Articles with the tag "Manila" (39)

The Philippines is clearing the streets of vendors, but what happens to them? By banning vendors from public and major roads, Manila began to look a little like a changed city, expansive with less of its customary commotion. Previously packed streets, shopping districts and market areas were made near spotless. Peddlers, drivers of the everyday informal economy, had been erased.
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DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 September) — A recent initiative to aggressively push for the inclusion of Mindanao’s identities, cultures, politics, languages, folkways, tales, as well as traditional conflict resolution systems, trading practices, family relations and, finally the concept of peace and development into the Philippines’ formal and non-formal educational engagements has just taken off with a proposed roadmap.
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Jim Watkins is a retired US Army man who moved to the Philippines and got married. This article gives a good insight in the life of a random expat who moved to the Philippines and started a new life. Eventually he got world attention because of his infamous creation: the 8chan website. This is not the whole article. Only the part about his new life in Manila.
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Published on 21/09/2019 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Culture, People, Society
Tags: business, Expat, Manila
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Metro Pacific Toll­ways Corp. will open this month the NLEX (North Luzon Expressway) Harbor Link Segment 10. The elevated highway runs from the NLEX in Karuhatan, Valenzuela City, to a new interchange at C3 Road in Caloocan City.
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Published on 25/02/2019 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: News and Events, Travel
Tags: EDSA, Manila, Metro, Traffic, vehicles
Metro Manila will have a subway by 2025 – eight years from now. The first phase of the project will run from Mindanao Ave. in Quezon City to the gateway to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Parañaque City. It takes about three hours to travel this distance by car in today’s traffic. In a subway, it would take just 30 minutes, according to the planners.
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Published on 25/02/2019 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Business, News and Events, People
Tags: Manila, Metro, subway, Traffic
"I never limit myself. So, I can be creative.” Filipino chocolatier Raul Matias, creator of Manila Chocolatier and Machiavelli Chocolatier brands creates rare artistry on luscious chocolate bars. One could say he has a creative way to introduce Filipino chocolate decadence to the world.
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Published on 21/08/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Food and Dining, People
Tags: chocolate, Chocolatier, flavors, Machiavelli, Manila
From when the city was founded in 1571 until the end of the Spanish rule in 1898, Intramuros was Manila. The name Intramuros means “inside the wall.” For 400 years, Intramuros served as the center of the Spanish occupation, originally built to be the residence for Spanish government officials and their families. It was where the most influential and wealthy citizens of colonial Manila lived. The natives and Chinese were not allowed to live inside Intramuros, only the Spanish elite and mestizos.
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Published on 21/08/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Documentary, History
Tags: Cathedral, Church, colonial, History, Intramuros, Manila, Museum, Palacio, Rizal, Spanish
P.I. as a term is specific to the Philippines as U.S. territory, a colonial one, until the U.S. Congress granted Philippine independence in 1945. The use of P.I. is an innocent mistake given that Philippine Islands is a direct translation of Islas Filipinas in Spanish, the name Spanish explorer Legazpi in 1543 gave to the group of islands (Leyte and Samar) in honor of the Felipe II, King of Spain.
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Published on 21/08/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary
Tags: Manila, Spanish