Manila

Capital and Highly Urbanized City in National Capital Region, Philippines

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Manila, officially the City of Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the oldest cities in the world, as well as the most densely populated city proper in the world as of 2018. 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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A kidnapped mainland Chinese man has been rescued from a loan shark syndicate by Philippine police, in what they say is the 53rd case of casino-related..
2 days ago • WorldNews

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In a rare message aimed at China’s use of warships near Manila’s coast, President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered that from Tuesday, all foreign vessels..
2 days ago • WorldNews
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned of "unfriendly" treatment for foreign ships traveling in the country's territorial waters without permission, in..
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Earlier, Philippine presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo denied allegations that Manila has abandoned the UN arbitral tribunal's decision that rejected..
6 days ago • WorldNews
Philippine authorities have vowed to pursue those behind the death of a 27-year-old Chinese man in Manila over the weekend, after the Chinese embassy urged them..
1 week ago • WorldNews

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