Spanish colonisation in the Philippines lasted from the mid 16th until the late 19th century so the Spanish influence is very present in the local traditions. It can be seen in Filipino folk music, dance, national costume, cuisine, festivities (Filipinos love to throw a fiesta). Even the national language Filipino (or Tagalog) features a hefty dose of Spanish words. But probably the biggest Hispanic contribution to the local culture is the religion; most Filipinos are devoted Roman Catholics.
However, with such a diverse people throughout the islands, each has its own culture, traditions and language. The Kankanay people of Mountain Province are worlds apart from the Muslim tribes of Mindanao, for example; as are the city dwelling Manil˝os from the laidback Visayans of the central Philippines.
On the whole though, Filipinos are extremely welcoming and a very happy and friendly people, with a "what will be, will be" attitude to life.