Mar 22, 2013 04:43 EDT
Two former Philippine soldiers who took part in a failed coup in 2003 were sentenced on Friday to long prison terms, officials said, after both spurned President Benigno Aquino's offer of pardon.
Mar 21, 2013 07:23 EDT
Asian markets were mixed Thursday as Chinese data showing manufacturing activity in the world's number two economy picked up in March, while Tokyo was lifted by renewed weakness in the yen.
Mar 20, 2013 12:10 EDT
The Philippines has asked the United Nations to provide more protection to its peacekeeping forces, Manila said Wednesday after announcing its troops would remain in the Golan Heights after a recent abduction.
Mar 20, 2013 07:35 EDT
Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday after Cypriot lawmakers comprehensively rejected a plan to tax savings as part of a crucial bailout deal.
Mar 19, 2013 12:13 EDT
The United Nations has expressed concern that the Philippines could encourage smoking by hosting one of the world's biggest tobacco trade shows, a health official said Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 07:12 EDT
Asian markets mostly rebounded on Tuesday while the yen fell against the dollar and euro as concerns over the eurozone abated on news Cyprus was reworking a controversial savings levy.
Mar 18, 2013 07:34 EDT
Asian markets tumbled on Monday and the euro sank as eurozone fears returned on news that Cyprus was planning to tax bank depositors as part of a controversial bailout.
Mar 16, 2013 08:04 EDT
President Benigno Aquino opened a giant $1.2 billion casino on Saturday to kick off the Philippines' high-stakes bid to join the likes of Macau and Las Vegas in an elite group of gaming destinations.
Mar 16, 2013 01:45 EDT
The leader of a band of Filipino militants whose incursion in Malaysia has left scores dead has reportedly fled even as his own family insist he is still in the country.
Mar 15, 2013 13:25 EDT
Macau mogul Lawrence Ho's gaming firm signed an agreement Friday to invest $600 million in a giant casino project in Manila, boosting the Philippines' bid to join the world's gambling big leagues.
Mar 15, 2013 07:08 EDT
Asian markets were mixed on Friday following another strong lead from Wall Street, where traders took heart from more upbeat US jobs numbers.
Mar 14, 2013 22:36 EDT
Japan's parliament on Friday approved a new central bank management team that is widely expected to support the government's demands for more action to stoke the world's third-biggest economy.
Mar 14, 2013 21:36 EDT
Japan's parliament on Friday confirmed the appointment of Haruhiko Kuroda as Bank of Japan governor, with the new central bank chief expected to launch aggressive easing to stoke the economy.
Mar 14, 2013 09:06 EDT
Asian markets mostly rose on Thursday, while the dollar climbed against the yen after Japan's parliament agreed the government's nominees to lead the Bank of Japan.
Mar 14, 2013 04:58 EDT
Catholics across the Asia-Pacific celebrated Thursday the election of the first non-European pope in 1,300 years, hailing Argentina's Jorge Mario Bergoglio as a champion of the developing world.
Mar 13, 2013 13:18 EDT
The Philippines makes its biggest bet this weekend in a high-stakes bid to join the world's elite gaming destinations, with the launch of a $1.2-billion casino on Manila Bay.
Mar 13, 2013 13:06 EDT
Eyes were riveted once again Wednesday on a simple chimney pipe rising above a sublime Renaissance chapel after Catholic cardinals failed to elect a new leader for their 1.2 billion-strong Church in three ballots.
Mar 13, 2013 07:53 EDT
A new plume of black smoke over the Sistine Chapel on Wednesday indicated that Catholic cardinals had failed, after three rounds of voting, to elect a new leader for their 1.2 billion-strong Church.
Mar 13, 2013 07:18 EDT
Asian markets mostly fell on Wednesday, with few catalysts to drive buying after recent gains, while Wall Street provided a limp lead.
Mar 13, 2013 07:08 EDT
Black smoke again billowed out of a chimney over the Vatican on Wednesday, indicating that cardinals meeting in a conclave have failed to choose a pope after three votes.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|City of Manila|
Lungsod ng Maynila
|Rizal Park, Fort Santiago, Manila City Hall.|
|Nickname(s): "Perla del Oriente|
(Pearl of the Orient)";
"Queen of the Orient";
"The City of Our Affections";
"City by the Bay";
"La Insigne y Siempre Leal Ciudad
(Distinguished and Ever Loyal City)"
|Motto: Linisin Ikarangal ang Maynila|
|Metro Manila showing the location of the City of Manila|
|Region||National Capital Region|
|Districts||1st to 6th districts of Manila|
|Incorporated (city)||June 10, 1574|
|- Mayor||Alfredo Lim (2007-2010; (Liberal)|
|- Vice Mayor||Francisco Domagoso ("Isko Moreno") (2007-2010; (Asenso Manilenyo/Nacionalista)|
|- Total||38.55 km2 (14.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||16.0 m (52 ft)|
|- Density||43,079.5/km2 (111,575.3/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PHT (UTC+8)|
|ZIP code||0900 to 1096|
|Demonym||Manileño (Often spelled as Manilenyo)|