The locals are super nice and as the classes at school are given in English, they speak English very well. For this reason, they are happy to help you find the real path or find a scooter for rent.
Another thing that is really important when you travel to the Philippines (and even Southeast Asia) is to be more open and respect culture and people. The restaurant staff is really slow and there are a lot of tourists who are so mean to the staff. In my opinion, it’s important to try to understand people and their culture.