I have written about my wish to live in the province a lot of times already. One, because life in the province is so much easier. Two, because pollution is almost nil there. But because the good schools are here in Manila, that wish won't turn into a reality yet.
I did go to school there. I remember the pergola where we study or eat during free time, but not even a quarter as big as my son's school. It's not actually because of the size. I'm a bit concerned with the quality of education. Not as good as that of the schools here in Manila, and that school is considered one of the top schools in our province.
I did pass the UPCAT (University of the Philippines College Admission Test), Bachelor of Science in Math. But I had a hard time catching up with my blockmates. What they considered as review lessons, I've never encountered, it was never taught at my school in the province. I had to study doubly hard to catch up with the lessons.
Because of that experience, we have to endure living in the polluted and noisy city of Metro Manila to give the best quality of education that my son needs for him to have an edge in the future. The schools here are way better than that in the province.