More and more people are choosing to retire abroad to enjoy a better climate, new experiences, access to affordable healthcare and a lower cost of living. One destination long popular with expats is the Philippines, a nation that spreads out over more than 7,000 islands.
The Maglalatik (also known as Manlalatik or Magbabao) is an indigenous dance from the Philippines in which coconut shell halves that are secured onto the dancers' hands and is performed by Filipino trives.
The culture of the Philippines is a combination of cultures of the East and West. The Philippines was first settled by Negritos; today, although few in numbers, they preserve a very traditional way of life and culture. After them, the Austronesians arrived on the archipelago. Today, the Austronesian culture is strongly evident in the ethnicities, languages, cuisine, music, dance and almost every aspect of the culture.