Manila

What is Manila known for?


local drinking

. **'''Lechong Manok''' - skewered piece or rotisseried whole chicken marinated in a usually sweet blend. **'''Betamax''' - salted solidified pork or chicken blood which is skewered. **'''Adidas''' - which is grilled or sautéed chicken feet. **'''Sisig'''- made from the pig's cheek skin, ears, liver, and even brains that are initially boiled, then grilled over charcoal and afterwards minced and cooked with chopped onions, chillies, and spices. Drink A very local drinking experience in Manila meant going to beer gardens or beerhouses as is commonly called. They are scattered mostly around the working districts of Sampaloc, Santa Mesa, Quiapo and even the tourist belt areas of Ermita and Malate. Every city in the metropolis has practically its own adult entertainment strip, block, or district where these establishments can be found. These are heavily sexualized. It's mostly working class men and those working in the military and police establishments who are the clientele with young sexy and provocatively dressed waitresses or euphemistically called GROs or Guest Relations Officers serving the customers. Some beer gardens take it up a level higher and have entertainment on the sides with scantily two-piece suit dancers taking turns on the stage. The kind of food served somewhat resemble the Spanish Tapas style ranging from the simple such as peanuts, corn, and peas - boiled or deep fried to mundane such as fried pork, beef, chicken to the adventurous such as other body parts - ears, gizzards, livers, hearts, intestines, brains, balls, blood, and what have you. They are categorized under the subject Pulutan. For establishments resembling the western version of a pub, these establishments are concentrated in '''Remedios Circle''' in '''Malate''' district a very important hub of nightlife, as well as in '''Bonifacio Global Village''' in '''Taguig City''', '''Tomas Morato''' in '''Kamuning''' District in '''Quezon City''', and '''Eastwood''' in '''Libis''' District, '''Quezon City'''. Bohemian Malate (Manila Malate), the older Ermita (Manila Ermita) neighborhood and the '''Baywalk''' that stretches between them contains a variety of venues serving a combination of food, comedy, alcohol, and live music. Karaoke and videoke bars are also very common as majority of Manilans are American Idol fans although one's living room can be easily converted into one. Work The workforce in Manila covers everything from daily, minimum wage earners to expats being driven in BMWs. Standard working time varies, especially with the proliferation of Call Centers, but the usual working hours are 8AM-5PM. Given that the traffic within the Manila escalates exponentially as the day begins, it's always better to leave early for meetings. There is also a local saying known as "Filipino Time" wherein it was expected that the attendee would be late by up to one hour. However, this has been significantly reduced through the years, although the bad traffic is usually (and realistically) cited as the main cause for missing one's appointment. Makati City is the country's main CBD, or Central Business District, and, on every given weekday, it seems that all roads lead here. Multinational firms and big businesses hold offices here. Ortigas Center, which cuts across the borders of Mandaluyong City, Pasig City and Quezon City, seems to be the alternative CBD, with companies such as the Asian Development Bank headquarters and the World Bank Manila office located in this vicinity. Sleep ''Check for hotel listings in the appropriate districts (#Districts)'' You can sleep in a Manila Hotel for as cheap as 500 peso per night if you wish. Don't expect many luxuries at this price though! Manila has a lot of hotels, inns and apartelles. Most of these accommodations can be found within Roxas Boulevard overlooking Manila Bay, or in the districts of Ermita and Malate. Manila's hotel accommodations are 20 to 30 minutes away from the international and domestic airport. There are many major international hotel chains which have a presence in Metro Manila. Rates are still generally cheaper here compared to the same class of hotels in western cities. A stay in these hotels however, would be considered a luxury by Philippine standards particularly since the cost is a month's income for some Filipinos. Connect Payphones are very common in the city center. The use of mobile phones is also very extensive. To use your mobile phone, it has to be at least a dualband GSM phone. Globe and Smart are the Philippine's largest mobile carriers and they invite you to use them as a roaming partner (inquire from your home carrier if they have Globe and Smart as a roaming partner). To call anywhere within Metro Manila, simply dial the 7-digit telephone number from a payphone or a landline. If you need to call anywhere else within the Philippines, dial 0 + area code + telephone number. To make an international phone call, dial 00 + country code + area code + telephone number. Internet cafes have become a common sight in Metro Manila. Most malls would have at least one internet cafe. Most internet cafes provide broadband speeds. '''Netopia''' and '''Pacific Internet''' are common chains. Netopia also has a branch at the MRT-3 Ayala Station. Cheap overseas calls can be made at Netopia branches via their VOIP service. Most coffee shops now also have WiFi services available so you can surf the net while sipping a cuppa. Airborneaccess.net and WIZ are the most common WiFi providers. Ask around if usage is free of charge, otherwise, as the case is often, you will have to buy an internet access card at the counter. Stay Safe Manila is a city where one should exercise caution. As a slum haven, Manila is one of the most blighted cities in Asia rivaling Calcutta, Bombay, and Dacca. Sufficient to say that it is not convenient to carefree wonder around as one would encounter sidewalks fringed with makeshift shanties that lead to a sudden turn into a labyrinth of squatter neighborhoods. It is very scary if not annoying encountering lolling group of male adult and teenage bystanders, although nowadays, these areas are most likely manned by village watchmen and everyone is more than willing to help and interact with lost strangers. Nuisances that impedes a pleasurable walking tour are dirty and malnourished children who freely use the streets as their playground, manholes that were left open (or probably its cover stolen to be sold as metal scrap), dog feces, uncollected garbage, undisciplined cars and mostly jeepneys weaving in and out of the lanes as they pick up passengers, as well as political billboards. A popular scam as of recent days is for someone to approach you and pretend they recognize you. They will say they work at your hotel (such as room service or security) and that they know you from there. They then say it is their day off and since they just happened to bump into you they want to show you something nice that is nearby. They may be very convincing even to experienced travelers. It is always a scam. Another popular scam is for a con artist to befriend a tourist and offer to show them around, hang out, etc. After gaining the tourist's trust, the con artist then slips drugs into the tourist's food or drinks. The con artist then leads the drugged, groggy victim to an ATM and watches while he she enters her pin. The con artist is then free to withdraw all the money from the account. Get into a car or go anywhere with people '''only if you know them''' (even of they say that have helped you at the hotel on a previous occasion). Of course, if you ask them which hotel they will not be able to answer. They are best fended off if you just ignore them. If they persist, say, "Are you going to leave me alone or should I call the police?" That makes them leave quickly. Theft is common, especially pick pocketing. You should act cautiously as you would in any other poor country, especially considering if you do not look Filipino. Thieves and scam artists are likely to see you as an easy target. However, most travelers from other Asian nations, especially from southeast Asia, should have no problem blending in with the crowd. Never wear valuable jewelry or anything else to broadcast your wealth. Displaying an expensive mobile phone or digital camera out in the open is also a good way to attract thieves. Cope Embassies and Consulates * WikiPedia:Manila Commons:Category:Manila Dmoz:Regional Asia Philippines Regions National Capital Region City of Manila


arts cultural

pairs of the infamous shoe collection of the ex-dictator's wife, Imelda Marcos. *


fiction based

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amp speed

that Bora Gora is from Manila.amp;SPEED-GROUND &SPEED-UNITS kts&RANGE-STYLE best&RANGE-COLOR navy&MAP-STYLE Gc.kls2.com This would place the show closer to New Caledonia than any


violent people

to the regime. However, only after decades of resistance, did the non-violent People Power Revolution (Predecessor of the peaceful-revolutions that fell the iron-curtain in Europe), finally ousted the Authoritarian Marcos from power. In 1992, Alfredo Lim was elected mayor, the first Chinese-Filipino to hold


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


singing talent

. ) was a Philippine (Philippines) politician. DATE OF BIRTH August 2, 1896 PLACE OF BIRTH Manila, Philippines DATE OF DEATH February 9, 1965 birth_date origin Manila, Philippines occupation Singer-songwriter, Actor Rivera was born in Manila, Philippines but has since migrated with his family to Canada. Rivera was an architect in Canada before his singing talent


television years

at least 3 LPs in the late 1950s early 1960s: ''Pilita with Arthur Young :Pilita tells The Story of Love'', ''I'll Take Romance'' and ''This is Pilita'' under ''Astor Records''. Being one of the pioneers of Australia's early television years, a street was named after her in Victoria. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) featured Corrales and several pioneering female artists in Australia in the 2nd episode of the highly acclaimed TV special, ''Love is in the Air''. Corrales


painting+career

studied in a public school and was tutored at home in Spanish language reading and writing. After his father's death, Amorsolo and his family moved to Manila to live with Don Fabian de la Rosa, his mother's cousin and a Philippine painter. At the age of 13, Amorsolo became an apprentice to De la Rosa, who would eventually become the advocate and guide to Amorsolo's painting career. During this time, Amorsolo's mother embroidered to earn money, while Amorsolo helped by selling water color postcards to a local bookstore for ten centavos (Philippine peso) each. Amorsolo's brother, Pablo Amorsolo, was also a painter. Amorsolo's first success as a young painter came in 1908, when his painting ''Leyendo el periódico'' took second place at the ''Bazar Escolta'', a contest organized by the ''Asociacion Internacional de Artistas''. Between 1909 and 1914, Amorsolo enrolled at the Art School of the Liceo de Manila, where he earned honors for his paintings and drawings. DATE OF DEATH April 24, 1972 PLACE OF DEATH Manila, Philippines These productions were all made with studios in Manila and Guangzhou, China, which necessitated numerous trips to the studios by Guest & Mathieson to maintain their "hands-on" production style. The animated commercials they produced during this period were all done in L.A. on their computers. These productions were all made with studios in Manila and Guangzhou, China, which necessitated numerous trips to the studios by Guest & Mathieson to maintain their "hands-on" production style. The animated commercials they produced during this period were all done in L.A. on their computers. Asia * Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School (Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School (Philippines)) (Manila, Philippines) * Sacred Heart Convent School (Bangkok, Thailand) WPA World Ten-ball Championships The inaugural WPA event, with prizes totaling US$ (United States dollar)400,000 (₱ (Philippine peso)18,860,000), was held at the Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, September 29 through October 5. There were 128 players competing, representing 44 countries. Vice-President of the Philippines Noli de Castro made the ceremonial opening break shot, witnessed by officials of the WPA, International Olympic Committee, Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Olympic Committee, Billiards and Snooker Congress of the Philippines, and tournament organizer Raya Sports. ''ABS-CBNNews.com'', "World Ten Ball Kicks Off in Manila; 128 in Main Draw" * Geologists increase the alert status of Mount Merapi volcano in central Java in Indonesia. The volcano has shown increased activity since last Friday. (Jakarta Post) (Channel News Asia) * In the Philippines, thousands of protestors gather in Manila to demand the resignation of president Gloria Arroyo, who has reshuffled her cabinet. The military is on alert in case of violence. (Sun Star) (Reuters) *In Pakistan, a collision of three express trains near Ghotki leaves at least 120 dead after 13 carriages derail, according to Pakistan Railways and local police. (Reuters) (Al-Jazeera)(BBC) ''Daniel T. Griffin'' served on local escort duty at Saipan between 20 May and 19 June 1945, then escorted a convoy back to Okinawa, and another from Okinawa to Ulithi. On 11 July she arrived in San Pedro Bay, Leyte, for varied duty in the Philippines until 22 September when she sailed with occupation troops to Kure, Japan, landing her passengers from 6 to 11 October. Returning to Manila on 16 October she redeployed troops in the Philippines until 2 December when she sailed for the United States. She called briefly at San Diego, arrived at Norfolk on 11 January 1946 and Green Cove Springs, Florida, on 4 March. She was placed out of commission in reserve there on 30 May 1946. Liang introduced the ''guzheng'' at the First Southeast Asia Music Conference in Manila, Philippines in 1955. He performed in ten European nations in 1958, participated in the International Music Symposium in Manila, and served as the Chief Delegate of the Republic of China in April 1966. Under the sponsorship of the Honolulu Museum of Art Honolulu Academy of Arts , he performed and lectured on seven U.S. college campuses in May 1967. After training in Hawaiian waters, the ship returned to San Diego on 23 July and began training with Underwater Demolition Teams. She sailed on 16 August, the day after the war's end (Victory over Japan Day) for the forward areas, stopping at Eniwetok, Ulithi, and Manila. After demolition exercises in Lingayen Gulf, she sailed to Wakayama, Japan, where underwater demolition teams reconnoitered beaches prior to American occupation landings. After the successful operation, ''Ira Jeffery'' sailed for the United States, arriving San Diego on 20 November 1945. Spanish–American War Upon the outbreak of war with Spain (Spanish–American War) in 1898, the twin-screw protected cruiser WikiPedia:Manila Commons:Category:Manila Dmoz:Regional Asia Philippines Regions National Capital Region City of Manila


life track

by President (President of the Philippines) Ferdinand Marcos and the cauldron was lit by Benjamin Silva-Netto. The colorful opening ceremony was held in the Rizal Memorial Stadium (Rizal Memorial Sports Complex) in Manila. A new football stadium and indoor arena was built in Pasig (Pasig City) named the University of Life Track & Field and Arena or the ULTRA, now called the PhilSports Arena. The adjacent apartments were used as the athlete's quarters and was converted

. The event was officially opened by President (President of the Philippines) Ferdinand Marcos and the cauldron was lit by Benjamin Silva-Netto. The colorful opening ceremony was held in the Rizal Memorial Stadium (Rizal Memorial Sports Complex) in Manila. A new football stadium and indoor arena was built in Pasig (Pasig City) named the University of Life Track & Field and Arena or the ULTRA, now called the PhilSports Arena. The adjacent apartments were used as the athlete's

Manila

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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