A Glimpse of Manila Metropolitan Theater

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Manila Metropolitan Theater

You may be passing by her everyday. She, who was a victim and managed to survive the war. She, who was a witness to the bombings, powerful calamities, and countless demonstrations. She, who stood still amid the ever changing cityscape of Manila. She, who was…

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Slideshow: Metro’s Christmas Night Lights

Monday, December 3, 2012
Rockwell-Makati

While on a night ride in and around the Metropolis, I was utterly awed by the bright lights along my route. The lighted trees of Plaza Roma, in front Manila Cathedral, Intramuros Manila; the beautifully designed Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City; the…

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The Forgotten Jewels of Northern Manila: Artex Compound, Isla Pulo and Smokey Mountain

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Smokey Mountain

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust Couch Surfing Manila Summer Scramble 2012 Every year, Couch Surfing Manila organizes an adventure race within the Metropolis. Dubbed as CS Manila Summer Scramble, this year’s…

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Paco Park and the Old Cemetery

Sunday, October 30, 2011
Paco Park and Cemetery

In the heart of the City of Manila is a small and old circular park which used to be a municipal cemetery for Spanish aristocrats of the old walled city of Intramuros – the Paco Park and Cemetery. Situated in the western boundary of the…

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Campo Santo de La Loma and its “Lumang Simbahan”

Thursday, October 20, 2011
The old San Pancratius Chapel inside La Loma Cemetery

The Cemetery In the northernmost district of Sta.Cruz, on the city boundary with Caloocan, sits Manila’s oldest Catholic cemetery, the La Loma Catholic Cemetery or Campo Santo de La Loma. It opened in 1884 and was known as Cementerio de Binondo back then where it…

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In Focus: Manila, Our Manila

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Manila1

When I was a kid, one of the first books I owned was Nick Joaquin’s “Manila, My Manila: A History for the Young“. Being the foremost chronicler of 20th century Manila, Joaquin dedicated his life to the city. To describe Manila more than how he…

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