Women wear a hijab, a long-sleeved top and a floor-length skirt, while men wear polos and pants together with a hat called taqiyah . Non Islamic people follow Visayan-like fashion.
Present-day Filipinos, due to climatic reasons, prefer to wear T-shirts combined with maong (jeans) trousers for men and skirts for women . The "jeans and T-shirts" combination was introduced to the Filipinos by the Americans.
The official national costume of Filipina women is called Baro at Saya (Baro't Saya), also known as Filipiniana . According to an article published by Philippine Folk Life Museum Foundation, the wearing of Baro't Saya originated from the Spaniards and it was worn throughout the 400 years of the Spanish colonization.
Poverty, lack of education, drug or substance abuse, vice, crime and unemployment are among the many problems that continue to batter them.
The Philippines, a country of more than 70 million people and with a relatively high population growth rate, faces significant problems of poverty, unemployment and underemployment and particularly of environmental degradation .Jan 27, 1997
Why does "Filipino" start with an "F," while "Philippines" starts with a "Ph"? "Philippines" is anglicized, while "Filipino" is probably in Spanish (Spain colonized the Philippines). Because that's the proper spelling in the country's language . Philippines is an Americanized spelling.
Putangina / Putangina Mo This swear word is actually one of the most common swear words that you might come across when you talk to a Filipino or when you find yourself visiting the Philippines. This literally translates to the English curse word which is "son of a b*tch".
Staring is considered rude and could be misinterpreted as a challenge, but Filipinos may stare or even touch foreigners, especially in areas where foreigners are rarely seen. To Filipinos, standing with your hands on your hips means you are angry. Never curl your index finger back and forth (to beckon).