BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- It is almost' Day and in the Philippines, there are traditional practices that resemble the trick-or-trick practice in the US and other western countries.
Most of these are mostly done on the eve of All Souls' Day or on the night of All Saints' Day on November 1.
Trick-or-treats comes in the form of native cakes and the like displayed on every home's table for visitors, friends and visiting family members. November 1 is among the Philippines' important holidays for family reunions. The others include Christmas and New Year or the Yuletide.
Sweet things are usually cooked from glutinous rice "malagkit", coconut milk and cane sugar.
Trick-or-treats also comes in the form of a tolerated "petty theft" with people tolerating kids or adults getting "little things" or doing "bad" things.
Sometimes the tricks irritate their "victims' especially when they literally hide the stairs of a shanty or get a chicken laying eggs in the coop.
One thing good with these is that it tests someone's patience, but the bad thing is that some real thieves take advantage of the occasion to steal scott-free. # LVR