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.
(Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP / FILEPHOTO) ...Nicanor Austriaco said that hospitals in MetroManila may reach their full capacity by the middle of August if the government does not implement stricter quarantine measures amid the detection of the Delta variant of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
People form a long line leading to a community pantry in Manila in this photo taken in April 2021 (Ali Vicoy/Manila Bulletin). The National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) urged the public to strictly obey the different health protocols amid the threat of the more contagious Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus ... .
A Filipino Canadian died after saving his son from strong currents on LakeChehalis in Canada.PHOTO FROM GOFUNDME PAGE/ MANILA BULLETIN. Arnulf Salazar, 53, immediately dove into the lake when he noticed that his 10-year old son Zach, who has autism, was drowning.
SenatorPanfilo Lacson (Czar Dancel/MANILA BULLETIN FilePhoto) ... “Walang Tokhang (There will be no Tokhang),” Lacson said when asked during the virtual Kapihan sa Manila Bay forum. “Sinabi na ito ni Senate President (Sotto)Kinapos ‘yong current administration ... One year is a long period),” he said ... .
Photo courtesy Redemptorist Vice-Province of Manila. FatherVictorino Cueto, superior of the congregation’s ViceProvince of Manila, said such action is an “assault to human liberty,” which poses a threat not only to the missionaries but also to their mission partners ... “In conscience, this unfounded accusation must be vehemently denounced ... .
The city government of Manila announced on Tuesday, July 27, that a third dialysis center will soon open in the city to further boost its healthcare services. (Photo from MayorIsko Moreno Facebook). Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso inspected the new dialysis center located at the Sta. AnaHospital... .