ISU's recap of the event in the Phillippines:
Third and Final ISU World Development Trophy
26 April 2013
Excerpt of the intro text (before the listings of the medalists):
53 skaters from 11 different countries, namely; Argentina, Grenada, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, India, Mongolia, South Africa, Uzbekistan and Thailand participated in the final leg of the ISU World Development Trophy for Figure Skating last week in the Philippines.
... A competition was organized on the final day and for some of the participants it was the first time that they could compete in an ISU sanctioned event and take part in classes with Figure Skating coach and choreographer Mr. Victor Kudryavtsev.
The competition took place on Saturday which gave the skaters the opportunity to not only put their new skills to the test but also to perform in front of a full panel of judges, technical specialists and a crowd of hundreds of spectators, for some skaters this was a first.
Sounds as if it was a great experience for the participants!