The Old way of "ligaw/courting" was like this: Sometimes boys go to infront of a girls house, a boy may have some of his friends, to help him play an instrument to sing for the girl this is what they call "Harana" the song they use sometimes is "Kundiman" or sometimes they ask a permission to a girl if they can court them, sometimes they give gifts like flowers,etc... The New way of "ligaw/courting" especially this present day, sometimes boys court girls from the internet ;-; Sorry for my wrong grammar. I am only 12 yr old soreeh
well for what i know is that "ligaw"means that the guys who has feelings to the certain girl would usually go on different challenges given by the parents of the girl which in other words "ligaw" means winning trust from the parents of the girl and winning the heart of the girl in the Philippines guys undergoing through ligaw would do anything like singing infront of the girl or doing tasks like filling up a big bucket of water,cleaning,etc.
When I think of ligaw I think of the second meaning which is lost but if you mean the first meaning its courting. But if someone said it to me I would first assume they are lost because that's how I use it 😂