Originally Posted by Dace
it's completely different in greenbelt though, because of the whole cafe havana area, girls avoid even walking through there let alone speaking to foreigners, makes them seem like whores.
I would have to say that in general, normal girls either don't know about Cafe Havana, nor do they care because they likely aren't dressed like sluts. Of all the girls in my office, this was their reaction when we go to the restos nearby.
That area is right next to one of the busiest Starbucks, a popular French crepe dessert place, and one of the main entrances/exits to the mall, so if your girl wants to avoid that area, in general I'd take a good hard look at that girl, she's likely a working girl or used to be one.
Last, I would guess that the fear of having to speak in English far outweighs the being seen with a foreigner bit. If you're decent looking and decently dressed, it may even be the highlight of their day. Learning even token words of Tagalog (in Manila) will help you out a lot here.