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.
(OPS / FILEPHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) ... We will prioritize the high-risk areas like MetroManilaPlus so we can expect that while more people are vaccinated, there will be fewer people infected with COVID-19),” he said.
The number of coronavirus tests conducted in the country has increased in the recent weeks, testing czar Vince Dizon said Thursday, April 22. (Keith Bacongco / FILEPHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) ... Meanwhile, the testing chief said around 200,000 antigen tests kits were deployed to MetroManila and nearby provinces ... .
(Photo by Ali Vicoy / FILEPHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) ...The research fellow said MetroManila currently has a negative growth rate of -11 percent compared to the previous week, and the region’s reproduction number has further dropped to 0.99 from around 2 before the imposition of the two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). “Malaki ang na improve ... .
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is encouraging vegetable suppliers and producers in the country to donate excess vegetables to their local community pantries instead of watching them spoil. (Photo by Ali Vicoy / FILEPHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) ... He is also hoping that other regions would follow suit,” he said ... .
PIXABAY/ MANILA BULLETIN ... “Better understanding of the ocean is essential,” the UN chief said at the launch of the study on Wednesday ... A beach clean-up in Mumbai, India, illustrates how plastic debris in the ocean leads to the deaths of millions of seabirds every year (File photo from UN Environment Programme/ UN News/ MANILA BULLETIN).
The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) said all Filipinos should know that “we have a basic constitutional right to privacy — not only in our houses, in our offices but also to information, personal information.”. Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP). (MANILA BULLETIN FILEPHOTO) ... Cayosa said in an interview on Thursday, April 22 ... .