I'm assuming that this takes place in the modern day, but it might help readers who don't know about life in the Philippines to somehow indicate this. I would have liked a little more information, and maybe a map!
As a child, I loved books set in different historical periods that told me details of every day life. If there had been books about children in other parts of the world, I would have loved those as well. It's great to see more #ownvoices accounts of life in different countries!