I noted another thread was closed as the person asked for advice on his young family coming to Manila and was informed that the place was not for young families. In Manila there are a number of young families here and support networks, schooling, health clinics, organised activities etc all related to this. All the expats with young children I know in Manila (and I know a few), are enjoying their time here. Places such as Fort, Makati and Alabang are laden with young expat parents pushing prams. Crikey, there's a lovely Argentinian couple with a pre-school bubs on the street behind me here in Pasig.