While shopping in the Philippines is relatively cheap for expat standards, many Manilenos would think twice before buying at malls. Many would still prefer buying at secondhand shops, more popularly known as ukay-ukay.
If you want to escape the heat in Metro Manila somehow, Baguio and Sagada are the places for you.
Thanks to its cool climes and beautiful natural landscapes, the city of Baguio is one of the favorite weekend getaways among Manileños. Tourism in the area is usually at its peak during the summer months and the holidays.
Are you ready for 2016? If you are spending the year in Manila and in different parts of the Philippines, take a look at the holidays, festivals, events, and concerts coming to the country this year.
Flower Power in Baguio! Every February, the Philippine "summer capital" holds the Blooming Flower Festival "Panagbenga" to honor the city's floral treasures. One highlight are the parades and competitions of flower-clad floats, street dancers and marching bands along the main streets.