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  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.
Manila sprawls east from Manila Bay along the Pasig River.
The scent of incense tinged with pollution is a common Manila sensory mainstay.
www.manila-philippines.com   (202 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Battle of Manila Bay   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The city of Manila is on the eastern shore of the bay, and on the southeast...
Manila Bay, Battle of (1 May 1898) Naval engagement during the SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR in the Philippines, in which a US fleet under George DEWEY sank a Spanish fleet at dawn without losing a man. Dewey's objective had been to paralyse the Spanish fleet at the outset of the SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR of...
Manila Bay is a large inlet on the western coast of Luzon, nearly twenty miles wide and twenty miles deep.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Battle-of-Manila-Bay   (464 words)

  
 Manila Bay
Manila was home to the families of his crew and many other non-combatants.
Preparation continued as the sound of gunfire at the entrance to Manila Bay announced the arrival of Dewey''s Asiatic Squadron.
Chief Engineer Randall of the HUGH McCULLOCH had passed away from a heart attack as the squadron entered Manila Bay, but may be considered a casualty of the battle also, since his conditon may have been the result of the tension of the moment and the heat of the engine rooms.
www.spanamwar.com /mbay.htm   (5616 words)

  
 Manila Bay
Intense antiaircraft fire suppressed further attacks; and, as a precautionary and rather unusual move which Admiral Spruance later characterized as “commendable initiative,” Manila Bay launched four of the Army P‑47’s she was ferrying to fly protective CAP until radar screens were clear of contacts.
As Manila Bay cruised to the east of Leyte Gulf with other carriers of Rear Adm. Felix B. Stump’s Taffy 2 (TU 77.4.2), powerful Japanese naval forces converged upon the Philippines and launched a three‑pronged offensive to drive the Americans from Leyte.
Manila Bay had 14 men killed and 52 wounded, but by 10 January she resumed full duty in support of the Lingayen Gulf operations.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/m3/manila_bay.htm   (1959 words)

  
  Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc. ... Manila Bay
Manila Bay, famous for its beautiful sunset, is the best natural harbor in Eastern Asia and one of the finest in the world.
The city of Manila is on the eastern shore of the bay, and on the southeast is the city of Cavite.
Situated on the western part of Luzon, Manila Bay is bounded by the provinces of Cavite in the south, Metro Manila and Rizal in the east, Bulacan and Pampanga in the north, and Bataan in the west and northwest.
www.psdn.org.ph /wetlands/manilabay.htm   (338 words)

  
  Manila - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
Manila began as a Muslim settlement at the mouth of the Pasig River along the shores of Manila Bay.
open-encyclopedia.com /Manila,_Philippines   (1507 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Manila Bay (Oceans And Continents) - Encyclopedia
Manila Bay, nearly landlocked inlet of the South China Sea, SW Luzon, the Philippines.
The city of Manila is on the eastern shore of the bay, and on the southeast is the city of Cavite, and a historic naval base.
The Manila Bay area was the focus, during the early phase of World War II, of a desperate attempt to save the Philippines from Japanese conquest (see Bataan; Corregidor).
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/M/ManilaBa.html   (317 words)

  
 Reviews of 'American Defenses of Corregidor and Manila Bay 1898-1945 (Fortress)'
Manila Bay - on the eastern edge of which sat the capital city of Manila - was a more difficult proposition.
The bay's 12 mile wide mouth stretched the limits of late-19th century artillery technology, but the width of the bay was compensated for by the fact that the entrance contained a number of islands.
There are five 2-D maps (the Manila Bay environs, the defenses of Manila Bay in 1941, a strategic map in December 1941, the Japanese assault on Corregidor, the American recapture of Corregidor) and two very nice 3-D maps (Corregidor island and Carabao Island).
www.usingenglish.com /amazon/us/reviews/1841764272.html   (936 words)

  
 Manila
Manila is by far the largest metropolitan area in the Philippines, and the second largest in Southeast Asia after Jakarta, Indonesia.
Manila's population and economy are often disturbed by natural disasters, as the area lies astride the so-called Ring of Fire, an area in the Pacific where earthquakes and volcanic activity are common.
Manila was occupied by the Japanese during World War II from January 1942 until February 1945, and was considerably damaged during the struggle to recapture the city.
www.dasan.de /ds_manila/Phil/manila.htm   (1451 words)

  
 N and P Budget of Manila Bay, Philippines
The bay is bounded by the provinces of Cavite in the south, Metro Manila and Rizal in the east, Bulacan and Pampanga in the north, and Bataan in the west and northwest.
The waste loading for Manila Bay is not known directly, so this section presents indirect estimates of organic and inorganic C, N, and P loading associated with these wastes.
The salinity data outside the mouth of the Bay (average of top 50m) was obtained from a NOAA database.
data.ecology.su.se /MNODE/Asia/Philippines/manilabay/Manilabud.htm   (1528 words)

  
 Manila Bay - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The largest is Corregidor, which is 3 kilometers from Bataan and, along with the island of Caballo, separates the mouth of the bay into the North and South Channels.
El Fraile is a rocky island, some 4 acres (16,000 m²) in area, which juts up into the southern entrance of the Philippines' Manila Bay.
The Battle of Manila Bay: The Spanish-American War in the Philippines.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /manila_bay.htm   (274 words)

  
 Manila - A History
The City of Manila occupies a unique position in Philippine political geography, for it is both a chartered city, and also it fulfills the functions of a province for the four cities and thirteen municipalities composing its metropolitan area.
Manila City proper is bounded on the north by Navotas and Caloocan City, on the northeast by Quezon City and San Juan del Monte, on the southeast by Mandaluyong and Makati, and on the south by Pasay City.
Manila derived its name from two Tagalog words; "may," meaning "there is," and "nilad," the name of a shrub that originally grew abundantly along the shores of the Pasig River and Manila Bay.
www.aenet.org /philip/manila.htm   (1983 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
She was laid down as Bucareli Bay (ACV-61) under Maritime Commission contract by Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, Washington, 15 January 1943; renamed Manila Bay 3 April 1943; launched 10 July 1943; sponsored by Mrs.
Intense antiaircraft fire suppressed further attacks; and, as a precautionary and rather unusual move which Admiral Spruance later characterized as 'commendable initiative,' Manila Bay launched four of the Army P-47's she was ferrying to fly protective CAP until radar screens were clear of contacts.
Manila Bay sent an eight-plane strike against ground targets on Leyte before sunrise; subsequently, these planes bombed and strafed retiring enemy ships southwest of Panaon Island.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=USS_Manila_Bay_(CVE-61)   (2005 words)

  
 Manila Bay - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Manila Bay, Battle of, naval engagement of the Spanish-American War, fought between the U.S. Asiatic Squadron, commanded by Commodore George Dewey,...
This article, in essence a series of early Spanish reports, covers the Battle of Manila Bay.
- bay of the South China Sea in the northern Philippines, on Luzon Island.
encarta.msn.com /Manila_Bay.html   (143 words)

  
 Manila bay budgets
Manila Bay is situated on the western coast of Luzon Island (14.23
The bay is bounded by the provinces of Cavite in the south, Metro Manila and Rizal in the east, Bulacan and Pampanga in the north, and Bataan in the west and north-west.
A summary of the nonconservative fluxes for nitrogen and phosphorus in Manila Bay is given in Table 1.
data.ecology.su.se /MNODE/Asia/Philippines/manilabay/m2/manilabud2.htm   (1328 words)

  
 WOW Philippines :: Explore Philippines :: Description   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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)

  
 Manila Overview | Manila City Guide | iExplore.com
Historically, Manila Bay’s topography and strategic location, between the Old World’s silk and spices on the one side and the New World’s silver on the other, favored commerce and made the bay a natural magnet for maritime traders.
Manila today is a sprawling chaotic agglomeration that exercises a disproportionate influence on the entire country and is a lesson in contrasts.
Manila is an overpowering city and can certainly prove to be hectic if you are not prepared for it.
www.iexplore.com /cityguides/Philippines/Manila/Overview   (607 words)

  
 Tour Manila
The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority has been preparing for the biggest advertising event in the country and this included the re-development of the GVC Building located in the Subic Bay Industrial Park (SBIP) into a fully air-conditioned, highly-equipped and well-designed convention center that will house around 5,000 delegates of the Ad Congress.
The Ad Congress will coincide with Subic Bay Freeport’s own milestones–the 15th anniversary of the SBMA and the annual Karakoa Festival, which is a cultural celebration named after the first warship that prowled the Southern seas.
Manila is a daunting place when you’re a first-timer, especially when you’re intellectually-challenged and slightly faring poorly in the street smart scale.
www.tourmanila.info   (1519 words)

  
 Manila
Manila was born out of the ashes of a once flourishing Malay settlement by the banks of the Pasig River.
Manila has since expanded beyond Intramuros to become the nucleus of the country's largest metropolis, Greater Manila, made up of 11 other cities and five towns.
Manila is the main gateway to the Philippines and is readily accessible from the travel capitals of the world.
www.dotpcvc.gov.ph /Destinations/manila.htm   (2114 words)

  
 Manila Bay — FactMonster.com
Manila Bay, nearly landlocked inlet of the South China Sea, SW Luzon, the Philippines.
The city of Manila is on the eastern shore of the bay, and on the southeast is the city of Cavite, and a historic naval base.
The entrance to Manila Bay (c.11 mi/18 km wide) is divided by the island of Corregidor into two channels; the northern channel, between Corregidor and Bataan peninsula, is only c.2 mi (3.2 km) wide.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0831543.html   (271 words)

  
 Manila Bay   (Site not responding. Last check: )
MANILA MARU's first operation was the occupation of the Marshall Islands, during February and March of 1944.
The MANILA BAY participated in the final major phase of the reconquest of the Philippines, the invasion of Lingayen Gulf.
It was almost directly off Manila Bay that the MARU suffered her first battle damage, the result of being hit by two Kamikaze suicide planes.
www.hostultra.com /~Exidor/USS_Manila_Bay/Manila_Bay.html   (2458 words)

  
 USS Manila Bay (CVE 61)
Decommissioned on July 31, 1946, the MANILA BAY was reclassified CVU 61 on June 12, 1955, and her name was struck from the Navy list on May 27, 1958.
MANILA BAY (CVE 61) was laid down as BUCARELI BAY (ACV 61) under Maritime Commission contract by Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, Wash., 15 January 1943; renamed MANILA BAY 3 April 1943; launched 10 July 1943; sponsored by Mrs.
As MANILA BAY cruised to the east of Leyte Gulf with other carriers of Rear Adm. Felix B. Stump's Taffy 2 (TU 77.4.2), powerful Japanese naval forces converged upon the Philippines and launched a three-pronged offensive to drive the Americans from Leyte.
navysite.de /cve/cve61.htm   (2046 words)

  
 Manila
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.
Manila Bay - Manila Bay, nearly landlocked inlet of the South China Sea, SW Luzon, the Philippines.
Manila: History - History A fortified walled colony was established on the Pasig in 1571 by López de Legaspi...
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0831542.html   (371 words)

  
 Manila travel guide - Wikitravel
The City of Manila [1] (Filipino: Lungsod ng Maynila) is the cosmopolitan capital of the Philippines located in the west coast of the island of Luzon.
The NCR is located in the southern portion of the island of Luzon, in between the Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog Regions, between Manila Bay and the inland lake of Laguna de Bay.
It is bordered to the west by Manila Bay, to the north by Quezon City and Kalookan City, to the east by San Juan and Mandaluyong City and to the south by Pasay and Makati.
wikitravel.org /en/Manila   (8540 words)

  
 DANFS - Manila Bay   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Intense antiaircraft fire suppressed further attacks; and, as a precautionary and rather unusual move which Admiral Spruance later characterized as "commendable initiative," Manila Bay launched four of the Army P-47s she was ferrying to fly protective CAP until radar screens were clear of contacts.
Manila Bay's bombers made a hit and two near misses on the lead battleship, probably Kongo or Haruna.
Manila Bay launched her final strike at 1245, strafing destroyers and getting two hits on a cruiser.
www.hostultra.com /~Exidor/USS_Manila_Bay/DANFS_Manila_Bay.html   (1969 words)

  
 The Battle Of Manila Bay - Opening Volley of the Spanish American War
The logical location for finding the enemy would be somewhere in the vicinity of Manila Bay, a large inlet near the Philippine capital city, midway on the western coast of Luzon.
Arriving at Luzon eighty miles north of Manila Bay, Dewey dispatched his warships Boston and Concord to reconnoiter the smaller bays and inlets as the remaining seven vessels slowly continued southward towards Manila Bay.
Entrance to the bay is only achieved through a narrow passageway less than ten miles across, and broken up by the tadpole shaped fortress island of Corregidor, and the smaller islands of Caballo and El Fraile.
www.homeofheroes.com /wallofhonor/spanish_am/03_manila.html   (3963 words)

  
 Manila Bay --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The bay is located 35 miles (55 km) northwest of the mouth of Manila Bay and extends northward into the Luzon coastline.
Probably a former arm or extension of Manila Bay cut off by volcanism, Laguna de Bay (Spanish: “Lake of the Bay”) has a normal area of about 356 square miles (922 square km) and is about 32 miles (51 km) long.
Located in the southwest of Luzon Island on Manila Bay, it has long been known as the “pearl of the Orient.” Metropolitan Manila, or National Capital Region, was formed in 1975 when four cities—Manila, Quezon City, Pasay, and Caloocan—and 13 municipalities merged.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9050545?tocId=9050545   (878 words)

  
 The Manila Times Internet Edition | SPECIAL REPORT > Poor sewag treatment, sanitation costs P67B
Metro Manila’s only remaining watershed and the primary source of its drinking water—La Mesa Dam—has been shrinking from the onslaught of migration even the water it sends down to the antiquated Balara filtration plant in Quezon City is polluted.
Regular desludging of septic tanks is one of the provisions contained in the concession contracts of the Manila Water Co. Inc.
Households in Metro Manila and several areas in Rizal and Cavite serviced by the two water concessionaires that have no sewerage are charged an added 10-percent environmental tax in their water bills.
www.manilatimes.net /national/2006/sept/10/yehey/top_stories/20060910top1.html   (1883 words)

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