btw dont have to leave every 60 days! why would he say that? unless its different down in cebu but i strongly doubt that.
It's 59 days actually, not 60.
Unlike Thailand you don't need to leave the country, but you do need to get a new visa every 59 days, assuming it's a tourist visa that you are there on. You can do it in whatever city you are in though, you don't have to go to Manila specifically, and you definitely don't have to leave the country.
In theory you are supposed to have to leave the country at some point, I believe after 16 consecutive months there, but I'm not sure how often that is actually upheld.