Manila

Capital / Highly Urbanized City in National Capital Region, Philippines

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Manila, officially the City of Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. As of 2018 it was the most densely populated city proper in the world. It was the first chartered city by virtue of the Philippine Commission Act 183 on July 31, 1901 and gained autonomy with the passage of Republic Act No. 409 or the "Revised Charter of the City of Manila" on June 18, 1949. Manila, alongside Mexico City and Madrid are considered the world's original set of Global Cities due to Manila's commercial networks being the first to traverse the Pacific Ocean, thus connecting Asia with the Spanish Americas, marking the first time in world history when an uninterrupted chain of trade routes circled the planet. Manila has been damaged by and rebuilt from wars more times than the famed city of Troy and it is also the second most natural disaster afflicted capital city in the world next to Tokyo yet it is simultaneously among the most populous and most wealthy cities in Southeast Asia.

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JEFFERSON CITY: A “violent tornado” touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri, causing heavy damage, according to the National Weather Service, but there were..
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Hours after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered Canada to take back its garbage, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced a plan to bring the rotting trash..
1 day ago • WorldNews
A former Philippine official who accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity was questioned by immigration officers in Hong Kong on Tuesday,..
2 days ago • WorldNews
The United States is projecting“strategic confusion” in the South China Sea, the Philippines’ top diplomat said, prompting the country to deepen its ties..
3 days ago • WorldNews
Manila: The Philippines has recalled some of its diplomats from Canada amid Ontario’s slow action on the return of containers-load of trash a Canadian firm..
1 week ago • WorldNews
The Philippines is withdrawing top diplomats from Canada after Ottawa missed a deadline to take back 69 shipping containers full of trash, the latest move in a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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