Because of its geographic location, the Philippines is an ideal location for the traveler who needs a base for exploration of other countries. The Philippines is perfect as a base to travel from not only in south East Asia, but throughout the entire continent, and further abroad to Australia or New Zealand.
Ninoy airport in Manilla is a central hub for flying to Bangkok, Hanoi, Taipei. Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore and other Asian countries.
Another advantage to having the Philippines is having the strong presence of Air Asia and Cebu Pacific. Between them, they have made air travel in Asia available to almost everybody.
However, an issue for a world traveler may case when coming to the Philippines is, he or she, may not want to leave, and instead will spend all their time exploring some of the over seven thousand islands in the Philippines.