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Nicknamed the "Fruit Basket of the Philippines" due to the production and export of a range of fruits, Davao is one of the country's most vibrant and prosperous cities. Located on Mindanao Island, it is deemed to be a main hub for commercial exchange.

Davao is the ideal destination for expatriates looking forward to take a break and discover new cultures. Indeed, it is very welcoming towards expatriates.

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The food of Manila reflects an evolution over many centuries, starting from its Austronesian origins and ending with a mixed cuisine of Chinese, Spanish and American influence. Filipino cuisine is a composite of more than a hundred distinct ethnolinguistic groups found throughout the Philippine archipelago, adapted to indigenous ingredients and the local palate. Manila has a ton of great food to offer and below are some of the must-try dishes to look out for.

Weekends are usually meant for spending quality time with family, friends, or with a partner. Even if you'd rather spend time by yourself, there are various cool activities that you can do during the day. Manila boasts plenty of places to visit that are full of history, art, and fun. You would be surprised how much you might actually enjoy these!

When deciding to work in Manila as an expat, it is crucial to know and understand the proper work etiquette. What you are probably used to in your home country isn't necessarily acceptable in this city. Here are some tips for adapting to your new work environment in Manila.

With the hustle and bustle of city life, keeping an active lifestyle becomes more and more tricky. Manila offers a wide selection of sports and adventure activities to choose from.

The Philippines is among Asia's premier labour markets. Many aspiring expats are choosing Manila as their ideal foreign destination to live and work in, for several great reasons. The economy is growing and is expected to keep on thriving in the coming years.

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