Respect is very important to Filipino people. Foreigners who know how to respect them, especially the adults, are very much appreciated. A younger person is not allowed to answer back in high tone, angry manner, or with sarcasm when an older one is angry even if he yells. It is okay if the younger person defends in a good and tactful manner but keeping oneself quiet while the older one is angry is better. The proper time to defend is when the anger cools down. The same thing should happen in between bosses and employees but it can be tolerable if the employees answer back once the bosses hit them below the belt.