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.
After months of committing to business and personal matters owing to his Olympic bronze-medal achievement, Marcial arrived in the US Monday night (Tuesday morning, Manila time) to begin his Los Angeles training camp in anticipation of an upcoming bout in early April.
... morning, Manila time) ... After months of committing to business and personal matters owing to his Olympic achievement, Marcial arrived in the US Tuesday night (Wednesday morning, Manila time) to commence his Los Angeles training camp in anticipation of an upcoming bout early April.
NAIROBI. Aid agencies have suspended operations in an area of Ethiopia's stricken Tigray region where a deadly air strike hit a camp for people displaced by the country's 14-month war, the UN said Sunday (Monday in Manila) ... "Humanitarian partners suspended activities in the area due to the ongoing threats of drone strikes," it said ... .
Tigrayan rebels claimed on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) that dozens of people had been killed in a drone strike on a camp for civilians displaced by the brutal war in northern Ethiopia...TPLF spokesman Getachew Reda said on Twitter that an attack on the camp in the northwestern town of Dedebit "has claimed the lives of 56 innocent civilians so far.".
Violators in Philippines’ capital Manila can expect to be fined, jailed, or both. Authorities in the Philippines’ capital of Manila have banned the unvaccinated from leaving their homes save for buying essentials, going to work and doing exercise ... Read more Newspaper pitches Covid-19 ‘internment camps’.