Check your passports. Make sure that there's enough room within your travel time - which means if we are going to Iloilo on January 2015, your US Passports should be valid at least until June 1st of that year. Your State identifications should be stacked safely in your wallet - which you will not use while pulling out your payments. Have your Passport, License and other credentials kept by the Cebu Events Coordinator for safekeeping. They will be returned to you prior to departure. If you are under medication, bring the prescriptions with you to ensure that should you lose your medications the local physician can duplicate that prescription so you can buy replacements. Don't forget your eyeglasses, sunglasses and pack up lotions against sunburn. Although it won't be hot in January in our destination, you still would like to protect your skin from the UV rays. Don't forget to pack your perfumes! Seal them too! We had some delegates in the Turismo Tarlaqueno 2012 Event whose perfumes spilled in their luggages. Although there are lots of good perfumes (and cheap, too) over there... the fragrances manufactured here in the States last longer under the humid environment of our destination.
I would suggest you make copies of your credentials and the names/addresses of the government agencies to contact should you lose any of your important credentials. It is an extra precaution I always do when I travel annually - and even if nothing happens, the only costs I incur are the copies! But some friends had bad experiences in the past about stolen purses… or merely purses they left in the taxis or buses they took while on travel in Manila. Of course, just like anywhere, the chances of retrieving them... or being returned to you... are about one against a thousand... so prep up and be ready for any negative eventuality. It doesn't hurt to be too ready.