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I didn't want to just provide anecdotal notes, but since Mark Mayo encouraged it here are some -- I've been to several weddings in the Philippines and I've heard about many more. The short answer to your question is: it varies. Wildly. A lot of what the Wikipedia page says can happen, but none of it is guaranteed -- weddings are really up to the couple, ...


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I think some could provide anecdotes or suggestions, but a few things to remember: Have fun. Don't get too hung up on not doing the wrong thing You're the foreigner, some faux pas are more readily forgiven Saying, that, there's an excellent article on Marriage and wedding customs in the Philippines on Wikipedia. It covers some attire, some of the ...


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Unless you have your own transport do take an organised tour. You may well be, like me, a fan of independent travel, but the "tour" is little more than a van from the city centre to the river with a couple of photo opportunity stops on the way, admission to the river, and all the assistance you might need. There's no great advantage to doing it ...


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There aren't many flights to El Nido from anywhere, never mind from Cebu or Negros. There used to be a SEAir flight which I've taken and which was a wonderful experience, taking off from the giant NAIA at Manila in a tiny plane and coming in to land just a few metres above the sea :) You can still fly there on ITI - but I think resort customers may get ...


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Yes! Today I visited the Bureau of Immigration head office in Intramuros, and they informed me that the normal processing time is three days. (Exactly three days, to the minute. You cannot apply Monday afternoon and pick-up Thursday morning.) The exit clearance fees are included in the ACR I-Card, leaving "only" the P500 general transaction fee. If you can ...


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You can, but I would strongly advise to you get some PESOS at the airport. Paying or tipping in USD will attract unneeded attention and you will be assumed to be carrying a lot of USD. Not good. It attracts greedy people! Remember 5% tipping is all you need to give since tipping is not a custom in the Philippines, and giving USD will be leaving a very large ...


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In the Philippines Tipping is not a custom, however because locals have learned that Americans in general tip, employees of businesses that regularly cater to foreigners expect tips from foreigners. even a 5% tip is appreciated. Most upscale restaurants already have a service charge tagged to your bill so tipping is not necessary! Australians and Europeans ...


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If you are traveling to Puerto Princesa, it would wise to plan to go to Mayon Volcano before you go Puerta Princesa . Mayon Is Located on the same Island Manila is assuming your port of entry is Manila! Mayon is about a 10-15 hour car trip south. You could Fly into Legaspi City. the nearest domestic airport to Mayon. Mayo is showing activity and is currently ...



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