The first thing you need to know about the Philippines is that everyone speaks very good English. The primary language there is Tagalog, however English is EXTREMELY well spoken by all the locals so you won’t have any problems communicating with people.
The country is very influenced by the United States. Locals love the American culture. You’ll find here all the biggest American franchises when it comes to food and clothes. People love the NBA basketball as well.
On top of that, there’s the fact that the Philippines is home to thousands of call centers and customer service offices that serve the United States, Australia and the UK. Many companies in the United States have their customer service based in the Philippines for cost reasons, that’s why many locals work at night (from 8pm to 6am local time which is day time in the US). That’s actually another reason why the English level is very very very high.
Historically, this country was under Spanish rule for 300 years so there’s many words in Tagalog that are similar to Spanish. All the people have Spanish last names and many of them have like a “mixed” looks. They look Asian, but you can tell that they have some European features as well.
If you are picturing the Philippines in your head as some sort of jungle with snakes and animals, you are totally wrong. The Major cities are very well developed, there’s plenty of high end malls, beautiful sky scrapers, high rise condos, well paved roads and also many nice and luxury restaurants.
The local currency is the Philippine peso. 1 US dollar equals to 55 peso and you are a king when you come to the Philippines with dollars because everything will be very affordable for you, even the high end restaurants. The biggest bill they have is the 1000 peso bill which equals to $19 US.
When it comes to women, the Philippines has a lot of beautiful girls. They are all very friendly, easy going and speak excellent English. They absolutely love foreigners and they prefer them over a local guy. This fact puts you on top of their list when it comes to meeting men. They prefer foreigners not only because of the foreign looks but also because of curiosity of trying something new, compatibility and harmony. Many of them just want to meet a foreign man and just to have a good time as well. Very simple. When dating a Filipino girl, you will see that everything will be much more simple compared to the US, the vibe will be completely different, SHE will be the one that will initiate to go out with you (although you should make the first move), meet you and maybe even chase you and come over. She’ll be happy with simple things (like eating nuggets at McDonald’s for example), but mostly she’ll be totally pleased just to have you by her side and walk hand and in hand with you. They will always make time to meet you, spend time with you and cuddle with you. They don’t care about the car you drive and many of them don’t want you spend a lot of money on them (they feel bad, because they know you work hard for your money).
Filipino girls are very feminine. For them the man is the king of the house, they respect him and give him full attention. In many aspects, they are very submissive which is something men like and always want. Sure, you definitely will come across girls who are there to meet you because they want your money and want you to help them out financially, so if that’s the case and this is a turn off for you then just move to the next one. There are plenty of women to meet so you won’t have a problem meeting a better one. There are many foreign guys who are married to Filipino girls and they are all living a very happy life and full of joy. If you hit it off with a Filipino girl and you and her want to be together, the majority of women won’t even mind having a long distance relationship with you and they will always be loyal to you.