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Returning to Binondo

ALTHOUGH recent events have made locals paranoid about the seemingly overwhelming presence of Chinese in certain areas of the metropolis, one needs to remember that Filipinos and Chinese have been working side by side even before local recorded history. For centuries now, Filipinos been trading with the Chinese, proven by archeological excavations over the last hundred years or so.

An ever-evolving Manila

Today, June 24, marks the 448th founding anniversary of the City of Manila. Early this month, Malacañang declared this day a special non-working holiday...

New museum focuses on the history of Binondo

MANY OF the first pharmacies, theaters, and department stores in the City of Manila were found in the district of Binondo. Founded in 1594, the city had a pivotal role in international trade and the place of the world’s first Chinatown in this role is the focus of a new museum.

A blend of old and new Manila

Manila is the capital and chief city of the Philippines situated on the island of Luzon and spreads along the eastern shore of Manila...

Yuchengco holds part 2 of Rediscovering Binondo lecture series

THE Yuchengco Museum will hold part two of “Rediscovering Binondo,” a talk on the old Manila district’s history from 1850 to 1900, particularly the...