Closely related to this tip on your attitude her religion is the next one, which is her and her family. We come from a closely-knit but extensive family structure, where everyone is obligated to help a relative-in-need (even at times when they would tend to be dependent on other rather than in helping themselves). But being in a Third World country (that has been tagged, for decades, as developing, into what, we may not know), our families has helped us get out of sticky situations for the longest time. Now of course, we live in a modern civilized where women are not considered as second-class citizens or as mere playthings by men, especially those pretty Filipina girls who could give a really satisfying relationship.
Although a Filipina may not strictly adhere to the Catholicism, she would find it derogatory if you nitpick on her faith because it is part of a tradition handed down to her by her parents or guardians, and that relationship is more sacred to her. Better yet, enlist her family members as your allies for you to get closer to her Filipina heart! Remember we have two Filipinas as previous presidents.
Although the right to call her your girlfriend is still earned, as long as you are sincere, you do not need to worry.
Just by merely showing your sincerity will help you win her heart successfully.
If you're a smoker (and even if she also is one), remember to chew a gum or a lime for a perfect smooch (but that what would come later in a date, a peck in the cheek is all you're going to get when you arrive at your venue.
Although the first was most loved (Cory Aquino) and the last was most hated (Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo), which is another story, this mere fact proves that you should treat your Pinay date as an equal, if you do not, she will regard it as an insult and you'd probably miss out on your chances to have a pretty, funny, and sexy but innocent partner-in-life.
Lastly, these tips - though unsolicited - would help you in your date with a Pinay.
Part of that American assimiliation included dating.
Most Filipinas (female of "Filipino"), such as myself, tend to wait until our late teens or early 20s to start dating because we've been raised with the belief that family and our studies come first. A Filipino family is bound to own at least one (because different ones have different songs, duh). Guys who showed interest in dating me saw it a challenge when they found out I'm saving myself for marriage.