1. Tabi-tabi Po (Superstition)
Being the superstitious nation that we are, the belief in spiritual beings and mythical creatures is second in nature. As such, many of us were taught as kids to say “tabi po” or “tabi-tabi po” when passing by a huge tree, a termite mound, an anthill, a dark ally or any rural area. With all the stories of people who get cursed and get sick - either by vomiting or urinating black bile, spitting out insects, and getting swelling or pain on any part of the body - after disrespecting the spirits, surely, asking permission to pass by, from the spirits and mythical creatures, so they can avoid you is a small price.
2. Paaso (Superstition)
Paaso, the ritual of burning incense or herbs. (Photo credit: sari-sari store-typepad.com)
3. Bayanihan (Society)
Bayanihan is the Filipino tradition of helping. (Photo credit: Google images)
Harana, an old courtship tradition in the Philippines. (Photo credit: Google images)
Harana, an old courtship tradition in the Philippines. (Photo credit: makeagif)
The tradition has almost completely vanished, so as the song goes, we ask, "Uso pa ba ang harana?" (Is harana still popular?)
5. Paninilbihan (Courtship)
Paninilbihan is a phase in the old Filipino courtship traditions. (Photo credit: imgrum.net)
Now, in the modern times, courtship has been reducted by the presence of modern technologies. But just like the traditional one, courtship in the Philippines remain in “phases” or “stages” that the man had to pass through before he could get married to his sweetheart.
source: kami news