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If you rather work for yourself than for others, there is always the option to setup your own company. Making use of your experience and skills and offering them in a foreign Megacity might be a step for a lot of Megacitizens to start a new chapter in life.
Good Friday Rituals
A long procession of young men, barefoot, heads covered, shirts torn apart, revealing lesions, wounds and sore, bleeding backs: the Penitensya (penitence) is a bloody but fascinating Good Friday tradition that can be observed in many Philippine provinces and parts of Metro Manila.
Direct flights to Europe *UPDATE APRIL 2014*
Until recently there were no direct flights at all between the Philippines and Europe, due to airline bans, taxes, and economic reasons. This is slowly changing. In April 2014, an EU-wide airport ban for Cebu Pacific was lifted, making it the second Philippine carrier to be allowed back into European airspace.
The Year in Manila
Alliance Française shows work of Doctors Without Borders (April 8-30)
French culture and language institute Alliance Française celebrates the non-governmental organization Doctors Without Borders with a photo exhibit and film screenings.
Easter Holidays (April 12-20)
Due to the strong Catholic belief in the country, Easter is a very important date throughout the Megacity. It is an exciting time in Manila, with lots of religious events and procedures to be attended, and many family events and commercial happenings taking place at the same time.
Pro Earth Run & Earth Day 2014 (April 12 & 22)
With millions of participants in more than 150 countries, Earth Day is the biggest environmental celebration in the world. In the Philippines, about 2,000 stakeholders work together to raise awareness for environmental issues in the country.
Flores de Mayo (May)
At first glance this seems to be just a parade of beautiful Filipinas, but it is actually a religious (Catholic and Aglipayan) festival held in the Philippines during May. It is held in honour of Helena and Constantine finding the True Cross in Jerusalem and referred to as 'Flores de Mayo'.
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Circuit Makati - The next big Ayala thing
Behind these back-alley walls near the northern tip of Makati, the city's newest residential and lifestyle complex is currently being developed. The vast oval area where Makati's citizens once gathered to watch horse races is becoming a prime venue for plays, sport events, and international concerts for up to 20,000 guests.
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.