The University of the Philippines (Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, UP), affectionately referred to as 'Peyups' by its graduates, was founded in the year 1908. It is one of the country's best universities and also serves as a destination for many Megacitizens thanks to its many trees, sporting facilities, and cafés.
St. Luke’s Medical Center is a premiere tertiary hospital that provides expert medical care. It was established in 1903 in Quezon City. The hospital is deemed one of the best in the Philippines and recognized as a leader in healthcare services in Asia.
In the aftermath of the President's State-of-the-Nation-Address (SONA) on July 22, 2013, we were able to talk to well-known political analyst Professor Edmund Tayao about its relevance for Megacitizens.
'What do you miss in Manila?' Twelve people from six different countries gathered to discuss that and other questions during this month's Megacitizens Manila Stammtisch.
May literally brought even more action to the table! For the first time this year, the Megacitizens meet-up / regulars table known as 'Stammtisch' took place at the 121 bar in Salcedo Village - Makati! Itwas a great opportunity to meet other Megacitizens (Expats, Professionals, Backpackers etc.), and share stories, experiences and cold drinks with them!
The Megacity Manila is home to a lot of international companies and therefore always hungry for (well-educated) professionals from all over the world. The investment climate has gradually improved in the last few years and therefore offers opportunities for international branches and start-ups as well. The two hindering factors for setting up your own company however are corruption as well as laws prohibiting foreigners to own the majority of shares in a Philippine company.