Jasper Ribbers

Nationality: Dutch.

Occupation/Location: Internet Entrepreneur, location variable with homebase in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

How did you find about the Philippines?

I have always been aware of the existence of The Philippines as I loved geography in school. During a trip to Thailand I met someone from the Philippines who convinced me to visit.

What Philippine locations have you visited?

I’ve been to Boracay, Manila, Anilao, Palawan, Cebu, Siargao Island and Puerto Galera.

What are your opinions on the following things about the Philippines?


There are an incredible number of beautiful places in The Philippines. I’ve been to quite a few but I still have many others to visit. My favorite place so far is Siargao Island, but I also liked Boracay.


The food is not my favorite to be honest, although I do enjoy the wide availability of fresh fruits. My favorite dish is Pancit Canton.


I feel like the Philippine culture is a little closer to western culture than most other Asian countries. The Catholic religion, the widely use of the English language and the love for western pop music are examples of this.


I’ve always liked Philippine people because of their positive stance towards life and their friendly and outgoing attitude. It seems like they are always smiling and cracking jokes.

What do you dislike about the Philippines?

Sometimes it can be a bit hard to get around. It would be nice to have some improvements in public transport.

What do you like about the Philippines?

Many things. The beautiful landscapes, the beaches, the marine life, the people and the culture

Your favorite place/s in the Philippines.

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