There are many Filipinos all over the world so no wonder Filipino people are well integrated, competitive, can assimilate and has adapted to diverse culture. To name a few, there are many Filipino communities in USA, Australia, Dubai, Hong Kong, some are overseas workers and some are immigrants.
My friend's family is from there and she went there once to visit family. Many poor people, primitive lifestyle, some eat dogs, some have no electricity, hot with no air conditioning but very pretty. I'm sure the touristy spots are nice.
True that Philippines is quite a poor country but it's the gov't that makes it poor but over all, when it comes to resources and people, they are more competitive, hardworking, hospitable, friendly and more adaptive compare to other Asian people.