Manila during Christmas is a city of bright lights, vibrant colors, hectic shopping and religious piety. Under the gaze of Christmas decors, Filipinos celebrate Christmas in both commercialized fashion, inside Manila’s temples of commerce for Christmas sales, and traditional religious fashion through the Simbang Gabi. The ongoing Covid 19 pandemic and the destruction of Typhoon…
nslated into stone which has been tested time and again since the first church of Manila was established in 1571. This famous basilica of the Immaculate Conception has risen out of the ashes and rubbles eight times. But time and again, the cathedral rose bigger and grander, a pronouncement of the people’s faith.
Mass transit in the Philippines today indeed draws roots from colonial development to adaptation. Modernity also brings technological advances for mass mobility. Consequently, this included a shift from water-based transport to more land traffic dependence.
like its counterpart at Tondo, Paco’s terminal station is quite unlucky. Though at the very least, it is still quite imposing as an enduring landmark to the locals.
The unique structure of Tutuban Center amidst the bustle and traffic throughout Divisoria. Back then, this used to be the “Manila Central Station” or simply, the Tutuban station of the Manila Railroad Company. Markers also indicate the building’s historical significance at its brick wall entrance.