Metro Manila

Continental shift

British filmmaker Sean Ellis says Metro Manila is his "love letter" to the Philippine city. Photo: AFP

A growing band of European filmmakers are realising their cinematic ambitions in the East, lured by a healthy box office, investment prospects and the potential for more eye-catching stories.

Sunday, 21 April, 2013, 6:09pm

Chief justice takes heat for luxury condo

As a luxury bolthole in Manila, it is hard to go past The Fort in Bonifacio Global City.

Bellagio Tower 1 in the Fort complex is home to some of the nation's richest businessmen. The building features a 220 square metre pool, its own sandy beach pool, hydrotherapy tubs, 'aromatherm electronic capsules' and a day spa.

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Servcorp Philippines

Servcorp has opened additional virtual offices and serviced offices in the prestigious Tower One and Exchange Plaza in the central business district of Makati.

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

KMC Solutions Business Centre

Manila-based real estate services firm KMC MAG Group has opened an 11,302 sqft business centre in Fort Bonifacio Global City, about five kilometres from Makati. Newly-launched KMC Solutions Business Centre is located on the 20th floor of a designated e-commerce building.

14 May 2011 - 12:00am

Eastwood Richmonde Hotel

Located in metropolitan Manila's call-centre hub, the Eastwood Richmonde offers luxurious accommodation for business travellers visiting the Quezon, Pasig and Fort Bonifacio districts.

12 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Choi Palace

Few restaurants in the Eastwood City area have stirred up as much of a buzz as newly opened Chinese eatery Choi Palace.

Named after its illustrious owner, affectionately known as Mr Choi, it is the third in a series of eponymous outlets that include a fresh seafood restaurant and a Hong Kong-style cafe.

12 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


With the explosion in recent years of business centres offering fully-serviced and virtual offices, it is fitting that Servcorp has opened in Makati City at the luxurious Tower One Ayala Triangle in the heart of the Philippines' corporate district.

1 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Six years late, Manila's airport terminal limps into action

Zheng Yanxia was full of praise as she became one of the first tourists to stride the gleaming floors of Manila's newly opened airport Terminal 3.

'It's very clean,' remarked the mainland tourist as she hurried to catch her domestic flight to Boracay on Tuesday, when Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 finally opened to flights, six years overdue.

24 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Bonifacio helps ease scarcity of grade-A space in Philippines

With prime office space dwindling fast in the Philippines' prime business district of Makati City, the nearby Bonifacio Global City is expected to help ease the scarcity.

In just seven months within Bonifacio's still emerging business district, property developer Ayala Land is scheduled to complete a nine-storey building for HSBC to house domestic backroom operations.

24 May 2006 - 12:00am

Too weary to rise

The official Philippine national motto, roughly translated, is: 'God-fearing, compassionate, nature-loving and nationalistic.' But the prevailing motto is simpler: 'Tired.' In 1986, hundreds of thousands of citizens took their lives into their hands, defied military rule and massed on the streets to overthrow the malevolent dictator Ferdinand Marcos. That has become known as 'Edsa I'.

14 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Signs of the times

Asked to summarise Manila in a few words, most people would probably mention 'pollution', 'traffic', 'chaos' and 'noise'. It is a cliched description that does not do justice to the city - mainly because it leaves out 'billboards'.

10 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Saga scares foreign firms, say experts

As long as the airport terminal remains closed, badly needed foreign infrastructure investment will continue to bypass Manila, businessmen and analysts said.

7 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Terminal failure

Are you flying to Manila? You might notice that after your plane lands, it will taxi towards a compact, modern-looking structure. That is our nifty new US$650 million Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3, completed just two years ago and capable of handling 13 million passengers a year.

17 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

In Brief

Project sale puts Metro Pacific in the black

13 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

New bid in Manila land deal

First Pacific's Philippine unit, Metro Pacific, is in talks to sell a majority stake in Bonifacio Land to Ayala Land and businessman Jose Campos of United Laboratories.

10 Oct 2002 - 12:00am