Manila is on the eastern shore of Manila Bay. According to the 2010 census, Manila is the second most populous city in the Philippines with a population of 1,652,171. Manila is the most densely populated city in the world with 42,857 people per square kilometer.
It centers on the story of the narrator who left Manila for a foreign country for to work and became homesick for Manila after living out for long. The narrator then tells of his many adventures outside the country.
Some lyrics reference the United States and Australia. "I walked the streets of San Francisco" references his love for visiting places and strolling around and SFO is one of them. "I've tried the rides in Disneyland" tells of him visiting many amusement and theme parks. His friendship with foreigners and different nationalities is referred in "dated a million girls in Sydney". The narrator then says that he didn't get much satisfaction and enjoyment from all his escapades through the part "somehow I feel that I don't belong". His realization that the Philippines can only give him the best satisfaction and enjoyment plus his desire to come back to the Philippines and its capital, Manila start in "Hinahanap-hanap kita Manila". The narrator then decided to stay in the Philippines for good in the lyrics "Take me back in your arms Manila", "Promise me you'll never let go", and "I'm coming home to stay".
Shot on 16mm black-and-white film before being transferred to 35mm, Manila is divided into a Day episode (which is loosely based on Bernal's 1980 film Manila By Night) and a Night episode (inspired by Brocka's 1979 film Jaguar). The script is co-written by Adolf Alix, Jr. and Ramon Sarmiento and co-directed by Raya Martin and Adolf Alix, Jr.
In the early 1920s, it already has a bookstore, owned by the mother of the great grammarian Jean Edades. At that time, most of Manila still had no electricity. After Manila, many of the English language newspapers sprouted in Baguio even before Baguio became a charter city in 1909.
The Manila city government launched on Monday the newly-renovated Lagusnilad underpass which connects Intramuros to the Manila City Hall. (MANILA PIO) ... A Manila Interactive Info Desk, that can give the public information about the city, was also installed ... Now, the thrift bookstore was moved near the Manila City Hall entry/exit point of the underpass.
Restaurants with delivery and take-out options, bookstores, hardware and clothing shops located inside malls in MetroManila can reopen with half of its workforce starting Saturday, presidential spokesman HarryRoque said. Barber shops, salons and gyms would remain shut, and people are still required to stay at home... Subscribe ... .
Fascinating footnotes about Manila’s streets and corners, landmarks and historical sites fill Dr. Lorelei de Viana’s guidebook Walk Manila ... “This book is our way of continuing to preserve their history.” Walk Manila is available at FEU university bookstore for P650.