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coasts of Korea. PETA Asia-Pacific PETA Asia-Pacific was founded by Ingrid Newkirk in Hong Kong in 2005 to support animal rights programs and campaigns in Asia. Jason Baker, a former staff member of PETA who was involved in setting up PETA India and PETA Australia, is PETA Asia Pacific's first director. Its offices are in Hong Kong and Manila. It works through public education, animal cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity

involvement, and protest campaigns. Its campaigns cover countries including China, Japan, Malaysia, and South Korea. In 1976, Spassky was obliged to return to the Interzonal stage, and he was well short of qualifying from the Manila Interzonal, but was seeded into the Candidates' matches after Fischer declined his place. Spassky won an exhibition

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for interfaith dialogue ever made by a pontiff", proposing to meet with representatives of the world's major religions. "The church of Jesus Christ in this age experiences a profound need to enter into contact and dialogue with all these religions," said the Pope, and that Christians must commit to discussions "so that mutual understanding and collaboration may grow, so that moral values may be strengthened, so that God may be praised in all creation&quot;. "Pope

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of a substantial number of FM stations operating and stiff competition from both ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN Corporation)'s, TV5 (Associated Broadcasting Company)'s and GMA Network's own networks, is the number one radio station in Metro Manila. The network's strongest market segment is with the provincial or rural people currently residing in Manila helped by its strong brand name in the provinces. Prior to 1994, Bombo Radyo managed its FM stations locally with each individual unique brand name. However this has all been changed in April 1994 when the network officially re-branded all 14 FM stations to carry the brand name Star FM and now share the same vision and objective. The re-branding proved to be successful as Star FM now enjoys strong ratings all across the country. On occasion, Star FM stations are tapped to do news gathering, especially when covering local and national elections. List of STAR FM Stations Retrieved via 04-15-2009 '''Josiah Ng Onn Lam''' (born February 2, 1980 in Manila, Philippines) is a Malaysian track cyclist. He competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He was also the 2004 Malaysian Olympian and Sportsman of the Year after participating in the 2004 Athens Olympics. In 2008, he won the Melbourne Cup on Wheels at the HiSense Arena in Melbourne. He is currently married to Kim Ong and is based in Melbourne training with his other team-mates from Malaysia under the coaching of John Beasley from Australia. Josiah currently endorses his own brand name 5bling at and tweets @5bling. Controversies thumb right 250px Fitness First at Robinsons Mall, Manila (File:Fitness wiki.JPG), Philippines Burial After the American and Filipino army reoccupation of Luzon in 1945, a villager on the Bataan peninsula pointed out where his body had been buried to the soldiers. Only at this point did his family learn that he had died. Thomas' body was then exhumed and re-buried at Fort William McKinley, just south of Manila. His grave is maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission. ABMC Search WWII thumb Rosario Araneta, first wife of Aniceto Lacson (File:Alacsonwife.jpg) '''Aniceto Lacson y Ledesma''' (17 April 1857 in Molo (Molo, Iloilo City), Iloilo, Philippines – 3 February 1931 in Talisay (Talisay City, Negros Occidental), Negros Occidental, Philippines) was the former President of the Cantonal Republic of Negros , revolutionary general, sugar baron and businessman in the Philippines. He was the fifth son of seven children of Lucio Lacson y Petronila and Clara Ledesma of Iloilo, Philippines who migrated to Negros when Aniceto was still young. Aniceto’s early education began under private tutelage in Molo, Iloilo. He later studied commerce at the Ateneo Municipal de Manila (Ateneo de Manila University), where his classmates included future general and comrade Juan Araneta, Dr. José Rizal, and other Filipinos (Filipino people) who later figured in the Philippine Revolution. While a student in Manila, he had the opportunity to meet the Supremo of the Katipunan, Andrés Bonifacio, with whom he had a secret blood compact (Blood Compact). He was the only Negrense who had this honor and consequently became a member of the Katipunan. Ten days after Japan surrendered (Surrender of Japan), ''Rocky Mount'' reported to Commander, 7th Fleet, as his flagship. She embarked part of his staff at Manila 1 September, and then sailed for Jinsen, Korea, where, on the 10th, Adm. Thomas C. Kinkaid came on board and broke his flag. The next day the ship was underway across the Yellow Sea to the Yangtze River. ''Ancon'' left Okinawa on June 3 and proceeded to Subic Bay and Manila, Philippines. There, she served as flagship of Commander, 7th Amphibious Force. For the next two months, the ship was involved in preparations for invasion of the Japanese home islands. However, this operation never materialized because Japan capitulated on August 15. Shortly thereafter, ''Ancon'' got underway for Tokyo Bay with an intermediate stop at Iwo Jima. On August 22, the ship rendezvoused with units of the 3d Fleet and sailed on toward Japan. birth_date 1932 birth_place Manila, Philippines occupation Actor '''Vic Díaz''' (born 1932 in Manila, Philippines) is a Filipino (Filipino people) former character actor who mostly portrayed villains. He is also the father of Teddy Diaz, the founding guitarist of the Filipino Rock band The Dawn. He appeared in Jack Hill's women in prison exploitation film "The Big Bird Cage," shot in the Philippines. Quentin Tarantino, a fan of seventies exploitation cinema, referred to Vic as "The Filipino Peter Lorre." 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did her first "all-Filipino" concert in Manila called ''Songs from Home'', which later won a second ''Aliw Award (Aliw Awards)'' as ''Entertainer of the Year''; she also won the previous year.

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States U.S. mainland immediately recognized the rich potential of the region for agricultural investment. Primeval forest lands were available everywhere. They staked their claim generally in hundreds of hectares and began planting rubber, abaca and coconuts in addition to different varieties of tropical plants imported from Ceylon (Sri Lanka), India, Hawaii, Java and Malaysia. In the process of developing large-scale plantations, they were faced with the problem of lack


and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines)) basketball games held at Rizal Memorial Coliseum and Ninoy Aquino Stadium, although basketball events had transferred to San Juan (San Juan, Metro Manila)'s Filoil Flying V Arena and the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. Other collegiate sports are still held at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. Professional basketball also used to play at the city, but the Philippine Basketball Association now

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and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines)) basketball games held at Rizal Memorial Coliseum and Ninoy Aquino Stadium, although basketball events had transferred to San Juan (San Juan, Metro Manila)'s Filoil Flying V Arena and the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. Other collegiate sports are still held at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. Professional basketball also used to play at the city, but the Philippine Basketball Association now


leader_title4 City Council (Manila City Council) leader_name4 title Councilors frame_style border:none; padding: 0; list_style text-align:left;display:none; 1 '''1st District''' 2 • Ernesto M. Dionisio, Jr. 3 • Erick Ian O. Nieva 4 • Roberto D. Asilo 5 • Niño M. Dela Cruz 6 • Dennis B. Alcoreza 7 • Irma C. Alfonso-Juson 8 '''2nd District''' 9 • Rolando M. Valeriano 10 • Ruben F. Buenaventura 11 • Marlon M. Lacson 12 • Ramon M. Robles 13 • Rodolfo N. Lacsamana 14 • Numero G. Lim 15 '''3rd District''' 16 • John Marvin C. Nieto (''Yul Servo'') 17 • Ma. Asuncion G. Fugoso 18 • Joel R. Chua 19 • Bernardito C. Ang 20 • Ernesto C. Isip, Jr. 21 • Manuel M. Zarcal 22 '''4th District''' 23 • Science A. Reyes 24 • Edward V.P. Maceda 25 • Don Juan "DJ" A. Bagatsing 26 • Jocelyn J. Quintos 27 • Antonio Archimedes Matias G. Capistrano 28 • Arlene L. Chua 29 '''5th District''' 30 • Arnold "Ali" I. Atienza 31 • Joey S. Hizon III 32 • Josefina A. Siscar 33 • Raymundo R. Yupangco 34 • Cristina A. Isip 35 • Roberto R. Ortega, Jr. 36 '''6th District''' 37 • Priscilla Marie T. Abante 38 • Casimiro C. Sison 39 • Elizabeth Z. Rivera 40 • Joel M. Par 41 • Leilani Marie H. Lacuna 42 • Christian Paul L. Uy 43 '''Liga ng mga Barangay President (Liga ng mga Barangay)''' 44 Salvador H. Lacuna established_title Bruneian Empire established_date 7th century established_title1 Kingdom of Maynila established_date1 1500s established_title2 Spanish City of Manila (Intramuros) established_date2 June 24, 1571 area_magnitude total_type City area_footnotes area_total_km2 38.55 area_land_km2 24.98 area_water_km2 area_water_percent area_urban_km2 1474.82 area_metro_km2 638.55 population_as_of 2010 population_footnotes population_note population_total 1652171 population_density_km2 42858 population_metro 11855975 population_density_metro_km2 18567 population_urban 22710000 population_density_urban_km2 15400 population_demonym Manileño (m) Manileña (f), Manilan timezone PST (Philippine Standard Time) utc_offset +8 timezone_DST utc_offset_DST latd 14 latm 35 latNS N longd 120 longm 58 longEW E elevation_footnotes elevation_m 16.0 postal_code_type ZIP code (List of ZIP codes in the Philippines) postal_code 0900 to 1096 area_code_type Area code (Telephone numbers in the Philippines) area_code blank_name blank_info blank1_name blank1_info website footnotes

'''Manila''' (Philippine English: ) is the capital (Capital city) and second largest city (list of cities in the Philippines) of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities (Cities of the Philippines) which, along with the municipality (Municipalities of the Philippines) of Pateros (Pateros, Metro Manila), make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region (Capital region), whose overall population is around 12 million.

The city of Manila is located on the eastern shore of Manila Bay and is bordered by the cities of Navotas and Caloocan to the north; Quezon City and San Juan (San Juan, Metro Manila) to the northeast; Mandaluyong to the east; Makati to the southeast, and Pasay to the south. It has a total population of 1,652,171 according to the 2010 census

Manila (and more broadly, Metro Manila) is the economic and political capital of the Philippines, home to extensive commerce and some of the most historically and culturally significant landmarks in the country, as well as the seat (Seat of government) of the executive (Malacañan Palace) and judicial branches (Supreme Court of the Philippines) of the government (Politics of the Philippines). Manila was listed as a global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network in 2012. Manila is also the host to the Embassy of the United States (Embassy of the United States, Manila) and the Holy See Embassy (Apostolic Nunciature) (Holy See–Philippines relations).

Manila has many scientific and educational institutions, numerous sport facilities, and other culturally and historically significant venues. The city is politically divided into six legislative districts (Legislative districts of Manila) and consists of sixteen places: Binondo (Binondo, Manila), Ermita (Ermita, Manila), Intramuros, Malate (Malate, Manila), Paco (Paco, Manila), Pandacan (Pandacan, Manila), Port Area (Port of Manila), Quiapo (Quiapo, Manila), Sampaloc (Sampaloc, Manila), San Andrés (San Andres, Manila), San Miguel (San Miguel, Manila), San Nicolas (San Nicolas, Manila), Santa Ana (Santa Ana, Manila), Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, Manila), Santa Mesa (Santa Mesa, Manila) and Tondo (Tondo, Manila). These places are towns and communities absorbed by Manila the 19th Century.

The earliest written account of the city is the 10th-century Laguna Copperplate Inscription which describes a Malay kingdom (Kingdom of Maynila) in what is now Manila maintaining diplomatic relations with the Indianized Kingdom of Medang (Medang Kingdom) in modern-day Java. The city had preferential trade with Ming Dynasty China, which registered the place as "東都" (''Dongdu (Kingdom of Tondo)''). Volume 5 of 東西洋考 (A study of the Eastern and Western Oceans) mentions that Luzon first sent tribute to Yongle Emperor in 1406 It then became a province of the Maharajanate of Majapahit and was called by its Sanskrit title, "षेलुरोन्ग्" (''Selurong'') or simply Maynilà (Kingdom of Maynila), shortened from the Arabic nickname for Selurong, امان الله (Amanillah) meaning, "Security of God" or from the word "Maynilad", a native Tagalog term indicating the presence of Nilad flowers. Abuaisha (2008)Manila – Amānillāh (امان الله) Islamic Philippines.

By the 15th century, it was nominally Islamized until the Spanish Conquistadors arrived via Mexico. They renamed the area ''Nuevo Reino de Castilla'' (New Kingdom of Castille) and shortened the nickname, Maynilà to Manila and using it as the official name.

Manila eventually became the center of Spanish activity in the Far East (Spanish East Indies) and one end of the Manila-Acapulco Galleon trade route linking Europe, Latin America and Asia. Guevarra, Rudy P. (2007). ''Mexipino: A history of multiethnic identity and the formation of the Mexican and Filipino communities of San Diego, 1900–1965''. University of California, Santa Barbara. ISBN 0549122869 The city would eventually be given the moniker of the "Pearl of the Orient", as a result of its central location in the vital Pacific sea trade routes. Several Chinese insurrections, local revolts, a British Occupation (British Occupation of the Philippines) and a Sepoy mutiny and development only to have most of those improvements lost in the devastation of World War II. White, Matthew. "Death Tolls for the Man-made Megadeaths of the 20th Century". Retrieved 1 August 2007. Since then the city has been rebuilt and has rapidly grown.

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