Manila is on the eastern shore of Manila Bay. According to the 2010 census, Manila is the second most populous city in the Philippines with a population of 1,652,171. Manila is the most densely populated city in the world with 42,857 people per square kilometer.
It centers on the story of the narrator who left Manila for a foreign country for to work and became homesick for Manila after living out for long. The narrator then tells of his many adventures outside the country.
Some lyrics reference the United States and Australia. "I walked the streets of San Francisco" references his love for visiting places and strolling around and SFO is one of them. "I've tried the rides in Disneyland" tells of him visiting many amusement and theme parks. His friendship with foreigners and different nationalities is referred in "dated a million girls in Sydney". The narrator then says that he didn't get much satisfaction and enjoyment from all his escapades through the part "somehow I feel that I don't belong". His realization that the Philippines can only give him the best satisfaction and enjoyment plus his desire to come back to the Philippines and its capital, Manila start in "Hinahanap-hanap kita Manila". The narrator then decided to stay in the Philippines for good in the lyrics "Take me back in your arms Manila", "Promise me you'll never let go", and "I'm coming home to stay".
Shot on 16mm black-and-white film before being transferred to 35mm, Manila is divided into a Day episode (which is loosely based on Bernal's 1980 film Manila By Night) and a Night episode (inspired by Brocka's 1979 film Jaguar). The script is co-written by Adolf Alix, Jr. and Ramon Sarmiento and co-directed by Raya Martin and Adolf Alix, Jr.
Senatorial aspirant and human rights lawyer Jose Manuel ‘Chel’ Diokno on Monday, October 25, called on the government to impose a price ceiling on the prices of goods amid the increase of fuel prices for the ninth straight week. Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno (MANILA BULLETIN FILEPHOTO).
“Without proof that accused had free and conscious possession of the dangerous drug, or what is referred to as intent to possess or animus possidendi, the DOJ’s claim of ‘constructive possession’ has no factual leg to stand on,” the lawyers said ... by the DOJ prosecutors in Manila.
Human rights lawyer and senatorial candidate Jose Manuel ‘Chel’ Diokno criticized on Friday, Oct ... Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno (MANILA BULLETIN FILEPHOTO). Diokno disputed Martires’ proposal to amend Republic Act No. 6713, or the law which requires public officials and employees to submit their SALN ... .
Human rights lawyer and senatorial aspirant Jose Manuel ‘Chel’ Diokno wants the Department of Justice (DOJ) to release the entire list of cases related to the government’s war on drugs campaign, or the Oplan Tokhang, that killed tens of thousands of Filipinos. Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno (MANILA BULLETIN FILEPHOTO).
Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno (MANILA BULLETIN FILEPHOTO). Human rights lawyer and senatorial candidate Chel Diokno slammed the review on the 52 cases of deaths during police anti-narcotics operations in the country, saying it fails to provide the real extent of human rights violation during the deadly war on drugs.
Human rights lawyer and senatorial aspirant Chel Diokno on Monday, October 18, pressed the need for the government to prepare all the safeguards in a bid to combat hunger for Filipinos affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno (MANILA BULLETIN FILEPHOTO).
Vice PresidentLeniRobredo (Mark Balmores/MANILA BULLETIN). Lawyer BarryGutierrez, Robredo’s spokesman, retweeted Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez’s Twitter post and added the hashtags #fightfakenews and #LabanLeni2022, the latter being the Vice President’s unofficial slogan for her 2022 presidential run. “VP Leni Robredo has not been disqualified ... .
Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno welcomed the endorsement of socialist presidential aspirant and labor leader Leody De Guzman, who stressed that his senatorial lineup is not obligated to carry his candidacy. Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno (Albert Garcia/MANILA BULLETIN) ...Neri Colmenares, trade unionist Bong Labog, and labor lawyer Sonny Matula ... .