Just returned from a short vacation in Makati,Phillipines.
Stayed in Dusit Thani and totally love it. Though the decor is rather old, but,the service is excellent and it's very clean.
It's my first time in the Phillipines and hat surprise me is the cleaniness of the road. I've been to many other cities in the world and I would say that Manila ranked among the cleanest that I've seen.
However,careful of the elevator scam. A friend of mine was a victim of it whereby the pickpockets will sandwich you front and back and suddenly stopped at the end of the escalator resulting in a mini unavoidable bump. Before she know it,her pouch was unzipped and her purse taken. To cut the story short,managed to react on time and stopped 2 ladies with the helped of the guards at the Greenbelt. True enough, they were in posession of my friend's purse.
So,there are many of this modus operandi being used all over the world so fellow travellers,do exercise extra caution.