After the courtship process, the Batangueños of Batangas has a peculiar tradition performed on the eve of the wedding.
A procession, composed of the groom's mother, father, relatives, godfathers, godmothers, bridesmaids, and groomsmen, occurs.
Bringing gifts or pasalubong The actual boyfriend-girlfriend relationship may also result from such formal visits.
In the past, particularly in a rural courtship setting, a Filipino man, accompanied by friends, would engage in serenading the woman he adores at night.
Apart from presents, the Cebuano version of the pamamanhikan includes bringing in musicians.
Apart from the general background explained above, there are other similar and unique courting practices adhered to by Filipinos in other different regions of the Philippine archipelago.
In the province of Bulacan in Central Luzon, the Bulaqueños have a kind of courtship known as the naninilong (from the Tagalog word silong or "basement").
At midnight, the suitor goes beneath the nipa hut, a house that is elevated by bamboo poles, then prickles the admired woman by using a pointed object.
In this type of courtship, the rooster is assigned that task of being a "middleman", a "negotiator", or a "go-between", wherein the male chicken is left to stay in the home of the courted to crow every single morning for the admired lady's family.With regards to the engagement and pre-marriage stages, Filipino tradition dictates that the man and his parents perform the pamamanhikan (literally, a Tagalog word that means "to go up the stairs of the house" of the girlfriend and her parents; pamamanhikan is known as tampa or danon to the Ilocanos, as pasaguli to the Palaweños, and as kapamalai to the Maranaos and blessings from her parents in order to marry.This is when the formal introduction of the man's parents and woman's parents happens.The house for the Filipino males is called the Ato, while the house for Filipino females is known as the olog or agamang.The males visit the females in the olog – the "bethrotal house" – to sing romantic songs.