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.
The Philippine Constructors Association (PCA) has warned that the move to further open the domestic construction industry to foreign contractors could displace Filipino firms, especially the small players ...The high court ruling effectively grants foreign contractors the same regular construction contractor’s license as Filipinos do.
Pagasa Administrator Vicente Malano on Tuesday told The ManilaTimes that no one has been authorized to collect money, including contractors of Pagasa ... Malano said that Pagasa received reports about an email that was sent to a contractor by someone pretending to be an official of the agency soliciting a donation for a certain foundation ... .
(MANILA BULLETIN FILEPHOTO). Counsels of contractor MRRM Trading & Construction said copies of a letter complaint addressed to the municipal government of Brooke’s Point and its Bids and Awards Committee will be sent to the House public accounts panel ... the complaining contractor.
Senate Minority LeaderFranklin Drilon on Friday said the motor vehicle inspection system (MVIS) cannot be delegated to private contractors, being part of the government’s regulatory functions. (JANSEN ROMERO / MANILA BULLETIN).
The House of Representatives has passed on third and final reading a bill that will increase penalties for delinquent and errant contractors of public works projects of both government and private sectors. MANILA BULLETIN FILEPHOTO... 4566 or the Contractors’ License Law.
A NIA statement identified the three project contractors, namely — the consortium of ITP Construction, Inc ...NationalIrrigationAdministration (MANILA BULLETIN). Subsequently, aggregate performance security of the contractors amounting to P2.06billion will also be forfeited.