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Back when Filipino Pride was a way of life.
From the late 19th Century until shortly before the war, Manila was called the “Paris of the East” and the “Pearl of the Orient.” Under the Spanish rule, the city thrived as the gateway of European nations to their trading partners in Asia. ...
 
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Boutwood seeks to collaborate with fellow culinary nomads in the dining industry and his first dinner is in partnership with Old Manila's chef de cuisine.
What happens when some of the best culinary minds in the world come together to collaborate? In the eyes of Josh Boutwood, the notable chef behind two of Manila’s most progressive dining establishments, Helm and Savage, and the central figure behind The ...
 
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All-white sharkskin suits, luxury cars, and a grand mansion.
[mobilestripad]From what life was like in the glory days of Intramuros to photos from when the Philippines was called the "Paris of the East," details from the past have always been a source of fascination for many. With our track record of keeping history, however, photos and videos have ...
 
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Four premier fashion houses—Valera, Slim’s, R.T. Paras and New Yorker— set the elegant tone of couture in the 1950s for Manila’s well dressed.
In the Golden ‘50s of Manila, privileged Filipinas attended schools run either by French or German nuns and shopped at the elegant Aguinaldo’s on the Escolta. The good families in Malate and Ermita invariably attended Sunday Holy Mass at the Malate Church. ...
 
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During the 17th to 19th centuries, the Chinese survived a ruthless persecution by the Spaniards, and still emerged as crucial economic assets in the Philippines.
The history of the Chinese in the Philippines during the 16th to 18th century is usually relegated to the footnotes, when in fact, they were crucial actors who actively shaped Philippine history.One of the reasons why colonial and pre-colonial Chinese in the ...
 
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There are ghosts in MiraNila, but not the sort that cause nightmares.
At the top of MiraNila, a heritage house owned by the Benitez family, is a tower that overlooks the city from one of the highest points of the New Manila area. Long before condominiums and townhouses obstructed the view, and before urbanization ...
 
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Ivan Man Dy of Old Manila Walks is holding the Manila Art Deco Weekend from February 8 to 10.
If you frequently walk around downtown Manila, you may have already noticed a number of Art Deco structures that look very different from the condominiums and malls in the area. If you've been wanting to learn more about this popular type of ...
 
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Here are just some highlights from the exclusive six-course four hands dinner.
On November 28, two of Manila’s young chefs will join hands to present A FOURtaste OF THINGS TO COME, a dinner at the Peninsula Manila’s signature restaurant Old Manila.Priced at P4,500 net per person, the dinner is an offshoot of the Salu-salo ...
 
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In Japanese-occupied Manila, an American woman who was known as "Madame Tsubaki" ran a night club that offered drinks, music, and companionship to homesick soldiers. It was a front for a spy ring that funneled information and supplies to guerilla groups outside the city.
Back in the 1940s, back when the cadence of black boots, barking propaganda, and brutal, random beatings echoed across the grim expanse of the city, a small, two-story wooden building stood at the perfect location: just across the road from Luneta Park, ...
 
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Get to know the families who built Manila as we know it today.
On February 16, 1892, social arbiter Ward McAllister published a list of 400 names which, by his definition, were the crème de la crème of New York society. The famed list was based on wealth, and included prominent members of the city’s ...
 
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Once upon a time when couture was standard, these fashion masters were the ones trusted by Manila's elite.
Back in the day, the elegant and fashionable society women of Manila changed clothes four to six times a day. They, of course, trusted a number of fashion designers to make them look their most impeccable. Here, the Philippine fashion masters trusted ...
 
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Though the elite lived in luxury, the poor lived outside the walls.
The walled city of Intramuros, Latin for “within the walls,” was the precursor of modern-day Manila. During its heyday, the city was the center of life: business, politics, religion, education, and everything in between.Intramuros’ residents were mostly made up of Spanish officials ...
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