Filipinos are very sensitive to other people’s feelings. Strong words are avoided and directed to 3rd party to avoid awkward conversations. Women are expected to be modest for them to be treated with proper respect. This is observed mostly during courtship. Parents would rather propose the boys to have their young ladies visited at home than being followed or courted in the street.
Traditionally, wherever they are and regardless of their foreign liberal influences, most Filipinos still observe the "no touch" policy, which means no sexual interaction before marriage, a trait that emphasizes conservatism and strong religious seal between a young couple. Even nowadays, some Filipino parents avoid their daughters to have close contact with their suitors until they get married. This is commonly observed in the province and most tribal communities in the country.