easily eased its way into the collective consciousness, creating a socio-cultural norm to which all must take heed. Even modern society has accepted and adhered to time-old traditions, with the observance of feng shui (which traces its roots in superstition) by urban dwellers seeking the blessings of Lady Luck. And a majority of people would much rather avert to anything “13″ in nature, and consider “8″ favorable — from constructions, table arrangements, business dealings, and even on certain TV game shows!

The question is: Why are we compelled to believe superstitions? They aren’t necessarily true, and nothing bad will actually happen if we don’t follow them — some things in life are purely coincidental. We don’t know why we believe in such, so there’s no harm in believing them anyway, right? What’s wrong with a little ace on your sleeve?

Well, that’s exactly the case. Superstitions stem from a fear of the unknown, so in order to counteract the evil attributed with the unknown and to appease the gods, our forefathers have conceptualized these nifty words of wisdom. This is definitely a testament to the aphorism “What you don’t know can only make you stronger.” Attempting to rationalize the irrational will only cause serious brain damage, so if I were you, I’d rather leave it as it is and let the legacy live on. Imagine the Philippines without her unique beliefs and practices — then our country would have been a staid landscape of grim-faced people! Superstitions and folklore are what makes Filipinos an interesting study. Beyond the power of religion and constant change, we still uphold the customs and practices undeniably ours, giving us a keen perception of things and a higher sensitivity towards others.

Bathala must surely be smiling down at me right now…

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#1 by Rhodora Bande, May 5, 2008
I agree, I agree. I enjoyed reading your article. Effortlessly beautiful.

#2 by setdfghsdcgx, Jun 17, 2008
axW

#3 by kim, Jun 26, 2008
please give me an example of common beliefs

#4 by Rev. Elpidio R. Tangunan Jr., Jul 6, 2008
Greetings:
It’s my first time to teach about social philosophy, please furnish me a topic about culture and beliefs of Filipinos. Thank you. I enjoyed reading your article.

#5 by lololool, Jul 7, 2008
tae ka!!@!

#6 by norina, Jul 8, 2008
pls give me some beliefs, practices and ways of doing things

#7 by mhaydee, Aug 14, 2008
i love the way it is written,but it would be better if you had used like citing example of different kinds of beliefs…

#8 by charice pempengco, Oct 16, 2008
hello po sainyo!!:)

#9 by Teacher Mica, Nov 10, 2008
I came across this article while searching for some supertitious beliefs that I could share to my Korean student. The article is well written but I agree with mhaydee. More examples could have been given.

But… thanks…

God bless everyone!

#10 by chrysthyll, Nov 13, 2008
i dont know………… wala man ko kasabot ani oi…………

#11 by iro, Nov 13, 2008
hello… you know this cite is quite nice…..

but can you give further explainations ang examples……?

thanks……

more power to you………

#12 by mitchique, Jan 4, 2009
enx.,:)
this is just the thing i was lookin’ for!
yeah!!i enjoyed reading!.,
gbu
:)

#13 by Sammy, Jan 5, 2009
I need to know how a certain superstition came to be. Here are the 2 superstition That i need to know the history about:

If your body is longer than your legs, than you have a good chance of becoming rich

If you open an umbrella inside the house, a centipede/s will fall from the ceiling

#14 by helena xu, Jan 6, 2009
,.,.,.please give some example…it’s so nice????

#15 by mAyAh!, Mar 5, 2009
you are a good writer! There is no doubt that I can really relate to your article!

I’ve just thought of this that if someone stays away from superstition well I think they too are believing it.

Am I right???

#16 by Christopher Amil, Mar 8, 2009
i do believe that you are really a great writer because,,,I did really relate to your article….

#17 by ♥…gRiStOpHeR…♥, May 27, 2009
i BeLiEvE…

#18 by darling cute, Jun 8, 2009
please give me a example of belief….thank you…

#19 by sha hayra, Jun 8, 2009
pls.gave me a examples of believes…………thannnnnnkkkkkkkkkkzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#20 by titi45, Jun 9, 2009
i luv you

#21 by leo, Jun 10, 2009
i love u

#22 by hayt, Jun 11, 2009
no no!

#23 by zavhina, Jun 14, 2009
boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i mean like ewwwwwwwww!gosh!

#24 by mr. inuyasha, Jun 16, 2009
how many times il say that bbbbbaaaaawwwwwaaaaalllll umutot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(if posible)

#25 by angela xien nien wang, Jun 17, 2009
can you give me a exmples of superstitious belief plzzzzzzzzzzzzz???????????????????????????????????

#26 by peng, Jun 18, 2009
anu byn wla n bng iba ung mga kpkpnwla hahahahaha

#27 by jen, Jun 18, 2009
I LIKE YOUR ARTICLE TOO…I GREW UP IN PROVINCE AND I HEARD AND FOLLOW MOSTLY ALL THE SUPERSTITIOUS…THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT I THINK…AS LONG AS YOU’RE NOT HURTING ANYONE, YOU CAN DO FOR WHATEVER YOU BELIEVE IN…

#28 by pet ohhhhhhh, Jun 20, 2009
please give me some examples of superstitio

#29 by luichie, Jun 21, 2009
ano ba

#30 by jovan, Jun 21, 2009
ano ba

#31 by kevin , Jun 23, 2009
I hate the person who made this article It’s so stupid and so idiotic may be his parents are just like pigs who do not have any known manners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your so STUPID

#32 by 2qmol Aq. Craulo, Jun 23, 2009
it’s nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:) :):):):)

#33 by bliw kmi mental bhay q, Jun 23, 2009
ako ikaw lahat tayo 2qmol Aq. Craulo

Yeah!!!!!!!!!! cra kami!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

#34 by MS.gg, Jun 23, 2009
can u post a favorite past time on recreation of filipino family!!!!!!!!!!!pls.!!!!:-):)

tHanK you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GoD blEEs!!!!!!!!!

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#36 by Jhed Braya Jun 23,2009, Jun 23, 2009
What site is this I have secret
#1 by Rhodora Bande, May 5, 2008
I agree, I agree. I enjoyed reading your article. Effortlessly beautiful.

#2 by setdfghsdcgx, Jun 17, 2008
axW

#3 by kim, Jun 26, 2008
please give me an example of common beliefs

#4 by Rev. Elpidio R. Tangunan Jr., Jul 6, 2008
Greetings:
It’s my first time to teach about social philosophy, please furnish me a topic about culture and beliefs of Filipinos. Thank you. I enjoyed reading your article.

#5 by lololool, Jul 7, 2008
tae ka!!@!

#6 by norina, Jul 8, 2008
pls give me some beliefs, practices and ways of doing things

#7 by mhaydee, Aug 14, 2008
i love the way it is written,but it would be better if you had used like citing example of different kinds of beliefs…

#8 by charice pempengco, Oct 16, 2008
hello po sainyo!!:)

#9 by Teacher Mica, Nov 10, 2008
I came across this article while searching for some supertitious beliefs that I could share to my Korean student. The article is well written but I agree with mhaydee. More examples could have been given.

But… thanks…

God bless everyone!

#10 by chrysthyll, Nov 13, 2008
i dont know………… wala man ko kasabot ani oi…………

#11 by iro, Nov 13, 2008
hello… you know this cite is quite nice…..

but can you give further explainations ang examples……?

thanks……

more power to you………

#12 by mitchique, Jan 4, 2009
enx.,:)
this is just the thing i was lookin’ for!
yeah!!i enjoyed reading!.,
gbu
:)

#13 by Sammy, Jan 5, 2009
I need to know how a certain superstition came to be. Here are the 2 superstition That i need to know the history about:

If your body is longer than your legs, than you have a good chance of becoming rich

If you open an umbrella inside the house, a centipede/s will fall from the ceiling

#14 by helena xu, Jan 6, 2009
,.,.,.please give some example…it’s so nice????

#15 by mAyAh!, Mar 5, 2009
you are a good writer! There is no doubt that I can really relate to your article!

I’ve just thought of this that if someone stays away from superstition well I think they too are believing it.

Am I right???

#16 by Christopher Amil, Mar 8, 2009
i do believe that you are really a great writer because,,,I did really relate to your article….

#17 by ♥…gRiStOpHeR…♥, May 27, 2009
i BeLiEvE…

#18 by darling cute, Jun 8, 2009
please give me a example of belief….thank you…

#19 by sha hayra, Jun 8, 2009
pls.gave me a examples of believes…………thannnnnnkkkkkkkkkkzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#20 by titi45, Jun 9, 2009
i luv you

#21 by leo, Jun 10, 2009
i love u

#22 by hayt, Jun 11, 2009
no no!

#23 by zavhina, Jun 14, 2009
boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i mean like ewwwwwwwww!gosh!

#24 by mr. inuyasha, Jun 16, 2009
how many times il say that bbbbbaaaaawwwwwaaaaalllll umutot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(if posible)

#25 by angela xien nien wang, Jun 17, 2009
can you give me a exmples of superstitious belief plzzzzzzzzzzzzz???????????????????????????????????

#26 by peng, Jun 18, 2009
anu byn wla n bng iba ung mga kpkpnwla hahahahaha

#27 by jen, Jun 18, 2009
I LIKE YOUR ARTICLE TOO…I GREW UP IN PROVINCE AND I HEARD AND FOLLOW MOSTLY ALL THE SUPERSTITIOUS…THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT I THINK…AS LONG AS YOU’RE NOT HURTING ANYONE, YOU CAN DO FOR WHATEVER YOU BELIEVE IN…

#28 by pet ohhhhhhh, Jun 20, 2009
please give me some examples of superstitio

#29 by luichie, Jun 21, 2009
ano ba

#30 by jovan, Jun 21, 2009
ano ba

#31 by kevin , Jun 23, 2009
I hate the person who made this article It’s so stupid and so idiotic may be his parents are just like pigs who do not have any known manners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your so STUPID

#32 by 2qmol Aq. Craulo, Jun 23, 2009
it’s nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:) :):):):)

#33 by bliw kmi mental bhay q, Jun 23, 2009
ako ikaw lahat tayo 2qmol Aq. Craulo

Yeah!!!!!!!!!! cra kami!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

#34 by MS.gg, Jun 23, 2009
can u post a favorite past time on recreation of filipino family!!!!!!!!!!!pls.!!!!:-):)

tHanK you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GoD blEEs!!!!!!!!!

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wang

Jun 26th, 2009

ahhhhhhhmmmmmmmmm,,,,,,,,,

KOWLANGOT

Jun 29th, 2009

NAGHUHUGAS KABA NG PWET?!?! HAHAHAHAHAHA

jade

Jul 8th, 2009

nku nman ???la q maicp …gRRRrr :\ ..kainiz !!!

riba kate

Jul 8th, 2009

=) halew(=
suCcess is getting anything u want out of lYf w/o violating the ryt of aders … t.C alwayz !!

LeVINUS SCORPIO

Jul 14th, 2009

WAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bwisit na article yan, MUntae lang! examples ng common superstitious beliefs naman!!! TITITITITITITITITITITITItititititititititit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

F!

Jezza

Aug 3rd, 2009

Salmat nakatulong ito sa aking takdang aralin.

ronel

Aug 7th, 2009

hai your article was realy ……….realy ……………nice………………………hehehehe

Jerry Paual

Dec 14th, 2009

this is part of our culture!!!

zarrt

Dec 14th, 2009

yeah its true!

mane

Feb 27th, 2010

nag mamaganda ka pero nka tulong nman ng konti…sakin to…..

.!.

lolz…….

eunnice

May 19th, 2010

PLEasE GivE mE aT LeaST 5 EXAmplES Of situATIonS OR pRaTiCEs THaT DeMOnStRaTEs tHE rOLe OF ScIeNcE aNd TeChNoLoGy In OuR LivEs oR ANY sUpErStItioS BeLiEFs…

thank you ( ) ( )
( ‘ – ‘ )
(”)_(”)

eunnice

May 19th, 2010

i need it for my assignment in science and technology…

thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<3

nikko

Jun 21st, 2010

w3w!!!! cno chiques d2 w3w!!!! luvss ;)

belat

Jun 21st, 2010

ano b yan sbi ung follwed inside the house katangahan naman yan gagu xD!!!!!

Mariezhel

Jun 23rd, 2010

please sight me an example of beliefs!!!!

Chin

Aug 16th, 2010

tnx a lot! it helps a lot to me,, it gives me idea to answer my reserach…..

thendz

Dec 2nd, 2010

can u give me the origin of superstitious beliefs?? tnkx

aby

Jan 6th, 2011

salamat sa nag sulat nito. nakapag bigay din naman ng kaalaman kahit konti.

eune

Jun 8th, 2011

ahmm ! ! i believe that i agree i agree :♥

vince ruyet unabia

Jun 10th, 2011

sayon palang ang science oyyyyyyyyyy:)

male

Jun 16th, 2011

love u all girls kanang gwapa ra aho

male

Jun 16th, 2011

love u Athea Yu

male

Jun 16th, 2011

wish ko tayo na para mag kijoray tayo

jochalle

Jun 21st, 2011

wew anu dw mqa pinaqxaxab ee nuh wahaha wu u dw wew totoo bayan sura ka te panqet mu tahaha ???????? :)

gaby7

Jun 24th, 2011

A well written article on the subject of superstition! In my country, superstition drives society in may facets!

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