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.
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
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
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..
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..
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.
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
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