No this place is not taken in the Philippines. However the rock formation resembles the islands of the Philippines, from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The rock formation was not intentional. As a budding photographer, I was hoping someday I could shoot this kind of light. Being able to shoot the crepuscular light, and resembles the country i was born in; I am well very pleased. Photo was taken in Kihei, Maui.