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Teresa Paula Sangil De Luna


Hypermodernity is a condition through which we are overwhelmed with so many interests and where pursuits in life are reflected in the age of the Internet. The Internet and Internet-mediated-technologies produced both by it and from it represent a hypermodern existence that impacts how various Philippine values are currently performed. This paper focuses on two facets of the formation and development of the Philippine values system: the socio-historical perspective, and the impact of a technological innovation on the way we perceive ourselves that extends to how we socialize with each other in our communities. It discusses how the Philippine values system had been formally and technically incorporated into the “mainstream” discourse on the Filipino identity and revisits the proffered lenses within the context of a hypermodern space where the Internet, a technological development that disrupted the everyday life of Filipinos in the 21st century, is present. The narratives of students from the University of the Philippines (UP) concerning their immersion into the Internet world are examined to identify the impact of Internet technology on their current values system. The findings reveal how different, yet similar UP students are in their dispositions on being a UP student. The values they possess are reflected in the stories they share on what UP is to them and what it means to be a UP student. Identity and nationhood come up as facets of the understanding and practice of UP Diliman students of their values system. The Internet has functioned as, and will continue to be a venue where discussions on our identities (not a single one anymore) as Filipinos and our nationhood transpire. Ultimately, these communal socializations continue to remind us who we are and what we have become as Filipinos.
Key words: Philippine values system, culture, Internet-mediated technology, supermodernity/hypermodernity



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DE LUNA, Teresa Paula Sangil. PHILIPPINE VALUES IN THE SUPERMODERN/HYPERMODERN AGE OF THE INTERNET. JATI - JOURNAL OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES, [S.l.], v. 24, n. 2, p. 50-66, dec. 2019. ISSN 2600-8653. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 03 apr. 2020. doi: