hey mike lv49
yes you have to go through customs. You will get your luggage at international terminal and you have to go to the domestic terminal. If you are arriving at night then you will have to wait outside in the heat until domestic opens up at around 4 am. That is rare to have a flight with only a 2 hours delay. I have flown into manila international 8 times or more and then flown to Cebu and Davao. All the times my flight came in at night. I had to get my luggage and then ride bus around to domestic terminal.
I have flown both Philippine airlines and Cathay pacific. Both made me get my luggage in manila.
Maybe your flight is different.
Last edited by greenstreak1946; 14th January 2019 at 11:43 AM.