Hello from Dubai - I just arrived here after 3 months in Philippines (spent 5 months in Philippines in 2018 total), and here are my top choices for you to check out if you are looking for good food, a good time, and good networking. I wrote this on the flight with Cebu Pacific, which is a great budget Philippines airlines, too, if you haven't booked your flight yet ;)
I have sorted it by city, and I do recommend you stay in Makati City, or my second Choice for you would be Pasay City.
Whew, that's it! Leave a comment if I missed somewhere, and I hope you have a blast in Philippines. Message me when you book your ticket, I just might be there!
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