Living in a province has advantages and disadvantages. We don't have to live with EDSA traffic however, we are often left behind with the latest food destinations and newly opened fashion stores because it's usually located only within Metro Manila.
A good example would be buffets. Most of the most talked-about buffets are located in Metro Manila. A 3-hour drive just to eat in a buffet could be a big hassle. So we don't get to experience what Metro Manila people are enjoying.