Filipinos usually eat with a fork and spoon. The fork, usually in the left hand, is used to place or push the food into the spoon which is held by the right hand. The spoonful of food goes into your mouth.
When cutting meat you should pierce it with the fork and use the edge of the spoon to cut. Since rice is a staple at almost every meal the fork and spoon method is ideal. Every grain of rice can be placed easily onto a spoon instead of hoping the grains don’t fall through the tines of a fork.