Riviera Mansion Hotel

1638 A. Mabini Street, Malate, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Forum Posts

Differences in customs.

by cagayanamericano

I've been reading a lot about Filipino customs, and they all seem pretty much the same all over the Philippines. Manila I think is unique compared to the rest of the country, but I'm still learning. What customs are central to Manila which won't be found elsewhere in the Philippines?

Re: Differences in customs.

by lovelynocturn

Manila is the central of the Philippines. Life is very tough here if you do not have a good job to pay your bills and support your family. I guessed you said "unique" in a way that a lot of people from provinces moved in Manila to find a greener pasture which resulted to a mixture of customs and beliefs. Nevertheless, the basic customs still prevails like being respectful to elders, being obedient to parents and religious.

Re: Differences in customs.

by sibbick1

In my experience, Manila is where Filipinos let go of their traditional customs and act as westernised as possible.

Regards; Jim

Re: Differences in customs.

by dphilippines

Each place in the Philippines are unique in their own. Manila, since it's the capital and central of the country, somehow gives you a feel of a busy city. The custom lies within the different individuals, families and organizations who live there.

Travel Tips for Manila

Walking the streets of Manila

by Blatherwick

Do you know what makes Manila? It's the people. I'm not a huge fan of Manila as a city as I generally find the traffic horrible. However, I took a wander down some of the side streets and had a great time. Of course basketball, the true religion there, was being played everywhere. I think that I got an offer to play at every game. They must know that white men can't jump!

It was funny how much attention that I got in some of the more run down areas. I guess not many foreigners walk down those paths. Every 15 seconds I got a, "Hey Joe!" One of the best moments was when a girl runs up to me, looks at my shoes, and says, "Hey man! I made your shoes!" Pretty funny.

go to the malls. This is the...

by Ramonq

go to the malls. This is the best place to do some people-watching. You can also escape the heat and dust in the mall because of the airconditioning. Some of the Manilenos even take their jackets with them when going to mall!! An artificial world, but at least you're comfortable. The best malls are the Shangrila Mall, Rockwell Power Plant Mall and the brand new Greenbelt Mall. These ones are definitely world class. The numerous pubs and restaurants.


by Xdrive

Lechon is popular Philippine’s local food. Basically, it is just a roast pork. The skin is tasty and crispy, generally, the meat is tender and juicy. Often served with liver-based sauce. However, I prefer the BBQ pork and roast duck I eat in Hong Kong or Singapore.

Check out the pulpit too

by D._Pepper

Many churches in Manila were built to accomodate long "sermons" given from pulpits. Many people listen to these "sermons" or homilies during Sunday service, but most doze off after a while. Maybe that's because they are no longer delivered from these ornate pulpits where the priest would definitely catch inattentive parishioners! :o)

Close and Extended Family Ties!

by machomikemd

Another important Filipino Trait is close family ties. In a conventional Filipino family, the father is the head and the mother is the "light," the teacher and manager of the household. Due to the closeness that this unit maintains, extended families like the grandparents live with the family for as long as they like. More than that, the Filipino values the relationship of their relatives, even down to their third cousins, hence you rarely see nursing homes or geriartric care facilities here since it is an insult for filipinos for delegating carem for the elderly to said institutions (that's why filipino caregivers mostly work overseas).

On the negative side, due to this, we filipinos have little sense of community hence corruption is widespread in the philippines since filipinos think of family first before the country or the community.


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