Airbnbs are nice to begin with, you can get a good apartment for 500-600 USD per month. My favourite co-working space was Acceler8 there which costed around $180 per month. Makati has most of the co-working spaces. Overall the WiFi is improving slowly here in Manila. Get a local sim at the airport and use Uber to move around.
Grab Car is a good alternative to Uber. Grab tends to have more drivers than Uber in Manila.
Great coworking space in Metro Manila with fast internet and good open space. Lots of freelancers work out of here, co.lab also has complimentary coffee and tea.
Awesome co-working space with super fast WiFi at the heart of the business district. Good venue for start-ups, meet-ups and events!
Diligence Cafe is good for students and startup founder. They charge php70/hr and php360 for whole day with reliable wifi connection and lots of extension options. Staff are nice and very accommodating.