This is a review of my tricycle ride from Lee Plaza to Robinson's Mall yesterday. As I walked up to the row of tricycles waiting in front of Lee Plaza, one of them waved me over. I said "Robinson's Mall" in a questioning voice and he said "sure sure" and ushered me in. As it happened there were 3 of us in the trike and off we went. The driver let off the first, older lady, near the market and she slowly counted out 8 pesos and handed it to the driver which he accepted with a smile, he actually got out and helped her get out of the trike. She was probably in her 60's, like me, and I guessed that 8 pesos is the senior's rate. From there we went up to Hypermart where the next, middle-aged, lady got out. I notice she made a show of giving 15 pesos and he said thank you. I thought that must be a tip and having read on this forum that filipinos don't tip I was mildly surprised. But then I remembered that I have seen filipinos tip many, many times so I decided it was indeed a tip. Next he took me to Robinson's mall. I have taken a trike from Lee Plaza to Robininson's many time and always paid 10 pesos so I had it handy and paid as I got off. Thats when it happened. In a voice just loud enough for me to hear clearly he said one word and it sounded like "kur'pot". I just smiled and walked away but I wondered how many other foreigners tip, which would be why he thought I was cheap to pay the exact fare?