What does a US citizen need to marry in the Philippines?
The Philippine Government requires all foreigners to provide a “Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage” from his/her embassy before filing for a marriage license. The U.S. Embassy cannot provide this type of certification for U.S. citizens who wish to marry in the Philippines.
Is it better to get married in the US or Philippines?
It's better to get married in the Philippines if you plan on staying in the country for good right after getting married. By contrast, if you get married in the U.S. while on a K1 or the Fiancé /Fiancée Visa, the waiting time will only be 3-6 months. You'll also get to live with your spouse while waiting for the visa.
Can someone with a felony get a passport?
In most cases, convicted felons are not barred from obtaining US passports. It's not as if a felony conviction automatically prevents someone from getting a US passport. In many situations, a convicted felon won't run into any trouble obtaining a US passport.