I am a foreign graduate nurse too (UK), and I can say from experience, you should stay in the Phillipines after graduation and apply, in the meantime, working to build on your experience. The fact is, nursing boards across the US is slow, and you will be missing months of experience, which will go in your favor when you apply for a job here in the US, which is very competitive.
When I was returning home to the US, I called the FL board of nursing and I was told, oh you have a BSN, yeah, just come and take the test, you will not have a problem. I only worked 5 months after graduation, got to FL, and nothing was as I was told. There are so many red tape and hoops to jump through, long story short start to finish the whole process took approximately 18mths...........18mths that I could have been working and building on my experience.
Well I finally passed, and it took me 3mths to find a hospital gig, because the experience I had was so minimal and I had graduated 4yrs ago.
Experience teaches wisdom, if I had to do it again, I would have stayed in my graduating country, and do all my paperwork, because not only do you have to deal with the Nursing Board, there is also CGFNS, and no matter how you send in all they require, they will always write back to say we need this or that is missing............I would say about February, you can apply to CGFNS, and start the process, that will take 6 - 8 weeks minimum, before the nursing board will even look at your paperwork.
Good luck........and it is good that you are starting to think about this. For your revision, make sure you have your Saunders NCLEX-RN Comprehensive book, P/D/A by Linda LaCharity and know your core content, Hurst Review is great for that aspect, she gives you just what you need to pass the NCLEX-RN exam.
I know how it is when you just want to get back home, but you are almost there, and you dont want to rush it.........