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Which city in the Philippines?

Postby Rudderless » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:23 pm

Where should I live in the Philippines? One person ranked the cities Cebu, Angeles, and then Manila.

Why is Manila Last? Why Cebu first?

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Postby ladislav » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:43 pm

Cebu is a very friendly city populated by the Visayan ethnic group. Visayans are happy go lucky people easy to get along with and easy to meet. Very emotional and expressive people. In addition to that, the city has more women than men, and the competition for guys is fierce. Cebuana girls are known for being warm, agressive, and also, they are good looking because of a unique Malay- Spanish- Chinese mixture that they are. English is widely used. Tagalog is not. Cebu- number 1 for girlfriends and wives in the Philippines. Sex establishments are available but Cebu is known for its lack of privacy, and gossip. Everything you do is quickly known to all. Having multiple dates/ Gfs is hard. Everything is compact/ compressed and everyone knows each other. There is a joke that Cebuanos do not need text messages because gossip will travel faster than any SMS you will ever send.

Angeles City- Angeles City is populated by the Kapampangan ethnic group. This group is not particularly friendly. They were the most privileged group under the Spaniards and are known for being "stuck up" to other Filipinos. They act almost Japanese as they had many Japanese there who mixed in. The Kapampangans can act cold and proud. And they are not very easy to get to know. There is also a Communist party still active and an anti- American, anti- white sentiment ( all white people are assumed to be Americans in the Philippines). It is not always expressed as hostility but mostly as cold indifference of people to you. But Angeles hosts the largest red light district in the country and this is where guys go for P4P- play for pay- most girls there are from the South of the Philippines- mostly the Waray ethnic group- so, people go to Angeles specifically for go go bar entertainement and sex. Not an easy place to find "love". The good thing about Angeles city is that no one cares about what you do, and people leave you alone, unlike in Cebu where people like to ask very personal questions and try and get into your very soul for answers. Kapampangans may be distant and cold, but they also do not violate your privacy. Entering their society requires the knowledge of the language.

Manila- all ethnic groups are there, but the people are very busy and half are from the provinces working and studying and sending money home to their families. The girls are not agressive but still easy to meet. Add to that the anonymity that you have in a big city. But at the same time, money is everything, everyone is in the city to make money, so it is not a very romantic place where people are into love. But it is still a good place. If you are a guy who wants a bit of romance, a bit of sex, and who wants to be anonymous, Manila is the place for you. Just make sure you've got money.

Depending on what your priorities are, this or that place will be a good fit.

Cebu is good for Catholic- and Catholic-morals- carrying/agreeing-with, true-love-and -family-oriented guys. Angeles City is good for mongers, Manila- for city slickers and individualists.
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Postby zzzz » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:42 pm

I might visit Cebu myself depending if I get bored in Angeles. Manila doesn't appeal to me. Manila just seems like a big dirty congested city in the worst ways possible. I get frustrated enough in Chicago at times.
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Postby FreeYourMind » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:04 am

ladislav wrote:Cebu is a very friendly city populated by the Visayan ethnic group. Visayans are happy go lucky people easy to get along with and easy to meet. Very emotional and agressive people. In addition to that, the city has more women than men and the competition for guys is fierce. Cebuana girls are known for being warm, agressive, and also, they are good looking because of a unique Malay- Spanish- Chinese mixture that they are. English is widely used. Tagalog is not. Cebu- number 1 for girlfriends and wives in the Philippines. Sex establishments are available but Cebu is known for its lack of privacy and gossip. Everything you do is quickly known to all.

Angeles City- Angeles City is populated by the Kapampangan ethnic group. This group is not paticularly friendly. They act almost Japanese as they had many Japanese there who mixed in. The Kapampangans can act cold and proud. And they are not very easy to get to know. There is also a Communist party still active and an anti- American, anti- white sentiment ( all white people are assumed to be Americans in the Philippines). It is not always expressed as hostility but mostly as cold indifference of people to you. But Angeles hosts the largest red light district in the country and this is where guys go for P4P- play for pay- most girls there are from the South of the Philippines- mostly the Waray ethnic group- so, people go to Angeles specifically for go go bar entertainement and sex. Not an easy place to find "love". The good thing about Angeles city is that no one cares about what you do and people leave you alone, unlike in Cebu where people like to ask very personal questions and try and get into your very soul for answers.

Manila- all ethnic groups are there, but the people are very busy and half are from the provinces working and studying and sending money home to their families. The girls are not agressive but still easy to meet. Add to that the anonymity that you have in a big city. But at the same time, money is everything, everyone is in the city to make money, so it is not a very romantic place where people are into romance. But it is still a good place. If you are a guy who wants a bit of romance, a bit of sex, and who wants to be anonymous, Manila is the place for you. Just make sure you've got money.

Depending on what your priorities are, this or that place will be a good fit.

Cebu is good for Catholic- and Catholic-morals- carrying/agreeing with, true love and -family-oriented guys. Angeles City is good for mongers, Manila- for city slickers and individualists.


What about Davao? I read a lot of favorable things about that city.
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Postby wuxi » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:39 am

I agree with Ladislav.

I chatted with hundreds of filipinas online and noticed that the friendliest women were always from the southern provinces. It didn't take any effort on my part to peak there interest. I think Cebu, Negros, Bohol and Mindanao are all excellent choices for finding a girlfriend, its just that Cebu City has an international airport, excellent services and a high concentration of emotionally neglected women.

The women I chatted with from Luzon were the least interested in me I would say, some of them would even tell me that. Also, my friends wife is from Luzon(Manila) and she can be a real bitch sometimes(and a nympho).
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Postby The_Adventurer » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:59 am

I also heard great things about Davao from my Ilongga girlfriend. She lived there for a while and said it is clean and safe. They apparently have a really tough mayor. The girls I have seen from there look amazing!
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Postby ladislav » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:44 am

Davao is OK but it seems to have more men than women. Everywhere you go there are guys. Some people call Davao a sausage fest. Foreigners are rare so you would not face competition with other foreigners, but still, too many guys. That is why you always have women praising it. The people are conservative and shy looking.

General Santos is better.
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Postby YoucancallmeAl » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:20 am

How about Iloilo? Or Panay island in general? Anybody have any advice for there/what it's like for foreign men?
I ask because the girl I really like and am getting closest with online lives just outside Iloilo. I'll be visiting her in a month.
But if it doesn't work out with her I'll probably just go to Cebu.
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Postby ladislav » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:47 am

Iloilo is populated by the Ilongo ethnic group known for shyness and typical Oriental behavior- quiet, reserved, unagressive. Not very common for Ilonga ladies to flirt with guys. A guy must make the first move.
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