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Old ways and new fears bayanihan and covid-19

Bankoff, Greg


Greg Bankoff


© Ateneo de Manila University. In times of trouble, Filipinos traditionally turn to one another for help. This form of community assistance is popularly known as bayanihan. Historically, Filipinos have met the challenges of life in their perilous homeland, whether it be from natural or human causation, by working together. Except, apparently, it no longer does, and Filipinos are now told that the same properties that made their communities so resilient in the past have been transformed by the Covid-19 pandemic into their greatest vulnerability. Even the term bayanihan has been overtly redefined through legislation and government programs to reflect entirely different purposes.


Bankoff, G. (2020). Old ways and new fears bayanihan and covid-19. Philippine studies, historical & ethnographic viewpoints, 68(3-4), 467-475

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 19, 2020
Online Publication Date Oct 28, 2020
Publication Date Oct 28, 2020
Deposit Date Jun 19, 2020
Publicly Available Date Jul 17, 2020
Journal Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints
Print ISSN 2244-1093
Electronic ISSN 2012-2489
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 68
Issue 3-4
Pages 467-475
Keywords Bayanihan?; Covid-19
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