It was first settled as one of the main cities in the Maynila Empire, around the 10th Century.
Today, Manila is known for its vast expanse, containing distinctly different areas compared to the burroughs of New York, its crowds and cramped living quarters, its pictaresque old-town district in comparison with its modern skyscrapers, as one of the most wealthy ports in the world, and as a central Asian city for economy, education, shopping, and commerce.
People Born in Manila
Manila in People's Lives
Connie Talbot: I visited here to perform a concert in 2012.