A Filipino norm that I hate to admit even I am guilty of practicing.
To define the very essence of what the norm is all about. Read on.
Imagine a company producing a product of high precision. Workers produce item next to there high standard, even if the item needs to be polish the supervisor will says "pwede nay an" its ok now. As a result of this the company will sell products of low quality.
The very meaning of "pwede na yan" is to let pass the low standard item, it will be bought.
Not all company in the Philippines practice this norm, on the contrary I think no company today in existence practicing it, there close now. The Company that still practices this is the ones that produces pirated or recopy items.
Its not actually a manufacturing practice, it's a known Filipino attitude next to crab mentality.
It's the very reason why used imported item sell like hotcakes in the Philippines. Used goods are said to be better than pirated ones. Although pirated copy of watches, clothes are a choice product using the original even if it's used is better.
Think about this:
Pirated and used products sell in the Philippines.
Create products for example clothes, make new design, new name.
Does this system better than making a pirated product? How hard for a new name with new product to compete with pirated ones?
On the lighter side:
Filipino's are said to like used imported item.
Does it mean Filipinos like product with historical value?
Are they building a museum?