What is Manila known for?

impressive performance

''' *'''All Souls & Saints Day Celebration''', Cemeteries through Metropolitan Manila *'''Marian Festival in Intramuros''' *'''Misa De Gallo''' *'''Christmas Day''' *'''Metro Manila Film Festival''' *'''Pageant of the Three Kings''' *'''Bota De Flores''', Ermita District, Manila Buy Cash and Credit The unit of currency is the Peso, and judging by the impressive performance of the economy and its big foreign currency reserves, the peso is at US$1 to ₱41 and dollar is still "sliding down". Bill denominations are in ₱20, ₱50, ₱100, ₱500, & ₱1000 while coin denominations are in 25¢, 50¢, ₱1, ₱5, & ₱10. 25¢ is found very common nowadays since the jeepney fare has now increased to a base fare of ₱8.50 (Mar.'12). Banks and money changers are available in the airport but it's better to change money outside where competition abound. Money changers are everywhere and most homecoming Filipinos prefer to change them here than in banks or, Western Union or M. Lhuillier. There is no commission. The farther it is from the Tourist Belt Area, and the nearer it is around a town or city public market, the better the exchange rate is. Safety is not a problem especially if you change them during busy hours (safety in numbers). Be sure to count everything and put them safe in your person before you leave the premises. Money can be withdrawn from ATMs. The Philippines are one of the countries with the most available ATM machines per capita. HSBC Bank ATMs are the only ones without a ₱200 fee for Overseas bank cards, and also the only ones which allow customers to take out up to ₱40000 per use. Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere, especially at all upmarket shops. Public Market Public markets are one microcosm of Manila. Practically, Manilans from all walks of life come here to buy their everyday needs. They are as lively and colorful as any market in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, or Vietnam. Generally, they are divided into wet and dry sections and another section for dining. Dining is very cheap and can be wholesomely hygienic. Just look out for the huge block of ice dragged along the floor on its way from the delivery truck to a stall. If you see one delivered in that manner, never mind, don't eat there, ever. Joking aside, a filling meal will cost you as little as US$1.25. Shopping Centers thumb 250px Robinsons Place Manila, the largest shopping mall in the city (File:Robinson3335jf.JPG) One of the experiences that you must try in Manila is shopping and the best way to get a feel for Manila shopping is to go to a ‘tiangge’, a market of stalls where everything can be bargained. There are a lot of flea markets scattered around the city catering to handicrafts, clothes, antiques, and curio souvenirs. '''Market! Market!''', '''St. Francis Square''', '''Greenhills Shopping Center''' and '''Tiendesitas''' are examples of popular flea markets. These flea markets offers almost everything: gadgets, clothes, bags, shoes, food, furniture, antiques, jewellery and even books which are all often sold at cheaper prices. Aside from flea markets and bazaars, Manila is also home to modern and western-type shopping malls which offers branded products, these are mostly located in the commercial, financial and cultural districts of Ermita (Manila Ermita) and Malate (Manila Malate) which are known for being a premier shopping destination in Manila. '''Robinsons Place Manila''' is the largest shopping mall in the city, it is a modern shopping mall located in the district of Ermita (Manila Ermita) and is home to a wide collection of international and local retail shops, restaurants and entertainment facilities. '''Harrison Plaza''' is also located in the district of Ermita (Manila Ermita), it is considered to be the first and oldest shopping mall in the country. The '''SM City North EDSA''' which is located in the neighboring city of Manila, is the largest shopping mall in the country and in Southeast Asia as well. The second largest shopping mall in the country is the '''SM Mall of Asia''', this shopping mall has much to offer for every visitor, it has international and local retail stores, a ferris wheel, a Science Discovery Center, an IMAX theater and an ice skating rink. Other major shopping malls in the city are '''SM City Manila''', '''SM City San Lazaro''', '''Robinsons Otis''' and '''Lucky Chinatown Mall'''. Manila is known for being a major shopping hub of the Philippines, from modern shopping malls to colorful and traditional markets, its all here in Manila. Ukay Ukay thumb 250px Divisoria, a haven for shoppers (File:Divisoria Shopping.jpg) If you happen to see just about every Tom, Dick, and Harry in a blighted neighborhood in Manila wearing Abercrombie & Fitch get-up & Levis jeans, chances are its original and bought at Ukay Ukays. How can they afford it? Ukay Ukay is the answer. It's the Philippines' answer to Salvation Army. Nowadays, they are everywhere and Manilans love them. It's actually a contraction of the Tagalog word "'''Hukay'''" meaning to dig, the description for the exact action done while rummaging through the bins of clothes. But there are actually no bins installed in those stores, only clothes neatly hanged on the racks. For less than $2, one can find hand me down good qualities of branded wear. The more enterprising provide home delivery and roaming services by hanging them on racks installed on pedicabs, as they make the run on neighborhoods. Judging by the unafforable cost of living to most of the middle class and the soaring gasoline prices, they may be here to stay. It's also great for the budget tourist who would not want to have the hassle of packing and carrying tons of clothes by simply buying them here, then discarding them somewhere as his piles of souvenirs accumulate. Eat WikiPedia:Manila Commons:Category:Manila Dmoz:Regional Asia Philippines Regions National Capital Region City of Manila

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the best" Aug. 6, 2004 Upon her return to the U.S., she performed in several shows at the Mohegan Sun in Montville, Connecticut. This was followed by a Christmas concert in the Philippines called ''Home for Christmas'' at the end of the year, which was nominated for the 18th ''Aliw Awards'',

;, Aug. 21, 2004 Upon her return to the U.S., she performed in several shows at the Mohegan Sun in Montville, Connecticut. This was followed by a Christmas concert in the Philippines called ''Home for Christmas'' at the end of the year, which was nominated for the 18th ''Aliw Awards'', ref

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a test publisher. Much of the company's success was based on the work of Arthur S. Otis, who was best known for the intelligence tests he developed for the U.S. Army. Millions of World War I draftees took Otis's tests (Otis-Lennon School Ability Test). -- About 4,000 of the 11,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war (prisoner of war) from Corregidor were

national world

West , the American Embassy (Embassy of the United States in Manila) in Manila, Rehoboth Christian School, and the National World War II Museum, among other venues and institutions. He has appeared as a guest on such national broadcasts as ''American Experience'', the ''Today'' show (Today (NBC program)), Book TV, the History Channel, ''Fresh Air'', CNN, ''CBS Sunday Morning'', ''The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer'' (PBS NewsHour), ''The Colbert Report'', '' Imus

strong population

among the 20,000-strong population was not high. The Tinio Electric Plant provided electricity only from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and to less than half the population. Then, in 1966, Decolongon was killed in a plane crash: his father, Emilio Decolongon, took over as company president. *Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Posthumous, 2001) for services to the community. Khan, S.S. (2006). ''Dr. Akhtar Hameed Khan Memorial Lecture'' (PDF). pp. 15–27. Retrieved on 1 May 2008. *Ramon Magsaysay Award (31 August 1963, Manila, Philippines) for services to rural development. Ramon Magsaysay Award (1963) ''Citation for Akhtar Hameed Khan''. 31 August 1963, Manila, Philippines. Retrieved on 1 May 2008. *Sitara-e-Pakistan (1961) for pioneering work in rural development. Miah, S. ''Akhter Hameed Khan,'' at Banglapedia. Retrieved on 15 February 2007. The war was described by Winston Churchill as the first "world war", because fighting took place on several different continents. In 1759 the British enjoyed victories over the French in Europe, Canada and India, severely weakening the French position around the world. 1759: The Year Britain Became Master of the World. McLynn, Frank. (2005) In 1762 the British captured the cities of Manila and Havana from Spain, France's strongest ally, which led ultimately to a peace settlement (Treaty of Paris (1763)) the following year that saw a large number of territories come under British control. birth_date WikiPedia:Manila Commons:Category:Manila Dmoz:Regional Asia Philippines Regions National Capital Region City of Manila

beauty culture

and Malate Church, a quaint baroque church, then meander in any direction along Adriatico, Mabini, Del Pilar Sts., and Roxas Blvd. Make sure to stop at San Andres Market. *'''CCP Complex Tour''' - Probe into the mind of Imelda Marcos by strolling, jogging, or biking into the reclaimed CCP Complex where a menagerie of her showcase art-beauty-culture projects stands, albeit not in its spic-n'-span condition. See '''Districts Malate'''' and '''Understand''' sections. These public buildings except

business industry

and the Royal Company of the Philippines. The former, introduced by Governor-General (Governor-General of the Philippines) Jose Basco (José Basco y Vargas, 1st Count of the Conquest of Batanes Islands) in 1780, was composed of leading men in business, industry and profession, the society was tasked to explore and exploit the natural resources of the archipelago. It offered local and foreign scholarships, besides training grants in agriculture and established an academy of design


title Hong Kong, 1894: the role of James A Lowson in the controversial discovery of the plague bacillus. journal Lancet date July 5 year 1997 volume 350 issue 9070 pages 59–62 doi 10.1016 S0140-6736(97)01438-4 however, a thorough analysis of the morphology of the organism discovered by Kitasato has determined that there is "little doubt that Kitasato did isolate, study, and reasonably characterize the plague bacillus" and "should not be denied this credit". WikiPedia:Manila Commons:Category:Manila Dmoz:Regional Asia Philippines Regions National Capital Region City of Manila

bringing home

in some of the initial "Magic Carpet (Operation Magic Carpet)" voyages, bringing home American troops from the European battlefronts. Following her last European voyage—to Le Havre, France—''West Point'' was transferred to the Pacific Fleet (United States Pacific Fleet). She departed Boston on December 10, 1945, transited the Panama Canal, and proceeded to Manila, Philippines via Pearl Harbor. Retracing the same route, she docked at pier 88 in New York on February 7

. Sims'' reached San Pedro with 4,973 passengers on board on 11 January 1946. She subsequently conducted one troop lift from Okinawa, sailing from San Pedro on 3 February 1946, and bringing home 4,988 Army troops to Seattle, Washington on 6 March. birth_date birth_place Manila, Philippines death_date Early life and career Osmeña was born in Manila to Sergio Osmeña, Jr. of Cebu and Lourdes de la

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, or beef & shrimp. **'''Siopao''' - steamed pork bun with stuffings such as asado, bola bola, or egg, or combination. *'''Deep Fried – Batter Added ''' **'''Kwek Kwek''' and '''Tokneneng''' – boiled egg (duck, chicken or quail) covered in an orangey batter and deep fried in hot oil. Usually dipped in vinegar with onions, chili peppers and garlic. **'''Ukoy''' - shrimp, mung sprouts, carrots or any veggie thrown in formed into flat pattie with a batter and deep fried. *'''Sushi Rolls


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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