I live in Bacolod City, Philippines and I have worked closely with our Tourism Office to learn that we have educational tour packages available for visitors to our city.
There are actually several themed tours--such as religious tours, historical tours, and even tours to gamefowl farms (you know, for cockfighting, as it is very famous in our province).
The tours are pretty cheap because they are in Philippine peso. You may opt to stay at your hotel of choice (we have hotels and decent pension houses that are really affordable, especially for dollar earners). The meal choices are also superb. We have hotels and restaurants here serving international cuisine and we have nice local restaurants that serve our native delicacies. Yummy!
The tours are very educational and will give tourists more information about our city, things that are left out on regular sightseeing tours.
So for a visit to our city, it would be nice to coordinate with our local tourism office.