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Manila: Capital / Highly Urbanized City in National Capital Region, Philippines
Manila, officially the City of Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. As of 2018 it was the most densely populated city proper in the world. It was the first chartered city by virtue of the Philippine Commission Act 183 on July 31, 1901 and gained autonomy with the passage of Republic Act No. 409 or the "Revised Charter of the City of Manila" on June 18, 1949. Manila, alongside Mexico City and Madrid are considered the world's original set of Global Cities due to Manila's commercial networks being the first to traverse the Pacific Ocean, thus connecting Asia with the Spanish Americas, marking the first time in world history when an uninterrupted chain of trade routes circled the planet. Manila has been damaged by and rebuilt from wars more times than the famed city of Troy and it is also the second most natural disaster afflicted capital city in the world next to Tokyo yet it is simultaneously among the most populous and most wealthy cities in Southeast Asia.

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Former Philippines Supreme Court Justice Detained At Hong Kong Airport

former philippines supreme court justice detained at hong kong airport
A former Philippine official who accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity was questioned by immigration officers in Hong Kong on Tuesday, sparking a furor, the South China..
WorldNews - Published

Philippines Diplomat Says Chinese Cash Preferable To U.S. South China Sea 'Confusion'

philippines diplomat says chinese cash preferable to u.s. south china sea 'confusion'
The United States is projecting“strategic confusion” in the South China Sea, the Philippines’ top diplomat said, prompting the country to deepen its ties with China, the South China Morning Post..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Manila

Whale sculpture washes up in the middle of Manila to highlight plight of marine life [Video]Whale sculpture washes up in the middle of Manila to highlight plight of marine life

You may not expect to see a whale in the middle of Manila but this surprising sight is how one Filipino artist chose to raise awareness of the effects of plastic pollution on marine life.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:20Published

Rescuers race to find survivors after Philippine quake [Video]Rescuers race to find survivors after Philippine quake

Rescue teams in the Philippines search for survivors underneath the rubble of a building that collapsed during an earthquake. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:40Published

Watch: The Manila traffic vendors selling basketballs and bonsai trees [Video]Watch: The Manila traffic vendors selling basketballs and bonsai trees

The city's notorious congestion has become a way for people to make a meagre living.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Russian Warships Arrive In Philippines [Video]Russian Warships Arrive In Philippines

CNN reports Two Russian destroyers and a tanker have docked in the Philippines for a "goodwill visit" amid escalating tensions in the disputed South China Sea. The destroyers Admiral Tributs and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Philippines: Chinese Vessels In Disputed Waters Is Illegal [Video]Philippines: Chinese Vessels In Disputed Waters Is Illegal

The Philippines' foreign ministry said Thursday The presence of more than 200 Chinese fishing boats near an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea is illegal and a clear violation of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Philippines Journalist Maria Ressa Arrested Again [Video]Philippines Journalist Maria Ressa Arrested Again

Acclaimed Philippine journalist Maria Ressa was arrested at Manila’s airport Friday for allegedly violating a ban on foreign media ownership, the latest legal backlash to sting the longtime critic of..

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:21Published

Maria Ressa released on bail after second arrest in the Philippines [Video]Maria Ressa released on bail after second arrest in the Philippines

Maria Ressa, noted Duterte critic and chief of Philippine news site Rappler, has been released on bail after being arrested at an airport in Manila, her second arrest in a month. Jayson Albano reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published

Philippine news site chief and Duterte critic freed on bail after latest arrest [Video]Philippine news site chief and Duterte critic freed on bail after latest arrest

Maria Ressa, Duterte critic and the chief of Philippine news site Rappler, is freed on bail after being arrested at a Manila airport. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

 

Philippines recalls ambassador to Canada in row over rubbish

philippines recalls ambassador to canada in row over rubbish
Manila: The Philippines has recalled some of its diplomats from Canada amid Ontario’s slow action on the return of containers-load of trash a Canadian firm shipped to the country nearly 6 years ago...
WorldNews - Published

Philippines withdraws top diplomats from Canada over trash row

The Philippines is withdrawing top diplomats from Canada after Ottawa missed a deadline to take back 69 shipping containers full of trash, the latest move in a long-running row stoked by threats from..
Reuters - Published

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