Before travelling to a particular place, you should know first the customs and traditions of that particular place. The Philippines is just one of the asian countries who follows customary discipline and preserves its rich culture, though it is often seen in provincial areas only since people in the Big Cities are already open to any foreign culture because several tourists have been flocking in the area for quite some time already. These areas include Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and Metro Davao, though there are parts in Davao where people still observes Hispanic Filipino culture.
Here are some examples of DOs and DONTs:
*Smile back and greet back if people do greet you. Filipino people are indeed very friendly.
*Spend some time conversing to any locals and gain more friends so that people in that locality would be more comfortable with your presence, thus you will be more safe. (the “do not talk to strangers” saying is not applicable here in the Philippines. Unless the person looks very suspicious.)
*At all times, respect the elders, the women, and the children. They are being well-taken cared of here in the Philippines.
*Eat, smile, laugh, and have fun with your Filipino friends. We Filipinos would love to have good times.
*Give your filipina partner something valuable and sweet. They are the world’s most sweetest.
*Hesitate to ask questions regarding directions if you got lost. We would be more than happy to help our visitors.
*Criticize our leaders and our government. It may be crappy, but still, we easily get irritated with whining guests.
*Ever raise your voice if you got pissed off with someone. You might be placed in the hotseat in no time.
*Pick a fight with a Filipino, you might end up beaten up by the bystanders. Remember, we Filipinos do help each other no matter what.
*Be a jerk.
In general, the rule is simple. Just follow the 10 commandments in the Old Testament. Just give a little love and put a little happiness in your stay here in the Philippines. Don’t worry, we don’t cut heads off here. We will just send you off back to your country if you do not behave well.
Enjoy the Philippines!
And oh, when you need medical assistance for your medications and other stuff, you can always hire private nurses that costs only 100 pesos per hour. but they are only based in Cebu. it is a good thing if you travel in Cebu though. visit the Cebu Home Care Nurses now!