KALI DE LEON
Many traditions in the Filipino culture have been lost or are slowly fading as our elder generations have passed away. One of the traditions is that of “Mano Po”, which is a sign of respect for an elder person. Upon meeting an elder, the one who is receiving the blessing would say “Mano Po” and bow their head, receive the right hand of the elder (on their right hand), and place it on their forehead.
In the picture above, Col. Joseph Nonato , CO of The Royal Regiment of Canada is demonstrating to The Royals the Filipino tradition of “Mano Po” which means “Respect”.
In Kalideleon Methodology we ask for the transfer of knowledge from Elders to the younger generation with Blessings. The transfer occurs when you hold Elders hand and say Mano po .