The National Capital Region in the Philippines is best or commonly known as Metro Manila and as far as its population goes, it is huge, with more than 11 million people in only 636 square kilometres.
Is the main financial, commercial and educational centre of the Philippines and is the region where nearly all who travel here has to pass through.
The National Capital Region not only contains the Philippines capital city manila, but also thirteen other cities and three municipalities so it is no wonder that it is the most populous region in the Philippines.
The region is the political, economic, social, cultural, an d educational center of the Philippines. As proclaimed by Presidential Decree No. 940, Metro Manila as a whole is the Philippines seat of government while the City of Manila is the capital. The largest city in the metropolis is Quezon City, while the largest business district is the Makati Central Business District.
The area is bounded by Bulacan to thenorth, Rizal to the east, Laguna to thesouth and Cavite to the southwest. Theswampy isthmus on which thewestern metropolitan area partly lieshas an average elevation of 10 meters.The eastern area lies on a ridgegradually rising towards the foothills ofthe Sierra Madre and overlooksthe Marikina River valley, which is partswamp.
Metro Manila is split between a tropical wet and dry climate and a tropical monsoon climate. Manila, which features less rainfall than Quezon City, has a tropical wet and dry climate while Quezon City features a tropical monsoon climate. Together with the rest of the Philippines, Metro Manila lies entirely within the tropics. Its proximity to the equator means that the temperature range is very small, rarely going lower than 20C or higher than 38C. However, humidity levels are usually very high which makes it feel much warmer. It has a distinct, relatively short dry season from January through April,
The City of Manila proper is the national capital of the Philippines. The wider Metropolitan Manila area is the seat of government. The executive and judicial branches of government are based in Manila as represented by Malacañan Palace, the official office and residence of the President of the Philippines, and the buildings of the Supreme Court of the Philippines respectively. However, the upper house of the legislature, the Senate of the
In terms of local governance, Metro Manila cannot properly be considered a single political entity. The cities and municipality comprising it are considered the highest level of local government with each having their own set of separately elected officials. While the cities and municipality are independent from each other politically, several basic public services, such as traffic and flood control, are handled collectively by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). The MMDA is headquartered in Makati and is headed by the MMDA Chairman, an appointee of the President of the Philippines, who holds cabinet rank. The mayors of the cities and municipality belong to
Electricity Metro Manilas electricity is generated by the state-owned National Power Corporation (Napocor) and other independent power producers across the island of Luzon. It is transmitted by the privately-owned National Grid Corporation of The Philippines (NGCP) through high tension wires. It is distributed by the Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the company that holds the franchise to distribute electricity to the
Water Metro Manila and its surrounding areas are divided into two water concessionaires: Maynilad Water (red) and Manila Water (blue). Metro Manilas tap water is sourced from the Angat Dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan. It is stored in the Novaliches Reservoir and filtered in the La Mesa Dam, both in northeast Quezon City. Metro Manilas water distribution and sewerage system used to be managed by the Metropolitan Water and
Communications For a long time since its founding in 1925, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) was the Philippines only phone carrier.
Garbage Metro Manila produces about 8,400 to 8,600 tons of garbage each day which is equivalent to 25% of the national waste generation. Paper wastes account for 17% of the daily total while 16% are plastics. Efforts to reduce pollution is one of the metropolis major public management concerns especially with the closure of some garbage dump sites in Greater Manila.
The cities and municipalities within the NCR are grouped into the four districts as follows: # Alternate Name City/Cities1 The Capital District Manila Mandaluyong, Marikina, P2 Eastern Manila District asig, Quezon City, and San Juan Las Piñas, Makati, Muntinlupa,3 Southern Manila District Parañaque, Pasay, Pateros , and Taguig Caloocan, Malabon, Navot4 CAMANAVA District as, and Valenzuela
It is composed of 14 cities, Pasay Manila Pasig Caloocan Parañaque LasPiñas Quezon City Makati Taguig Malabon Valenzuela Mandaluyong Marikina Muntinlupa
Municipalities: Municipality of Pateros Navotas San Juan
City Of Manila is a Philippine highly urbanized city in First District in Region National Capital Region which be-longs to the Luzon group of islands. City Of Manila is the capital of the Philippines.
The landmark of the father of the Philippine Revolution, Andres Bonifacio is here. The Only Divided City in the Philippines.
Home of the Bamboo Organ, City of Love and Progress, Salt Center of Metro Manila, Lantern Capital of Metro Manila. Las Piñas City is home to unique festivals like the "Bamboo Organ Festival", "Waterlily Festival", "Bamboo Festival" and "Parol (Lantern) Festival".
The Financial Capital of the Philippines, the Wall Street of the Philippines. The Philippines centre of finance and commerce with the odd mega shopping centre. Makati became the financial center of the Philippines during the 1960s. Makati is home of the Philippine Stock Exchange and the Makati Business Club.
The City of Malabon is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines. Located just north of Manila, the city has a population of 353,337 as of 2010.
Malabon City is famous for the array of food delights it offers. Most notable of these is Pancit Malabon, a stir-fried noodle dish with a distinct yellow-orange color sauce that includes patis (fish sauce) and bagoong (shrimp paste).
Home of one of the largest shopping centres in Asia – SM Megamall. The City of Mandaluyong is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. Located at the approximate geographical centre of Metro Manila, it is bordered on the west by the countrys capital, Manila, to the north by San Juan City, to the east by Quezon City and Pasig City, and by Makati City to the south. Its nicknames are "Tiger City of the Philippines", "Metro Manilas Heart", and the "Shopping Mall
A robust and dynamic shoe industry, no wonder it is called the Shoe Capital of the Philippines
This where a lot of the rich and famous in the National Capital live. This city has recently acquired the status “most competitive city” and “most improve city” in the philippines..
Dubbed as the "Fishing Capital of the Philippines", Navotas is considered to be a very important fishing community with 70% of its population deriving their livelihood directly or indirectly from fishing and its related industries like fish trading
Pasay City was one of the original four cities of Metro Manila. Due to its proximity to Manila, it quickly became an urban town during the American Period.
Large commercial organizations are setting up shop here, the Ortigas Center is becoming the “in” place for businesses.
With seating for 2,000 people and capacity for another 9,000 to stand, it is no wonder the Baclaran Church is the most attended in Asia.
Quezon City is the site of many government offices, including the Batasang Pambansa Complex, the seat of the House of Representatives, which is the lower chamber in the Philippine Congress. The main campuses of two noteworthy universities, the Ateneo de Manila University and the countrys national university, the University of the Philippines Diliman, are located in the city.
San Juan Make sure you come here during the feat of St John the Baptist. You guessed it the feast involves lots of water, usually over everyone!
The City of San Juan Philippines in Metro Manila is named after St. John the Baptist who was the person that supposedly baptized Jesus Christ himself with water. So to commemorate this, every June 24, which is the Feast Day of St. John the Baptist, people of San Juan, Manila celebrate this by wetting everyone they see!
Taguig City Nestled on the shores of Laguna de Bay, has a large residential population.
For all you beer lovers, this is home tothe San Miguel Brewery.
The Putong Polo Festival features the famous putong polo, a native delicacy in the town of Polo. The food festival is part of the San Diego de Alcala Feast Day.
If you enjoy balut then you need to come here.