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A look at the Museum of Philippine Political History in Manila

By On April 22, 2014

I have made it my personal mission to visit the different museums found in Metro Manila. The Philippine capital is a host to many museums and heritage sites that locals and tourists… Read More

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Saving Asia’s lone all-steel church

By On April 17, 2014

The San Sebastian Church, also known as the Basilica Minore de San Sebastian, in Quiapo, Manila, is considered as the only all-steel church in the Philippines as well as in the whole… Read More

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Manila Cathedral reopens after repairs

By On April 10, 2014

The storied Manila Metropolitan Cathedral in Intramuros reopened its doors once again to the public on April 9th just in time for the Holy Week. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the archbishop of… Read More

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7++ Things To Do In Manila As Seen On ABS-CBN’s Summer Station ID #PINASmile

By On April 1, 2014

Summer is here! The state weather bureau has officially declared the start of the summer (or dry) season in the Philippines about a week ago. That means many people are on the… Read More

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San Agustin Church and Museum · Intramuros, Manila

By On March 29, 2014

Much of Manila, including Intramuros, was flattened during the American forces’ bid to liberate the city from the Japanese in early 1945. The Manila known before as the “Pearl of the Orient… Read More


Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra performs songs from Disney’s “Frozen”

By On March 26, 2014

I am sure I wasn’t the only one who has been hit by the “Frozen” bug. Imagine, I sing or hum songs from the Disney animated film almost involuntarily. And true enough,… Read More


Pasinaya 2014: CCP’s Arts Festival

By On March 17, 2014

What were you doing last March 16? Me? I was “Pasinaya-ing.” Pasinaya is the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ annual open house festival that showcases the best of Philippine arts and culture.… Read More