Good and bad things happen everywhere but in the Philippines they can be a little extreme in every day life. Although you will find a lot of it is about knowing what to expect more than anything else.
Being able to adapt to a new country, new culture, new environment and new way of living is what moving to the Philippines is all about. If your expecting everything to be the same as the West you need to think very carefully on how you want to live. You may find the Philippines can offer the perfect life but it will cost you, or if you adapt you find it gives you the perfect life without the usual Western comforts. After 6 years in the Philippines I share my experiences and a couple of videos on things I picked up in the Philippines.