This free virtual Halloween tour explores Manila heritage sites’ ‘dark side’

Ever wondered why Manila City Hall is shaped like a coffin? This is just one of the things you’ll learn about in WanderManila’s “One Night in Manila” on Oct. 30

Want to go to Manila Bay dolomite beach? Here’s what you need to know

No, you can’t swim, you can’t take home dolomite sand, and face shields are optional

The National Museum reopens Oct. 19. Here’s how you can book a visit

Only fully vaccinated individuals will be allowed entry to the National Museums and they should their vaccination cards and IDs with them

PAREX won’t affect Arroceros, heritage sites, says SMC’s Ang

“We listen to valid opinions and points but we just can’t let outright lies pass,” Ang said, pertaining to claims that the project will impact heritage sites

pasig river esplanade design by paulo alcazaren
The case for a pedestrian-centric alternative to PAREX, according to urban planners

Instead of an expressway, advocates are now suggesting for an esplanade to be built along Pasig River instead

aerial view of arroceros forest park next to the pasig river
Will PAREX affect ‘Manila’s last lung,’ the Arroceros Forest Park?

Advocates fear that the controversial hybrid expressway by San Miguel Corporation will have to touch the riverside park due to an error on the purported average width of the Pasig River

digital render of historical structures in manila prewar
LOOK: Historic Manila sites digitally reimagined in their pre-war glory

Artists heritage advocacy group Renacimiento Manila has been able to “digitally reconstruct” Plaza Moraga and is planning to complete a reimagining of Escolta before World War II

vehicles before a bike box at a red light intersection
LOOK: Pasig opens bike boxes at Kapitolyo intersections to make roads safer for cyclists

Intersections are notoriously difficult for cyclists. But with the newly unveiled designated priority areas at Kapitolyo, Pasig aims to make them a little less stressful for two-wheeled commuters

kitchen minimalist Japanese inspired interiors
This minimalist space in La Union is a coffee spot, retail shop, and anything in between

La Union has a new resident: Burt Select Shop, an open plan that subscribes to a “less is more” design philosophy while keeping the possibilities of a small space open

aerial view of intramuros
Intramuros is considering pedestrian-only streets to improve mobility—and it needs your input

Do you agree with the Intramuros Administration’s plans to turn certain streets into pedestrian-only streets where motor vehicles are not allowed to enter?