I would'nt recommend it, manila is a very crowded city you'd be spending most of your time in traffic jams. instead try going to the provinces like cebu, bohol, iloilo, bacolod, etc.. Especially if you're a foodie the provinces are great place to go to. And if you're more kind of an outdoorsy type, cebu (their roast pigs are to die for) offers great beaches, bohol has its chocolate hills and the tarsiers (small monkeys), iloilo (you should try their batchoy) can be your jump off point going to boracay, and in bacolod there's always the famous chicken inasal(bbq chicken). about 7 years ago
Would like suggestions for nice beach and accommodation with local character in the Philippines. We are in our early seventies.
If you want to have a very relaxing beach vacations go to Pearl Farm in davao. Or you could try shangri-la mactan in cebu (food in cebu is very very delicious!) about 7 years ago