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Manila among 36 ‘pioneer cities’ in global initiative for digital innovation

A Filipino city will join 35 other cities around the world as the sole representative of Southeast Asia in a global initiative for digital...

‘Black Nazarene’ parade canceled as pandemic lingers

Manila on Friday canceled an annual procession of a centuries-old black wooden statue of Jesus Christ that draws millions of Roman Catholic devotees as...

Thousands of stranded Filipinos crammed into baseball stadium amid coronavirus risks

Thousands of Filipinos were crammed into a baseball stadium in Manila on Saturday, breaking social distancing rules despite coronavirus risks, after people wanting to...

An epidemic of contaminated waste is following the coronavirus

The world is struggling to deal with the spread of another medical problem created by the coronavirus — a deluge of contaminated waste. During the...

Project ARK conducts pilot run at Mayor Isko’s Manila

Project ARK, a massive rapid testing initiative by GoNegosyo and other private sector partners, has officially started its pilot run in the City of Manila.

The characters of the big city

THE commute from EDSA to Manila took an hour on the day before the Traslacion — Manila’s giant celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene. It was past the lunch hour when I arrived at the 1919 Grand Café (in what was formerly the HSCB Building) in Manila’s Binondo district.

Real property tax cut to cost Manila P1B

THE MANILA City government could lose an estimated P1 billion income from real property taxes with the new ordinance reversing a previous incremental increase on rates.

No charges to be filed against Estrada — DILG

THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Friday that there is no need to file charges against former Manila City mayor Joseph E. Estrada for allegedly not turning over official city government documents to his successor, Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagaso.

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...

7 go-to Manila churches for Visita Iglesia

A HOLY WEEK tradition among Filipino Roman Catholics is Visita Iglesia (visit churches). On that day Catholics visit seven (or more) churches to reflect and pray before the Blessed Sacrament in each church. Many residents of the metropolis opt to visit seven churches within the original city of Manila as they are not too far from each other.

PSALM bids out MTPP property in Manila

THE Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) is once again bidding out the property of Manila Thermal Power Plant (MTPP) located along the Pasig River in Isla de Provisor, Paco Manila.

Manila rated 95th in 100-city sustainability study

MANILA ranked 95th out of 100 global cities in the 2018 Sustainable Cities Index (SCI) compiled by design and consultancy firm Arcadis, beating out only Hanoi and Kolkata among the Asian metropolises evaluated.

Manila-Davao shipping route reopens

THE PASSENGER shipping route linking Manila to Davao was reopened on Sunday, Oct. 27, to allow a more affordable transportation option between the country’s north and south.

A rising tide of progress in Manila Bay Area

The economic potential of the Philippines is no longer an unrecognized fact. Countless reports and studies have been made about the country’s rapid economic...

Riding through history

At 10 a.m. on a Saturday, the festive sound of drums joined in with the clatter of the approaching train at the LRT-1 Central station. Eleven teams of four members — made up of an LRT-1 driver, an LRT-1 teller, a blogger, and a reporter — hurriedly lined up at the ticketing booth to load their Beep cards, catch the next train, and explore specific cultural and historical landmarks on a list. All were determined to arrive first at the finish line — and in the process, the teams explored Manila, despite the continuous rains.

Butterflies in a filthy city

Air pollution is a health risk, and, naturally, urban areas are more exposed to air pollution and its attendant risks than rural areas. Air pollution does not only affect the human population, but also the quantity and quality of urban biodiversity. And this includes one of the smallest of creatures — the butterfly.

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...

Urbanized Metro Manila to have direct vote for leaders under draft...

PHILIPPINE CAPITAL Metro Manila will have a different type of regional government under the proposed federal system given that it is composed of mainly urbanized areas.

History meets art

Photos by Michelle Anne P. Soliman and Alicia A. Herrera The first Manila Biennale -- which has the theme “Open City,” referencing the events of...

Manila to host South Korea’s Golden Disc Awards in January

THE 32nd Golden Disc Awards, Korea’s version of the Grammys, will be held in Manila on Jan. 10 and 11 at the SM Mall...

Project happiness

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran It was in the pursuit of dreams that pushed Ryan Gaspay to leave his home city of Tacloban for the...

Manila: then and now

MANILA WAS once beautiful, filled with gracious buildings, parks, and wide boulevards. But then came the devastation of World War II, followed by uncontrolled...

Setting up a revolution

By Susan Claire Agbayani WHILE the members of the cast of the Manila run of Les Miserables were yet to set foot on stage at...