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  Manila - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Manila lies at the mouth of the Pasig River on the eastern shores of Manila Bay, which is on the western side of Luzon.
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.
In 1595, Manila was proclaimed as the capital of the Philippine Islands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Manila,_Philippines   (2151 words)

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Manila lies at the eastern shores of Manila Bay, on the western side of Luzon.
Manila began as the northernmost Muslim sultanate at the mouth of the Pasig River along the shores of Manila Bay.
During the time when Manila was ruled by Rajah Sulaiman, who held ties with the Brunei, Ternate and Sulu sultanates, a Spanish expedition led by Martin de Goiti arrived in Manila and conquered the settlement, eliminating the fledgeling sultanate.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/manila.html   (1040 words)

 WOW Philippines :: Explore Philippines :: Description
At the center of Intramuros is the grand Manila Cathedral, the seat of the Catholic Archdiocese of Manila.
Manila is home to Malacañang Palace, the official residence of the highest chief executive of the country and one of the most historic structures in the Philippines, and the National Museum of the Philippines, the official repository and guardian of the Philippine cultural, historical, and natural heritage.
The city of Manila is located on the west coast of the Philippine main island of Luzon and surrounded by fertile plains.
www.tourism.gov.ph /explore_phil/place_details.asp?content=description&province=80   (547 words)

 AllRefer.com - Manila (Philippines Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Manila is the center of the country's largest metropolitan area, its chief port, and the focus of all governmental, commercial, industrial, and cultural activities.
It is the manufacturing center of the Philippines, with large metal fabrication, automobile assembly, and textile and garment industries.
Manila is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Asia.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/M/Manila.html   (239 words)

 Manila, Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
Located at Manila Bay on the island of Luzon in the Philippine archipelago, Manila is the capital of the Philippines.
Manila is proud of its twelve universities, among them the National University of the Philippines founded in 1900.
Manila's climate is tropical with relatively high humidity from abundant rainfall with an annual temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
www.cityofsacramento.org /webtech/SisterCities/manila.htm   (206 words)

 Manila Philippines Hotels and Travel Guide
Manila, Philippines is a busy, teeming metropolis with all the energy, bustle and confusion that a visitor would expect of a large urban sprawl with a population of 12 million.
Although Manila's layout may feel chaotic to a neophyte visitor, most tourist hubs are centralized and the locals are friendly.
The scent of incense tinged with pollution is a common Manila sensory mainstay.
www.manila-philippines.com   (202 words)

 Manila Hotels : The Pan Pacific Manila, Manila, Philippines.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
Pan Pacific Manila is a grand, new, five-star deluxe hotel conveniently located in the historical and cultural district of Manila and only eight kilometres from Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Situated in the heart of the Manila Bay area, Pan Pacific Manila is just a short drive from the city's convention, exhibition and business centres and a walk away from shopping.
Located on the top floor of Pan Pacific Manila is the hotel's Pacific Lounge, which is the perfect spot to start the day with a buffet breakfast or unwind in the evening with a cocktail.
manila.panpacific.com   (418 words)

 Manila, Philippines
Whenever Manila is mentioned, the speaker actually refers--sometimes unknowingly--to a vast conglomeration of 12 cities and five municipalities.
This is where the Mayor of the City of Manila holds office and runs the affairs of such districts as Quiapo, Santa Cruz, Binondo and San Nicolas, all of which are situated further north across the Pasig River.
Under the Japanese Occupation, Manila underwent the horrors of modern warfare and by the time it was over the entire city lay in ruins, suffering the worst devastation after Warsaw, Poland.
worldfacts.us /Philippines-Manila.htm   (2463 words)

 Philippines Tourist Guides - Introduction
Philippines is of volcanic origin, it has more than 20 active volcanoes, and regularly experiences earthquakes.
A large part of the terrain is mountainous; the volcanic eruptions in the area have given the Philippines, fertile soils and spectacular landscapes and underwater areas.
However, the Philippines are a relatively save and cheap place to visit (if one avoids the trouble prone areas in the south) with long beaches, interesting mountain treks and hikes, and spectacular underwater experiences.
www.sino.net /philippines-tourist-guides   (565 words)

 CBS - The Amazing Race
Considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Asia, Manila serves as capital, main port, and center of government, commerce, industry and culture for the Philippines.
By the time the Spanish arrived in the 16th century, Manila was a busy port, trading with China, Hindu empires in Sumatra and Java, and powerful Arabs.
Pagsanjan, in the Laguna Province about 44 miles southwest of Manila, is well worth the trip for anyone wanting to add a little adventure to their itinerary.
www.cbs.com /primetime/amazing_race5/show/episode11/destinations.shtml   (824 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
The Philippine Government faces threats from armed communist insurgencies and from Muslim separatists in the south.
The Philippines was less severely affected by the Asian financial crisis of 1998 than its neighbors, aided in part by annual remittances of $7-8 billion from overseas workers and no sustained runup in asset prices or foreign borrowing prior to the crisis.
The Philippines' consistently large budget deficit has produced a high debt level and has forced Manila to spend a large portion of the national government budget on debt service.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/rp.html   (1429 words)

 Philippines Public Announcement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
On February 14, 2005, explosions detonated in the southern Philippines cities of Davao and General Santos, followed shortly thereafter by one explosion in the business/commercial district of Makati, Metro Manila, resulting in at least 7 deaths and over 150 injuries.
Americans are advised to exercise special caution when traveling throughout the Philippines due to the possibility of armed robberies, kidnappings, and armed clashes between the NPA and government troops in some areas.
Americans living in or visiting the Philippines are strongly encouraged to register with the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Manila through the State Department's travel registration website, https://travelregistration.state.gov.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_1156.html   (1049 words)

 Welcome to Manila, Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
Atienza's successful re-election bid comes as no surprise since most if not all Manileños appreciate the positive changes he was able to introduce to Manila through his highly successful Buhayin ang Maynila urban renewal and redevelopment program.
It is with great honor, on behalf of the administration and all who have worked hard in creating the website of the City of Manila, to welcome you to the World Wide Web.
Manila is the only city by the bay in Metro Manila that has been able to preserve its frontage and Mayor Lito Atienza like to maximize the advantage
www.manila.gov.ph   (447 words)

 Philippines News.Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
The Philippines is a good destination for travelers who have already visited Thailand, Malaysia or Indonesia and want to explore more of Southeast Asia.
Philippine security forces seized a huge cache of bomb materials in a raid on a communist rebel hideout in a mountain village east of the capital,...
Philippines News.Net is part of an international network of news sites, dedicated to the major regions, countries and cities of the world.
www.philippinesnews.net   (944 words)

 Hotels in Manila - Manila hotel reservations &reviews. Manila travel guide and hotel list. Hotels in Philippines.
Manila hotels and resorts reservation guide - the definitive guide to Manila accommodation.
The Manila hotels and resorts guide provides a brief summary, customer ratings and reviews for hotels or resorts.
For detailed hotel information or to reserve a hotel or resort in Manila, please select a hotel or resort and let asiahotels.com be your Manila travel agent.
www.asiahotels.com /hl/manila-philippines.asp   (437 words)

 City of Manila, Philippines
The City of Manila is once again on-line through the World Wide Web and it is an honor for me, on behalf of this administration and of our beloved people of Manila to welcome you to our website.
The City of Manila went on-line only quite recently and through the recent months, the demands and the ever increasing needs of our people deemed it necessary to conduct a comprehensive updating of our site to provide our visitors more information and services.
We welcome all of you to experience a virtual tour of the City of Manila, the Philippines historic capital and witness the various changes and progress towards the next millennium.
www.maynila.8m.com /3   (416 words)

 Embassy of the United States in Manila
Mentioning the Philippines in his testimony before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific on September 21, Eric John, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, mentioned: "Our goals are clear.
Meeting notes need for improved prosecution of IPR violators in RP Participants in the June 7 roundtable discussion in Manila on intellectual property rights (IPR) protection in the country reached consensus on the need for improved prosecution of IPR violators in the country, according to a statement that the U.S. Embassy released on June 8.
Cadets from the Philippine Military Academy participated in a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy Residence in Baguio marking the 60 th anniversary of the surrender of all Japanese forces in the Philippines.
manila.usembassy.gov   (2773 words)

 EXPLORE PHILIPPINES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
The Townhouse Hotel Manila is located 2.5KM from the domestic and International airports on Manila Bay's Roxas Blvd between NAIA Road and the Baclaran Shopping area and famous Redemptionist Church.
The Townhouse Hotel is the only place in Manila that provides such a friendly, comfortable place for "world travelers" to meet with safe, clean rooms with the lowest rates in Manila.
Since we moved back to the Philippines permanently in Sept. 2004 he has showed me many shopping areas I was not aware of and would have taken hours and expenses to find by myself.
pages.zdnet.com /AsiaBill   (1769 words)

 Manila Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Modern Manila is a teeming metropolis, with huge towerblocks crowding those few examples of colonial architecture to survive the bombing of the city during WWII.
Many people use it only as a base for further travel, but the more persistent will discover its friendliness and charm.
While the less built-up areas do have a lot to offer, those who stop on their way through to more interesting rural destinations and smell the incense and pollution of Manila find that the capital city has a few hidden treasures of its own.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/asia/philippines/manila   (203 words)

 Manila Airport Arrivals Information, Philippines
Manila Airport Arrival information Philippines NAIA Terminal 1.
To miss this experience, organize your taxi before you leave the airport at one of the taxi stands, for not too exorbitant a price and go directly to the Taxi stand with your taxi ticket and avoid being hassled.
Follow this and Manila Airport almost becomes a pleasant experience.
website.lineone.net /~philwpagestl/philippines/manila.htm   (220 words)

 Full service condo in Makati, Manila, Philippines
Among the best in Philippine real estate, this 5-star condominium, The Eaton Makati, managed by one of the world's largest hotel chains--Holiday Inn, boasts of being a 5-star luxury hotel and residential condominium with first class features and amenities.
The Eaton Makati is a Prime Makati condo in Metro Manila It has a condotel concept wherein you will get full hotel services by Holiday Inn Makati, a 5-star hotel being built on the lower floors of the Eaton.
This is luxury living at the Eaton Makati, 5-star condo in Makati, Manila, Philippines.
eaton_makati.tripod.com   (622 words)

 A Virtual Travel to Philippines - Republika ng Pilipinas - Philippines Tourism
A virtual destination guide to the Philippines, this page is about many aspects of the country with the filipino spirit.
The Philippine Islands are the highest portions of a partly submerged mountain chain and is made up of 7,107 islands; main island groups are Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
The Philippines is one of the most westernized nations in Southeast Asia—a unique blend of eastern and western culture.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/philippines.htm   (974 words)

 Manila Blooms Philippines - Flower Shop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
Manila Blooms Online Flower Shop is a member of the Encarnacion Bechaves Group of Philippine florists and flowershops.
Send flowers from anywhere in the world to the Philippines.
No delivery charge in selected Metro Manila areas.
www.manilablooms.com   (208 words)

 The Manila Times Internet Edition | October 16, 2005
Overfishing in many parts of the Philippines has depleted the bounty from the sea.
Manila’s police chief on Saturday blamed hardcore militant groups that had infiltrated a procession led by religious and political personalities near Malacañang for starting the trouble that led to its dispersal Friday night.
By announcing Tuesday that a player on its men’s basketball team was actually ineligible to enter the university, much less play on its squad in the University Athletics Association of the Philippines, La Salle tried to uphold fair play and sportsmanship at the cost of smudging its pristine reputation.
www.manilatimes.net   (531 words)

 Canadian Embassy Manila, Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
It is here to answer frequently asked questions, to provide you with appropriate contacts in the Embassy and hot links to sites on Canada, the Philippines and relations between our two countries.
The Consular Section of the Canadian Embassy in Manila provides a range of services to Canadian citizens travelling or residing in the Philippines including an updated travel advisory.
If you are a Canadian company interested in doing business in the Philippines or a Philippine company interested in doing business with a company from Canada, the Trade Commissioner Service section at the Embassy can assist you.
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca /manila/menu-en.asp   (227 words)

 Basilica of San Sebastian, Manila, Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
The Basilica of San Sebastian is one of the 4 minor basilicas in the Archdiocese of Manila.
It is said to be the only church in Asia built of steel.
Rodrigo de San Miguel to the Philippines in 1618.
www.ca-catholics.net /churches/manila-s-sebastian   (206 words)

 Lodging.com: Hotel Details
Since its opening in 1912, Manila Hotel continues to stand as a historic landmark in the Far East.
The recipient of many prestigious awards, Manila Hotel is internationally regarded as truly one of the great hotels of the world.
Located at the very heart of the city, beside historic Manila Bay and along Manila's main boulevard.
www.lodging.com /App/ViewSpecificHotelLP?masterId=40224   (311 words)

 Pride International Film Festival 2004 - Manila, Philippines
The 1st Annual Pride International Film Festival 2004, which was held August 21-28 at the Dream Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, was received with great enthusiasm and support from local and international communities.
Being an annual international gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and HIV/AIDS themed film and video festival, this was established not only to promote GLTB films, filmmakers, and films with subject of interest to the community but also to help in the advocacy of HIV/AIDS education.
The recently concluded international GLTB film and video festival in Manila, Philippines had featured almost 90 films and videos from all over the world, with its advocacy of HIV/AIDS education on awareness, prevention and care projected throughout the festival week (August 21- 28, 2004)
www.geocities.com /pridefilmfestival/main.html   (1035 words)

 Current local time in Manila - Philippines
Make a Personal World Clock and include Manila
When can I call/have a meeting with someone in Manila?
Compare Manila time to time in other time zones
www.timeanddate.com /worldclock/city.html?n=145   (170 words)

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