Roy Santos

Nationality: Filipino

Occupation/Location: Registered Nurse/Philippines and United States

How did you find about the Philippines?

I was born and raised here.

What Philippine locations have you visited?

I’ve been in major sites around the archipelago from Aparri to Zamboanga (but missed Batanes, Negros, Leyte, Butuan, Cotabato and Jolo)

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


A tropical paradise with rich historic past and awesome scenic views; Ecologically it’s megadiverse and very rich in natural resources; then of course those huge MALLS everywhere.


Sarap. Delicious and my favorite.


Other than the fiestas, it’s fast fading; one must visit the museums or maybe watch cultural shows to better appreciate.


Happy pipol (people); peace-loving; humble; approachable; helpful; resourceful; spiritual.

What do you dislike about the Philippines?

Too fanatical/engrossed with showbiz/celebrities/Western pop; colonial mentality; government corruption; urban.

What do you like about the Philippines?

Scenic views; Ecologic diversity; historic sites; Baroque structures; peaceful/humble people; good food; bargain shopping.

Your favorite place/s in the Philippines.

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