CURRENCY | The Peso (P or Php) is the unit of currency with P1=100 centavos. Bank notes come in denomination of P20, P50, P100, P200, P500 and P1, 000. Coins come in 5 centavos, 10 centavos, 25 centavos, P1.00, P5.00, and P10.00.
BUSINESS AND BANKING HOURS | Private and government offices are open either from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Most private offices are open even on Saturdays.
CREDIT CARDS | Visa, MasterCard and other major and and local credit cards are accepted in most establishments in the city.
DINING CHARGES | A government tax ranging from 12-13.5% is charged by most hotels and restaurants. A 10% service charge is also normally included in bills, unless stated otherwise.