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City of Manila
Lungsod ng Maynila
The Manila Bay skyline

Flag
Official seal of City of Manila
Seal
Nickname: "Perla del Oriente (Pearl of the Orient)", "The City of Our Affections", "City by the Bay", "La Insigne y Siemple Leal Ciudad (Distinguished and Ever Loyal City)"
Motto: Linisin, Ikarangal ang Maynila
Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Manila Coordinates: 14°35' N 121° E
Country Philippines
Region National Capital Region
Districts 1st to 6th districts of Manila
Barangays 897
Incorporated (city) June 10, 1574
Government
 - Mayor Alfredo Lim (2007-2010; GO)
 - Vice Mayor Isko Moreno (AM/PDP-Laban/GO)
Area
 - Total 38.55 km² (14.9 sq mi)
Elevation 16.0 m (52 ft)
Population (2007)
 - Total 1,660,714
 - Density 43,079/km² (111,574.1/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip code 0900 to 1096
Area code(s) 2
Website: www.manilacityph.com

The City of Manila (Filipino: Lungsod ng Maynila or Siyudad ng Maynila), or simply Manila, is the capital of the Philippines and one of the cities that make up the greater metropolitan area of Metro Manila. Manila is the center of government in the country and one of the central hubs of a thriving metropolitan area home to over 14 million people.[1] It is located on the shores of Manila Bay just west of the geographical center of Metro Manila, also known as the National Capital Region (NCR), which lies on an isthmus between Manila Bay and Laguna de Bay in southern Luzon. The city is one of 17 cities and municipalities which form the metropolitan area. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Manila can refer to many things, almost all of them being places; the most well-known is Manila, the capital of the Philippines. ... For the capital city of the Philippines, see Manila. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 220 pixel Image in higher resolution (2040 × 560 pixel, file size: 422 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A panorama of the Manila skyline, taken from Harbour Square. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Seal of the City of Manila, Philippines. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Map of Metro Manila highlighting the location of Manila, Philippines. ... For the capital city of the Philippines, see Manila. ... For the capital city of the Philippines, see Manila. ... The Congressional Districts of Manila, namely the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth districts are the representations of the City of Manila in the Philippine House of Representatives. ... A barangay is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is very similar to a village. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1574 was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... Alfredo Siojo Lim (born December 21, 1929) is the newly-elected Mayor of the City of Manila and a former senator of the Philippines. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (Philippines Democratic Party-National Struggle) is a political party in the Philippines. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Philippine Standard Time (PST) is the name used in the Philippines to describe its location among the worlds time zones. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the capital city of the Philippines, see Manila. ... Photography sunset in Bay City, Pasay (near SM Mall of Asia) Manila Bay is one of the finest natural harbors in the world which serves the port of Manila (on Luzon), in the Philippines. ... For the capital city of the Philippines, see Manila. ... For other uses, see Isthmus (disambiguation). ... Laguna de Bay is the largest lake in the Philippines and the largest inland freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ...


Manila is the second most populous city proper in the Philippines, with more than 1.6 million inhabitants. Only nearby Quezon City, the country's former capital, is more populous. The metropolitan area is the second most populous in Southeast Asia.[citation needed] Manila is currently included in the roster of global cities of the world. Nickname: Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Quezon City Coordinates: 14°38 N, 121°2 E Country Philippines Region National Capital Region Districts 1st to 4th districts of Quezon City Barangays 142 Incorporated (town) October 12, 1939 (as Balintawak) Incorporated (city) October 12, 1939 Government  - Mayor Feliciano Sonny... A world city, or a world-class city, is a city with a set of somewhat subjective traits which often include the following: International familiarity (or first-name familiarity – one would say Paris, not Paris, France). Active influence and participation in international events and world affairs (for example, New York...


Well into the 13th century, the city consisted of a fortified settlement and trading quarter at the bay of the Pasig River, on top of previous older towns. The official name of the city under its Malay aristocracy was Seludong/Selurung, which was the same name given for the general region of southwestern Luzon at that time, suggesting that it was the capital of this territory. However, the city became well-known by the local name given to the city by its Tagalog inhabitants: Maynilad. The name is from the phrase may nilad, Tagalog for "there is nilad," in reference to the flowering mangrove plant that grew on the marshy shores of the bay, used to produce soap for regional trade. It is from the name Maynilad that the city of Manila derives its modern name. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... The Tagalogs are one of the largest Filipino ethnic groups. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Binomial name Scyphiphora hydrophyllacea Scyphiphora hydrophyllacea - common names: chengam (Singapore); nilad (Filipino) - is a shrub that is about 3 meters tall. ...


Manila became the seat of the colonial government of Spain when it controlled the Philippine Islands for over three centuries from 1565 to 1898. Beginning in 1898, the United States occupied and controlled the city and the Philippine archipelago until 1946. During World War II, much of the city was destroyed. The Metropolitan Manila region was enacted as an independent entity in 1975. In general, the word colonial means of or relating to a colony. In United States history, the term Colonial is used to refer to the period before US independence. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Manila has been classified as a "Gamma" global city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network. [2] “World city” redirects here. ...

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Geography

Manila and the central business district of Makati
Manila and the central business district of Makati

Manila lies at the mouth of the Pasig River on the eastern shores of Manila Bay, which is on the western side of Luzon. It lies about 950 kilometers southeast of Hong Kong and 2,400 kilometers northeast of Singapore. The river bisects the city in the middle. Almost all of the city sits on top of centuries of prehistoric alluvial deposits built by the waters of the Pasig River and on some land reclaimed from Manila Bay. The layout of the city was haphazardly planned during Spanish Era as a set of communities surrounding the original Spanish Era walled city of Manila, called Intramuros. Intramuros is one of the oldest walled cities in the far east. During the American Period, some semblance of city planning using the architectural designs and master plans by Daniel Burnham was done on the portions of the city south of the Pasig River. Burnham, the noted American city planner and architect, was famed for his plans and designs of Chicago, Cleveland (the Group Plan), San Francisco, Washington, DC (the McMillan Plan), and Baguio City, details of which appear in The Chicago Plan publication of 1909. Image File history File linksMetadata MetroManila. ... Image File history File linksMetadata MetroManila. ... The Pasig River is a river in the Philippines and connects Laguna de Bay via the Napindan Channel into Manila Bay. ... Photography sunset in Bay City, Pasay (near SM Mall of Asia) Manila Bay is one of the finest natural harbors in the world which serves the port of Manila (on Luzon), in the Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... Alluvium (from the Latin, alluvius, from alluere, to wash against) is soil or sediments deposited by a river or other running water. ... Intramuros circa 1920s Walls of Intramuros, located along the southern bank of the Pasig River, is the oldest among the districts of the city of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. ... Daniel H. Burnham. ...


Manila is bordered by several municipalities and cities in Metro Manila: Navotas and Caloocan City to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong City to the east, Makati City to the southeast, and Pasay City to the south. For the capital city of the Philippines, see Manila. ... Navotas is a municipality in Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... The City of Caloocan, (Filipino: Lungsod ng Kalookan; alternative spelling: Kalookan City), is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... Nickname: Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Quezon City Coordinates: 14°38 N, 121°2 E Country Philippines Region National Capital Region Districts 1st to 4th districts of Quezon City Barangays 142 Incorporated (town) October 12, 1939 (as Balintawak) Incorporated (city) October 12, 1939 Government  - Mayor Feliciano Sonny... The City of San Juan (Filipino: Lungsod ng San Juan) is a city in Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... The City of Mandaluyong (Filipino: Lungsod ng Mandaluyong) is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... Nickname: Motto: Makati, Mahalin Natin, Atin Ito (literally, Makati, We Love It, This Is Ours) Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Makati City Coordinates: 14° 33 N, 121°02, E Country Region Province none (It is formerly on Rizal province until 1975) Districts 1st and 2nd districts of... The City of Pasay (Filipino: Lungsod ng Pasay) is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines. ...


Government

City seal

The Seal of Maynila depicts the words Lungsod ng Maynila and Pilipinas, Filipino for City of Manila and Philippines, in a circle around a shield. The circle also contains six yellow stars representing the city's six congressional districts. The shield, in the shape of pre-colonial people's shield, depicts the city's nickname Pearl of the Orient on top; a sea lion in the middle, in reference to the city's Spanish influences; and the waves of the Pasig River and Manila Bay in the bottom portion. The colors of the seal mirror that of the Flag of the Philippines. The Pasig River is a river in the Philippines and connects Laguna de Bay via the Napindan Channel into Manila Bay. ... Photography sunset in Bay City, Pasay (near SM Mall of Asia) Manila Bay is one of the finest natural harbors in the world which serves the port of Manila (on Luzon), in the Philippines. ... Bandila redirects here. ...


Districts

Map of Manila
Map of Manila

The city is divided into sixteen (16) districts. Only one district was not an original town - Port Area. Eight (8) districts are located north of the Pasig River and eight (8) are in the south. San Andres Bukid was previously part of Santa Ana, while Santa Mesa was once a part of Sampaloc. These districts should not be confused with the six congressional districts of Manila. Image File history File links Ph_map_manila. ... Image File history File links Ph_map_manila. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections Chairman:Jose Melo 2013 | 2010 | 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Legislative Districts of Manila...


North of Pasig River

South of Pasig River Binondo is an enclave in Manila primarily populated by overseas Chinese who chose to live in the Philippines. ... Quiapo is a well known part of old Manila and a place which offers cheap prices on items ranging from electronics to magic amulets. ... Sampaloc district is a lively, middle-class, residential area in Manila City. ... San Miguel district is a middle-class primarily residential area of Manila. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Santa Mesa, Manila is a district in the city of Manila. ... Tondo is one of the districts of the Philippines capital city of Manila and is the most densely populated area of land in the world. ...

All of these districts, with the exception of Port Area, have their own churches, and several of these districts have achieved recognition in their own right. Intramuros being the old and original enclave of Manila is a historical site. The district of Binondo is the city's Chinatown. Tondo is the densest in terms of population, the largest in land area and also with the highest poverty level. The districts of Ermita and Malate are well-known and popular with tourists, having many bars, restaurants, five-star hotels, and shopping malls while the districts of San Miguel and Pandacan hosts the official residence of the President of the country, Malacañang Palace. Ermita is a district of Manila, Philippines located halfway between Intramuros (the old walled city) and Malate. ... Intramuros circa 1920s Walls of Intramuros, located along the southern bank of the Pasig River, is the oldest among the districts of the city of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. ... Malate is a district of Manila in the Philippines, under the 5th congressional district of Manila, divided into forty four (44) barangays from Zone 75 to 90 and barangays 686 to 730. ... paco, manila ... Pandacan is a district of the City of Manila in the Philippines, located south of the banks of the Pasig River and belongs under the 6th congressional district of Manila, divided into forty three (43) barangays that includes Zone 90 to Zone 95 and barangays 829 to 872. ... San Andres Bukid is a district of the City of Manila in the Philippines, located at the southeastern portion of the city. ... Sta, Ana is a district of the City of Manila in the Philippines, located at the southeast banks of the Pasig River, bounded on the northeast by Mandaluyong City, Makati City to the east, southwest is the Manila district of Paco, Manila and to the west, Pandacan. ... This article is about sections of an urban area associated with a large number of Chinese residents or commercial activities. ...


National government offices

The former Agriculture and Finance Buildings and the Agrifina Circle in Rizal Park. The buildings date to the American colonial period.
The former Agriculture and Finance Buildings and the Agrifina Circle in Rizal Park. The buildings date to the American colonial period.

The City of Manila is the capital of the Philippines and is also the seat of political power in the country. During the early years of the American colonial government, they envisioned a well designed city outside the walls of Intramuros. In nearby "Bagumbayan" or what is now Rizal Park, was chosen to become the center of government and a design commission was given to Daniel Burnham to create a master plan for the city patterned after Washington D.C. The plan was abandoned and construction was halted due to World War II.[citation needed] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... the national monument to Dr. Jose Rizal editted by Princess Mae Ann Rizal Park is situated in the heart of the city of Manila, Philippines. ... Daniel H. Burnham. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Eventually, under the Commonwealth Government of Manuel L. Quezon, a new government center was to be built on the hills northeast of Manila, or what is now Quezon City. Several government agencies have set-up base in Quezon City but several key government offices are in Manila such as, the Office of the President, the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the Departments of Budget, Finance, Health, Justice, Labor & Employment, and Tourism. Nickname: Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Quezon City Coordinates: 14°38 N, 121°2 E Country Philippines Region National Capital Region Districts 1st to 4th districts of Quezon City Barangays 142 Incorporated (town) October 12, 1939 (as Balintawak) Incorporated (city) October 12, 1939 Government  - Mayor Feliciano Sonny... The Central Bank is depicted on the 100-peso bill. ... The Philippines Department of Finance (DOF) (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Pananalapi) is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the formulation, institutionalization and administration of fiscal policies, management of the financial resources of government, supervision of the revenue operations of all local government units, the review, approval and management... Department of Justice logo The Department of Justice or DOJ is a national department of the Philippines. ... The Philippines Department of Labor and Employment (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Paggawa at Empleyo) abbreviated as DOLE is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for promoting gainful employment opportunities, developing human resources, protecting workers and promoting their welfare, and maintaining industrial peace. ... The Philippines Department of Tourism (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Turismo), abbreviated as DOT, is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the regulation of the Philippine tourism industry and the promotion of the Philippines as a prime tourist destination. ...


Parks and open areas

The Rizal Monument at Rizal Park.

Directly south of Intramuros lies Rizal Park, the country's most significant park. Also known as Luneta (Spanish term for "crescent-shaped") and previously as Bagumbayan ("New Town"), the 60 hectare Rizal Park sits on the site where José Rizal, the country's national hero, was executed by the Spaniards on charges of subversion. A monument stands in his honor where Rizal's remains were buried. The big flagpole west of the Rizal Monument is the Kilometer Zero for road distances on the island of Luzon and the rest of the country. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1050x1600, 233 KB) Taken by Carlito Scholz File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1050x1600, 233 KB) Taken by Carlito Scholz File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... the national monument to Dr. Jose Rizal editted by Princess Mae Ann Rizal Park is situated in the heart of the city of Manila, Philippines. ... Luneta Park is situated in the heart of the city of Manila, Philippines. ... For places, institutions and objects named after this person, see Rizal (disambiguation). ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ...


Other attractions in Rizal Park include the Chinese and Japanese Gardens, the Department of Tourism building, the National Museum of the Philippines, The National Library of the Philippines, the Planetarium, the Orchidarium and Butterfly Pavilion, an open-air auditorium for cultural performances, a relief map of the Philippines, a fountain area, a children's lagoon, a chess plaza, a light and sound presentation, and the Quirino Grandstand. The National Museum of the Philippines is the official repository established in 1901 as a natural history and ethnography museum of the Philippines. ... the National Library of the Philippines is the official national library of the Philippines. ... Luneta Park is situated in the heart of the city of Manila, Philippines. ...


Another famous open space in Manila is the Baywalk. This promenade lies in front of the Manila Bay where one can experience one of the most breathtaking sunsets of the world. Coconut trees, giant kaleidoscopic lamp posts and other scenery dot this two-kilometer stretch of ample space beside Roxas Boulevard. The Baywalk used to include al fresco cafés and restaurants, and stages with live musical acts but these were removed in late 2007 by Mayor Alfredo Lim.[3] Baywalk is the name of a promenade, overlooking Manila Bay, in the city of Manila in the Philippines. ... Manuel Acuña Roxas (January 1, 1892—April 15, 1948) was the first president of the independent Republic of the Philippines. ... Alfredo Siojo Lim (born December 21, 1929) is the newly-elected Mayor of the City of Manila and a former senator of the Philippines. ...


Aside from Rizal Park, Manila has very few other open public spaces. Rajah Sulayman Park, Manila Boardwalk, Liwasang Bonifacio, Plaza Miranda, Mehan Garden, Paco Park, Remedios Circle, Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden, Plaza Balagtas and the Malacañang Garden are some of the other parks in the city. In 2005, Mayor Lito Atienza opened the Pandacan Linear Park, a strip of land that served as a buffer zone between the oil depot and the residential-commercial properties in Pandacan and could be found along the banks of the Pasig River. In the northern most part of the city lies the three cemeteries of Loyola, Chinese, and Manila North Green Park, the largest public cemetery in Metropolitan Manila. Rajah Sulayman (سليمان in Arabic) was a native Muslim king, who ruled, along with Rajah Matanda and Lakan Dula the king of the Tondo area, over a large population of Tagalogs on the southern part of the Pasig River and the city of Manila, during the 16th century. ... Andrés Bonifacio y de Castro (November 30, 1863 – May 10, 1897) was one of the chief leaders of the revolution of the Philippines against Spanish colonial rule, the first revolution in Asia against European colonial rule. ... The gates of Paco Park Paco Park is a 4,114. ... Jose Livioko Atienza, Jr. ...


Demographics

Population density

With a population of 1,660,714 and a land area of 38.55 km², it has the highest population density of any major city in the world with 43,079 people/km² (with district 6 being the most dense with 68,266, followed by the first two districts (Tondo) with 64,936 and 64,710, respectively, and district 5 being the least dense with 19,235).[citation needed] A million more transients are added during daytime as students and workers come to the city.[citation needed]


Manila's population density dwarfs that of Paris (20,164 inhabitants per km²), Shanghai (16,364 people/km², with its most dense district of Nanshi's 56,785 density), Buenos Aires (2,179 people/km², with its most dense inner suburb Lanus' 10,444 density), Tokyo (10,087 people/km²), Mexico City (11,700 people/km²), and Istanbul (1,878 people/km², with its most dense district Fatih's 48,173 density). This article is about the capital of France. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ...


But when accounting for the entire urban area, Metro Manila drops to 85th place with 12,550 people/km² in a land area of 1,334km², behind even Cebu City, which ranks 80th.[4] Nickname: Map of Cebu showing the location of Cebu City Coordinates: 10°17 N 123°54 E Country Region Province Cebu (capital) Districts 1st and 2nd districts of Cebu City Barangays 80 Incorporated (town) 1565 Incorporated (city) February 24, 1937 Government  - Mayor Tomas D.R. Osmeña (BO-PK/Lakas...


Languages

The vernacular language is Filipino in the form of Tagalog, while English is the language most widely used in education and business throughout the Metro Manila region. Hokkien Chinese is spoken by the city's large Chinese-Filipino community. Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Philippine English is the variety of English used in the Republic of the Philippines by the media and the vast majority of educated Filipinos. ...


Religion

Roman Catholicism

Manila is the seat of the Archdiocese of Manila and the Primate of the Philippines. Being the seat of the Spanish colonial government in past centuries, it has been used as the base of numerous Roman Catholic missions to the Philippines. Among the religious orders that have gone to the Philippines include the Dominicans, the Jesuits, the Franciscans, the Augustinians (which includes the Augustinian Recollects), the Benedictines, the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres, France, the Vincentian Fathers, the Congregatio of the Immaculati Cordis Mariae, and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Image File history File links MANILACATHEDRAL.jpg‎ copyright holder: Tam_3rd source: http://www. ... Image File history File links MANILACATHEDRAL.jpg‎ copyright holder: Tam_3rd source: http://www. ... The Manila Cathedral before the 1880 earthquake Manila Cathedral facade The Manila Cathedral, also known as the minor basilica of the Immaculate Conception, was the seat of the Archbishop of Manila during the Spanish colonial period in the Philippines, and still remains the ecclesisastical seat of the Archdiocese of Manila. ... Intramuros circa 1920s Walls of Intramuros, located along the southern bank of the Pasig River, is the oldest among the districts of the city of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. ... The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. ... Primate (from the Latin Primus, first) is a title or rank bestowed on some bishops in certain Christian churches. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... The Order of Friars Minor and other Franciscan movements are disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi. ... The Augustinians, named after Saint Augustine of Hippo (died AD 430), are several Roman Catholic monastic orders and congregations of both men and women living according to a guide to religious life known as the Rule of Saint Augustine. ... The Augustinian Recollects are a Roman Catholic monastic order of men and women. ... For the college, see Benedictine College. ... Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an independent sovereign state of the Caribbean, part of the Commonwealth of Nations. ... For a different Roman Catholic order commonly known as Christian Brothers, see Congregation of Christian Brothers. ...


Intramuros is currently the seat of the Archdiocese of Manila, the oldest archdiocese in the country. The archdiocese's offices is located in the Manila Cathedral (Basilica Minore de la Nuestra Señora de la Immaculada Concepcion) in Intramuros. Manila is under the Patronage of San Andres (St. Andrew), the city's titular patron saint. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila (popularly known as Archdiocese of Manila, formerly known as Diocese of Manila) is a particular church or diocese of the Catholic Church in the Philippines. ... The Manila Cathedral before the 1880 earthquake Manila Cathedral facade The Manila Cathedral, also known as the minor basilica of the Immaculate Conception, was the seat of the Archbishop of Manila during the Spanish colonial period in the Philippines, and still remains the ecclesisastical seat of the Archdiocese of Manila. ... Saint Andrew (Greek: Andreas, manly), the Christian Apostle, brother of Saint Peter, was born at Bethsaida on the Lake of Galilee. ...


Other notable churches and cathedrals in the city include San Agustin Church (shrine of the canonically crowned image of Nuestra Senora de Consolacion y Correa) in Intramuros, a UN World Heritage Site is a favorite wedding place of notable people and one of two fully air-conditioned churches in the city; Quiapo Church, also known as the Basilica Minore del Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, site of the annual January Black Nazarene procession; Binondo Church, also known as Basilica Minore de St. Lorenzo Ruiz; Malate Church (Nuestra Señora de Remedios); Ermita Church that houses the oldest Marian Image in the Philippines, Nuestra Senora de Guia; Tondo Church, home of the century-old ivory image of Sto. Nino (Child Jesus); Sta. Ana Church, shrine of the canonically crowned image of Nuestra Senora de los Desamparados; and San Sebastian Church or the Basilica Minore de San Sebastian, the only all-steel church in Gothic style in Asia. The interior of the San Agustín Church in Intramuros, with magnificent trompe loeil mural on its ceiling and walls San Agustín Church, built between 1587 and 1606, is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines, and the only building left intact after the destruction of Intramuros... UN redirects here. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Quiapo Church is a Roman Catholic church located in Quiapo, Manila, in the Philippines. ... January 9 is the feast of Black Nazarene The Black Nazarene is a life-sized, dark-skinned statue of Jesus Christ that a priest bought in Mexico, and carved by an Aztec carpenter. ... Saint Lorenzo Ruiz (c. ... San Sebastian Church The Basilica Minore de San Sebastian or, more known as San Sebastian Church, is the seat of the Parish of San Sebastian and the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. ...


Evangelicalism

Manila is home to some of the older and larger Protestant churches in the Philippines. While, most of the older churches established by American missionaries are located within the Manila city limits, a greater number of the larger churches are in the suburbs and satellite cities.


Most notable among the older Manila Protestant churches are:


- The Central United Methodist Church located just across TM Kalaw Street from Rizal Park whose original sanctuary was built in 1901 is known among Methodists as the "cathedral." the national monument to Dr. Jose Rizal editted by Princess Mae Ann Rizal Park is situated in the heart of the city of Manila, Philippines. ...


- Knox United Methodist Church is the oldest Protestant church in the country established in 1898 succeeding a service of worship held at the Teatro Filipino by Bishop James Thoburn.


- The Ellinwood Malate Church was built by the Presbyterians in 1907. It was the seat of Presbyterianism in the Islands until its merger with other Protestants that resulted to the formation of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines in 1948. Ellinwood and many of the Presbyterian churches have thus become members of the new denomination. Presbyterians also established churches within the Chinese community of Manila. The United Evangelical Church in the Philippines is considered the mother church of many Chinese churches in the islands.


- The Union Church of Manila, since its founding in 1914 as a union between American Presbyterians and Methodists has since been the primary church attended by Manila's expatriate community. The congregation however has built a larger and more modern sanctuary in Makati, a suburb which was incorporated as a city in 1995.


- The First Baptist Church of Manila was founded in 1928 by American Missionaries previously connected with the Northern Baptist Convention. The Northern Baptists arrived in the islands in 1900 and established churches and schools in the province of Iloilo, Western Visayas was caught in the middle of the Fundamentalist-Modernist controversy which resulted to a split. First Baptist moved into Quezon City in 1951. The Northern Baptist Convention was founded in Washington, D.C. on May 17, 1907. ...


After the Second World War, a great influx of foreign Protestant missionaries came to the islands among which are the Baptists, Nazarenes, Pentecostals, Christian and Missionary Alliance established churches and schools throughout the islands making Manila their headquarters of operations. The Baptist Bible Church in Santa Mesa, Manila is the first church founded under the auspices of the Baptist Bible Fellowship in 1947. Since its founding, the Springfield, Missouri-based Baptist Bible Missions have established 2000 churches in the Philippines. Baptist churches are part of a Christian movement often regarded as an Evangelical, Protestant denomination. ... -1... The Pentecostal movement within Protestant Christianity places special emphasis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. ... The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) is an Evangelical Protestant denomination within Christianity. ...


Today, among Metro Manila's largest churches include: Jesus is Lord Church (independent Pentecostal), Bread of Life (Full Gospel/Presbyterian), Christ's Commission Fellowship (evangelical non-denominational, Baptistic), Word of Hope (Assembly of God), Greenhills Christian Fellowship (Baptist), and Victory Christian Fellowship (Charismatic). The Full Gospel movement within Protestant Christianity places special emphasis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit and in that God wills for his children to be prosperous in all areas of their lives: Spiritual - John 3:3,11; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... Christs Commission Fellowship is an organization of churches whose headquarters is based in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines. ... The Assemblies of God is the worlds largest Pentecostal Christian denomination. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist is... Charismatic is an umbrella term used to describe those Christians who believe that the manifestations of the Holy Spirit seen in the first century Christian Church, such as healing, miracles and glossolalia, are available to contemporary Christians and ought to be experienced and practiced today. ...


Other faiths

There are many Buddhist and Taoist temples built by the Chinese community in Manila. The Quiapo district is home to a sizable Muslim population in Manila, and The Golden Mosque is located there. In Ermita is a large Hindu temple for the Indian population, while on U.N. Avenue, there is a Sikh Temple. There is also a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In Malate, along Quirino Avenue, there once was a synagogue for the small Jewish community in the Philippines; a new synagogue has since been erected in neighboring Makati, along Tordesillas Street. The Philippine-based Iglesia ni Cristo and the Philippine Independent Church (Aglipayan) also has numerous chapels and churches spread throughout the city. Buddhism arrived in the Philippines during the existence of Srivijaya empire from the 7th to the 13th centuries. ... For other uses of the words tao and dao, see Dao (disambiguation). ... Islam is one of the oldest organized religions to be established in the Philippines. ... Masjid Al-Dahab (or The Golden Mosque; Tagalog: Masjid Ginto; Malay: Masjid Emas) is situated in the predominantly Muslim section of Quiapo District in Manila, Philippines, and is considered the largest mosque in metro Manila. ... OM, a sacred syllable and a quintessential symbol of Hinduism. ... For other uses, see The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: Makati, Mahalin Natin, Atin Ito (literally, Makati, We Love It, This Is Ours) Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Makati City Coordinates: 14° 33 N, 121°02, E Country Region Province none (It is formerly on Rizal province until 1975) Districts 1st and 2nd districts of... The Iglesia ni Cristo (also known as INC or Iglesya ni Kristo, literally Tagalog for Church of Christ, pronounced ) is a nontrinitarian Christian restorationist religious organization that originated in the Philippines[4] The INC was incorporated in the Philippines by Felix Y. Manalo on July 27, 1914;[5] The church...


Education and Culture

Manila is home to the majority of the colleges and universities in Metro Manila. The University Belt or U-Belt, informally located in the districts of Malate, Ermita, Intramuros, San Miguel, Quiapo, and Sampaloc is the colloquial term for the high concentration of institutions of higher education that are located in these districts. Among them are University of the Philippines in Ermita, Far Eastern University in Nicanor Reyes Street (formerly Morayta Street), private Catholic schools De La Salle University and the University of Santo Tomas in Sampaloc, and the city-owned Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila at Intramuros. Education in the Philippines has a similar system to that of the United States, as the Philippines was colonized by the Americans from 1898 to 1945. ... This is a list of colleges and universities in the Philippines. ... Map of the University belt showing the different universities. ... University of the Philippines, Manila, founded in 1905, is the oldest of the seven constituent universities of the University of the Philippines (UP). ... Website: www. ... The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines (or simply the University of Santo Tomas, UST or affectionately, Ustê), is a private Roman Catholic university run by the Order of Preachers in Manila. ... For other uses, see Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (disambiguation). ...


The city also plays host to the Manila Science High School, the forerunner of the country's science high schools, the National Museum of the Philippines, where the Spoliarium of Juan Luna is housed, the FEU Auditorium, the first to be equipped with a revolving stage and to be fully airconditioned - the Cultural Center of the Philippines before the CCP was built in Roxas Boulevard, the Museo Pambata (Children's Museum), as well as the National Library, located within Rizal Park. Manila Science High School (MSHS) (or simply MaSci to its students) is the pilot science high school in Manila, Philippines. ... The National Museum of the Philippines is the official repository established in 1901 as a natural history and ethnography museum of the Philippines. ... The Spoliarium is a painting by Filipino artist Juan Luna. ... Juan Luna y Novicio was a 19th century Filipino painter. ... the National Library of the Philippines is the official national library of the Philippines. ...


Economy

Commerce

Every district in the city with the exception of Port Area has its own public market, locally called the pamilihang bayan or Palengke. Public markets are often divided into two, the dry goods section and the wet goods section. Commerce in these public markets is lively, especially in the early morning. Under the urban renewal program of the incumbent administration, some of the public markets had been refurbished and given a fresher look, like the Sta. Ana public market.


Modern shopping malls dot the city especially in the areas of Malate and Ermita. SM City Manila, part of the country's largest chain of malls, stands behind the Manila City Hall, while the original SM Department store still operates in Carriedo in Sta. Cruz while another called SM Centrepoint is located north east of the city in Sta. Mesa close to the Quezon City-San Juan boundary. One of the popular malls that lies at the heart of Manila is Robinson's Place Ermita. In the southern part of the city in Malate district is Harrison Plaza, one of the city's oldest shopping malls.


Manufacturing

Historical perspective

The establishment of the country's manufacturing base centered around the not so distant districts of Manila during the Spanish colonial times. During the arrival of the Americans by the turn of the 20th century, Manila's manufacturing base expanded and diversified into different areas and interests.


The district of Tondo due to its proximity to the Manila North and South Harbor became a center for several manufacturing facilities and the district of Pandacan and portions of Paco nearest to the banks of the Pasig River served as centers for manufacturing in the city.


Manila during the Spanish period was well-known for its quality tobacco production by the Manila Tabacalera Company which had its manufacturing and production base along Tayuman street in Tondo. Philippine food and beverage giant San Miguel Corporation first started its beer brewing production along San Miguel district. The old brewing building for San Miguel is now within the high security enclave of Malacañan Palace grounds. Nearby the old San Miguel brewery was the Manila Ice Plant and portions of its old building now houses the Department of Budget and Management. Tanduay Distilleries, a manufacturer of rhum still operates its facilities in the San Miguel district while its rival La Tondeña which had its production facilities in nearby Quiapo district has scaled down its operations. San Miguel Corporation (PSE: SMC and SMCB) is the largest publicly listed food, beverage and packaging company in the Philippines. ...


Tondo was base for food manufacturing by the 1920s and several American companies established plants in the area. The Philippine Manufacturing Company or PMC established production of various products derived from coconut oil ranging from cooling oil to soaps and toiletries. The Philippine Manufacturing Company would later become Procter and Gamble Philippines and in the late 1980s, production from within the crowded Tondo area was gradually phased down and moved to areas outside of Metro Manila. Procter & Gamble Co. ...


PMC's rival company, the Philippine Refining Company or PRC established its based of operations five kilometers upstream of the Pasig River in Paco district, along the United Nations Avenue, near Isla de Provisor. PRC was also engaged in the manufacture of product derivatives from coconut oil. In the 1990s, Philippine Refining Company changed its corporate name as part of the global strategy of company brand recognition and is now called Unilever Philippines. Unilever is a widely listed [2] [3] multi-national corporation, formed of Anglo-Dutch parentage, that owns many of the worlds consumer product brands in foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. ...


The United Nations Avenue (formerly named as Calle Isaac Peral) near the corner of Romualdez street used to be the mini Detroit in the 1930s when the Ford Motor Company established its first assembly plant in the area. The plant facility remains standing and it houses the government office issuing the seaman's passbook. 2002 Ford Fiesta in the UK. The Ford Motor Company (sometimes nicknamed Fords or FoMoCo, (NYSE: F) is an automobile maker founded by Henry Ford in Detroit, Michigan, and incorporated on June 16, 1903. ...


American owned oil companies in the 1930s like Esso, Mobil Oil and Filipino Oil or FilOil established their oil distribution and lube facilities along the banks of the Pasig River in Pandacan district, at a time when the area was largely a farm village. after almost a century of operations, the fuel distribution and manufacturing facilities are gradually being removed due to its potential security and safety risk to the highly dense population in the area. This article is about the trade name. ... Exxon Mobil Corporation or ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), headquartered in Irving, Texas, is an oil producer and distributor formed on November 30, 1999, by the merger of Exxon and Mobil. ...


Coca Cola still operates its bottling plant in Pandacan but its plant operations is more focused on product distribution into the Metro Manila franchise area.


Several key and notable manufacturing facilities in the City of Manila closed down through the years especially after 1980s. The country's then largest copra milling company at the boundary of Paco and Pandacan district closed down and its plant site is now a middle class town house facility. The depot of the Philippines only gas company with pipelines servicing every home, the Manila Gas Company ceased operations in the 1980s after a protracted legal battle on ownership issue and its facilities were torn down as the 5.5 hectare Manila Gas property is now being converted into a mixed condominium and commercial tower.


Transportation

Air

Terminal 1 of NAIA
Terminal 1 of NAIA

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), eight kilometres south of the city centre, serves Manila, the Metro Manila area and the nearby provinces. Over 40 airlines provide daily service to over 26 cities and 19 countries worldwide. Approximately 17 million travellers use NAIA a year, straining what was originally a domestic airport built in the 1930s. A second terminal, Terminal 2 (or the Centennial Terminal) opened in October 1999. The International flag-carrier Philippine Airlines now uses this terminal exclusively for both its domestic and international service while all other international flights use the original NAIA terminal. Air Philippines is in the transition to the newer Terminal 2 alongside PAL. The construction of a third terminal (NAIA-3) has been completed but has yet to open, pending the outcome of investigations of alleged contract irregularities and the international legal battle between the builders and the Philippine government under the administration of incumbent President Arroyo. The main carrier serving NAIA is Philippine Airlines, which has the most extensive network in the Philippines. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 458 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 572 pixel, file size: 474 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo of the check-in hall area at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 by John Paul Solis on 16 June 2005 for public domain... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 458 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 572 pixel, file size: 474 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo of the check-in hall area at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 by John Paul Solis on 16 June 2005 for public domain... The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Ninoy Aquino) or NAIA, pronounced nah-eeyah, (IATA: MNL, ICAO: RPLL) is one of the two international airports serving the Metro Manila Area and the main international gateway of the Philippines. ... Philippine Airlines (abbreviated PAL, PSE: PAL), also known historically as Philippine Air Lines, is the national airline of the Philippines. ... Air Philippines is a low-cost airline based in Pasay City, Manila, the Philippines. ... Philippine Airlines (abbreviated PAL, PSE: PAL), also known historically as Philippine Air Lines, is the national airline of the Philippines. ...


Another alternative point of embarkation and disembarkation is Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in the Clark Special Economic Zone. As of March 2008, scheduled flights from Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Seoul, Kota Kinabalu, and Kuala Lumpur, and chartered flights from Shanghai and Taipei use this small airport because of its cheaper landing and parking fees. A shuttle system serves Clark and Manila. Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Diosdado Macapagal) (DMIA), also called Clark International Airport and Manila-Clark International Airport (IATA: CRK, ICAO: RPLC), is the main airport serving the immediate vicinity of the Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ) and the general area of Angeles City in the Philippines. ... Clark Air Base, 1975. ...


Plans have been made to shut down the existing NAIA complex due to the legal delays associated with opening NAIA-3, and replace is with a large-scale terminal complex in Diosdado Macapagal International. The government has already given the go-ahead for construction, and the new terminal is expected to be complete by 2011.


Roads

The main roads of Metro Manila are organized around a set of radial and circumferential roads that radiate and circle in and around Manila proper. Roxas Boulevard, easily the most well-known of Manila's streets, line the southern shores of Manila with Manila Bay. The boulevard is part of the Radial Road 1 that leads south to the province of Cavite. Another well-known radial road is España Boulevard (part of Radial Road 7) that starts in Quiapo and ends at the Welcome Rotunda along the border with Quezon City. Pres. Sergio Osmeña Sr. Highway, part of the South Luzon Expressway or Radial Road 3 is the most important highway linking Manila with the provinces of southern Luzon. Metro Manila Roads Metro Manila has a very extensive roadway system connecting the cities and municipalities of the metropolis and its surrounding provinces. ... This article is about the province of Cavite. ... The Skyway segment of the expressway South Luzon Expressway and Ninoy Aquino International Airport. ...


The most common types of public transportation are buses and the jeepney. Tricycles and Pedicabs are used for short distances. In some areas, especially in Divisoria, two stroke motors are fitted in the pedicabs and are used for goods transport. Jeepneys are a popular means of public transportation in the Philippines. ... A customised Harley-Davidson trike A tricycle is a three-wheeled vehicle. ... A velotaxi, also known as a pedicab, cycle rickshaw or trishaw (from tricycle rickshaw), is a human-powered vehicle for hire, usually with one or two seats for carrying passengers in addition to the driver. ...


Bridges

Roxas Bridge (formerly Del Pan Bridge)
Roxas Bridge (formerly Del Pan Bridge)

There are eight (8) major bridge spans in Manila, more than half of the number of bridges that connects the north and south banks of the Pasig River in Metro Manila. There are two (2) rail bridges that crosses the river, the Light Rail Transit 1 and the Philippine National Railways track. The bridges listed below are in a west to east order, with the first bridge Del Pan, nearest to the mouth of the Pasig River into Manila Bay. Image File history File linksMetadata 001-delpan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 001-delpan. ...

  • Roxas bridge - formerly called Del Pan (San Nicolas to Port Area)
  • Jones bridge (Binondo to Ermita)
  • McArthur bridge (Santa Cruz to Ermita)
  • LRT 1 (Carriedo station to Central station)
  • Quezon bridge (Quiapo to Ermita)
  • Ayala bridge (San Miguel to Ermita)
  • Mabini bridge - formerly called Nagtahan bridge (Santa Mesa to Pandacan)
  • Philippine National Railways (Santa Mesa station to Pandacan station)
  • Padre Zamora bridge (Santa Mesa to Pandacan)
  • Lambingan bridge (Sta. Ana)

Rail transport

Manila Light Rail Transit station.
Manila Light Rail Transit station.

Manila is the hub of a railway system on Luzon. The main terminal of the Philippine National Railways is in the Tondo district. Railways extend from this terminal north to the city of San Fernando in Pampanga and south to Legazpi City in Albay, though only the southern railway is currently in operation. Philippine National Railways, also known by its acronym, PNR, is a state-owned railway system in the Philippines, organized under the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) as an attached agency. ... The City of San Fernando, where Efren is so beautiful. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Pampanga Region: Central Luzon (Region III) Capital: City of San Fernando Founded: December 11, 1571 Population: 2000 census—1,882,730 (10th largest) Density—863 per km² (4th highest) Area: 2,180. ... The City of Legazpi (Bikol: Ciudad nin Legazpi; Filipino: Lungsod ng Legazpi) is a first class city and capital of the province of Albay, Philippines. ... Albay is a province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in Luzon. ...


Manila is also serviced by the Manila Light Rail Transit System (separate from Manila Metro Rail Transit System), a national priority project designed to address the overwhelming traffic that congests the national capital. Development of the system began with its inception in the 1970s under the Marcos administration, making it the first light rail transport in Southeast Asia. Recently, the system saw a massive multi-billion dollar expansion in correlation with the rising population of the city; its purpose: to create an alternative form of transportation to solve the demand of an increasingly mobile workforce. After three decades in service, the project has enjoyed an insurmountable success, with favorable opinions from commuters, mainly because of its extremely low fares that is subsidized by the national government. Two lines service the city dwellers and they run along the length of Taft Avenue (R-2) and Rizal Avenue (R-9). A second line runs along Ramon Magsaysay Blvd (R-6) from Santa Cruz, through Quezon City, up to Santolan in Pasig City. A Yellow Line train stopping at a station Third generation Yellow Line train heading to EDSA Station The Manila Light Rail Transit System, popularly known as the LRT, is the main metropolitan rail system serving the Metro Manila area in the Philippines. ... MRT Train approaching Ayala Station. ... Nickname: Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Quezon City Coordinates: 14°38 N, 121°2 E Country Philippines Region National Capital Region Districts 1st to 4th districts of Quezon City Barangays 142 Incorporated (town) October 12, 1939 (as Balintawak) Incorporated (city) October 12, 1939 Government  - Mayor Feliciano Sonny... The City of Pasig (Filipino: Lungsod ng Pasig) is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines. ...


These are the major rail systems, with their station within Manila:

  • LRT 1: R. Papa, J. Abad Santos, Blumentritt, Tayuman, Bambang, D. Jose, Carriedo, Central Station, UN Ave., P. Gil, Quirino Ave, and Vito Cruz
  • LRT 2: C.M. Recto, Legarda, Pureza, and V. Mapa
  • PNR: Vito Cruz, Herran, Pandacan, Sta. Mesa, España, Laong Laan, Blumentritt and Tutuban.

Seaports and piers

The City of Manila is the chief seaport of the Philippines. North Harbor and South Harbor experience busy periods during long holidays such as Holy Week, All Saints Day and the Christmas holidays. The Port of Manila serves the city's commercial needs, it also one of South East Asia's more major ports. For the 1958 novel of the same name by Louis Aragon, see La Semaine Sainte. ... This article is about the Christian holiday. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... Manila Bay satellite photo The Port of Manila, Manila, Philippines, is located in the vicinity of Manila Bay, one of the finest natural harbors in the world. ...


Communication

Postal service

The Philippines' central office for its postal service is now known as the Philippine Postal Corporation. It is located at the foot of the Jones Bridge. The main office is housed in a huge art deco style building designed with huge columns at front, built during the American colonial period. The building houses the Philippine Postal Bank and the main mail sorting-distribution operations of the country. A British pillar box The postal system is a system by which written documents typically enclosed in envelopes, and also small packages containing other matter, are delivered to destinations around the world. ... The Philippine Postal Corporation, or Philpost for short, is a government-owned and operated corporation responsible for providing postal services in the Philippines. ...


Print and publication

Manila is home to major Philippine newspaper publishers with a number of offices and printing presses located at the Port Area. The news industry is one of the legacies of the American colonization of the Philippines, as they paved the way for the freedom of the press. Some of the major publications based in Manila include the country's oldest newspapers, the Manila Times, the Manila Bulletin, the Philippine Star, the Manila Standard Today, The Daily Tribune and others. The Manila Times is the oldest newspaper in the Philippines that is still published. ... The Manila Bulletin, bills itself as The Nations Leading Newspaper in the Philippines. ... The Philippine Star is one of the leading daily newspapers in the Philippines. ... Manila Standard Today is the fourth largest broadsheet newspaper in the Philippines as of 2006. ... The Daily Tribune is a daily English broadsheet publication in the Philippines. ...


News agencies

The city serves as host to a number of news and information offices, agencies or services that includes the Office of the Press Secretary and Radio-TV Malacañang or RTVM (the close-in news team of Philippine Presidents) located at the Malacañang Palace grounds.


The National Press Club's building office is located at the foot of the Jones bridge across the Post Office building and it houses the International Press Center or IPC, a government agency tasked to accredit and grant working permits for visiting foreign agencies.


Manila is also home to the prestigious and exclusive organization of journalists called, "Samahang Plaridel," whose members include some of the prominent publishers, editors, reporters of the country.


The Agence France Presse, CNN, Reuters, Associated Press, Japan's NHK and Fuji TV, and London-based Global Radio News, Ltd. all have field offices in Manila. Agence France-Presse (abbreviated AFP) is the oldest news agency in the world. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... Reuters Group plc (LSE: RTR and NASDAQ: RTRSY); pronounced is known as a financial market data provider and a news service that provides reports from around the world to newspapers and broadcasters. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... NHK Broadcasting Center in Shibuya, Tokyo NHK (, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is Japans public broadcaster. ... The Fuji TV headquarters in Odaiba is known for its eccentric architecture. ...


Government

Like all cities of the Philippines, Manila is governed by a mayor who heads the executive department of the city. The current mayor for the 2007-2010 term is Alfredo Lim, who is making a comeback to the city hall following a 3-year stint as a Senator. The city mayor is restricted for three consecutive terms (nine years), although he can be elected again after an interruption of one term. Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Alfredo Siojo Lim (born December 21, 1929) is the newly-elected Mayor of the City of Manila and a former senator of the Philippines. ...


Isko Morenothe city's incumbent vice-mayor heads the legislative arm which is composed of the elected city councilors, six from each of the city's six congressional districts.


The city is divided into 897 barangays, which are the smallest unit of local government in the Philippines. Each barangay has its own chairperson and councilors. For administrative convenience, all the barangays in Manila are grouped into 100 zones and which are further grouped into 16 administrative districts. These zones and districts have no form of local government. A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ...


The city further has six representatives popularly elected to the House of Representatives, the lower legislative branch of the Philippines. Each representative represents one of the six Congressional districts of Manila. Type Lower house Houses House of Representatives House Speaker Jose De Venecia, Jr. ... The Congressional Districts of Manila, namely the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth districts are the representations of the City of Manila in the Philippine House of Representatives. ...


Places of interest

General landmarks

Chancery of the American Embassy in Manila

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Hotels

The historic lobby of the Manila Hotel, one of the first of its kind in Southeast Asia built in 1901.
The historic lobby of the Manila Hotel, one of the first of its kind in Southeast Asia built in 1901.

Manila offers a wide range of accommodations ranging from top-rated de-luxe hotels to more affordable universal lodges. Most of these accommodations are located within Roxas Boulevard overlooking Manila Bay, or in the districts of Ermita and Malate. Manila's hotel accommodations are 20 to 30 minutes away from the international and domestic airport. Image File history File linksMetadata 001-manilahotel. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 001-manilahotel. ... The Manila Hotel is a 570-room,[4] five star[2] hotel in Manila, Philippines, located in the heart of the Manila Bay area. ...


Places of worship

Facade of Basilica Minore del Nazareno Negro
Interior of Basilica Minore de San Sebastian (Engineering design are from Gustave Eiffel. Metal parts came from Belgium and later shipped and assembled in Manila in 1891)
Interior of Basilica Minore de San Sebastian (Engineering design are from Gustave Eiffel. Metal parts came from Belgium and later shipped and assembled in Manila in 1891)

The cosmopolitan atmosphere and cultural diversity of Manila is reflected in the number of places of worship scattered around the city. The freedom of worship in the Philippines, which have existed since the creation of the republic, allowed the diverse population to build their sacred sites without the fear of persecution. People of different denominations are represented here with the presence of Christian churches, Buddhist temples, Jewish synagogues, and Islamic mosques.
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  • Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat (Benedictine Chapel inside San Beda College)
  • Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus
  • Basilica Minore de San Lorenzo Ruiz (Binondo Church)
  • Basilica Minore de San Sebastian (San Sebastian Church), the only all-steel church in Gothic style in Asia (Built 1891)
  • Basilica Minore de la Immaculada Concepcion (Manila Cathedral)
  • Basilica Minore del Nazareno Negro (Quiapo Church)
  • Buddhist Temple (Malate, Manila)
  • Cathedral of the Child Jesus - Iglesia Filipina Independiente (Aglipayan)
  • Chapel of the Most Blessed Sacrament (De La Salle University-Manila Main Chapel) (Built 1938)
  • Chinese Temple (Binondo, Manila)
  • The House of the Lord - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon temple in Greenmeadows Subdivision, Quezon City, Metro Manila. Also several public chapels throughout the city.)
  • Hindu Temple (Paco, Manila)
  • Iglesia de la Parroquia de Santo Niño (Pandacan, Manila)
  • Iglesia de Santa Cruz
  • Iglesia ni Cristo (Maceda st., Sampaloc [formerly Washington st.])
  • Iglesia ni Cristo (Paco, Manila)
  • Iglesia ni Cristo (Pandacan, Manila)
  • Iglesia ni Cristo (Quiapo, Manila)
  • Iglesia ni Cristo (Sampaloc, Manila)
  • Iglesia ni Cristo (Moriones st., Tondo, Manila)
  • Iglesia ni Cristo (Solis, Tondo, Manila)
  • Iglesia ni Cristo (Syquia st. Paco, Manila)
  • Mosque del Globo de Oro (Quiapo, Manila)
  • Nuestra Señora de Guia Church (Ermita Church)
  • Far Eastern University (FEU) Chapel (Nicanor Reyes St., Manila) - Artworks of Botong Francisco (National Artist)
  • National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangels (San Miguel, Manila)
  • Nuestra Señora de Remedios Church (Malate Church)
  • Parroquia de San Fernando de Dilao (Paco, Manila)
  • Santissimo Rosario Parish Church (University of Santo Tomas)
  • St. Vincent de Paul Parish Church (Adamson University, San Marcelino, Ermita, Manila)
  • San Agustin Church, Intramuros -Oldest Catholic Church in the Philippines (Built in the 15th century)- Only Church in Intramuros that survived the destruction of Intramuros during the February 1945 Liberation of Manila
  • Sto. Niño de Tondo Church (Tondo, Manila)

San Beda College (SBC) (Spanish for Saint Bede) is a college run by the Benedictine monks in the Philippines. ... San Sebastian Church The Basilica Minore de San Sebastian or, more known as San Sebastian Church, is the seat of the Parish of San Sebastian and the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. ... The western facade of Reims Cathedral, France. ... The Manila Cathedral before the 1880 earthquake Manila Cathedral facade The Manila Cathedral, also known as the minor basilica of the Immaculate Conception, was the seat of the Archbishop of Manila during the Spanish colonial period in the Philippines, and still remains the ecclesisastical seat of the Archdiocese of Manila. ... Quiapo is a well known district of old Manila and a place which offers cheap prices on items ranging from electronics to native handicrafts. ... The Philippine Independent Church, officially the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) in Spanish, is a Christian denomination belonging to the Roman Catholic tradition. ... The Chapel of the Most Blessed Sacrament (Building code: MBS; also known as MBS Chapel) is the main and largest chapel of De La Salle University-Manila. ... Website: www. ... The Chapel of the Most Blessed Sacrament (Building code: MBS; also known as MBS Chapel) is the main and largest chapel of De La Salle University-Manila. ... Adamson University (AdU) or simply Adamson is one of the largest private Catholic university in Manila, Philippines. ... The inside of the San Agustin Church in Intramuros, with magnificent trompe loeil mural on its ceiling and walls Historical Marker of San Agustin Church. ...

Sporting venues

RMSC electronic scoreboard during the XVI SEA Games in 1991 The RMSC National Stadium as seen from the Gonzalez Hall of DLSU-Manila The Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, the national sports complex of the Philippines, is considered as the oldest sports complex in Asia. ... The Rizal Memorial Coliseum is an indoor sporting arena located inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila, Philippines. ... The Rizal Memorial Track and Football Stadium is the national stadium of the Philippines located inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. ... The Ninoy Aquino Stadium is one of two indoor sporting arenas located in the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila, Philippines, the other being the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. ... The Manila Metrostars was a former professional basketball team in the now-defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association from 1998-2000. ...

Museums

  • Bahay Tsinoy
  • Intramuros Light and Sound Museum
  • Main National Museum, Padre Burgos Street
  • Museo ng Maynila (Museum of Manila)(Pre-War Army-Navy Club Bldg.), Rizal Park
  • Museo Pambata (Children's Museum)(Pre-War Elk's Club Bldg.), Rizal Park
  • National Museum of the Filipino People, Rizal Park
  • Parish of the Our Lady of the Abandoned - Sta. Ana (pre-Spanish artifacts)
  • Plaza San Luis, Intramuros
  • San Agustin Church Museum, Intramuros
  • The Far Eastern University (FEU) Campus - Old Manila Walks
  • The Museum - De La Salle University-Manila, Taft Avenue, Malate
  • UST Museum of Arts and Sciences

The Bahay Tsinoy, or the Chinese Filipino House is a mansion located in the Intramuros section of Manila, that has been converted into a museum. ...

Cemeteries

Chong Hock Tong Temple (宗福堂) Liat See Tong - Martyrs Hall The Manila Chinese Cemetery (華僑義山) is the second oldest cemetery in Manila after La Loma Cemetery and was designated as the resting place for the Chinese citizens who were denied burial in Catholic cemeteries during the Spanish colonial period. ... Chapel of St. ... Mousoleo de los Veteranos de la Revolucion The Manila North Cemetery (or Cementerio del Norte), which measures 54 hectares, is considered the biggest and one of the oldest cemeteries in Metro Manila. ... The gates of Paco Park Paco Park is a 4,114. ...

History

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Pre-Spanish times

Manila began as a Muslim settlement at the mouth of the Pasig River along the shores of Manila Bay. The name came from the term maynilad, literally "where there is nilad." Nilad is a white-flowered mangrove plant that grew in abundance in the area.


In the mid-16th century, the area of present-day Manila was governed by three rajahs, or Muslim community leaders. They were Rajah Sulayman and Rajah Matanda who ruled the communities south of the Pasig, and Rajah Lakandula who ruled the community north of the river. Manila was then the northernmost Muslim sultanate in the islands. It held ties with the sultanates of Brunei, Sulu, and Ternate in Cavite. Rajah Sulayman (سليمان in Arabic) was a native Muslim king, who ruled, along with Rajah Matanda and Lakan Dula the king of the Tondo area, over a large population of Tagalogs on the southern part of the Pasig River and the city of Manila, during the 16th century. ... Rajah Lakandula (actually Lakan Dula, Lakan being the Kapampangan equivalent of Rajah) was a native ruler of Tondo (or Tondok, now a part of) Manila, Philippines during the early part of the Spanish colonization of the country. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Ternate is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cavite, Philippines. ... This article is about the province of Cavite. ...


Spanish rule

The Entrance of Real Fuerza de Santiago.
The Entrance of Real Fuerza de Santiago.

In 1570, a Spanish expedition ordered by the conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi demanded the conquest of Manila. His second in command, Martín de Goiti departed from Cebu and arrived in Manila. The Muslim Tagalogs welcomed the foreigners, but Goiti had other plans. The Spanish force of 300 soldiers marched through Manila and a battle was fought with the heavily armed Spaniards quickly defeating the native settlements. Legazpi and his men followed the next year and made a peace pact with the three rajahs and organized a city council consisting of two mayors, 12 councilors, and a secretary. A walled city known as Intramuros, at the southern banks of Pasig River was built to protect the Spanish colonizers. On June 10, 1574, King Philip II of Spain gave Manila the title of Insigne y Siempre Leal Ciudad ("Distinguished and Ever Loyal City"). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1712x2288, 1458 KB) Summary Fort Santiago Gate 2005 W N Mansfield Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1712x2288, 1458 KB) Summary Fort Santiago Gate 2005 W N Mansfield Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... A Conquistador (Spanish: []) (English: Conqueror) was a Spanish soldier, explorer and adventurer who took part in the gradual invasion and conquering of much of the Americas and Asia Pacific, bringing them under Spanish colonial rule between the 15th and 19th centuries. ... Miguel López de Legazpi (1502 - August 20, 1572, Manila), also known as El Adelantado (The Governor) and El Viejo (The Elder), was a Spanish conquistador who established the first colony in the Philippine Islands in 1565. ... Martín de Goiti (b. ... Nickname: Map of Cebu showing the location of Cebu City Coordinates: 10°17 N 123°54 E Country Region Province Cebu (capital) Districts 1st and 2nd districts of Cebu City Barangays 80 Incorporated (town) 1565 Incorporated (city) February 24, 1937 Government  - Mayor Tomas D.R. Osmeña (BO-PK/Lakas... The Tagalogs are one of the largest Filipino ethnic groups. ... Intramuros circa 1920s Walls of Intramuros, located along the southern bank of the Pasig River, is the oldest among the districts of the city of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. ... The Pasig River is a river in the Philippines and connects Laguna de Bay via the Napindan Channel into Manila Bay. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1574 was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... Philip II (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ) (May 21, 1527 – September 13, 1598) was King of Spain from 1556 until 1598, King of Naples from 1554 until 1598, king consort of England (as husband of Mary I) from 1554 to 1558, Lord of the Seventeen Provinces (holding various titles for the individual territories...


In 1595, Manila was proclaimed as the capital of the Philippine Islands and became a center of trans-Pacific trade for more than three centuries. For example, the famous Manila galleons sailed between Manila and the port of Acapulco in today's Mexico. These Manila galleons carried silver and other precious metals from the New World to Manila to purchase goods and raw materials from throughout Asia — for example, spices transshipped from the Spice Islands to the south, and porcelain, ivory, lacquerware and processed silk cloth from China and Southeast Asia. Some of these Asian goods were used in Mexico, however, most of the cargo was transshipped across Mexico for delivery to Spain, to be sold in European markets. A painting of a Spanish galleon. ... For other uses, see Acapulco (disambiguation). ... Frontispiece of Peter Martyr dAnghieras De orbe novo (On the New World). Carte dAmérique, Guillaume Delisle, 1722. ... Transshipment is the shipment of goods to an intermediate destination, and then from there to yet another destination. ... Spice Islands most commonly refers to the Maluku Islands (formerly the Moluccas), which lie on the equator, between Sulawesi (Celebes) and New Guinea in what is now Indonesia. ... “Fine China” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Chinese lacquerware box from the Qing Dynasty, Museum für angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany. ... For other uses of this word, see Silk (disambiguation). ...


British occupation

There was a brief British occupation of Manila from 1762-1764 as a result of the Seven Years' War, which was fought between France and England. Spain became a British enemy when it sided with France due to ties between their royal families. The British Occupation was confined to Manila and Cavite while Simón de Anda y Salazar, acting as a de facto Spanish governor general, kept the countryside for Spain with the help of Filipino soldiers. The Indian soldiers known as Sepoys, who came with the British, deserted in droves and settled in Cainta, Rizal, and explains the uniquely Indian features of generations of Cainta residents. French mercenaries who came with the British also settled in various locations around Manila.[5] For the 1563–1570 war, see Northern Seven Years War. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the province of Cavite. ... A sepoy (from Persian سپاهی Sipâhi meaning soldier) was a native of India employed as a soldier in the service of a European power, usually of the United Kingdom. ... Nickname: Motto: Sulong pa! Cainta! Map of Rizal showing the location of Cainta. ...


United States rule

Escolta Street, Manila. stereoptical view, 1899
Escolta Street, Manila. stereoptical view, 1899

U.S. Troops invaded Manila in 1898 and waged war with the Spaniards and Filipinos in the Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American War. Following the defeat of Spain, U.S. forces took control of the city and the islands in one of the most brutal and forgotten chapters of Philippine American history. Download high resolution version (1374x696, 276 KB)This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free content hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Download high resolution version (1374x696, 276 KB)This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free content hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Pocket stereoskop WILD 1985 Old Zeiss pocket stereoscope with original test image Stereo card of a stereoscope in use. ... Belligerents United States Republic of Cuba Philippine Republic Kingdom of Spain Commanders Nelson A. Miles William R. Shafter George Dewey Máximo Gómez Emilio Aguinaldo Patricio Montojo Pascual Cervera Arsenio Linares Manuel Macías y Casado Ramón Blanco y Erenas Casualties and losses 385 KIA USA 5,000... Belligerents United States Philippine Constabulary Philippine Scouts First Philippine Republic several groups post-1902 Commanders William McKinley Theodore Roosevelt Emilio Aguinaldo Miguel Malvar several unofficial leaders post-1902 Strength 126,000 soldiers[1] First Philippine Republic: 80,000 soldiers Casualties and losses ~5,000-7,000[1][2] ~12,000...


The American Navy, under Admiral George Dewey, defeated the Spanish squadron in the Battle of Manila Bay on May 1st, 1898. Admiral Dewey testified that after the battle the Spanish Governor wished to surrender to the Americans rather than the Filipinos, whom he feared. George Dewey (December 26, 1837 – January 16, 1917) was an admiral of the United States Navy, best known for his victory (without the loss of a single life of his own forces due to combat; one man died of a heart attack) at the Battle of Manila Bay during the... There have been a number of naval battles that occurred in Manila Bay. ...


Having just won their independence from Spain, the Filipinos were fiercely opposed to once again being occupied. Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the First Philippine Republic at the Malolos Congress and had begun to build the foundations for an independent nation. Admiral Dewey, however, claimed he never recognized the Philippine Republic, as he did not have the authority to do so and did not consider it an organized government. [1] Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy (March 22, 1869 – February 6, 1964) was a Filipino general, politician, and independence leader. ... Flag Anthem: Himno Nacional Filipina Location of Filipinas in Asia Capital Bacoor, Cavite Malolos, Bulacan January 23, 1899-March 29, 1899 San Isidro, Nueva Ecija March 29, 1899-May 9, 1899 Palanan, Isabela September 6, 1900-March 23, 1901 Language(s) Spanish (official), Tagalog Government Republic President  - 1898-1901 Emilio... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Malolos Congress was the constituent assembly of the First...


American high command at that time was headed by General Otis who ordered invasion and occupation. By that time the Filipino troops had taken classic defensive positions around Manila to attempt to keep them out. However, the poorly armed, ill-trained soldiers could not compete with the superior firepower of the Americans and they lost and were severely beaten; so much so that it has been reported that the dead were used as breastworks.[citation needed]


Under the command of Aguinaldo the Filipinos began a guerrilla campaign to resist the new occupiers. This campaign had limited success in the early days following the initial occupation of the Americans although any successes were short-lived. The replacement of General Otis by General MacArthur began an extensive campaign to suppress the local population. Aguinaldo is a folk genre of Christmas music which originates from Puerto Rico and is based on an archaic form of Spanish christmas carol. ... Elwell Stephen Otis (1838 - 1909) was a U.S. general who served in the Philippines late in the Spanish-American War and during the Philippine-American War. ... MacArthur landing at Leyte Beach in 1944. ...


This campaign by the USA has been reported as being a particularly bloody suppression with wild reports of commanders ordering the murder of everyone over 10 years old. Several books have been written on this war and it's implications for both the local peoples and the US. These books are largely hostile to the US: [6]


In the Treaty of Paris in 1898, Spain handed over the Philippines to the United States of America for US$ 20,000,000 and ending 333 years of Spanish rule in the islands. [7] [8] The Treaty of Paris of 1898, signed on December 10, 1898, ended the Spanish-American War. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


World War II

American combat units were ordered to withdraw from the city and all military installations removed on December 30 , 1941. Manila was declared an open city by President Manuel L. Quezon, to spare the city from death and destruction. Quezon issued a decree enlarging the safe zone to include outlying areas of Manila as safe zones, establishing the new administrative jurisdiction called Greater Manila. is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina (b. ...


The post of mayor of Greater Manila was given to Quezon's former Executive Secretary, Jorge B. Vargas. On the evening of New Year's Day of 1942, a Japanese courier delivered notice to Vargas that Japanese forces already bivouacked at Parañaque would enter Greater Manila the following day. From 9 am to 10 am of January 2, Japanese imperial forces marched into the City of Manila. Jorge B. Vargas (August 24, 1890 – February 22, 1980) was a lawyer and youth advocate born in Bago City, Negros Occidental. ... Anthem Kimi ga Yo Imperial Reign Capital Tokyo Government Constitutional monarchy Emperor  - 1868–1912 Emperor Meiji  - 1912–1926 Emperor Taishō  - 1926–1989 Emperor Shōwa Prime Minister  - 1885-1888, 1892-1896, 1898, 1900-1901 Itō Hirobumi  - 1888-1889 Kuroda Kiyotaka  - 1889-1891 Yamagata Aritomo  - 1906-1908, 1911-1912 Saionji Kinmochi...


Vargas was tasked to hand over to the new authorities Greater Manila and present the remaining Filipino leaders to Japanese authorities. Vargas and the Filipino leaders present were asked to choose three options; (1) a purely Japanese military administration, (2) a dictatorial government run by a Filipino under General Artemio Ricarte who went on self-exile to Japan after the Filipino-American war, or (3) a government by commission selected by Filipinos. Vargas and the local leaders chose the third option and established the Philippine Executive Commission to manage initially Greater Manila, and was later expanded to cover the whole of the Philippines. Artemio Ricarte was born on October 20, 1866 in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines to Faustino Ricarte and Bonifacia Garcia. ... The Philippine Executive Commission or PEC was established on January of 1942 with Jorge B. Vargas as its first Chairman. ...


Vargas assumed the chairmanship of the Philippine Executive Commission and appointed to the post of Mayor of Greater Manila in 1942, Leon G. Guinto Sr., a Secretary of Labor under the Philippine Commonwealth administration of President Manuel L. Quezon. Guinto held the position of Mayor of Greater Manila until the liberation of the city. Leon G. Guinto, Sr. ... The Commonwealth of the Philippines was the political designation of the Philippines from 1935 to 1946 when the country was a commonwealth of the United States. ...


Under Guinto's war-time administration, the City of Manila that was expanded to Greater Manila included districts such as; "Bagumbayan" means New Town (South of Manila), "Bagumpanahon" means New Era (Sampaloc, Quiapo, San Miguel and Santa Cruz), "Bagumbuhay" means New Life (Tondo), "Bagong Diwa" means New Order (Binondo & San Nicholas), the then newly established Quezon City was collapsed and divided into two districts, while the municipalities of Caloocan, Las Piñas, Malabon, Makati, Mandaluyong, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, and San Juan became districts of Manila. Nickname: Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Quezon City Coordinates: 14°38 N, 121°2 E Country Philippines Region National Capital Region Districts 1st to 4th districts of Quezon City Barangays 142 Incorporated (town) October 12, 1939 (as Balintawak) Incorporated (city) October 12, 1939 Government  - Mayor Feliciano Sonny... The City of Caloocan, (Filipino: Lungsod ng Kalookan; alternative spelling: Kalookan City), is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... The City of Las Piñas (Filipino: Lungsod ng Las Piñas) (population: 472,780, 2000 Census) is a city in the National Capital Region of the Philippines. ... The City of Malabon is one of the cities and municipalities in the Philippines that make up Metro Manila. ... Nickname: Motto: Makati, Mahalin Natin, Atin Ito (literally, Makati, We Love It, This Is Ours) Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Makati City Coordinates: 14° 33 N, 121°02, E Country Region Province none (It is formerly on Rizal province until 1975) Districts 1st and 2nd districts of... The City of Mandaluyong (Filipino: Lungsod ng Mandaluyong) is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... Navotas is a city in Metro Manila, Philippines. ... Motto: Be part of it! Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Parañaque City Coordinates: 14° 28 N, 121°01, E Country Region Districts 1st and 2nd District of Parañaque City Barangays 16 Incorporated (town) 1572 Incorporated (city) February 15, 1998 Government  - Mayor Florencio Jun Bernabe, Jr. ... The City of Pasay (Filipino: Lungsod ng Pasay) is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... The City of San Juan (Filipino: Siyudad ng San Juan) is a city in Metro Manila in the Philippines. ...


On October 20, 1944 American General Douglas MacArthur fulfilled a promise to return to the Philippines (see Battle of Leyte). From February 3 to March 3, 1945, after the climactic battle at Intramuros ended, the thoroughly devastated city of Manila was officially liberated. Allied Filipino & American troops did not reach the city in time to prevent the Manila Massacre though. is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the American general; for the municipality in the Philippines, see General MacArthur, Eastern Samar. ... Belligerents United States, Philippines Empire of Japan Commanders Douglas MacArthur Walter Krueger Franklin C. Sibert John R. Hodge Ruperto C. Kangleon Tomoyuki Yamashita Sosaku Suzuki Shiro Makino Strength 200,000 U.S. troops 3,189 Filipino guerrillas 55,000 Japanese troops Casualties and losses 3,500 killed 12,000 wounded... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Combatants United States Japan Commanders Robert S. Beightler (37th Infantry Division) Verne D. Mudge (1st Cavalry Division) Oscar W. Griswold (U.S. XIV Corps) Joseph M. Swing (11th Airborne Division) Iwabuchi Sanji (Manila Naval Defense Forces) Strength 35,000 US troops 16,000 Japanese sailors, marines, and Army troops Casualties... Slain children in the ruins of Manila The Manila massacre, February 1945, refers to the atrocities conducted against Filipino civilians in Manila, Philippines by retreating Japanese troops during World War II. Various credible Western and Eastern sources agree that the death toll was at least 100,000 people. ...


Manila and security

Manila has been subject to militant attacks. The metropolis have been targeted twice by groups Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Abu Sayyaf. In addition, Al-Qaida cells have been discovered in the metropolis. “MILF” redirects here. ... The Abu Sayyaf Group (Arabic: جماعة أبو سياف; , ASG),also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya is one of several militant Islamist separatist groups based in and around the southern islands of the Philippines, in Bangsamoro (Jolo, Basilan, and Mindanao) where for almost 30 years various groups have been engaged in an insurgency... Al-Qaeda (Arabic: القاعدة, the foundation or the base) is the name given to a worldwide network of militant Islamist organizations under the leadership of Osama bin Laden. ...


Project Bojinka, which was a large-scale attack being planned in late 1994 and early 1995, was being planned in Manila. The project was abandoned after the night of January 6, 1995 and the morning of January 7, when an apartment fire led investigators to a laptop computer containing the plans. Oplan Bojinka was a planned large-scale attack on airliners in 1995. ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sister cities

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See also

Imperial Manila is a pejorative political epithet used to express the idea that the affairs of the Philippines, particularly those of the rural countryside, are unfairly dominated by the political affairs of the capital Manila. ... Location of Mega Manila (red) within the Philippines Mega Manila is the term used for the regions of Central Luzon, CALABARZON, MIMARO and Metro Manila. ... For the capital city of the Philippines, see Manila. ... 27 metropolitan areas of at least 10 million people. ... This article is about megacities in general. ...

References

  1. ^ 50 Largest World Metropolitan Areas Ranked: 2000 Estimates
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  6. ^ Boot, Max (April 1, 2002). The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power. Basic Books. ISBN 0-465-00720-1.  p. 125, As many as 200,000 civilians also died, victims of disease and famine and the cruelties of both sides.;
    *Kumar, Amitava (October 29, 1999). Poetics/Politics: Radical Aesthetics for the Classroom. Palgrave. ISBN 0-312-21866-4.  “In the fifteen years that followed the defeat of the Spanish in Manila Bay in 1898, more Filipinos were killed by U.S. forces than by the Spanish in 300 years of colonization. Over 1.5 million died out of a total population of 6 million.”
    *Painter, Nell Irvin (May 1, 1989). Standing at Armageddon: The United States, 1877–1919. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-30588-0.  p. 154, Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos died in battle, of disease, or of other war-related causes.
    *Bayor, Ronald H (June 23, 2004). The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America. Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-11994-1.  p. 335, Some seven thousand Americans and twenty thousand Filipinos were killed or wounded in the war, and hundreds of thousands of Filipinos – some estimates are as high as 1 million – died of war-related disease or famine.
    *Guillermo, Emil (February 8, 2004). "A first taste of empire". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: 03J.  The Philippines: 20,000 military dead; 200,000 civilian dead. Some historians, however, put the toll higher – closer to 1 million Filipinos because of the disease and starvation that ensued.
    *(author unknown) (November 1, 2003). "Kipling, the 'White Man's Burden,' and U.S. Imperialism". Monthly Review 55: 1.  Although a quarter of the million is the “consensual” figure of historians, estimates of Filipino deaths from the war have ranged as high as one million, which would have meant depopulation of the islands by around one-sixth.
  7. ^ Philippines, The. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-07
  8. ^ Philippine History
  9. ^ Manila-Montreal Sister City Agreement Holds Potential for Better Cooperation : Philippines : Gov.Ph : News
  10. ^ http://www.newwinnipeg.com/news/info/sister-cities.htm
  11. ^ Taipei city - sister cities
  12. ^ http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/Government/Boards_and_Commissions_N-Z/Sister_Cities_Board/ Santa Barbara, California Web site

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The City of San Pablo (Filipino: Lungsod ng San Pablo) is a first class city in the province of Laguna, Philippines. ... Nickname: Motto: Serbisyong makatao, Lungsod na Makabago, Humane Service, Modern City Map of Laguna showing the location of Santa Rosa City Coordinates: 14°19N 14°3E Country Region Province 1st district of Laguna Districts 897 Barangays 18 Incorporated (town) January 15, 1792 Incorporated (city) July 10, 2004 Government... Silay City is a 2nd class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Sipalay City is a 5th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Sorsogon City is a city located at the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Surigao City is a 2nd class city in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. ... Tabaco City is a 4th class city in the province of Albay, Philippines. ... Tabuk is a 5th class city in the province of Kalinga, Philippines. ... Tacloban City is the largest city and regional center of the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. ... Tacurong City is a 4th class city in the province of Sultan Kudarat, Philippines. ... Nickname: Map of Cavite showing the location of Tagaytay. ... View of the City of Tagbilaran from Bohol Plaza Resort Flag of Tagbilaran City Tagbilaran City is a 3rd class city in the province of Bohol, Philippines. ... Tagum City (Dakbayan sa Tagum/Syudad sa Tagum) is a 1st class city in the 1st congressional district of the province of Davao del Norte, Philippines. ... Map of Cebu showing the location of Talisay City. ... Talisay City is a 5th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... The City of Tanauan (Filipino: Lungsod ng Tanauan) is a third class city in the province of Batangas, Philippines. ... ≈ Tandag is a 5th class city in the province of Surigao del Sur, Philippines. ... Tangub City is a 3rd class city in the province of Misamis Occidental, Philippines. ... The City of Tayabas (Filipino: Lungsod ng Tayabas) is a second class city in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Tanjay City is a 5th class city in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Tarlac City is a 3rd class city in the province of Tarlac, Philippines. ... Toledo City, formerly known as Pueblo Hinulawan, is a 2nd class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Trece Martires City is a 4th class city in the province of Cavite, Philippines. ... The City of Tuguegarao is a second class city in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... The City of Urdaneta is a 2nd class city in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Victorias City is a 5th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... The City of Vigan is a 5th class city in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... This is a list of current and former national capital cities in the Philippines, which includes during the time of the Spanish colonization, the First Philippine Republic, the Commonwealth of the Philippines, the Second Republic of the Philippines (Japanese-Sponsored Republic), the Third Republic of the Philippines, the Fourth Republic... For the capital city of the Philippines, see Manila. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections Chairman: Resurreccion Z. Borra 2013 | 2010 | 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The province (Filipino: lalawigan... Abra is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... Agusan del Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Caraga region in Mindanao. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Agusan del Sur Region: Caraga (Region XIII) Capital: Prosperidad Founded: June 17, 1967 Population: 2000 census—559,294 (45th largest) Density—62 per km² (7th lowest) Area: 8,966. ... Aklan is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas. ... Albay is a province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in Luzon. ... Antique P is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Apayao Region: Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) Capital: Kabugao Founded: February 14, 1995 Population: 2000 census—97,129 (4th smallest) Density—25 per km² (lowest) Area: 3,927. ... Aurora is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. ... Basilan is an island province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). ... This article is about province of the Philippines. ... The Province of Batanes is the northernmost and the smallest province of the Philippine Republic, both in terms of population and land area. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Batangas Region: CALABARZON (Region IV-A) Capital: Batangas City Founded: March 10, 1917 Population: 2000 census—1,905,348 (9th largest) Density—602 per km² (7th highest) Area: 3,165. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Benguet Region: Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) Capital: La Trinidad, Benguet Founded: — Population: 2000 census—330,129 (43rd largest) Density—219 per km² (36th highest) Area: 2,599. ... Biliran is one of the smallest provinces in the Philippines and it is located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... For the island see Bohol Island. ... Bukidnon is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Bulacan Region: Central Luzon (Region III) Capital: Malolos City Founded: 1572 Population: 2000 census—2,234,088 (4th largest) Density—851 per km² (5th highest) Area: 2,625. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Cagayan Region: Cagayan Valley (Region II) Capital: Tuguegarao City Founded: 1581 Population: 2000 census—993,580 (25th largest) Density—110 per km² (16th lowest) Area: 9,002 km² (3rd largest) Divisions: Highly urbanized cities—0 Component cities—1 Municipalities—28 Barangays—820 Congressional districts... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Camarines Norte Region: Bicol Region (Region V) Capital: Daet Founded: — Population: 2000 census—458,840 (25th smallest) Density—217 per km² (37th highest) Area: 2,112. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Camarines Sur Region: Bicol Region (Region V) Capital: Pili Founded: — Population: 2000 census—1,551,549 (15th largest) Density—295 per km² (22nd highest) Area: 5,266. ... Camiguin is a small island province of the Philippines off the northern coast of Mindanao. ... Capiz is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Catanduanes is an island province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in Luzon. ... This article is about the province of Cavite. ... For other uses, see Cebu (disambiguation). ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Compostela Valley Region: Davao Region (Region XI) Capital: Nabunturan Founded: January 31, 1998 Population: 2000 census—580,244 (44th largest) Density—124 per km² (19th lowest) Area: 4,667. ... Cotabato, formerly North Cotabato, is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the SOCCSKSARGEN region in Mindanao. ... Davao, formerly Davao del Norte, is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. ... Davao del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. ... Davao Oriental is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Dinagat Island. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Eastern Samar Region: Eastern Visayas (Region VIII) Capital: Borongan Founded: June 19, 1965 Population: 2000 census—375,822 (20th smallest) Density—87 per km² (13th lowest) Area: 4,339. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Guimaras Region: Western Visayas (Region VI) Capital: Jordan Founded: May 22, 1992 Population: 2000 census—141,450 (7th smallest) Density—234 per km² (33rd highest) Area: 604. ... Ifugao is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Ilocos Norte Region: Ilocos Region (Region I) Capital: Laoag City Founded: — Population: 2000 census—514,241 (48th largest) Density—151 per km² (27th lowest) Area: 3,399. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Ilocos Sur Region: Ilocos Region (Region I) Capital: Vigan City Founded: 1572 Population: 2000 census—594,206 (41st largest) Density—230 per km² (34th highest) Area: 2,579. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Isabela Region: Cagayan Valley (Region II) Capital: Ilagan Founded: May 01, 1856 Population: 2000 census—1,287,575 (17th largest) Density—121 per km² (18th lowest) Area: 10,664. ... Kalinga is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... La Union is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in Luzon. ... Laguna is a province of the Philippines found in the CALABARZON region in Luzon. ... Lanao del Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region. ... Lanao del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Leyte Region: Eastern Visayas (Region VIII) Capital: Tacloban City Founded: 1543 and March 10, 1917 Population: 2000 census—1,592,336 (14th largest) Density—279 per km² (24th highest) Area: 5,712. ... Maguindanao is a province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). ... Marinduque is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. ... Masbate is an island province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region. ... Misamis Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region. ... Misamis Oriental is a province of the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region. ... Mountain Province is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Negros Occidental Region: Western Visayas (Region VI) Capital: Bacolod City Founded: — Population: 2000 census—2,565,723 (2nd largest) Density—324 per km² (15th highest) Area: 7,926. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Negros Oriental Region: Central Visayas (Region VII) Capital: Dumaguete City Founded: March 10, 1917 Population: 2000 census—1,126,061 (20th largest) Density—208 per km² (41st highest) Area: 5,402. ... Northern Samar is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... Nueva Ecija is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. ... Nueva Vizcaya is a province of the Philippines located in the Cagayan Valley region in Luzon. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Occidental Mindoro Region: MIMAROPA (Region IV-B) Capital: Mamburao Founded: — Population: 2000 census—380,250 (21st smallest) Density—65 per km² (9th lowest) Area: 5,879. ... Oriental Mindoro (Filipino: Silangang Mindoro) is a province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. ... Palawan is an island province of the Philippines located in the Mimaropa region. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Pampanga Region: Central Luzon (Region III) Capital: City of San Fernando Founded: December 11, 1571 Population: 2000 census—1,882,730 (10th largest) Density—863 per km² (4th highest) Area: 2,180. ... Pangasinan, officially Province of Pangasinan (Pangasinan: Luyag na Pangasinan), is one of the provinces of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Quezon is a province of the Philippines located in the CALABARZON region in Luzon. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Quirino Region: Cagayan Valley (Region II) Capital: Cabarroguis, Quirino Founded: June 18, 1966 Population: 2000 census—148,575 (8th smallest) Density—49 per km² (2nd lowest) Area: 3,057. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Rizal Region: CALABARZON (Region IV-A) Capital: Antipolo City† Founded: June 11, 1901 Population: 2000 census—1,707,218 (11th largest) Density—1,304 per km² (2nd highest) Area: 1,308. ... Romblon is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. ... For other uses, please see Samar (disambiguation). ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Sarangani Region: SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII) Capital: Alabel Founded: March 10, 1917 Population: 2000 census—410,622 (58th largest) Density—138 per km² (23rd lowest) Area: 2,980. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Shariff Kabunsuan Region: Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Capital: Kabuntalan Founded: Population: 2000 census— () Density— per km² () Area: km² () Divisions: Highly urbanized cities—0 Component cities—0 Municipalities—10 Barangays— Congressional districts— Languages: Maguindanaoan Governor: (2004-2007) Shariff Kabunsuan is the newest province... Siquijor is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Sorsogon Region: Bicol Region (Region V) Capital: Sorsogon City Founded: — Population: 2000 census—650,535 (37th largest) Density—304 per km² (19th highest) Area: 2,141. ... South Cotabato is a province of the Philippines located in the SOCCSKSARGEN region in Mindanao. ... Southern Leyte is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Sultan Kudarat Region: SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII) Capital: Isulan Founded: Population: 2000 census—586,505 (42nd largest) Density—124 per km² (21st highest) Area: 4,714. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Sulu Region: Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Capital: Jolo Founded: Population: 2000 census—619,668 (40th largest) Density—387 per km² (13th highest) Area: 1,600. ... Surigao del Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Caraga region in Mindanao. ... Surigao del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Caraga region in Mindanao. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Tarlac Region: Central Luzon (Region III) Capital: Tarlac City Founded: 1872 Population: 2000 census—1,068,783 (23rd largest) Density—350 per km² (14th highest) Area: 3,053. ... Tawi-Tawi is an island province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Zambales Region: Central Luzon (Region III) Capital: Iba Founded: 1578 Population: 2000 census—627,802 (39th largest) Density—169 per km² (49th highest) Area: 3,714. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Zamboanga del Norte Region: Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX) Capital: Dipolog City Founded: June 23, 1635 and June 6, 1952 Population: 2000 census—823,130 (27th largest) Density—124 per km² (27th highest) Area: 6,618. ... Zamboanga del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. ... Zamboanga del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. ... The Philippines is divided into, from the highest division to the lowest: Provinces and independent cities Municipalities and component cities Barangays Each division at each level from the provinces down to the barangays is a local government unit (LGU). ... The Philippines is divided into three island groups. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections Chairman: Resurreccion Z. Borra 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Map of the Philippines showing the... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipyo, in Tagalog) is a local... A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ... The Legislative districts of the Philippines are the representations of the Philippines provinces and cities in the Philippine Congress. ... A territorial dispute is a disagreement over the possession/control of land between two or more states, or over the possession/control of land by one state after it has conquered it from a former state no longer currently recognized by the occupying power. ... For other uses, see Sabah (disambiguation). ... The Scarborough Shoal, more correctly described as a group of islands, atolls, and reefs then a shoal, is located in the Luzon Sea (South China Sea). ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... Coordinates: Government  - Mayor Askar Mamin Population (estimated)  - City 600,000 Time zone BTT (UTC+6) This article is about the capital of Kazakhstan; for the article on the palace in Sarawak, see Astana (Sarawak); for the professional road-cycling team see Astana Team; for the Iranian city, see Astaneh-e... Bishkek cityscape Bishkek (Бишкек) is the capital of Kyrgyzstan. ... Location of Dushanbe in Tajikistan Coordinates: , Country Government  - Mayor Mahmadsaid Ubaydulloyev Area  - Total 100 km² (38. ... AÅŸgabat AÅŸgabat AÅŸgabat AÅŸgabat (Turkmen: ; Persian: , UniPers: EÅ¡q-âbâd; Russian: - Ashkhabád) also spelled as Ashgabat, Ashkabat, Ashkhabad, Ashgabad, is the capital city of Turkmenistan, a former Soviet republic. ... Tashkent (Uzbek: , Russian: ) is the capital of Uzbekistan and also of the Tashkent Province. ... This article is about the geographical region. ... Peking redirects here. ... This article is about the city. ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with PyeongChang. ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... Template:Infobox Settlementcookis and ceam For the band, see Ulan Bator (band). ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... Dhaka (previously Dacca; Bengali: Ḍhākā; IPA: ) is the capital of Bangladesh and the principal city of Dhaka District. ... Thimphu (Tibetan script: ཐིམ་ཕུག།) is the capital of Bhutan, and also the name of the surrounding valley and dzongkhag, the Thimphu District. ... , This article is about the capital city of India. ... Malé (Dhivehi: މާލެ), (pronounced: Maa-lay) population 81,647 (2004), is the capital of the Republic of Maldives located at the southern edge of North Male Atoll Kaafu Atoll. ... For other uses, see Kathmandu (disambiguation). ... Location within Pakistan Coordinates: , Country Pakistan Province Constructed 1960s Union Council 40 UC (District Govt. ... , District Government  - Mayor Swarnalatha Silva (Sri Lanka Freedom Party) Area  - City 17 km²  (6. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque Bandar Seri Begawan, estimated population 46,229 (1991), is the capital and the royal town of the Sultanate of Brunei. ... Naypyidaw (also spelt Nay Pyi Taw, literally Royal City) is currently the national capital of Myanmar, located in Kyatpyae Village, Pyinmana Township of Mandalay Division. ... Nickname: Location of Phnom Penh, Cambodia Coordinates: , Country Province Settled 1372 Became Capital 1865 Government  - Type Municipality  - Mayor & Governor H.E. Keb Chutema (Khmer: )  - Vice Governors H.E. Than Sina, H.E. Map Sarin, H.E. Seng Tong Area  - Total 376 km² (145. ... Dili, also spelled Díli, Dilli or Dilly, is the capital of East Timor. ... Jakarta (also DKI Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (English: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - Total 243. ... Motto: Bandar raya Taman, Bandar raya Bestari (English :Garden City, Intelligent City ) Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1995, October 19th Made into Federal Territory 2001, February 1st Government  - Administered by Perbadanan Putrajaya Putrajaya Corporation  - Chairman Samsudin Osman Area  - City 46 km²  (17. ... Location within Thailand Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... Hanoi (Vietnamese: Hà Ná»™i, Hán Tá»±: 河内)  , estimated population 3,145,300 (2005), is the capital of Vietnam. ...  Southwest Asia in most contexts. ... For other places with the same name, see Kabul (disambiguation). ... Location of Yerevan in Armenia Coordinates: , Country Established 782 BC Government  - Mayor Yervand Zakharyan Area  - City 227 km²  (87. ... Location in Azerbaijan Coordinates: , Country Government  - Mayor Hajibala Abutalybov Area  - Total 260 km² (100. ... Bahrain from space, June 1996 Manama (Arabic: المنامة Al-Manāmah) is the capital city of Bahrain and is the countrys largest city with a population of approximately 155,000, roughly a quarter of countrys entire population. ... District Nicosia District Government  - Mayor Eleni Mavrou Population (2004)  - City 270,000 (Greek part) 85,000 (Turkish part) 355,000 (Total) Time zone EET (UTC+2) Website: www. ... Location of Tbilisi in Georgia Coordinates: , Country Established c. ... 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