Manila City Hall
Monday, February 25, 2008
The city of MANILA, known as Maynila for the Filipinos, is the capital city of the Philippines and one of the cities that make up the greater metropolitan area of Metro Manila.
Manila is the center of government in the country and one of the central hubs of a thriving metropolitan area home to over 14 million people.
It is located on the shores of Manila Bay just west of the geographical center of Metro Manila, also known as the National Capital Region (NCR), which lies on an isthmus between Manila Bay and Laguna de Bay in southern Luzon.
The city is one of 17 cities and municipalities which form the metropolitan area. From shopping malls to high class sea ports, Manila City got it all, and one of the most visited places here is the Rizal Park where our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, was executed and buried. His monument was made there to commemorate his works for his motherland. (manila.gov.