If your not happy about something in the Philippines change it.

Being happy in the Philippines is often an assumption before arrival but over time things can get steadily worse as small things start to bug you. All I can recommend is actually change them rather than live with it. For example if videoke happens every Fiesta and goes on for 2 – 3 weeks during Fiesta I simply go on holiday or work elsewhere for that period of time. There is no point sitting there complaining you can’t sleep at 3am. The reality is for the locals its always been the same and they aren’t looking to change it.
I would say though many changes are about to arrive with President Duterte which will put a more civil approach to things in the Philippines. Some are going to be unpopular especially at the beginning but sitting somewhere between regime living and anarchy is the ideal scenario.