Award-wining Philippine singer and actress Lea Salonga owes her fame to Kim, a bar girl in the musical Miss Saigon. It became the starting point of a global singing career.
If you haven't decided on what present to give your loved ones back home this Christmas, Filipino handicrafts and other local products would be a good choice. Check out our list where you can find authentic Pinoy-made products.
Honolulu born Peter Gene Hernandez more popularly known as Bruno Mars shot to stardom when Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire”, a song that he co-wrote and produced, hit the airwaves.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addressed the Filipino people at around 4.15 pm today. If you weren’t able to watch Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) or weren’t able to catch everything he said, take a look at the summary below to see what to expect under Duterte's administration.
Want to learn more about Philippine art, culture, and history? The National Museum offers all of it and you don't have to pay a single centavo to get in! The National Museum consist of the National Museum of the Filipino People, the National Art Gallery, and the National Planetarium. All three buildings are located within walking distance in Manila. The National Museum also operates regional museums all over the Philippines.
On Bataan Day or Araw ng Kagitingan (Filipino for "Day of Valor"), the Philippines commemorates the fall of Bataan on April 9, 1942, and the subsequent death marches. The regular public holiday is an occasion to honor the Filipino soldiers in World War II.
Are you ready for 2016? If you are spending the year in Manila and in different parts of the Philippines, take a look at the holidays, festivals, events, and concerts coming to the country this year.
Planning to buy a home in the Philippines? Find out how to buy property in the country as a foreign national.
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.
Ritual Organic Grocery sells a range of Filipino products coming from all over the country - from coffee produced in the Mountain Province to fish sauce from the southern parts of the Philippines. The shop recently moved from The Collective to Arnaiz Avenue, just a few minutes walk from Greenbelt.
As a means of public transportation, tricycles are almost as common in the Philippines as Jeepneys. Tricycle rides are bumpy, loud and smelly but they are often the fastest and most convenient way to get around.
As a member of the Black Eyed Peas, Allan Pineda, alias apl.de.ap, is one of the most successful Philippine musicians worldwide. Born in Angeles City, Pampanga, he was adopted by an American family at age 14. Although he is a US citizen, hip hop star and millionaire now, he never forgot about his roots, which makes him an idol for many young Filipinos.
The Pinoy Superhero Musical was first staged by UP TROPA in 1991 by Auraeus Solito, Kanakan Balintagos, Vincent de Jesus, Carina Evangelista and the Eraserheads.
As much as 30 galleries are showcasing their art at SMX Aura Convention Center this week to support new talents, celebrate icons, establish networks, and advance art appreciation into the cultural mainstream.
The U.S. Independence Day on July 4 is always commemorated as the Day of Filipino American Friendship in the Philippines. American expat organizations invite Americans, Filipinos, and all other nationalities to celebrate together on the weekend.
For four days, Art Fair Philippines transformed the 6th floor of the car park 'The Link' in Makati into a big showroom for contemporary Philippine Art. 24 galleries from Metro Manila participated, including major ones like Manila Contemporary, Pablo, Silverlens and Finale Art File.
The Metropolitan Museum of Manila (Met) showcases pre-colonial, modern and contemporary Philippine art.
Manila is a Megacity for Cinephiles. At first glance it may seem that cinemas here only show the usual Hollywood blockbusters and a Pinoy romantic comedy every now and then. But make no mistake, the city hosts more than a dozen domestic and international film festivals every year.
August is "Buwan ng Wika", the National Language Month. Megacitizens.com gives you some hard facts about the Filipino language, information on where to learn it, and a list of essential of and phrases to survive in the Megacity.
A compelling novel about Love, Betrayal, Oppression, Vengeance, and Hope. An adoring love story set against a repulsive political backdrop of tyranny, torture and murder. Language is in Tagalog.
Located inside Manila’s walled city Intramuros is a quaint antique and crafts shop called Silahis (sun’s rays), The shop, established in the late 1960s, is dedicated to a “better understanding of the Filipino people” by collecting and selling arts and crafts from different parts of the country.
A little consolation for Megacitizens who try to learn Filipino but struggle with the mix of Tagalog, Spanish, and English: even for Google's developers of speech recognition and voice search, the common 'Taglish' is a challenge, as they admit on their research blog.