Tag Archives: Old Manila

Why I Will Miss La Cocina de Tita Moning

In a week, La Cocina de Tita Moning, the bespoke restaurant experience in old Manila, will be closing her doors to guests and diners after a 15-year run. Located within the former home of Dr. Don Alejandro Roces Legarda and … Continue reading

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A Glimpse into the Past – Real Pre-War Manila Video Footages

(Thousands of ladies in their finest dress and veils form lines during the Eucharistic Congress in the Luneta) It’s now 1 December 2012, and within 30 days, another year ends.Time has been flying so quickly in this day and age … Continue reading

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Manila and Her Stories: Intramuros (Part I)

February must be remembered by Filipinos as a month very important in the history of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. It was in February 1945 when the old, graceful and opulent city of Manila, once-fabled as the Pearl of … Continue reading

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Under the Star-Spangled Banner: American Manila

When the Americans finally arrived in the Walled City after the consummation of the farce Battle of Manila, the Joes were utterly shocked by what they saw. Huge monasteries, hooded friars, monks in Mendiola, nuns who are completely hidden from … Continue reading

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Where Countless Calderetas and Cocidos Would’ve Been Made: Intramuros de Manila

The photos you will see below are the Filipino people’s only link to Intramuros’ beautiful architectural gems. These wonderful, old works of art were brutally destroyed, burned, and/or bombed by either the losing Japanese soldiers or the Americans supposed to … Continue reading

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