Filipino food safety? And travel advice?

I really want to visit the Philippines for a a couple weeks because I want to experience the people/culture. My only worry is eating the food. My friend went there and really enjoyed it, but he ended up with a large tape worm in his intestines from something he ate I'm guessing. Are there any... show more I really want to visit the Philippines for a a couple weeks because I want to experience the people/culture. My only worry is eating the food. My friend went there and really enjoyed it, but he ended up with a large tape worm in his intestines from something he ate I'm guessing. Are there any areas/foods/types of stores that I should avoid? And also, what would be a good area to visit, I am not into bars/partying.
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