Manila Local Customs

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    Baguio Photo Album I, the very...

    by thelia18 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Baguio Photo Album I, the very first online album of the city, became accessible on October 28, 2000. Portrayed in this album are 210 assorted photographs classified as follows: Aerial Photographs, Baguio Public Market, The Drive Up Kennon Road, Faces in The Crowd, and Glimpse of Baguio (Circa 2000). Also portrayed in this album are photographs and newspaper articles of the big and destructive earthquake of 1990 which brought death and destruction to the city. 'Glimpse of Baguio' shows how the city has been reconstructed and brought back to life by its residents who never gave up hope on their city. The cover photo of the album shows a representative group of the local Igorot community in Honolulu, Hawaii

    This one you should know about this place the weather like sweden summer coz the place is upp in the mountain about 20 to 24 degree celcius

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    Malling. Manila is one super...

    by D._Pepper Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Malling. Manila is one super mall after another. One of the biggest - if not the biggest - is SM Megamall on EDSA in Ortigas Center. You can spend a whole day inside Megamall without wanting to leave it, nor needing to. It has hundreds of specialty shops, restaurants, cinemas, art galleries, medical and dental clinics, name it, you'll probably find it - inside Megamall. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

    Megamall is the white building complex shown in the photo - Buildings A & B. San Miguel (the beer) Corporation is headquartered in the building shown in the foreground, and another huge mall - the Robinson's Galleria - is about two big blocks past the twin towers you see in the background.

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    AIR: The Philippines' national...

    by ligaya Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    AIR: The Philippines' national airline is Philippine Airlines (PR). Other airlines serving the Philippines include Air France, British Airways, Cathay Pacific,Emirates, Qantas, Singapore Airlinesand Malaysia Airlines.

    NOTE: The period over Easter, from Good Friday to the following Bank holiday (and sometimes beyond), is a major holiday in the Philippines as is Christmas and New Year. There may be some difficulty booking a flight during these periods.
    Approximate flight times: From Manila to London is 16 hours; to Paris is 14 hours 10 minutes; to Los Angeles is 14 hours 25 minutes; to New York is 17 hours 30 minutes; to Singapore is 3 hours; to Hong Kong is 1 hour 40 minutes; to Bangkok is 2 hours 35 minutes; to Tokyo is 5 hours 15 minutes and to Sydney is 8 hours.

    International airports: Ninoy Aquino (MNL) is 12km (7 miles) southeast of Manila. Airport facilities include banks, post office, medical clinic, baggage deposit area, duty-free shops and car hire. Bus and taxi services are available to the city (travel time - 15 minutes). Mactan International Airport (NOP) (Cebu Island) is 45km (28 miles) from the city centre. Hotels and tour operators provide their own coaches; taxis can be hired.

    Departure tax: P550 for international departures. Children under two years of age and transit passengers are exempt.

    SEA: Manila is a major seaport, a crossroads of trade in the Asia-Pacific region. Shipping lines which call at Manila include American President Lines, Eastern Shipping Lines, Premier Shipping Lines, Lloyd Triestino and Evergreen Lines. Schedules and rates are listed in the shipping pages of daily newspapers.

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    Weather

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 27, 2006

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    Manila encounters the maximum amount of rainfall during the months of June to October when typhoons can also hit. The hottest month is usually May with the coldest in January.

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    Cofradia dela Immaculada Concepcion

    by joysweet Written Mar 12, 2006

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    The Cofradia holds an annual procession for all Marian images around the country every 1st Sunday of December in Intramuros.

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    Sari sari store

    by mlt_t Updated Sep 22, 2004

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    A Typical retail small stores that caters to a neighborhood community’s daily needs... you'll gonna saw lots of this around the town.

    Sari-sari Store

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    Male area female area

    by BADJUJU Written Feb 9, 2004

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    in every LRT station there are these signs indicating male area and female area.
    in practice, it's ok to mix your gender.

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    Buko pie

    by Djinn76 Updated Sep 30, 2003

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    Another speciality, the buko pie, is indeed a hot pie made with fresh coconuts...
    Colette is apparently a well known brand of shop where to buy it from...

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    Visit a Modern Church

    by D._Pepper Written Apr 19, 2003

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    Well, fairly modern, anyway. This is the interior of the Saint Andrew the Apostle Church in Bel Air, Makati City.

    St. Andrew the Apostle Church

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    Look up from time to time...

    by D._Pepper Written Apr 19, 2003

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    Inside churches, that is... This is the ceiling inside San Agustin Church. Not quite the Sistine Chapel, but beautiful just the same.

    San Agustin Church ceiling

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    The Feast of the Black Nazarene

    by mlt_t Updated Sep 17, 2002

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    Held every 9th of January in Quiapo, Manila. Ten of thousands devotees from all walks of life attend the procession in honor of the Black Nazarene.

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    Feast of the Black Nazarene – Quiapo, Manila

    by mlt_t Written Sep 17, 2002

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    A grand fiesta centered on the 200 year old image of the Nazarene Countless barefooted men strive to touch or carry the image during the procession

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  • Shopping is great in here,...

    by yen_2 Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Shopping is great in here, the photo shows inside the mall....A cheap area for shopping....;-)

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    Filipinos enjoy visiting as...

    by kylian74 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Filipinos enjoy visiting as often as possible, especially in the small villages, visits are often unannounced. However, in urban residents visits are less frequent and more planned.

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