Remember, the main thing in the Philippines is to get out of the cities and to the islands.
Manila for instance is one of the world’s most ugly and dangerous places.
Angeles is another violent city that grew up around an American air base, hence the rampant prostitution.
Ifugao is where you want to head for pristine rice paddies and waterfalls, up in the north of the Philippines.
Siquijor is the ultimate tropical beach paradise, nothing to do but enjoy nature.
Marawi is where you head afterwards if you get bored, though you might need an armed guard with the terrorist activities there.