The British use to call it a W.C. (Water closet) and the Australians call it the Dunny, and in Philippines it is called the comfort room. and shortened to CR.has a great name for toilets, they call the toilet the comfort room. Now unless you are rich there is no such thing as a comfort room, normally just a room with water all.
These comfort rooms are usually small with a low-to-the-floor toilet. There is almost never a seat. In addition to the toilet, there is a spigot with a plastic bucket of water under it, and a tabo (a huge ladle, plastic jug, or dipper) that you use to manually flush the toilet (by pouring water into it). This unfortunately, leaves the toilet itself, rim, and surrounding area wet from splashing.
There is rarely toilet paper, soap, or towel provided to help with hygiene. Many Filipinos will just scoop into the bucket of water with their tabo and rinse off. This requires technique and skill to have soap (if desired) in one hand, and tabo in the other, in order to lather and rinse to get thoroughly clean.
Now unless you are rich there is no such thing as a comfort room, normally just a room with water all over the floor and water not running in the toilet itself. There will be no toilet paper available in the public toilets and if the toilets are blocked you still have to go- no choice.
If you area guy, most public toilets are just going to the street and taking a leak. This leak will be in front of anybody walking past. There is no shame really. There may be a public toilet very near, but many will just pee outside. Some places you walk past just smell of urine all the time.
Many toilet seats are broken or just not there, and the toilet bowl if empty will have a few cracks in it for that perfect look1. Toilet Seat. You may assume that a toilet would have a toilet seat but trust me, this is a luxury. Most have no toilet seat which means you get to do the half squat and that can take a lot of balancing if you need a number 2. For the ladies it is something that causes a lot of issues. Filipinas can stand or squat and do not have all the worries about balance..