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During rainy season, flooded streets are quite a normality in parts of Metro Manila. Here is what you should know about the floods, how to prepare, how to get around when streets become waterways, and where to live in the Megacity to stay dry.
Sta. Anang Banak Taguig River Festival (July 26)
With the Sta. Anang Banak Taguig River Festival the city of Taguig honors its patroness Sta. Ana. Every July 26, the people of Taguig celebrate the festival on the river - a reminder of the old days, when their ancestors' main source of living was fishing.
Information & News
Whether you are needing the latest updates to run your business, are interested in politics or just want to know what is going on in the Megacity, news and information are vital to the life of a Megacitizen. Manila, well-known in Southeast Asia to have a comparatively high degree of free media and investigative journalism (though almost all media outlets are owned by powerful corporations and families), offers a variety of sources to acquire the information you are looking for.
This section collects and features news about Manila and the Philippines from international media outlets. All the linked articles are third party content.
No Electricity: Brownouts & Blackouts
With an increasing number of storms and other calamities, coupled with fragile infrastructure, chances are high that you experience at least one or two brownouts per year in the Megacity Manila. Here is what you should know about power outages and how to be prepared.
Typhoon Glenda brought life in Manila to a halt
Typhoon Glenda (international name: Rammasun) has left hundred thousands of households in Metro Manila and Luzon without electricity, and brought life to a halt on July 16. Fortunately though, the Philippines did not experience the kind of devastation caused by typhoon Yolanda last year.
The Year in Manila
Megacitizens Stammtisch July 29 : Hidden HotSpots
The upcoming Megacitizens "Stammtisch" Meeting is a chance to find out more about Manila's hidden gems. Come and join our casual get-together for the expats and citizens of Metro Manila on Tuesday, July 29.
Shang Cineplex presents Moviemov Italian Film Festival (July 23-27)
Shangri-la Plaza mall hosts the much awaited Moviemov Italian Film Festival from July 23 to 27, 2014. To be shown are the classic work of Italian filmmaker Ettore Scola, La Grande Belleza (The Great Beauty), an Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, and other critically acclaimed contemporary films from Italy.
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Greenbelt is not only a conglomeration of five upscale malls with fashion boutiques and designer stores. The malls frame a lush green park with a chapel, koi pond, little pathways, and a high number of exquisite bars and restaurants. The garden setting makes Greenbelt the prime option for dining away from the traffic of Makati City.
Wi-Fi in the City
Metro Manila is full of free Wi-Fi spots, especially in the business, shopping and entertainment districts. Here is where you find them and what you should consider regarding the safe use of public Internet access.
A collection of traveling-, living- and working experiences from different Megacitizens who decided to explore the Megacity Manila and everything around it.