Luneta Hotel is one of Manila's most beautiful and historical structures, built in 1918. Designed by the Spanish architect-engineer Salvador Farre, the belle epoque structure was once described as reminiscent of French Renaissance architecture with Filipino stylized beaux arts. It used to be home to local politicians, celebrities, expats and diplomats including former US President Dwight Eisenhower during its heyday. An important architecture of its time, its walls have kept many secrets, tragedies, triumphs, and stories of dalliances from its high-profile guests.
Roxas Boulevard is a 7.6-kilometer thoroughfare right at the shoreline of Manila Bay. It is the main arterial road in the very west of the Megacity, connecting Old Manila with the entertainment and shopping complexes at the bay and with the airport. As of January 2016, Roxas Boulevard now features a planting verge that separates the esplanade from thee busy road.
Intramuros, the Hyatt Casino and the American Embassy – these are only some of the places you can find in the Roxas Boulvard HotSpot. The HotSpot is located in Manila at the bay area. For those Megacitizens who just arrived or haven't had the time yet: the HotSpot is all about culture and tourist destinations.
A popular open park located right smack in the middle of the Philippine capital, Rizal Park is also known to both locals and tourists as Luneta – a Spanish term that translates to lunette or crescent.
In January 2015, the leader of the Catholic church visited Manila as well as areas in the Visayas that had been devasted by Typhoon Yolanda.
Filipinos celebrated the 115th anniversary of the country's declaration of independence on June 12 with rituals, leisure time, and reminders of the Filipino virtues and history.
Thousands of Filipinos took to the streets on Monday, August 26, to protest against the misuse of tax money and for the abolition of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), better known as 'Pork Barrel Fund'.
GANTIMPALA THEATER FOUNDATION opens its door to budding theater artists who are interested to join summer musical theater workshops.