I've chatted to many Pinas and my sister suggested I just go for nice plain girl.
Although I don't speak Tagalog, I brought my cousin with me on a trip to Manila from my parent's province to interpret things for me.
I knew enough to know if we were being scammed or not. Maybe it's more prevalent in the big cities, I see less of it in the province, but I see the whole scamming of a little more money here and there from some.
They told me his Filipino wife raced outside to greet them with the brothers will in her hand, instead of sadness or despair she was acting like she'd one the lottery. They did save money to bring all the siblings and my grandmother and my great-grandfather over.
She was so excited to finally inherit his huge savings, his home and his huge super nest egg. My family is also very educated-nurses, doctors, engineers with the exception of my father, who was a welder that became a chef in Canada.
He lost his job as a dieasal fitter at the mining company and ended up marrying a Filipino.