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.
MANILA, Feb ... Ong called for vigilance following the government's plans to ease coronavirus restriction rules such as opening businesses including cinemas, museums, parks, and video and interactive arcades in MetroManila and other areas under general community quarantine and the threat of mutated variants.
25 in Caloocan City, MetroManila. Equipped with digital tools, built-in interactive screens and mobile devices, BetterBanking on the go is scheduled to visit Security Bank’s payroll partners in Metro Manila, including those areas where Security Bank branches are temporarily closed due to the pandemic.
As a longtime patron of SOS Children’s Villages, UPSPhilippines traditionally engages the non-governmental organization with visits to its villages in Manila and Cebu by volunteers ... I am looking forward to more interesting activities,” said Cristine of SOS Children’s Village Manila.
PopeFrancis (VATICAN MEDIA VIACBCP / MANILA BULLETIN) ... In presenting his credentials to the President, Brown noted that his assignment in Manila comes amid the coronavirus pandemic which he said has altered the way people live and interact with one another including diplomatic practice.
Ianne Go, a jeweler from MetroManila, finds the absence of social interaction as one disadvantage of online distant learning ... are busy preparing for their lecture materials like interesting and interactive video outputs and PowerPoint presentations to not bore their students.