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Romeo J. Macaraig Jr. H-283/2nd Yr/BSI-TTM TOUR GUIDING

Manila North Cemetery

Cementerio del Norte formerly known also as "Paang Bundok which measures 54 hectares is considered the biggest and one of the oldest cemeteries in Metro Manila

Manila North Cemetery

Beside it are two other important cemeteries, namely the La Loma Cemetery and the Manila Chinese Cemetery Is notable because of the numerous families living inside the more commodious mausoleums

Manila North Cemetery

The cemetery is owned by the Manila city government and has initiated an expansion program to build more "apartment tombs" and a crematorium Manila North Cemetery is actually home to around 10,000 residents

located between Blumentritt Street and A. Bonifacio Avenue in Manila Some notable burials are:

La Loma LechonTouted as the lechon capital of the Philippines (this will surely warrant a lot of comments from our Cebuano friends), La Loma is a district in Quezon City where they prepare all these mouthwatering lechon (spitroated pig) Mila's, Mang Tomas, PingPing - some of the popular names when it comes to lechon baboy (and baka, manok.)

La Loma LechonIt's said that it was Mang Tomas who started this industry way back in the early '50s At that time, Mang Tomas was only selling pork around his neighborhood His house was in front of the La Loma Cockpit Arena

After a day's worth of betting, some of the cockpit fanatics would buy pork from him and ask for it to be roasted to serve as their pulutan (finger food that usually accompanies beer drinking) In the long run, he decided to just sell roasted pork. And the rest, as they say, is history

Lacson Underpass

The first pedestrian underpass in Asia It has been rehabilitated as part of the Buhayin ang Maynila a redevelopment project of Mayor Jose L. Atienza Officially named as the Arsenio H. Lacson Underpass Commonly known as Quiapo Underpass Technically under the Quezon Boulevard

Rizal Memorial Sports Complex

The National Sports Complex of the Philippine located on Pablo Ocampo St. (formerly Vito Cruz St.), Malate, Manila It is named after the country's national hero, Jos Rizal

Rizal Memorial Sports Complex

Formerly the Manila Carnival Grounds the RMSC was built in 1934 for the Far Eastern Championship Games, a precursor to the Asian Games The complex was renovated in 2005

It was destroyed during World War II, and reconstructed in 1953 for use in the 1954 Asian Games The National Stadium, the centerpiece of the sports complex, has a maximum seating capacity of 30,000

Rizal Memorial Sports Complex

The complex also houses the administrative office of the Philippine Sports Commission, and quarters for the Philippine national athletes Tim Henman came to the tennis center where he plays against Michael Tebbutt

Rizal Memorial Sports Complex

The Rizal Memorial Track and Football Stadium simply known as the Rizal Memorial Stadium since it is the main stadium within the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex Will be converted to a football stadium

Rizal Memorial Sports Complex

On 4 July 1966, the Rizal Memorial Stadium hosted two soldout concerts The Beatles held in Manila and was one of only two cities in Asia they have ever played in.

The combined attendance was 80,000 with the evening concert registering 50,000 paying audience and became The Beatles' second biggest concert ever

Quiapo Church

Officially known as Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene a Roman Catholic church located in the District of Quiapo, Manila one of the most popular churches in the country

Quiapo Church

Also known as St. John the Baptist Parish the church at present belongs to the Archdiocese of Manila holds a weekly novena every Friday and is attended by thousands of devotees

Quiapo Church

In 1899, the third church was inagurated In 1928, another fire damaged the building rebuilt by architect Juan Nakpil An expansion was done in the 1980s

Quiapo Church

home to the Black Nazarene, a much venerated statue of Jesus Christ which many people believe has miraculous attributes This crucifix was carved in Mexico and was brought to the Philippines from Mexico by Spanish galleon in 1767

Quiapo Church

On January 9, the parish commemorates the "TRANSLACION", or the transfer of the image from Luneta (formerly Bagumbayan) to Quiapo. This event is participated by Millions of Devotees while Quiapo Church holds Novena of Masses before the event

Quezon Bridge

built in the 1930s replaced the aging Colgante Foot Bridge commonly known as "Quiapo Bridge" opened in 1939 in honor of Manuel L. Quezon Last major structural repair was in 1996 First suspension bridge in Asia

Metropolitan Theater

Aka MET an art deco building designed by the Filipino architect Juan M. Arellano inaugurated on December 10, 1931, with a capacity of 1670 (846 orchestra, 116 in loge, and 708 in balcony)

Metropolitan Theater

The City of Manila, with the help of the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) recently finished a plan of the rehabilitation of the theater The theater is located on Padre Burgos Avenue, near the Manila Central Post Office

Metropolitan Theater

The theater was again closed in 1996 due to ownership disputes between the city administration and the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) The MET is one of the few remaining Art Deco structures in the country

Metropolitan Theater

During the liberation of Manila by the United States and Filipino forces in 1945, the theatre was severely damaged, losing some of its roofing and walls battered

Metropolitan Theater

After reconstruction by the Americans it gradually fell into disuse in the 1960s In the following decade it was meticulously restored in 1978 but again fell into decay

Manila Zoo

Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden Opened in July 25, 1959 Zoo has a land area of 5.5 hectares and has a current population of about 500 animals There are 106 species, among which are 30 different kinds of mammals, 63 reptile species and 13 types of birds

Manila Zoo

In addition to popular zoo occupants such as elephant, tigers lions and the hippos Manila Zoo also houses several endemic and indigenous species of animals like the bearcat, long-talied macaques and crocodiles

Manila Zoo

very close to the Harrison Plaza Shopping Mall. It is between Mabini and Adriatico Streets and Pres. Quirino Ave two blocks from Roxas Boulevard has canteens, souvenir shops, boating rentals at the lagoon and several playgrounds that cater to children and tourists

Manila Zoo

The zoo's most popular resident is Mali, an Asian elephant who arrived at the zoo as an orphaned calf reputedly the oldest zoo in Asia, opened its doors in 1959 on a 5 hectare site

Manila City Hall

The city hall is also located just outside the oldest and most historic part of the city of Manila - the walled city of Intramuros located near Taft Avenue; near Padre Burgos; near Padre Burgos; near Arroceros; near Lrt Line 1

Manila City Hall

The clock tower is the largest in the Philippines Designed and planned by Antonio Toledo -Diamond one of the distinct landmarks in the capital city of Manila Opened in 1939

Manila City Hall

The building's floor plan had been dismissed as similar in shape to a coffin or, in the other end, like the shield of Knights Templar The clock tower has become a trademark for Manila and the city hall

Manila Central Post Office

located in Lawton near MET, and behind it is the Pasig River In 1767, the first post office was established in the city of Manila

Manila Central Post Office

the center of Philippine postal services and the headquarters of the then-Bureau of Posts, was completed in its present-day NeoClassical style in 1926 it was destroyed during World War II. It was rebuilt in 1946, after the war

Harrison Plaza

first opened its doors in 1976 Harrison Plaza is the Philippines first shopping mall temporarily closed for renovation between 1982 and 1984 It covers 75,000 square meters in the southern part of Metro Manila, Harrison Plaza is not hard to find

Harrison Plaza

Comprising of over 180 stores and service outlets, it now hosts of over 50 specialty shops, boutiques, and eateries, four movie houses, and one supermarket

Divisoria

is a market district in the heart of the City of Manila known for its wide assortment of low-priced goods and wholesale and bargains everything under the sun can be found in Divisoria the mecca of value shopping the mother of all markets in Manila

DivisoriaMeans division Aka DIVI during 1800, this is the place were Chinese merchants moved in because they were banned from trading goods in Intramuros they found a place outside the walls now known as Binondo

Binondo Church

located in Manila's Chinatown at the western end of Ongpin Street, Binondo founded by Dominican priests in 1596 to serve their Chinese converts to Christianity

Binondo Church

The original building was destroyed by a bombardment by the British in 1762 during their brief occupation of Manila at that time The current granite church was completed on the same site in 1852

Binondo Church

features an octagonal bell tower which suggests the Chinese culture of the parishioner Binondo Church was greatly damaged during the Second World War, although fortunately the western facade and the octagonal bell tower survived

Binondo Church

Binondo Church is also known as the Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz It was named after the sacristan, Sa