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Tagalogs Culture, Customs And Traditions

The bayanihan spririt pervades among the tagalogs. This spirit is best shown during their wake for dead.

In Marikina, Metro Manila right after a person breathes his last, his neighbors would build a shed of canvas or split bamboo in his yard or on the street fronting his home, and put long wooden benches for all condolers. Throughout the several days of the wake, those who stay with the family of the deceased are served lunch. In the evening, they are served coffee, rice cakes or sandwiches. The immediate family members of the deceased do not do anything during this time. Everything is done for them by their relatives, neighbors and friends, including monetary contributions to help the family.

Muslims Culture, Customs And Traditions


Mindanao, island, the second largest (after Luzon) in the Philippines, in the southern part of the archipelago, surrounded by the Bohol, Celebes, and Sulu seas. Irregularly shaped, it has as area of 36, 537 square miles (94,630 square km) and measures 293 miles (417 km) North to south and 324 miles( 521 km) east to west. The island is marked by peninsulas and is heavily indented by the Davao and Moro gulfs in the south and by Iligan Bay in the north. The long, semicircular Zambaoanga Peninsula (west)extend southwesterly toward the Sulu Archipelago and Borneo, and north, respectively.

Filipino Culture, Customs And Traditions

The Filipino people is rich in customs and traditions. Many of these are in connection with their family life such as DATING, MARRIAGE and BURIAL, RELIGIOUS and many more........

About Dating

Women during the Spanish regime were generally shy, refined and inhibited. Their behavior was strictly monitored by the family to maintain their good reputation. A girl was not seen alone with a man; he did not touch them, not even her hands when talking to each other they were always an arm's length apart. A man got to know a woman only by being a friend of the woman's trusted friend who would help in case he wanted to have the opportunity to see the girl of his dreams. He did not directly approach the woman; that was impolite. On the other hand, the woman did not face a man alone; to exchange glances with the man was unbecoming.



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