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Café Havana

Café Havana (G/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila) – this Cuban-themed bar & restaurant, located within Greenbelt Mall, is a great venue to become immersed in live Latin music, as well as ordering (pricey) drinks such as mojitos and margaritas. That, as well as Cuban food. DJ sessions there play more of a […]

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22 Jupiter

22 Jupiter (22 Jupiter Street, Makati City, Manila) – this bistro (manned by chef Marco Legasto of Prime 101) serves a variety of dishes that have Thai, Korean, and Spanish influences. The “must try” items here include Scallops with Foie Gras Mushrooms, Nachos with Chorizo Cheese, Steam with Foie Gras Mushroom, and Bagnet with Thai […]

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Light Rail Transit

Light Rail Transit (LRT-1, LRT-2, and MRT-3) – this is Manila’s elevated rail system, which has three lines: LRT-1 (yellow)(running north to south), LRT-2 (purple)(running west to east), and MRT-3 (blue)(running north to south along EDSA). Passengers can transfer from one rail link to another, but there is a separate fare for each line. Fares […]

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Binondo Church

Binondo Church (Plaza L. Ruiz, Binondo 1006, Manila) – located in Manila’s Chinatown district (Binondo), this church was founded by Dominican priests in 1596 to serve their Chinese Christian converts in the Binondo area where the Spanish authorities permitted Chinese and Chinese mestizos to live. The church also served native Filipino Christians.   The original […]

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Ayala Museum

Ayala Museum (Dela Rosa Street, Makati, Kalakhang. Manila) – this is a major history and art museum, and one of the main attractions in Manila. Recognized as one of the most significant institutions exhibiting aspects of Philippine culture and art, the museum opened in 1967 when it was established under the initiative of Filipino artist […]

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About The Philippines

The Philippines, located in Southeast Asia, consists of 7,107 islands in the western Pacific Ocean. This country was discovered by Spanish explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. Another Spanish explorer (Ruy López de Villalobos) named this country Las Islas Filipinas after King Philip II of Spain. After the establishment of Spanish settlements in 1565, the country […]