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.
The biggest challenge that the incoming administration is yet to face when it comes to the pandemic response is maintaining the current “good” pandemic state of the country. (JANSEN ROMERO / FILEPHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) ...Edsel Salvaña at the Laging Handa briefing on Monday, May 22 ... (Luisa Cabato) .
A total of 12,179 examinees or 17.19 percent passed the CareerService Examination-Pen and PaperTest of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) held last March 13. Photo from CSC / MANILA BULLETIN. In a statement on Monday, May 16, CSC said that this was out of 70,833 actual number of examinees nationwide ... .
PPCRV command center at the Quadricentennial Pavilion of the University of Santo Tomas in Manila (Photo by Betheena Unite). The fast transmission of partial, unofficial election results has cast doubts among a minority group of voters. The so-called 68.32 ratio that made the rounds on social media also bugged voters ... .
Remittances through banking networks increased by 2.4 percent to $7.77 billion as of end-March from $7.59 billion last year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on Monday, May 16. For the month of March, cash remittances rose by 3.2 percent to $2.59 billion versus $2.51 billion same month in 2021 ... (FILEPHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) ... .
The sudden increase in mobile phone sales in at least three municipalities in Surigao del Sur cannot be directly attributed to incidents of vote-buying, an official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) disclosed Sunday, May 15. DirectorJohn Rex Laudiangco, Comelec acting spokesperson. (Photo by MARTIN A. SADONGDONG / MANILA BULLETIN) ... .