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Republic of the Philippines

Department of Education
Region VII, Central Visayas
Division of Bohol

Grade 7 English
First Quarter
L E A R N I N G A C T I V I T Y No. 1.3
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Religion/Values Education Filipino Formal Theme TLE/ICT
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Activity Title: Locate, Reflect and Evaluate Filipino Proverbs
Learning Target: Classify Filipino proverbs according to Damiana Eugenio system
Reference: Learner’s Material English 7

Concept Notes
Proverbs are brief instructive expressions that suggest a specific action, behavior, or judgment.
Referred to by some scholars as “the wisdom of many and the wit of one”, they are commonly written in
the form of short assertions or poetic two- liners which have rhyme. They prescribe norms, impart a
lesson, or emphasize traditions and beliefs in a community. In the anthology of Damiana L. Eugenio, she
classified proverbs into six categories with their example.
1. Proverbs expressing a general attitude towards life and the laws that govern life.
There is no earthly joy that is watered with tears.
The good fortune which is intended for me will come even without my seeking it.
2. Ethical proverbs recommending certain virtues and condemning certain vices.
No debt remains unpaid.
Do not put off for tomorrow what you can do for today.
3. Proverbs expressing a system of values.
A lazy young man is like foul-smelling meat.
Every drop of perspiration of an industrious man will be rewarded accordingly.
4. Proverbs expressing general truths and observations about life and the human nature.
A good thing is never too late.
A good woman is worth more than rubies.
5. Humorous proverbs
The love of an old man is like a snail that crawls.
After shopping for a long time, he ended up with a poor purchase.
5. Miscellaneous proverbs( typically expressive of specific realities to a certain area)
The sleeping boatman does not know the streams he has passed.
It is better to go home and weave a net than to stay on the shore and watch the fish.

Classify the following proverbs according to Damiana Eugenio’s category.
1. A broom is sturdy because its strands are tightly bound.
2. To a fearless person, no fence is high enough.
3. Whatever the tree, so is the fruit.
4. What good is the grass if the horse is already dead?
5. If you save, you have something to withdraw.
6. One who is choosy ends up with the least attractive choice.