I was once on my own at Gaisano Mall in Opon Cebu and being on my own people tended to stare at me. I realise most western tourists who are married to Filipinas have lots of people with them as the family doesn't like the money tree to go alone. Anyway, a group of guys about 40 years of age asked me why I was in Cebu and was I enjoying the night life?
When I explained I was there for the FUNERAL of a small child who had not survived a heart operation my Rotary Club had 100% fully funded and organised they all looked very silly. Expecting to be able to make fun of the foreign sex tourist they got a very big shock to find out I was really a nice guy trying to help seriously ill children. What a change in their manner !!! They became so friendly and invited me to their homes and were so different and all the sarcasm was gone.
So--next time you see a single westerner, do not judge the book by the cover.
Not all of us are scumbag sex tourists thank you.
I can tell you this however, the treatment I FIRST got, before explaining the truth why I was there was so rude and incorrect it was just about enough to make me want to tell my Club, next time, we should go to Thailand or Vietnam as these Filipinos are so rude.
Think about your attitude as one day you will criticise the wrong person and it will be your country losing out.