My 10th Philippine Trip is coming up - Dec '12
In what has become a tradition (Feb 2005, Dec 2006, Dec 2007, Jan 2009, Jan 2011, Feb 2012), I will spend part of the Shanghaiwinter in -- The Philippines!
Manila, Siquijor and Cebu (December 2012 - Jan 2013; 2 weeks)
Anda and Alona Beach, Bohol, and Manila (January 2012)
El Nido, Palawan and Manila (February 2011) - awesome!
This time (Jan 2009), I will go to Cagayan de Oro and Camiguin, and get a better part of a day in Manila. It'll be a 5 day trip, followed by a week in Sabah, Malaysia.
In Decmeber, 2007, I went to Cebu, Bohol, Dumaguete (Negros Oriental), and Siquijor
In December 2006, I went to Boracay and Manila, and Angeles City (woah).
In February 2005 I did a similar trip to Cebu and Bohol. Bohol was utterly fantastic, and so I could easily be lured back there this time. Other places of interest are perhaps northern Cebu (I did southern Cebu (Moalboal and others) on the last go), and hopefully the waterfalls and beaches of nearby island of Sequijor.
Previous trips were in 1995, 1997 and 1998.