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.
(MANILA BULLETIN). Edre U. Olalia, president of the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL), said the inter-agency panel appears “wittingly or unwittingly diverts the primary and sole blame on lowly police operatives and insulated and saved the principal enablers of the EJKs” (extra-judicial killings).
Former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr ... Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (PNA / FILEPHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN). “Of course, we are looking at 2022,” Rodriguez, Marcos’ lawyer and spokesperson, said in a television interview ... .
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Garcia asked the RTC to deny the urgent motion for Salem’s release filed by her lawyers ... But Salem’s lawyers said the dismissal “drawn upon the quashal (nullification) of the search warrant and consequential declaration that the seized evidence is inadmissible as evidence, is one tantamount to an acquittal.”.
An organization of lawyers has denied allegations it forced two detained Aeta tribesmen to sign a Supreme Court (SC) pleading for their inclusion as petitioners in 37 cases which sought to declare as unconstitutional the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of 2020. (MANILA BULLETIN).
Supreme Court (SC). (MANILA BULLETIN). Several SC justices are expected to quiz lawyers of petitioners who, during last Tuesday’s first day of legal debates, presented their arguments against the law – the most controversial, so far, in terms of cases filed ... Only authorized lawyers and their staff are allowed inside the main session hall.