22 April 2021
The notion of an ASEAN Community is tied to the understanding of the concept of a security community8 that presupposes the presence of a pooled identity among states. [...] 2 I OCTOBER 2020 Joaquín claimed that the Filipino Identity emerged in the 16th and 17th centuries when the Spaniards “forged the fusion of tribes” all over the archipelago.27 The sense of being a Filipino hence, is a result of the adjustment to a new way of life. [...] The ´we-feeling´ etched in the modern Filipino Identity are often notions of shared ´roots´ that pertain to the dominant characteristics or typecasts of local groupings, such as the frugality of the Ilocanos, the gentleness of the Ilonggos, the fierceness of the Warays, among others. [...] Nonetheless, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts has recognized the heterogeneity of the Filipino culture as the basis of identity of the Filipino people. [...] Adducul is a Foreign Affairs Research The views expressed in this publication are of the author Specialist with the Center for International Relations and alone and do not reflect the official position of the Foreign Strategic Studies of the Foreign Service Institute.