Mabuhay means greetings
Filipinos have a variety of experiences in common living on the plantation. They lived in houses provided at no cost by the plantation. Homes were organized in camps that were segregated from other ethnic groups. They bought most of their food and clothing from the plantation stores and, if families were short of cash, credit would be provided. Some children were born at home, but most were born in and treated for illnesses at the plantation hospital. They were entertained at the Filipino Clubhouse, a recreational building provided by the plantation. Young people, especially the males, enjoyed the ballparks provided again by the plantations.
Protestants, worshiped in church building provided by the plantation management for the large groups who worshiped and conducted religious instruction in the language of their members. The great minority of Filipinos worshiped in the multi ethnic catholic churches where the liturgy was still in Latin.