Having recently travelled in business class from Manila to Melbourne, it was a superb experience.
There was a four course meal served.
The seat was easy to recline. While no mattress is provided, shorter passengers will be able to sleep without using the last bit of the extended seat which is hard plastic or similar. It is not fully lie flat at the end but this was irrelevant to me. The seat was quite wide so it would be practical for a taller person to be in a foetal position and doze.
There are 6 rows of seven across seating. Try to get a window seat such as 2A, 3A or 6A as these ones have the full large entertainment screen in front of you (at the back of the seat in front) but seats in rows 1 and 5 have the pullout monitors that are not as good.
Ring a travel agent in Melbourne to get a slightly better price than www.philippineairlines.com One agent is in Brunswick West. PM me for the phone number.
Edited: 5:54 pm, February 06, 2013