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Racist.
Yes that is Devina DeDiva which hurt the entire Filipinos.

According to her facebook status she directly dropped the word MAIDS to describe Megan Young and the Filipinos.

But wait, did you noticed her picture? No, not her… the background.

Some background, according to her facebook page, she is studying or studied or maybe enrolled in Manchester University. YES she is from your school!

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Dear manchester university,
At this time, one of your students is now being bashed online because of her so called exercise of freedom of expression. She acknowledged herself as one of your students and her action was very ignorant, racist, insulting and insensitve to the Filipinos and clearly a bad example to your institution.

http://www.manchester.edu/

Anyway, back to devina,  i was amazed how people gathered pictures of her which only means her facebook is on public status.

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A taste of Filipino. Its more fun in the Philippines.
Maybe we are a poor country, but for sure even local housekeepers/maids here are more educated than you. With breeding and knows how to respect individuals.

Another thing, maids here have their own business which makes you poorer than them. They have only one job, and once becomes jobless, they can still survive for more than a year. Unlike you…. pag walang trabaho, foreclosed lahat kinabukasan!!!!

Here are some tips upon arrival to the Republic of the Philippines:

NAIA TERMINAL
There are different taxis available, yellow taxi or airport taxi, regular taxis mostly white ones using the meter and regular taxis BUT fix rate.

1. YELLOW OR AIRPORT TAXI
     if It is your first time in Manila, my advice is to take the yellow cab. A little expensive but safe and clean. Flag down is PHP70.00. From NAIA and going to Makati City expect to pay 180 to 250.00.

      To avoid traffic, ask the driver to take skyway. Toll fee for skyway is 20.00.

2. REGULAR Taxi
     Flag down is 40.00,  From NAIA going to Makati, rate ranges from 120 to 180.

3. REGULAR TAXI AND FIX RATE
     very expensive. For example, from NAIA to Makati, they will charge 750 to 1500 depending on the exact location. Thats for Makati alone.

WISE MOVE: yellow cab

HOTELS
One thing to consider is Accessibility and Safety.
IF your intention is to party with Bar Girls, then Ermita, Malate is the best place for you.

If you wanted to do a Real Travel Tour in Metro Manila alone or with family, I Suggest Makati is the best place for you.

Try the Burgos Area and Makati Avenue Area. I SUGGEST hotels like:
•st. Giles
•antel suites
•Tune Hotel (red light district)
•Berjaya

GREENBELT AREA and GLORIETTA
Quiet and affordable small hotels
•BSA
•AIM Hotel (ACCM)
•or you may opt to use Google and check for hotels near palanca makati and dela rosa streets
•Along Arnaiz road you have many hotels to choose from. Boutique style.
The B&B hotel they have is ONE greenbelt

Ayala Avenue (makati peninsula)
•Ascott
•Somersett service hotel
•Shangrila
•Manila Peninsula
•Intercon
•Dusit Thani
•Fairmont
•Raffles

I know i missed other hotels but i have  a good experience on those hotels.
Please try to check google and use those location. Makati is small yet everything is here and easier to hire cabs, jeeps, buses.

MOTELS♥♥♥
Eurotel a little bit far but in front of waltermart and near arnaiz road.
Motels also available in Jupiter and Burgos but they use Hotel or Inns instead of Motel.

For long stays:
There are condo units available for rent. 8000 to 30000. for example in greenbelt excelsior,  28000 one month. Rates varies depending on the location and size of the unit.

°do not attempt to check in at makati prime hotel which is near rockwell, Old and dirty as well as to other budget hotels within the red light district.

GOING AROUND THE CITY

As you noticed, i almost promoted Makati City, the reason is that if your hotel is in Makati and just near the Glorietta Area you are near the ff:

MRT
MALLS
HOSPITAL
EDSA
RESORTS WORLD
FORT BONIFACIO
FOOD AND RESTAURANTS
CHURCHES
TAXI
BUSES
MALL OF ASIA
AIRPORT
SKYWAY
INTRAMUROS
LRT
Red light

To be continued….
•tips for your mall tours via MRT
•tips for Manila and going other islands
•budget for food
•safety
•subic
•baguio