One thing to keep in mind when you start thinking about moving to the Philippines is that since this is a different country you cannot just fly here and live forever. You need some sort of visa, some legal way of living in a country if you are not a citizen.
There are a number of ways to make legal your life in the Philippines. Some people basically just fly here on a tourist visa and live here without adjusting their status. In my opinion, this is not the best way of living here, unless you will be flying out of the country on a regular basis. If your spouse is a Philippine Citizen or former Citizen of the Philippines, that opens a lot of doors for you and gives you a number of choices when it comes to visas.
Over a series of 3 or 4 posts this week, I will explain different ways for you to make your stay here legal. Come back and watch this blog for ideas on how you can live here legally!