how do you tip?

Philippines
October 10, 2008 1:13am CST
hi! i was reading an article regarding tipping. and the way i see it, in any kind of service, there must be a tip that you have to hand out especially if the service is satisfactory. from what i got, the safe tip is ranging from 15 to 20% of the bill or amount you pay. but if a bill covers the service charge, there shouldn't be a guilt if tip isn't given. it's optional if you throw in a tip depending on your satisfaction. there are also a lot that i read about tipping. now, here in the Philippines, how must we tip? what is the safe we can give so as not we aren't too stingy or too generous when it comes to the tipping?
6 responses
@xtedaxcvg (3191)
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
Well, me and my wife usually tip about Php 20 if the bill ranges from Php 100 to Php 200. But if the bill ranges from around Php 500 to Php 1000, we usually give Php 50 - Php 100. We don't give tips to unsatisfactory services.
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
hi. we're on the same page on this. i guess, the crew who served you is happy to receive anything that is ranging from 20 to 100.
@xtedaxcvg (3191)
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
Yep, you said it. We're already friends and whenever we come back we always get special toppings on our soup. Also, we always get A1 service.
@potrish78 (742)
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
My uncle once told me that in the states, it is some sort of a requirement to give a tip whenever you dine in. A total of 10% of your bill. If you don't give a tip, waiters will run after you and ask you if you weren't satisfied with their service. Here in the Philippines, I do try my best to give at least 10% tip of the total bill. But I also consider the service charge, if it is included I will only give just a few bucks. Sometimes just the loose change.
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
no matter how bad the service is, it is a given that you should give a tip. but here in the philippines, tip is just usually optional.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
a safe tip is at least ten percent of your bill, that is if there is no service charge. if there is it is up to you to leave some depending on the service you got. even in salons it is nice to leave at least ten percent of the fee, when i have my hair done, even if the salon is cheap I leave a tip.
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
for salons or parlors, tips must be given, especially if the person who attended to you is extra accommodating. usually when one has her hair done,there is one person assigned to do services for you. now, must there be an amount given to the assistants? say, the one who shampooed your hair. also the one who dried your hair? i usually just give the tip to the person who worked on my 'do. is that acceptable?
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
I believe that the Filipinos are not tippers by nature... so a lot of of restaurants have this what we call service charge... which i think is okay because that is usually 12% of the total bill... so there is no need to give any tip... but if that is not present... then i usually leave a 20 peso bill with the other coins... but if i am really satisfied with the service i would leave more...
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
hi! thanks for the response. i also noticed that any coin left from the bill is usually given as a tip. or others would take the coins and throw in 20pesos as the tip. i suppose 20pesos is a conservative amount, then.
10 Oct 08
Most of the time when I am dining out I usually tip atleast 20 per cent of the bill I paid, specially when I am satisfied with the service, I never leave the place without giving a tip. If I am not satisfied with the service I still tip atleast 5 per cent but would leave a comment to improve their service better. If I am on a tight budget I would avoid to go such place where giving tips are expected. But thats just me.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
I usually take a look at the receipt and see to it that there's no service charge indicated there, if there's none, I usually give P20.00. If I feel like they do deserve the tip, I usually give a higher amount. I have to agree that, basically most of the Filipinos are not used to tipping.