@JoeMabini -- i'd say edsa pavement makes it the most cruel of all national highways with all those potholes and surface unevenness! cops are more dense in the smaller streets but yes 'chocolate' boys (ones in brown with big bikes) are the ones who's gonna charge you the most. add to that the mmda (the light blue guys), the pnp (the dark blue guys), then the local guys (colour depends on the city). confusing really for a lot of drivers! as for binondo and the rest of the manila area, its the dense smog thats mostly going to spoil your travel should you be on a bike. if you're on a car don't you park anywhere else you'll have your sidemirrors missing, etc.! i'd say dumaguete still is a haven, having experienced metro manila streets!