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Philippines: Business Hours

Metro Manila Business District, Islands PhilippinesMost businesses are open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM or 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM weekdays and 8:00 AM till 12 noon Saturdays.

Banks are open from 9:00 AM till 3:00 PM Mondays through Fridays. When banking in the Philippines, it is advisable to have your passport with you for identification.

The post offices are open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM weekdays only. Local postage is PhP 4.00 for a standard letter and PhP 16.00 for letters to America and Europe. Stamps for postcards are frequently available from the Concierge Desk at most major hotels. The Philippines uses ZIP codes, please include them in addressing local mail.

NOTE: The Standard lunch hour is 12 noon to 1:00 PM. Most businesses and government offices are closed.


 

Philippines: Language and Dialect

While there are over 100 regional languages in the Philippines, the national language is Filipino, with English as the most widely spoken second language. All business, governmental and legal transactions are conducted in English. Philippines: Useful Filipino Phrases

Luzon Philippines Area
Baguio Philippines, Banaue Philippines, Bataan Philippines, Batangas Philippines, Cavite Philippines, La Union Philippines, Laguna Philippines, Laoag Philippines, Makati Philippines, Manila Philippines, Mindoro Philippines, Ortigas Philippines, Pagudpod Hotels (Ilocos), Palawan Philippines, Pampanga Philippines, Pangasinan Philippines, Puerto Galera Philippines, Quezon City Philippines, Subic Philippines, Tagaytay Philippines, Tarlac Philippines

Visayas Philippines Area
Bacolod Philippines, Bohol Philippines, Boracay Philippines, Cebu Philippines, Guimaras Philippines, Iloilo Philippines, Leyte Philippines, Negros Philippines

Mindanao Philippines Area
Cagayan de Oro Philippines, Davao Philippines, Zamboanga Philippines


Philippine Cuisine Island Philippines

Puchero (beef in bananas and tomato sauce), afritada (chicken and/or pork simmered in a peanut sauce with vegetables), kare-kare (oxtail and vegetables cooked in peanut sauce), pinakbet (kabocha squash, eggplant, beans, okra, and tomato stew flavored with shrimp paste) crispy pata (deep-fried pigs leg), hamonado (pork sweetened in pineapple sauce), sinigang (meat or seafood in sour broth), pancit (noodles), and lumpia (fresh or fried spring rolls). More details at Philippine Cuisine Island Philippines

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