Try Cebu or Cagayan de Oro rather than Manila ,, much nicer places to live ... and remember , accounts in foreign currency (USD) have stricter privacy protections in the RP than you have in the Bahamas or Caymans.. If you earn anymoney make sure to filter it through a LLC or similar..
Any thoughts about Baguio City if you like a somewhat cooler climate?
LOL, thanks bud, I’ll remember that. My sis-in-law is from Pampanga BTW and my bro were married at Plantation Bay, Cebu. Nowadays, if you ever call AT&T, Paypal, Verizon or Dell, their call centers are in Cebu.