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San Sebastian Church | Quiapo, Manila

By on June 5, 2012
Jutting out of the Manila cityscape are the two pointed Gothic spires of the San Sebastian Church, the only all-metal church in the Philippines.


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Lakbay Rizal – Metro Manila: Paco Park

By on April 17, 2012
If not for the diligence of Narcisa, Jose Rizal's sister, the Philippines would not have been able to give proper burial to its beloved national hero.


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Lakbay Rizal – Metro Manila: Rizal Park

By on April 13, 2012
The Rizal Park, formerly known as Bagumbayan and then Luneta, started merely as a clearing that overlooked Manila bay back in 1820. It was then developed into a park in the years that followed.


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Lakbay Rizal – Metro Manila: Fort Santiago

By on April 11, 2012
The Fort Santiago is an almost triangular citadel in Intramuros, the old walled city of Manila. It was built in 1590 by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi as part of the city's defenses against pirates and bandits.


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Lakbay Rizal @150 – Intramuros sites

By on March 31, 2012
Inside Intramuros, the Walled City in Manila, are three places that have played significant parts in the life of Jose Rizal. One of these is the University of Santo Tomas, where he once studied medicine, with specialization in ophthalmology from 1877 to 1882.


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Why Manila?

By on March 21, 2011
For those who have already fallen in love with Cebu in central Philippines, moving to Metro Manila is quite an unpopular decision.


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The Spoliarium at the National Museum

By on March 11, 2010
The Spoliarium depicts a typical scene in a chamber of a Roman arena: men dragging defeated gladiators, onlookers watching the bloody spectacle, and a woman grieving on one side.
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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