As much as I wish you were right, you're not.
^ Phillipines infrastructure is already in motion and allows stockpiling.
Okinawa has major US infrastructure, so "realistically" depends on US intentions and commitment. And Taiwan does have CMs and BMs. They cant be ignored.
Your original point about no real estate existing is simply false.
The Philippines have explicitly banned US Bases as part of their new constitution, and we're only allowed to set foot on their soil due to the Visiting Forces Agreement. In the 2010s they began allowing the US to use Subic Bay to make port calls as long as we seek and obtain prior approval from the PH government, but that's all. The only notable time we've used it in support of operations has been to host transitory supplies and servicemen for a joint exercise in 2015 In total we have less than 200 servicemen in the Philippines (practically all of whom are there as advisors/trainers to support the PH's fight against ISIS), of which only 10 are from the Navy.
We do not have any major military presence in the PH, and this article (notably by Stripes lol) is just referencing a comment about the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement. During a thinktank's discussion on that agreement, the ambassador to the US simply said they "plan" to move fairly quickly. However, that statement doesn't mean very much. The agreement was signed in 2014, and simply allows the US to build facilities for servicemen and supplies in 5 Philippine bases. That never ended up being done, and has been subject to pretty much constant political friction from/in the Philippines - especially lately due to the election.