The Concept of Pavvurulun towards a Filipino Act of Philosophizing
Keywords:Experience, Language, Participation, Self and the Other
This paper explores the significance of Pavvurulun as an identity among the Ibanags toward Filipino philosophy. By merely establishing a well-founded interpretation on our own language and relating to the Philippine setting in the modern situation, by uplifting the spirit of human relationship among other individuals would generally motivate one to reflect on his own consciousness. The method used in the paper is historico-analytic, phenomenological and metalinguistic similar to the approach of Dr. Leonardo Mercado, who is one of the pioneers of Filipino philosophy. Hence, this paper attempts to figure out the Ibanag’s way of understanding the human practices in pavvurulun. In the most progressive aspect to bridge the gap among minoritized individual that would enable them to participate in a dialogue, the researchers used the perception of the Ibanags in their way of understanding “pavvurulun” as a tool for philosophical reflection. “Pavvurulun”, synonymous to the Tagalog term, “pakikisama” or pakikipag-kapwa” and Ilokano term “pakikaddwa” or paki-geyem”. It has its deeper meaning because it does not simply show concern, respect and care for the other person but more on philosophical identity of Oneness amongst Ibanags. This simply means that “Pavvurulun” connotes the intimacy of relationships which is being nurtured by two or more individual person who are both willing to sacrifice for their significant others and ready to surrender for their individuality for the sake of the other.