I was searching for information on the viability of trading US securities from the Philippines and found forum members already doing it. Some were planning to do it and were asking about Internet speed and reliability. Well, just a few days ago, the two leading cellular providers rolled out 700MHz LTE mobile internet. Speeds range from 66-100Mbps. Using a technique called carrier aggregation, they can combine the newly acquired spectrum with another they currently have and could achieve speeds of ~200Mbps! That's fast for a mobile internet. Costs are said to be the same or lower than what we have now. If you have a new 700MHz LTE-capable phone, then you're good to go. If not, you can buy LTE USB dongles (Globe Tattoo or Smart Bro). Right now, coverage is limited to the key areas of Manila, Cebu and Davao, but they say coverage will be national before the year ends. For those asking about beach resorts, Boracay is the most popular but also the most commercialized. This is a good thing and a bad thing. Good in the sense that there are all sorts of amenities, entertainment, familiar food and coffee chains, great hotels, etc. If you want something more natural, you should head to Bohol's Panglao island. Many foreigners decided to stay and do business there--putting up dive shops, restaurants, and hotels. Somewhere probably in between the two is Coron. And if surfing is your thing, I heard that Siargao is where most surfers go. I see a lot of them with huge boards in airports going to and from Siargao. I won't even talk about diving because, man, there are so many places to choose. Yeah. In the Philippines, trading is a beach!