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Nowadays, old style of courtship has been replaced by our modern technology like cellular phones. Through this phones, a man could do courtshipbytexting or sending sweet messages to a girl.

Social Media (online courting)

Nowadays, a man can court a woman through facebook,twitter,skype or other social networking sites.But this is alarming because people can hide their true identities and may have bad intention.


Palabas, sarakahan tupul or magpasumbahi is practiced by the Tausugs of Mindanao. A suitor would threaten to stab his heart while in front of the courted woman's father if the father of the woman refuses to give her daughter's hand to the suitor is smitten by a knife.


In Pangasinan, folks make use of the taga-amo which means " tamer," a form of love potion or charm which can be rubbed on the skin of the admired. It can also be in the form of a drinkable potion. The suitor may also resort to the use of palabas, meaning "show or drama," wherein the woman succumbs to revealing her love to her suitor, who on the other hand pretends to commit suicide if the lady does not confess her true feelings.


The Ifugaos practice a courtship called ca-i-sing or ebgan to Kalingas and pangis to Tingguians, where a man and a woman are separated into "houses." The hose for the males is called ato, while the house for females is known as the olog or agamang. The man visits the woman's house to sing romantic songs and the woman replies to these songs also through singing. The courtship ritual is guarded by the elders who inform the parents of both parties about the progress of the courtship process.


In Palawan,people perform courtship through pasaguli or love riddles. This is to assess the sentiments of the parents of both suitor and the woman. After this, pabalic is done to settle the price in a form of dowry that will be received by the woman from the courting man.


Cebuanos also resort to serenading...