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.
Summer is here, the sky is blue and you want to go out. Check out what you can do during the summer even if you are in the metro.
The Bureau of Immigration has its main office in Intramuros, Manila City. Hundreds of foreigners and Filipinos go there everyday to extend visas, get clearances, or change their residence status. Here is the Megacitizens survival guide for the Bureau of Immigration.
Just in the city for one week or some days and no clue what to do? No problem, we got that covered! As every day of the week is unique and asks for different activities, we came up with a compilation of what you can do: kicking off the week with a cold after-work beer on Monday and ending the week with sports, a walk in the park, or a big breakfast menu.
The old center of Metro Manila breathes history: churches and old universities built during the Spanish era, neoclassical government buildings and wide boulevards from the American Commonwealth period, and monuments for the national heroes of a finally independent Philippines.
The museum Casa Manila gives a detailed impression of upper-class life and style back in Spanish colonial times. However, the house is not an authentic relic, but a replica built in the 1980s.
San Agustin Museum in the walled city of Manila sits right beside San Agustin Church --a popular venue for church weddings in the country. Exploring the museum for a small fee can be a delightful way to look back in time and learn more about Philippine heritage, history, and art.
The fortified city of Intramuros was built during Spanish colonial times to protect the seat of government. Located along Manila Bay near the southern bend of the Pasig River, Intramuros’ location was very strategic for trade and for defense. Today, museums and old buildings bring centuries of Philippine history back to live, making Intramuros one of the top tourist spots.
Chinese-Filipinos Ivan Man Dy and Anson Yu let tourists and locals experience more of Manila's rich historical past through engaging and fun walking tours of its storied quarters.
CONCERT FOR A CAUSE for the benefit of Tahanan ng Pagmamahal Children's Home (an orphanage under the wing of Light of Jesus) and St. Peter the Apostle (with ongoing construction of annex for priest quarters) with special guests Shiela Valderama and Carla Guevara Lafortez.
The Fete de la Musique is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the Philippines this year - and it is going to be a big party, with dozens of bands on several stages in Makati, Manila, and Cebu City.
Chinese culture has influenced Philippine life long before Spanish colonial rule. The Bahay Tsinoy, Tagalog for "House of the Chinese Filipinos", is dedicated to showcase the crucial role they play in the country's history and present.
This will truly be historical-- Intramuros. At night. With a killer storyline. AND ZOMBIES! Need more reasons?
Francophonie Festival: No Exit a play by Jean-Paul Sartre will be held at Rajah Sulayman Theatre - Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila on March 14, 2014.
This weekend you can enjoy experimental jazz performances by world-class musicians from Europe and the Philippines. The Euro-Pinoy Jazz Concerts are presented by The Delegation of the European Union and the European Union National Institutions for Culture.
Soon you will be able to take a virtual tour through the streets of Metro Manila without leaving your couch. Google Street View cars are driving through the Megacity's roads since end of January, capturing the surroundings with a 360° camera on the roof. Other parts of the Philippines are to follow later on.
What about a time travel to the year 1900? This August, a photo exhibition presented by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) brings back to life the colonial past of the Philippines.
A new photography exhibit with the theme of "Philippines at The Turn of the Century" will be held at NCCA Gallery, 633 Gen Luna St. Intramuros, Manila from August 8-24, 2013.
Guided city tours seem boring and exhausting, especially in the hardly pedestrian-friendly City of Manila? The theatrical tours of artist and notorious cultural activist Carlos Celdran prove the opposite.