Manila is on the eastern shore of Manila Bay. According to the 2010 census, Manila is the second most populous city in the Philippines with a population of 1,652,171. Manila is the most densely populated city in the world with 42,857 people per square kilometer.
It centers on the story of the narrator who left Manila for a foreign country for to work and became homesick for Manila after living out for long. The narrator then tells of his many adventures outside the country.
Some lyrics reference the United States and Australia. "I walked the streets of San Francisco" references his love for visiting places and strolling around and SFO is one of them. "I've tried the rides in Disneyland" tells of him visiting many amusement and theme parks. His friendship with foreigners and different nationalities is referred in "dated a million girls in Sydney". The narrator then says that he didn't get much satisfaction and enjoyment from all his escapades through the part "somehow I feel that I don't belong". His realization that the Philippines can only give him the best satisfaction and enjoyment plus his desire to come back to the Philippines and its capital, Manila start in "Hinahanap-hanap kita Manila". The narrator then decided to stay in the Philippines for good in the lyrics "Take me back in your arms Manila", "Promise me you'll never let go", and "I'm coming home to stay".
Shot on 16mm black-and-white film before being transferred to 35mm, Manila is divided into a Day episode (which is loosely based on Bernal's 1980 film Manila By Night) and a Night episode (inspired by Brocka's 1979 film Jaguar). The script is co-written by Adolf Alix, Jr. and Ramon Sarmiento and co-directed by Raya Martin and Adolf Alix, Jr.
In other words, the Palacio is a going concern, a breathing/living structure that serves people and visitors today, while it’s been rehabilitated to showcase its provenance as one of the last standing pre-war mansions of MetroManila.
True to its name, the Palacio de Memoria is really a “palace of memories,” as it’s one of the remaining pre-war mansions that date back to the 1930s. It survived the Battle of Manila along Roxas Boulevard; and one of its most impressive decorative elements is the Filipino-themed ...
Such was the scene. Rather than sitting down to answer questions, Acuña magically whipped out a portable stove and a pan from nowhere in this magnificent drawing room of an old New Manila mansion. "I'm cooking!" he buoyantly announced, "and we're going to eat!" ... Who knew seafood pasta could look like a work of art? ... Ivan Acuña is a rockstar ... Just do it.
Among the threats contributing to Manila’s disappearing heritage, writes Akpedonu, are threats of “total loss by demolition (for diverse motives) and through fires (usually followed by redevelopment of the site),” partial loss, translocation, dilapidation, and invisibility (when ...
Lorenzana / MANILA BULLETIN) ... Lorenzana / MANILA BULLETIN) ... Lorenzana / MANILA BULLETIN). Another vaccination site was launched at the Historic Alberto Mansion – the 200-year-old ancestral house of Teodora Alonso, mother of Dr ... Ramos was one of the parents who had her kids vaccinated at the Historic Alberto Mansion ... Ramos / MANILA BULLETIN).
From a provincial boy who moved to Manila to work in order to help his family, Pacquiao now has several mansions and houses in the country and abroad and these were all fruit of his hardships as a professional boxer.
That the McMansions and slum colonies of MetroManila co-exist in uneasy harmony reminds us of Mumbai where the 27-story mansion of the Ambanis, India' richest family, (the towering mansion is around 60 floors if it were a commercial building) co-exist peacefully with Mumbai's slums.
... the yearly demonstration of Philippine cinema during the holiday season, the MetroManilaFilm Festival (MMFF) ... Adapted from iconic stage plays, Loy Arcenas’ musical film presents two sisters in the 1940s trying to sell their father’s masterpiece to save their mansion in Manila.
Manila - Philippines presidential hopeful Manny Pacquiao says he was ’naive’ and ignorant of ... Sitting in front of a teleprompter in his luxury mansion in the capital Manila, Pacquiao dismissed his poor showing and insisted his "Man of Destiny" campaign for the top job would go on.
Of course, you haven't heard of that US-style fund-raising gimmick, Dear Reader (to borrow a favorite address of Winnie Monsod to her imaginary readers), as you're not among Manila's richest 500 as to be invited to burn P25,000 for a dinner (delivered to your mansion or condo of course) ostensibly in order raise funds for her campaign ... Discernment ... .