Filipinos love big festivities with family, friends, and neighbors, so children's birthdays are always a good opportunity to throw a party. There are a couple of birthdays that are particularly important: the 1st, the 7th, and – for girls - the 18th birthday. Here is our Megacitizens guide on how a proper celebration should look like.
The Megacitizens guide for moving to Manila, from booking a flight and packing your things to finding a job and making new friends.
Father's Day in the Philippines is not an official holiday but it can still be celebrated by most fathers, children and soon-to-be-fathers, as it always falls on the 3rd Sunday in June. Still no idea on how to spend the day? We have some suggestions!
The U.S. Independence Day on July 4 is always commemorated as the Day of Filipino American Friendship in the Philippines. American expat organizations invite Americans, Filipinos, and all other nationalities to celebrate together on the weekend.
This July the Embassy of Japan and the Japan Foundation Manila (JFM) celebrate the Philippines-Japan Friendship month and 40 years of ASEAN-Japan cooperation. The tight schedule of cultural activities includes the Japanese Film Festival Eiga Sei, an origami exhibit, and a mini cosplay contest.
The month of June was the month of friendship, communities and get-togethers. Our July newsletter catches the most important events and news which highlighted the vital importance for friendships, communities and networks.
Na-gets mo ba? Filipinos highly appreciate it when foreigners use polite phrases in Tagalog, like "Magandang umaga" and "Maraming Salamat po". But if you really want to blend in with the locals in an informal setting, you should learn some Pinoy slang.