I am a forex trader. I haven't tried owning a share of stocks but, I a have a stock account and I havn't traded one yet. I have a friend who is fond of investing in stocks that is why I got an idea on how this stock works also.
Long term and short term trading is also possible in forex trading depending on the strategy and your preference.
Stocks has dividend while forex has swaps.
You may check also http://humanandprice.blogspot.com/p/forex.html
Looking forward to meet other Pinoy traders!!