I've not been to Cebu and wonder if it is worth the extra airfare?
Manila must be one of the cheapest places left in Asia for punting where the options are not as ugly as Thailand or Cambodia. There are a few isolated places near Subic Bay that are like heaven, but mostly it seems like a trade off between cheap pussy and living day-to-day in a country that always (sadly) looks like the back end of a tsunami, earthquake, flood, aided by gross inefficiency, and a sprinkiling of volcanic dust just to fuck things up even more.
I don't want film-star-price beaches in Cebu, but would like to know if it is "all things considered" a cost-effective option . . .