Basketball was brought to the Philippines by the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) during the early American colonial period, in the first half of the 20th century. Today it is the most popular sport in the country, whether that's played on the streets, at schools, in colleges or in the professional level.
You get snacks, drinks and other necessities 24/7 at literally every street corner in the Megacity, thanks to international chains of convenience stores and the typical Filipino Sari-Sari stores.
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.
Endless chains of sausages, tables laden with the freshest seafood, baskets filled with exotic fruits, mountains of rice: wet markets are the best way to get to know the world of Philippine food.
Established in the 1940s, Forbes Park is one of the oldest and most prestigious gated communities of Metro Manila.
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.