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.
A popular mall here opened a Paw Park, where owners and their pets can gather and promote responsible ownership at the same time. A popular mall here opened a Paw Park, where owners and their pets can gather and promote responsible ownership at the same time. (SM City Legazpi / MANILA BULLETIN).
BACOLOD CITY – The city government has formed the Bacolod CityAnimal WelfareTask Force (BACAW-TF) aimed at identifying, reassessing, and acting on animal welfare concerns here with the primary goal of ensuring responsible pet ownership. Mayor Evelio Leonardia (GLAZYL MASCULINO / MANILA BULLETIN FILEPHOTO).
The local government of Valenzuela City will be launching a program that will allow dog owners to trace their pets if they go missing. (Valenzuela City PIO / YouTube / MANILA BULLETIN). Under the ValPets program, Valenzuela residents can have their pets ...
(Red Cubs Pet Patro / MANILA BULLETIN). Jaya Uy, a volunteer for the Red Cubs Pet Patrol, said that since last year, their group, a non-government organization, has been rescuing dogs abandoned by their former owners. “The advocacy of Red Cubs Pet Patrol is to rescue those ...
“Pet therapy is apparently gaining momentum in many communities, and according to Animal Planet, there is scientific research that suggests pet owners live longer than those without pets,” Micaela says. Firemen of Manila made a hole in the wall of one building to get Poknat out.
The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) issued tips on keeping pets safe during New Year’s Eve fireworks celebrations. PAWS reminded the public that loud noises and flashing lights of fireworks can be frightening for pets ... PAWS also encouraged pet owners to create a “safe haven” for pets to hide out while fireworks are ongoing.
Solicitor General Jose Calida (MANILA BULLETIN FILEPHOTO) ... on the matter before the PET ... On its decision, the PET also issued a show-cause order against Calida and The ManilaTimes reporter Jomar Canlas, asking the two parties to explain why they should not be cited for contempt.
The PET also required the OSG and a reporter of the ManilaTimes to explain why they should not be cited in contempt ... We are hopeful that the PET ... Sources told the Standard they were waiting to see the actual resolution, as they only received a three-paragraph briefer from the PET.