Puerto Princesa or Tagbilaran
Shanghai or Taipei
Limit the things you carry with you throughout the trip. Most of the things you might require are easily available upon arrival. Just bring basic travelling necessities and your own special personal needs.
Casual dress is appropraite all year round in tropical Philippine weather. It is especially ideal to wear clothing in light cotton fabric.
It is a good idea to use a belt bag to put your money, passport and other valuables when on the road rather than a bag for safety purposes. Also, make sure to bring photocopies of your passport and tickets just incase.
Be aware of where you leave your bags and other valuables in public places. It might be safer to leave them in your hotel safe.
Filipinos are very friendly and welcoming people. Don't be afraid to smile and start conversions with them.