The realization of this volume has been the work of an excellent team of Philippine Scholars deeply devoted to their respective disciplines, to their people and to their nation. This is manifest throughout by the care with which they approach the values in the Philippine tradition and the expertise with which they shape this into a vision for moral education. To them the deepest gratitude is due.

In the preparation of this manuscript many have cooperated, both in the Philippines and in Washington, of whom special note should be made of Ms. Linda Perez whose devotion to her people was evident in the care devoted to this work and of Hu Yeping whose stalwart and most generous efforts brought this manuscript into form.

Acknowledgement is made also to Pantas for permission to draw upon some of its work.