Articles with the tag "Manila" (31)

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
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
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
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
"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
A report published by the Philippine News Agency (PNA) earlier this month said that TPB confirmed that the dates for the Madrid Fusion Manila have already been agreed upon by Philippine and Spanish organizers. According to PNA, Maricon Ebron, head of the TPB Marketing and Promotions Sector, said that Foro de Debate recommended having the international gastronomy congress from September 25 to 29, 2018.
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Published on 19/04/2018 by Papagei
Categories: News and Events
Tags: Fusion, Madrid, Manila
Alexander Gustave Eiffel is known worldwide as the man behind the iconic structures such as the Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower. Little did we know that in the district of Quiapo, Manila an all-steel church stands proud as the only religious structure in the country that is believed to have received the Eiffel touch.
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Published on 21/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Documentary
Tags: Landmark, Manila
The city of Manila, Philippines has a local version of Chinatown. This is historically referred to as Binondo. It has become the melting pot of almost all the commercial endeavors of both Chinese and Filipino merchants, alike especially during the American Occupation in the country. However, due to the numerous atrocities of the Second World War a lot of the flourishing business establishments in this place had been unfortunately wrecked. Therefore, some of the most notable business firms...
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Published on 21/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Documentary
Tags: Binondo, Chinatown, Manila
Jordan Clarkson has been beating fierce odds since his boyhood in San Antonio, Texas. In 2014 he was drafted by the Washington Wizards and was promptly traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. In the ensuing season he surpassed expectations to earn a guard spot on the NBA All-Rookie First Team. His drive to achieve his NBA dream helped him relate with the struggles of many of the children he met on his first visit to his mother’s homeland in June 2015.
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Published on 15/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: People, Sport, Stories
Tags: Kids, Manila
It's been said that just as a tree is known by its fruit, so is a man is known by his deeds. Surely, when you are gone, you will be remembered not so much by what you had achieved or by the honors you had gained, but by the kindness you had given to others.
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Published on 15/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, History, Stories
Tags: Fire, gun, Manila, Street