is the basic social institution and the primary group in society. Murdock(1949:1), defines the family as a social group characterized by common residence, economic cooperation, and reproduction.
Burgess and Locke(1963:2), defines the family as a group of persons united by ties of marriage, blood adoption, constituting social roles of husband wife, mother and father, son and daughter, brother and sister, and creating and maintaining a common culture
“No man is an island”, said John Donne. A person is social being, born into a group, and lives in a social group.
The Americans returned in 1945. Filipinos rejoiced and guerillas who fled to the mountain joined the liberating American Army. On July 4, 1946, the Philippines regained is freedom and the Filipino flag waved joyously alone. The chains were broken.
A. THE STATE OF LITERATURE DURING THIS PERIOD
The early post-liberation period was marked by a kind of “struggle of mind and spirit” posed by the sudden emancipation from the enemy, and the wild desire to see print.
Filipinos had, by this time, learned to express themselves more confidently but post-war problems beyond language and print-like economic stability, the threat of new ideas and mortality – had to be grappled with side by side.
There was a proliferation of newspapers like the FREE PRESS, MORNING SUN, of Sergio Osmeña Sr., DAILY MIRROR of Joaquin Roces, EVENING NEWS of Ramon Lopezes and the BULLETIN of Menzi. This only proved that there were more readers in English than in any ocher vernaculars like Tagalog, Ilocano or Hiligaynon.
– e.g. abortion, premarital sex, polygamy, and divorce
The study of humankind's most important creation- the social group.