The Manila Chinese Cemetery & Sta. Cruz District

Article by Ken Tatlonghari 30 January 2022 Cemeteries are usually not the most popular tourist attractions. But the Manila Chinese Cemetery located in Santa Cruz is one that should buck that trend. It not only exhibits the inextricable presence of the Chinese community on Philippine soil, but also of elaborate Art Deco and Modernist architectural…

Pasko sa Maynila: Renacimiento Manila’s Christmas Special

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…