Angel Alcala is a Filipino inventor of artificial coral reefs and Benjamin Almeda is also a Filipino inventor who built a machine that process foods. Galileo was also an inventor, he builds his own telescope and Anton van Leeuwenhoek, who invented a modern microscope are some of the foreign inventors.
1. Before the wedding, the man asks for the lady's hand from her parents. He goes to their home with his parents in tow. This is called "Pamanhikan". It's like an engagement party but with only two families present. The arrangements for the wedding are decided on that occasion. In some regions, dowry is discussed and negotiated.