If you want to get out of Metro Manila but still want the necessities it provides, Cebu City is the one for you. It's located in Central Visayas and it's not only less congested but also nearer to a lot of beautiful tourist spots in the country.
With beautiful beaches, waterfalls, caves and other attractions, it is the perfect example for a Philippine island paradise in the Visayas. One of the reasons why Siquijor is not yet overrun by tourists might be its reputation as a magical island, populated by witches, sorcerers and other mythical figures.
In January 2015, the leader of the Catholic church visited Manila as well as areas in the Visayas that had been devasted by Typhoon Yolanda.