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Luzon Metro Manila Travel

Back in Eastwood City

By on April 18, 2016
Eastwood is not a 'city' per se, but in many respects it is. Confined (or crowded) in this relatively small piece of real estate are luxury condominium towers, BPO companies, pet-friendly shopping malls, churches, restaurants, a clinic and even an educational institution.


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Luzon Metro Manila Philippines Travel

Around Metro Manila’s City Halls

By on May 31, 2014
It was an endeavor that begs a good explanation. But for my friends and I, or at least I assumed at that time, it was worth two Saturdays off our schedules, some degree of effort and a minute portion of our sanity.


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Metro Manila Travel

At the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Museum

By on July 18, 2013
This museum collects, studies and preserves the country's rich numismatic heritage. The collections are grouped by historical periods - Pre-Spanish, Spanish, Revolutionary, American, Japanese and the Republic.


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Metro Manila Travel

At the Presidential Museum and Library (Malacañang Museum)

By on July 11, 2013
A few weeks back, my best buddy and I found ourselves at the Presidential Museum and Library at the Kalayaan Hall within the historically hallowed grounds of the Malacañang Complex.


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Metro Manila Travel

The happy place that is Yexel’s Toy Museum

By on July 4, 2013
What's the best lesson I learned from all this, aside from behaving properly inside this toy museum? It would probably be to buy two of each kind of toy for my future kids. One is for them to play and then to destroy. The other is preserved for them to sell off or house in a fancy toy museum someday, just like Yexel Sebastian's.


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History Metro Manila

Rizal Ransomed: The Saga of the Rizal Manuscripts

By on June 30, 2013
Ocampo started the TED-like lecture by telling the audience that he always learn something different about the Philippines' National Hero, every time.


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Byaheng Bonifacio: The Metro Manila trail

By on April 14, 2013
There are 8 sites in Metro Manila that are included in the Byaheng Bonifacio: Byaheng Bayani ng Bayan. This is a unique journey launched by the Department of Tourism and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines to celebrate the life of Andres Bonifacio, one of the national heroes of the Philippines.


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Manila Zoo: Maali and beyond

By on February 15, 2013
It is said that the Manila Zoo was actually the first of its kind in Asia. It first opened to the public on July 25, 1959. I could only imagine how it looked like back in its heyday.


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Metro Manila

Parish of the Holy Sacrifice | Diliman, Quezon City

By on July 29, 2012
If not for a small metal cross, the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice, a small church in the University of the Philippines in Diliman, could easily be mistaken for a flying saucer.


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Metro Manila UNESCO World Heritage Site

San Agustin Church | Intramuros, Manila

By on July 28, 2012
The Church of the Immaculate Conception of San Agustin or more popularly known as the San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila is considered as the oldest church in the Philippines.
Brennan Mercado
The Philippines

Brennan is an electronics engineer by profession. From time to time, he gets to travel beyond his office cubicle, try new restaurants or catch up with his terribly long list of unread books. He likes museums, spicy food and talking with habal-habal drivers. For now, he's still deciding on whether to play Pokémon GO or not.

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