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.
The sportsbar Heckle and Jeckle has always been a favorite expat hangout in the Jupiter and Burgos area in Makati City.
Howzat is a sports bar that clearly caters to an international crowd. Located in the Jupiter-Burgos-Kalayaan HotSpot, it shows international sport events, has a good selection of imported beers, an international menu, and a deli with rare goods from Europe.
SkyCable offers television subscriptions. These can also be bundled with Internet services.
Global Destiny offers a subscription for 550 Pesos a month which includes more than 91 channels. Setup and cable is free. It was bought by SkyCable Corporation.
Over-the-counter (OTC) payment collection services are often located in shopping malls, grocery stores, and sometimes the nearest street corner. You can settle most of your monthly bills and many other payments by dropping by these shops.
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.
Whether you are needing the latest updates to run your business, are interested in politics or just want to know what is going on in the Megacity, news and information are vital to the life of a Megacitizen. Manila, well-known in Southeast Asia to have a comparatively high degree of free media and investigative journalism (though almost all media outlets are owned by powerful corporations and families), offers a variety of sources to acquire the information you are looking for.
Update: Mayweather defeated Pacquiao after 12 rounds on points, securing the Welterweight titles of WBO, WBC, and WBA.
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.
Manny Pacquiao successfully defended his WBO welterweight title against Chris Algieri at the Cotai Arena in the Venetian in Macau on November 23.
The annual Miss Earth contest is one of the three big international beauty pageants, along with Miss World and Miss Universe. Usually held in Manila, the event does not only celebrate beauty but wants to raise environmental awareness as well. Miss Earth 2013 will be crowned on December 7.
Dance shows top-billed by famous actresses or personalities are one of the newest trends in Philippine TV. Our videos show the taping of 'Marian', a tv show aired by GMA Network.
Football is a sport best enjoyed in a cheering crowd, especially when it comes to the final matches! Here is our updated list of sports bars and other establishments in Metro Manila that show the games even in the middle of the night.
Update: Pacquiao reclaims WBO Welterweight title
There are several radio stations and TV shows which feature current news. A large number of them (especially in the radio sector) only air their news in Tagalog or local languages. However, there is a selection of television shows and radio stations that keep a Megacitizen updated in English.
You will have to get up early if you plan on catching the upcoming Super Bowl. Screening starts around 7.30 am this Monday morning. Fortunately it will be shown on free television (Sports5) for the first time in the Philippines. Even better: some sports bars will be open as well, so you can enjoy the American Football championship game with a cheering crowd.
Electronic communication is a very important aspect of every-day life, even more so in a Megacity where friends and colleagues might live in different cities. Here is everything you need to know about communication in the Megacity, from landlines and cell phones to tablets and online shopping.
Actually, there is not much competition in the television service provider sector. SkyCable and Global Destiny both belong to the same umbrella company. They offer you different plans for television and serve you with more than 85 different channels - all you need!
Last Sunday, German expats and other Megacitizens from all over Metro Manila met in Legaspi Village to watch the country's general election, the Bundestagswahl, on TV. The German Club Manila had invited members as well as non-members to the 'Election Night'.
National Sports Grill combined the live broadcast of major sport events with a wide range of promos for food and drinks – a perfect place for sports fans and younger people.