I live in Manila Philippines. But I've traveled to a few places as well.
I've been to Cebu where there are a lot of nice beach resorts (e.g. Shangrila, Plantation Bay, Sumilon Island, etc.)
I've also been to Bohol and Boracay (also for the beaches).
I've been to Baguio (the summer capital of the Philippines) plenty of times too.
I love the beaches in the country where I live. Since we're an archipelago we have no lack of these. We have beaches for party-goers (Boracay) and also for those looking for rest and relaxation (Sumilon Island).
The people here are very friendly too. Always smiling. And we are a very good English speaking country.