The EDSA Revolution or People Power Revolution from 1986 is the most important event in contemporary Philippine history. Being a crucial element of the country's identity as a democratic nation, the successful campaign against the Marcos regime is commemorated on February 25th each year.
Just called "Shang" by its patrons, the Shangri-La Plaza Mall features high-end boutiques and houses many of the metro’s best fine dining restaurants.
Edsa Shangri-La is a world-class hotel for business as well as leisure travelers. Located in the heart of Ortigas, this hotel offers ultimate luxury and personalized service.
Hated by many but still admired by some, former president and dictator Ferdinand Marcos is the person who shaped the Philippines in the second half of the 20th century -more than anybody ever did. Traces of his two-decade-long reign can still be found everywhere: in infrastructure and pompous architecture, in the economic power structure, in still pending legal cases, and in social problems that originated from or worsened in the Marcos era.
House and lot prices in this subdivision are slightly lower than those located in the adjacent Forbes Park. But it is just as prestigious.
Do you like living in a very international community? Then you should try out Magallanes Village. Some 40 to 50 percent of this gated community's residents are expatriates.
Bel-Air is regularly voted the cleanest and greenest barangay (neighborhood) in Makati City. The subdivision is known for its good community life, with numerous cultural events and festivities throughout the year. The Bel-Air Village Community Center houses a post office, a clinic, a gym, and several function rooms.
San Lorenzo Village was established in 1954. This is the place to live if you love shopping, as Metro Manila's best malls are right across the street.
Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant serves authentic Bavarian cuisine, meaning heaps of sausages, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut and other savory delicacies. Dine like the Teutons and combine a heavy meal with several half-liters of freshly tapped wheat beer. The resto has three branches in Metro Manila, namely in the business and shopping districts of Ortigas, Makati and, since recently, BGC.
C-5 is a 32.5 kilometers long circumferential artery road that connects the north and the south of Metro Manila, which makes it an important alternative to the always-congested EDSA. C-5 is actually a network of roads and bridges that is still being extended.
Roxas Boulevard is a 7.6-kilometer thoroughfare right at the shoreline of Manila Bay. It is the main arterial road in the very west of the Megacity, connecting Old Manila with the entertainment and shopping complexes at the bay and with the airport. As of January 2016, Roxas Boulevard now features a planting verge that separates the esplanade from thee busy road.
In a 23.8 kilometer-long semicircle, EDSA leads through some of the most densely populated parts of Metro Manila, from Caloocan City in the north to Pasay City, near Manila Bay in the south. It further connects (from north to south) the cities of Quezon, Mandaluyong, San Juan, and Makati. Many major HotSpots, malls, and business districts are located along the way.
Greenfield District is fast rising as one of the most vibrant mixed-use developments in Metro Manila. The name of the district is derived from the open park located in the area.
Driven by a vision to improve people’s lives, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) based in Manila targets its investments wisely to help alleviate poverty. From infrastructure to health services to the improvement of public administration systems, ADB has always aimed to lend a helping hand.
Established in the 1940s, Forbes Park is one of the oldest and most prestigious gated communities of Metro Manila.
Slowly but steady Makati is becoming a bit more environmental-friendly. Around the same time as a city-wide ban on plastic-bags was implemented in 2013, the first low-emission hybrid buses have entered the streets. The Green Frog Hybrid Bus runs simultaneously on a diesel and an electric engine. This leads to less noise and 80 percent less exhaust emission, according to the operating company. Good news for the ever polluted Megacity Metro Manila.
The Presidential Museum and Library in Manila is one of the oldest structures in the country. It displays a number of art pieces connected to the country’s former executives and their first ladies.
Being the first freely elected Philippine president after the Marcos era, Cory Aquino counts as one of the national ikons of the democratic Philippines, together with Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr., her husband. The Filipinos honor her as “the housewife who led a revolution” and “mother of Philippine democracy”.
Karaoke around the clock: the four Music 21 branches are open at least until five in the morning, and some even for 24 hours. The Family KTV welcomes adults and kids alike and provides a shuttle service for its patrons.
SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City has widely expanded to bring together global fashion brands, among them clothing giant H&M. Stores in the newly-constructed Fashion Hall opened their doors on January 28, 2014.