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It's the fourth attempt to restore the Grand Dame of Manila.
The Manila Metropolitan Theater (a.k.a. the Met), despite its age, continues to stand tall amid traffic jams, pollution, and noise in Plaza Lawton. But of course, we all know what's behind the pink-colored façade—a decrepit building. Finally, after stalled operations for its ...
 
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We also look into the systems these schools undertake to educate some of the country's best and brightest students.
Education is an investment that one will keep for the rest of his life. Like many other investments, it would be wise to consider everything from the inside-out, including the costs. For many proud parents who are looking to send their children ...
 
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It's the most important meal of the day.
In a city that’s awake almost 24/7, there is never a shortage of places to have a meal at any given time of the day. There are even more options for busy bodies who like to start the day with a great ...
 
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The English ritual is well-observed at these fine establishments.
There always has been a divide between coffee and tea drinkers, with the perception that one's loyalty can only to one or the other. But the practice of setting aside an afternoon for a warm pot of tea, scones, jams, and other ...
 
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The restaurant industry is a game of survival. Take it from these 12 chains that continue to thrive today.
Many of us know that Toho in Binondo is the oldest restaurant in the Philippines. With a history that took root in 1888 (Rizal was allegedly a customer) and a revamp in the 1980s after the original burned down, Toho is a ...
 
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What to do if you’re in your car, an elevator, the train, or on the stairs during an earthquake.
By now, everyone knows to “duck, cover, and hold on” during an earthquake. But what do you do if the Big One—a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that could hit Metro Manila at any time—happens when you’re not at your desk?What if you’re sleeping in ...
 
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A series of graffiti incidents have sparked a debate among art enthusiasts.
Last month, many were delighted to find a thought-provoking mural, which spoke against catcalling and harassment, along C.P. Garcia in Quezon City. Featuring the line, "Itigil ang karahasan," alongside six women of different ages clad in contrasting clothing, from a woman in ...
 
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All those date night expectations are met at these establishments.
Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a birthday dinner, or an anniversary, deciding where to go for a special date can be quite a task. On those occasions particularly, the expectations are high. What constitutes a date-worthy restaurant? Nothing short of an amalgamation of ...
 
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If you’re looking to inject some leisure fun in your otherwise mundane business trips, Tokyo is the place to be.
While the mantra “all work and no play” is slowly fading away as corporate travel becomes more modern and popular across the Asia-Pacific, it looks like Manila still has a long way to go to secure a foothold in the global business ...
 
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We have evidence.
Picture this: It's Friday night in Metro Manila, and a group of friends, hungry and exhausted from work, yet still exuberant enough for a round of drinks, asks this question, "Where are we having dinner?"This is a litmus test for friendship. The ...
 
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These historic, well-designed buildings deserve to be appreciated.
If you’ve wanted to go on an architectural tour and didn’t know where to start, you need not go far, as many of the country’s architectural gems are in plain sight, usually obscured by urban sprawl and traffic.“They serve as monuments to ...
 
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The story of Binondo is the story of the Chinese-Filipino.
Today, Binondo is famous as the world’s oldest Chinatown: a slice of China outside the mainland. The Binondo area, from the streets of Escolta and Divisoria to the bustle of Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz all the way to Ongpin—and the many who ...
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