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Was there cause behind the chaos?
If there is one word to describe Metro Manila, "chaos" is a preferred adjective. But underneath all the madness, is there a method to its design? Ever wonder why certain places or streets are called as such? Or why some establishments are ...
 
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There's even a video proving it's not edited.
Manila Bay is one of the most polluted bodies of water in the Philippines. It had once been described as a “cesspool,” but curiously, its waters have turned a stunning turquoise color.The following pictures posted on Facebook show the uncharacteristically bright color of ...
 
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“Anong ‘Sige po, Isko’? Barkada ba tayong dalawa?" shouts Moreno.
People who can’t follow simple rules will be the ruin of everyone. Despite a city ordinance implementing a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., there are still many who take it lightly, prompting Manila Mayor Isko Moreno to personally catch people ...
 
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Many city hotels have already stopped accepting guests.
As the island of Luzon buckles down for community quarantine, only private establishments “providing basic necessities and activities related to food and medicine production are allowed to stay open.” That includes supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores, and restaurants that provide delivery services.The exemption ...
 
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Many people don't know where Metro Manila is.
When President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the suspension of all classes in Metro Manila, confused residents of Metro Manila began asking whether their cities were included in the class suspensions. Consider the following:The following photos from the comments section of the post are ...
 
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The Manila mayor shows some support for the embattled network.
“Ito na ang mahiwagaaaaang black box!” (Here are the magical black boxes!) said Manila mayor Francisco “Isko” Domagoso in a Facebook post. He was referring to ABS-CBN’s TV Plus, a digital box or digibox for televisions. The digiboxes were officially turned over ...
 
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Bukas Quiapo isn't your ordinary kind of tour.
A lot comes to mind when one thinks of Quiapo—and it isn’t all good. From wholesale goods to less wholesome goods, you can buy pretty much whatever you want at the busy shopping district. This also means though that this downtown district isn’t exactly ...
 
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The mayor also said he will find a way to make the parents liable for their children who loiter the streets.
Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso continues to clean up the streets of Manila in only his second month as city mayor. In July, within days after he assumed public office, Mayor Isko’s administration has successfully removed obstructions along the busy streets of Divisoria, Recto, ...
 
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This is to create a permanent place for displaced street vendors.
From parked cars to vendors, the streets of Manila are a hodgepodge of city life. People have made a living on our roads, but—now that the Department of Interior and Local Government has given city mayors until September to clear out all ...
 
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Who knew Recto Avenue had so many lanes?
It's barely been two weeks since a new administration took over the streets of Manila, and to say Isko Moreno has been making headlines would be an understatement. People have been publicizing the city's clean up all over social media for good reason: Manila is practically ...
 
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The English ritual is well-observed at these fine establishments.
There always has been a divide between coffee and tea drinkers, with the perception that one's loyalty can only to one or the other. But the practice of setting aside an afternoon for a warm pot of tea, scones, jams, and other ...
 
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The beat and the bustle of Philippine business began here!
You think of the present-day Pasig River and its surrounding areas as a not-so pleasant sight when you happen to be sitting in traffic along EDSA (which is probably every day). But there was once a time when the river was filled with ...
 
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It was hip and happening back in the day.
Manila’s many prominent and most affluent families began settling in the neighboring districts of Malate and Ermita during the first decades of the 20th Century. The twin residential districts were strategically located facing the scenic bay, and, early on, were also centers ...
 
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All those date night expectations are met at these establishments.
Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a birthday dinner, or an anniversary, deciding where to go for a special date can be quite a task. On those occasions particularly, the expectations are high. What constitutes a date-worthy restaurant? Nothing short of an amalgamation of ...
 
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The proposed reclamation project has been met with mixed reactions.
There have been previous attempts to restore Manila Bay to its former glory, but they never quite resulted in significant changes—at least, until now. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources recently started to enforce stricter measures to rehabilitate the area, resulting in ...
 
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These fresh travel options will open up doors to new sights and sounds without the hassle of a layover.
Frequent flyers, prepare your passports. The last quarter of 2018 saw the exciting addition of new flight routes from Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and a few of the emerging air hubs in the country. If you want to spend less ...
 
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Because there's always a special event right around the corner.
Whether you’re looking for a casual spot for an intimate get together or a large gathering with friends or family, one of these 10 restaurants with great private dining rooms will surely suit your needs.Going with Blackbird’s running aviation theme, the restaurant’s ...
 
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These lifestyle shops are rich with hard-to-get fashion labels and unique shopping experiences.
In recent years, multi-brand shops that offer much more than retail have become more commonplace. Through a highly curated mix of products, these so-called concept stores provide a lifestyle that appeals to a large number of people.Here, we’ve rounded up a mix ...
 
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Stores that make organic living easy and convenient.
When one thinks of farming, the idyllic image of rice fields with lush mountains in the distance often comes to mind. It brings to the imagination the quaintness of provincial life, what one might see in a Disney film. But reality is ...
 
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These gorgeous young women share their motherhood secrets.
Happy Mothers' Day to all mothers. Cheers to all of you Wonder Women who are being celebrated today.Here, we've asked some of Manila's young mothers what they've learned, how they bond with their kids, and their other secrets to motherhood.The New York native ...
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