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If you're a fan of theater plays, movies or animes, you will definitely enjoy Movie Stars Cafe, located at SM Mall of Asia Seaside Blvd., Pasay. There's no entrance fee, but the food is a little more expensive than most restaurants around the area. It ranges from 500php and up but the scheduled plays will make your bill worth it.
Dark skies in Manila last for almost 10 hours, usually from 18:00 to 4:00, so you can enjoy stargazing longer if you'd want to. There are also parts in Metro Manila where 'Night Doesn't Sleep' if you have a night life.
The province of Bicol exudes a certain kind of tranquility that's perfect for unwinding. There are popular tourist spots like Mayon Volcano and hidden spots like falls and rivers that's a little difficult to find but so worth your time if you do.
In every election in the Philippines, there's a campaign period where candidates and their supporters will cover as much surface as they are allowed to with their respective posters.
A tadpole-shaped island in Cavite and Bataan that is rich of history during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. Corregidor holds a story that will surely inspire patriotism and fellowship.
If you want to get out of Metro Manila but still want the necessities it provides, Cebu City is the one for you. It's located in Central Visayas and it's not only less congested but also nearer to a lot of beautiful tourist spots in the country.
The BPO employees in McKinley Hill (BGC) can enjoy their lunch breaks in a Mediterranean renaissance setting. Venice Piazza is inspired by the the Venecian San Marcos Square, including bell tower, colonnade and even a flock of doves. It houses dozens of restaurants, from fast food to international fine dining. The center of the piazza is an atmospheric venue for midnight markets, concerts and other events.
Kadayawan Festival is one of the most popular cultural events in the country. And Davaoeños sure celebrate it with a bang every year.
If you want to escape the heat in Metro Manila somehow, Baguio and Sagada are the places for you.
Whenever you need to walk or to jog or just get some fresh air, here are some parks and gardens you can go to in Metro Manila.
It's Christmas Time! As every year, the "Ayala Triangle Gardens Lights & Sounds Show" transforms the green heart of Makati City into a sparkling pre-Christmas wonderland. You can enjoy the (free) daily spectacle until December 31, every 30 minutes from 6 PM to 9 PM.
With beautiful beaches, waterfalls, caves and other attractions, it is the perfect example for a Philippine island paradise in the Visayas. One of the reasons why Siquijor is not yet overrun by tourists might be its reputation as a magical island, populated by witches, sorcerers and other mythical figures.
Aliwan Fiesta is kind of a 'best of', featuring the most impressive floats and dancing groups of festivals from all over the country. So if anyone wants to get a glimpse of culture from all Philippine provinces, this is the perfect opportunity.
Flower Power in Baguio! Every February, the Philippine "summer capital" holds the Blooming Flower Festival "Panagbenga" to honor the city's floral treasures. One highlight are the parades and competitions of flower-clad floats, street dancers and marching bands along the main streets.
Martin Nievera, Regine Velasquez, Gary Valenciano, and Lani Misalucha are legends of OPM. OPM stands for "Original Pilipino Music", pop songs - often ballads - sung in Tagalog or English by Philippine artists. To make Valentine's Day 2015 special, the pop stars gave two concerts on February 13 and 14.
Valentine's Day is peak season for the dozens of flower sellers at the Dangwa Flower Market in Manila. Husbands, boyfriends and suitors arrive from all over the Megacity to find something nice for their loved ones, from individual roses to lush bouquets. The often long journey is worth it. Although prices rise steeply ahead of Valentine's, fresh flowers are still much cheaper here than in other parts of Manila.
Manila's rush hour after work is just as bad as in the mornings, and these days it regularly extends into the late evening. Watch this timelapse video of a motorcycle driver on his way home from Makati to Paranaque at 8:40 pm, a two hours ride in seven minutes.
Students and faculties of the University of the Philippines once again outdid each other at the annual UP Lantern Parade. Each of the dazzling and festive floats took inspiration from Filipino folklore and songs. Spectators from all over Metro Manila celebrated with the Philippine's premiere state university that night, filling the academic oval to overflowing. UP awarded the most creative float right after the parade.
90 giant dandelions, made out of recycled plastic bottles and lit by color-changing LED strips, are enchanting the Sky Park of SM Aura this Christmas season. You can still experience the spectacle of lights and classical music every evening between 7 and 10 pm until January 16, 2014.
Let us take you on a wild ride through Metro Manila's Rush Hour! A timelapse video of riding a motorcycle to work, from a peaceful suburb in Paranaque through congested highways to Makati's Central Business District - two hours of crazy morning traffic in less than four minutes.
Like other Megacities in the world, Metro Manila boasts stunning cityscapes, especially in the central business districts of Makati, Mandaluyong and Taguig. These major cities have a booming real estate industry, featuring luxury condominium buildings, modern office spaces, and international hotels. Looking at them from a bird's eye point of view, whether by day or night, you could imagine yourself being anywhere in the world - New York, Miami, or London.
The sun setting over Metro Manila, filmed from the Astoria Plaza Hotel in Ortigas. In the center you see the highrise buildings of Mandaluyong City's Pioneer area. In the background behind them is the Makati City Skyline. The leftmost buildings belong to Fort Bonifacio.
Sunsets and sunrises in the Philippines are marvelous. If you live in Metro Manila, do not miss out the opportunity to experience the sunset at Manila Bay! Watch our time lapse video and have a look at the picture gallery to get an impression.
Metro Manila was back on its feet only a few days after Typhoon Glenda. The typhoon did not do as much devastation compared to Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan). Some of the damages included fallen trees, some broken windows and facades, and no electricity and Internet in some areas. Local government officials immediately took action of clearing the streets of any fallen branches or uprooted trees. Affected buildings in the business district looked new again right after the typhoon. Electricity took a while to be fixed, but not long enough to paralyze the whole city. Broken cell sites and internet connections were restored within the week.
Pizza lovers should definitely try Project Pie. You can customize your own pizza by adding different kinds of meat and vegetable toppings to satisfy your cravings for an affordable price. Enjoy the pictures and video while staying tuned for our Megacities article covering Project Pie!