NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION:METRO MANILAGEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONThe National Capital Region or NCR is thecenter of Luzon and capital region of thePhilippines. The Cordillera Mountains forms itsboundary on the east, Laguna de Bay on thesoutheast, Central Luzon on the north andSouthern Tagalog region on the south.Unlike the other 17 Philippine regions, NCRdoes not have any provinces. It is composed of16 cities – namely the City of Manila itself,Caloocan, Las Pinas,Makati, Malabon,Mandaluyong, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas,Pasay, Pasig, Paranaque, Quezon City, San Juan,Taguig, Valenzuela.
POPULATIONIn 2000, the region’s population was 10,492,000 which increases to morethan 13 million during daytime due to a large workforce residing in theareas adjoining the metropolis but working in the city.CULTURAL GROUPSMetro Manila is composed of almost all the cultural groups of thePhilippines. The principal language used is Tagalog with English asthe secondary language.
The most populous citiesand municipalities inNational Capital Region
Caloocan City Marikina City Quezon CityLas Piñas City Muntinlupa San Juan CityMakati City Navotas City Taguig CityMalabon City Parañaque City Valenzuela CityMandaluyong City Pasay City Manila Pasig City
Caloocan CityMakasaysayang Lungsod ngKalookan, The Historic City ofCaloocan
AccessTake the LRT Yellow Line and alight at either 5th Avenue, or MonumentoStations. You can also take EDSA-plying buses, which sometimes passes byMonumento area.Provincial Buses (from the northern Luzon area)are known to have their mainterminals in the Monumento area. The city is also the easiest connection tocities such as Subic, Olongapo, and Baguio.Small but convenient and very affordable tricycles ply around the city. Just saywhere you are going and they will bring you as fast as possible. Fares are at therange of PHP 7.00 (for single person payment) to PHP 30.00 (if you want toride the tricycle on a ―special‖ basis – meaning you and you’re companion arethe ones that will ride.)Jeepneys also ply around with their own respective fixed routes. Metro Manilafares of a minimum of PHP 8.00 is applied. The city is geographically dividedin to 2 parts, Caloocan City North and South. Taking a tricycle from let’s say,Bagong Barrio, is a big no-no among drivers. And besides, it is also not allowedby the local government.
Geography Caloocan is divided into the northern and the southern parts. Southern Caloocan is located north of Manila and is bounded by the cities of Malabon andValenzuela. To the west is Navotas City while Quezon City is to the east. Northern Caloocan is in the northernmost area of Metro Manila. It is located east of Valenzuela City, north of Quezon City and south of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.
Caloocan City Hall Bonifacio MonumentVictory LinerCaloocan Gotesco GrandTerminal manila Central central Shopping Mall university
Caloocan FestivalsPamaypay ng CaloocanFestival Pajotan de Sto. Nino Festival
AccessRide a bus that runs along EDSA. Look for "Baclaran" or "NAIA /MIA". Then go down to Baclaran Church, from there, there arejeepneys & FXs that goes to Las Piñas.Or ride the MRT (blue line) the one that runs along EDSA too, godown to "Taft station" then a bus or jeepney to "Baclaran Church"and then to Las Piñas.
Geography Las Piñas City is bounded on the north and northeast by the city of Parañaque; on the east and southeast by the city of Muntinlupa; on the south by the municipality of Imus, Cavite; on the southwest and west by the municipality of Bacoor, Cavite; and on the northwest by the scenic Manila Bay. It occupies a total land area of 41.54 sq. kilometers.
Bamboo Organ Nature Church Las Piñas Salt Bed Zapote BridgeHistoricalCorridor Tourist Spots
Parol (Lantern) Festival Water Lily Festival Las Pinas Festivals
Geography Makati is located within the quadrangle of One Hundred Twenty degrees (120) latitude north and One Hundred Forty Three degrees (143) longitude east. It is bounded on the north by the Pasig River facing the city Mandaluyong, on the east by the Municipality of Pateros and on the northwest by Manila and on the south and southwest by the city of Pasay.
By car By train Two of Metro Manilas main arteries The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) pass through Makati. The Epifanio De elevated train has four stations along the main thoroughfare A los Santos Avenue (EDSA) passes along the southeast part of Makati and Epifanio De los Santos Avenue (commonly abbreviated as EDSA). c connects the city with Mandaluyong City and Pasay City. The South Luzon These are the Guadalupe, Buendia, Ayala and Magallanes stations. c Expressway (SLEX) runs through the western part of Makati and connects Getting off at the Ayala Station will set you in the middle of the Ayala e the city with Manila to the north and with southern Metro Manila. The Centre, a complex of shopping malls and restaurants. s Skyway, an elevated highway built on top of SLEX, provides residents The MRT is a quick and inexpensive way to get into the city. The cost of s coming from southern Metro Manila a fast way to reach Makati. SLEX and an MRT ticket ranges from 11 to 14 EDSA intersect at the Magallanes pesos. Interchange, which is the most complex system of elevated roadways in Metro Manila.By busBuses plying the Epifanio De los Santos Avenue (EDSA) routefrom Baclaran in Paranaque to Quezon City and Caloocan Citypass through the Central Business District daily. As mentionedabove, you cant load or unload just anywhere, you have to waitor go to the designated stops. There are separate loading andunloading zones which you must observe.
Saints peter The Manila Polo Club and paul church Ayala Museum Museo ng MakatiThe FilipinasHeritage Library Tourist spots
Kolisiyum Makati Coliseum ng Bayan Philippine Racing ClubMakati Parkand Garden The Philippine Army Museum
Belen sa Makati Bailes Delos Arcos Makati FestivalsCaracol Festival
GeographyThe town of Malabon is basically a coastal town situated in the northernpart of Metro Manila. Malabon, together with Navotas, Valenzuela,Pateros, Taguig, Pasig, and Muntinlupa, form the Metro Manila outer ringof towns, with the city of Manila as the center. The municipality is boundedon the north and northeast by Valenzuela, on the west and southwest byNavotas, and on the southeast by Caloocan City. It occupies a total landarea of 23.4 square kilometers.
AccessFrom SM West, you can take the bus going to UE/Letre atthe north bound lane. Get off at Sangandaan. At theintersection or the right side of it, across Jollibee (if its stillthere), you can take the jeep going to Potrero, Tugatog, oryou can take a pedicab.If the bus goes further, thatll be the boundary of Malabon,Kalookan, specifically Dagat-Dagatan Area.
Balsa sa niugan Sanciangcos The Arc of Rizal Historical MarkerAngel C. San Bartolome ChurchCacnios ArtGallery Tanong Fish Market Tourist Spots
Luglugan-Pancit Malabon Festival Malabon Kulinarya Festival Malabon Festivals
Geography Mandaluyong lies on a heart-shaped 26 sq. km. of land, 7 km. southeast of Manila and 8 km. west of Pasig. To the south lies Makati, to the northwest, San Juan, and to the northeast, Quezon City. Thus, Mandaluyong is located at the very center of Metro Manila. With this geographical advantage, it has in recent years emerged as a veritable boomtown, the leading business and industrial mecca of the country.
Access The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) is the fastest and cheapest way to get from Manila to Mandaluyong. At the MRT station in C.M. Recto Avenue, hop into a train going to Quezon City and alight at the MRT station in Cubao where you will hop into another train bound for Makati. Then get off at the MRT station in Shaw Blvd. in Mandaluyong. The entire trip should take less than one hour and will cost less than P50.00.
San Felipe Neri Dambana ng mga Church EDSA ShrinePlaza Tatlong Bayani Ala-ala Archdiocesan Shrine of the Mandaluyong City Hall Bantayog ng KabataanKaban ng Hiyas Divine Mercy Tourist Spots Archbish ops Palace
Santacruzan Senakulo sa Barangka Via Crucis FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
Geography Manila is actually more than Manila: the metropolis of today not only encompasses the CIty of Manila, but it includes seven (7) other cities and nine (9) towns. The City of Manila has an area of 38.3 sqare kilometer; it is located on the west coast of the Philippine main island of Luzon, surrounded by fertile plains. The city straddles the delta of the Pasig river, a short navigatable stream that connects the fresh water lake of Laguna de Bay with Manila Bay and South China Sea.
AccessBy BoatManila is the hub of the Philippine ferry network, and ferries to most major cities willstop at the Manila South Harbor, the citys main passenger seaport. Severalcompanies operate ferries to Manila from points throughout the Philippines, andcruise ships occasionally stop in Manila throughout the year. Around the capital arenumerous attractions for people desiring a quick daytrip away from the hustle andbustle of this mega-metropolis.By BusProvincial bus companies also operate their own terminals which aredispersed throughout the city. They concentrate mostly in EDSA in CubaoDistrict, Quezon City for those destined north (Northern, Central, andSouthern Luzon, the Bicol Region including Catanduanes & MasbateIslands), around the junction of EDSA and South Superhighway for thosedestined south (Southern Tagalog Bicol Region), and around the SampalocDistrict in Manila for those heading north.
Sta. Ana The NewHeritage PlazaDistrict Jones Bridge Muelle Del Rio MirandaMalacañangPalace / Paco Park andMuseum Chinese Cemetery Cemetery Tourist Spots Manila Hotel Plaza Dilao
Rizal Park UST MacArthurIntramuros Plaza San Luis Monument Fort Santiago Museo ng Carriedo Waterworks Museo PambataBahay Tsinoy Maynila System
Bonifacio Shrine Manila Cathedral San Agustin Church Malate ChurchSanta Ana Church Tondo Church Binondo ChurchBasilica of SanSebastian
Manila Feast of Santo Nino Summer Sea Sports FestivalEDSA Peoples Power Feast of the Black Pilgrimage to theRevolution Nazarene and Caroza Shrine of OurComemmoration Parade Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Feast and Festivals
Geography Marikina, a lush valley bounded by mountain ranges and sliced by a river, is one of the 14 cities and three municipalities comprising the Metro Manila area. It is approximately 21 kilometers away from Manila, and lies within 14˚ 35’ latitude and 14˚ 41’ longitude. It is bounded on the east by the Sierra Madre mountains and Antipolo City; on the west by the hills of Quezon City; on the north by San Mateo; and on the south by Pasig City and the municipality of Cainta.
AccessThere are two approaches to Marikina from Manila City Hall. The first isthrough the Magsaysay Avenue-Aurora Boulevard route via AyalaBridge and the second is through the Quezon Boulevard-Espana-E.Rodriguez Avenue route via Quiapo Bridge. The modes of transportationplying both routes are buses, jeepneys and cabs. A portion of theMagsaysay Ave.-Aurora Blvd. route is service by the Metro Rail Transitsystem starting from the Legarda Street-C.Recto Avenue junction inManila all the way up to Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City. From there,you can hop into a jeepney, bus or cab that will take you to the country’sshoe capital. The fare for any combination of jeepney, bus or MRT isapproximately P30.00 (one way), while a cab ride from Manila will costyou somewhere in the vicinity of P300.00 to P500.00 (one way) takinginto account the notorious Metro Manila weekday traffic.
Marikina River Park Jesus dela Peña Chapel Doll Museum Teatro Marikina Animal Trail Amscor Shooting Range Tourist Spots Shoe Museum
San Isidro Labrador The Cows inChurch the Dairy Farm The Chinese Pagoda Sentrong Pangkultura ng Marikina
Ka-Angkan Feast of Our Lady of theFestival/Marikina AbandonedFoundation Day Sapatero Festival Feast and Rehiyon-Rehiyon Parade and FestivalsMarikina Cityhood Day Festival
Geography Muntinlupa is located at the southwestern part of Metropolitan Manila, bounded on the north by Taguig, on the northwest by Parañaque, on the west by Las Piñas, on the southwest by the province of Laguna, and on the east by Laguna de Bay.
Access Route 1: LRT-1/Jeep-BusArrive at LRT-1-Gil Puyat. In order to get there: Take the LRT-1 to Gil Puyat station. Ride a jeep to Buendia/Taft, and get off at Gil Puyat station (Taft Ave. corner Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. [Buendia]). Ride a Tritran bus to Batangas City/Batangas Pier (leaves every 30 minutes, PHP149 fare) or a JAM Transit bus to Batangas. Route 2: LRT-1/Jeep-BusArrive at LRT-1-Gil Puyat. In order to get there: Take the LRT-1 to EDSA station. Ride a jeep to EDSA/Taft/Baclaran, and get off at EDSA station (Taft Ave. corner EDSA). Ride a BLTB bus to Nasugbu, Batangas or a JAM Transit bus to Batangas.
National Bureau of PrisonFilinvest Corporate City Reservation Japanese Shrine jamboree lake Tourist Spots
Dinagsa Festival Bulaklakan Festival Festivals Banhayan Festival
Geography Navotas is a coastal town in the northwest part of Metro Manila. It is a narrow strip of land with an aggregated shoreline of approximately 4.5 km. In the north, Navotas shares a common border with the town of Obando, Bulacan, along Sukol Creek. Along the eastern border runs the Binuangan River, the Daang Cawayan River, the Dampalit River, the Batasan River, the Navotas River, the Bangculasi Channel, the Malabon Channel and the Estero de Maypajo.
Access Ride a bus at EDSA bound to UE Letre. There get off at Malabon City Square Mall(MC) and take jeep going to Bayan (Malabon) When near Bayan, instruct driver to let you off where Gasak jeepney goes.1 bus, 2 jeepney rides.
Navotas Fish Port Dry-Docking Facilities Floating Dry DockRaid Type Dry San Jose de NavotasDocking Parish Church Tourist Spots
Geography Parañaque lies some 9.7 km. south of the Luneta Grandstand. It is bounded by Pasay City on the north, Muntinlupa on the southeast, Las Piñas on the southwest, and Manila Bay on the west. It occupies a total land area of 46,626 sq. kilometers.
Access From SM North EDSA, ride a bus to Pasay Rotonda (alternatively, take the MRT from North Avenue to Taft Avenue terminal for a cheaper and faster route). 2. There are jeepneys in Pasay Rotonda going to Bicutan/Sucat. BF Homes is between Bicutan and Sucat so just take a pick between the jeepney destinations by looking at a map to see where your destination is near.
-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Eco-tourism AreaBaclaranRedemptorist Church Paranaque city hall San Dionisio Chapel Tourist Spots
Mga Anyo ng Feast of theKwaresma Senakulo or Way of the Resurrection Cross ( Sunduan Bati Komedya / Moro-Moro Feast and Festival
Geography Pasay City, known as the premiere gateway to the Philippines, is located at the western coast of the National Capital Region. Its boundaries are: on the western side, Manila Bay; northeast, Makati; southwest, Paranaque City. Looking at its area, it is the third smallest city among the cities in the four districts of the National Capital Region.
Access Take a bus with signboard NAIA or MIA- Terminal 3. Get off at the foot bridge after passing PTT (gas station) and Park N Fly. Walk back to Park N’ Fly, turn right at Domestic/MIA Road. You should see the post office signage a few meters away.
Shrine of the Child Jesus Sta. Clara Church Villamor Air Pasay Public Market Base Bulwagan ngSchool for Lungsodthe Deafand Blind ng Pasay Tourist Spots
Philippine Cultural Center Museums of of theCoconut Palace Museo ng Sining Ethnology PhilippinesFolk Arts Theatre Nayong Pilipino Park
Malibay CenakuloFeast Day of Sta. Clara Tiburin Race Serenata Aliwan Fiesta ( Festivals and Events
Geography Pasig lies approximately on the southeastern end of the Pasig River. It is bounded by Quezon City and Marikina on the north, the municipalities of Cainta and Taytay on the east, the city of Mandaluyong on the west, and the municipalities of Taguig and Pateros and the city of Makati on the south.
Access As Pasig is within Metro Manila itself, it is not far from the NAIA Airport in Pasay City and travel between cities will only take minutes.
Mutya ng Pasig ConcepcionPasig City Hall Public Market Plaza Bonifacio MansionImmaculate Rizal High SchoolConceptionParish Plaza Rizal Bahay na Tisa Tourist Spots
Geography Quezon City is located near the center of Metro Manila, towards its northeastern portion. It is bordered by Manila to the southwest, by Caloocan City and Valenzuela City to the west and northwest. Towards the south, lies San Juan and Mandaluyong City, while Marikina City and Pasig City borders Quezon City to the southeast. Towards the north, across Marilao River, lies San Jose del Monte City in the province of Bulacan, and towards the east, lies Rodriguez and San Mateo, both in the province of Rizal.
Access From Recto or Sta. Cruz take the train on LRT Line 2 Recto station bound to Cubao. From Cubao you can either ride a bus along EDSA going to Fairview or walk towards the corner of Gen. Romulo Ave and Aurora Boulevard (Mercury Drug is the landmark), then ride a jeepney going to Quezon City Hall. From Taft, TM Kalaw, Manila City Hall or Quiapo ride a jeepney or FX bound to Philcoa or Fairview. Quezon City Hall is just along Quezon City Memorial Circle so youll know you are already near once you see the monument.
Cry of PugadQuezon Memorial Shrine Lawin La Loma Quezon City HallTandang Sora Camps CrameBirth Site Mabuhay Rotunda U.P Tourist Spots
Ninoy AquinoGeneral Lawton Parks andMonument Wildlife Center Iglesia ni Kristo Ateneo de Manila University San Pedro Bautista Jorge B. Vargas Church Museum Balara Filters Park Amoranto Stadium Sto. Domingo Church
Fernwood La Mesa Brass Memorial Gardens Dam Philippine Nuclear Philippine Heart Research Institute Center for Asia Eastwood CitywalkLa Mesa Eco-Park
La Naval Festival Festival Festival and EventAnniversary of the Cry ofPugadlawin
Geography It is bordered by Quezon City on the north and east, Mandaluyong City on the south, and the City of Manila on the west. The territory of San Juan was once much larger than it is presently, stretching all the way to Caloocan City. Parts of what are now Districts 1, 2 and 4 of Quezon City as well as parts of Mandaluyong were originally within the San Juan territorial boundaries. This explains why the San Juan Reservoir is in the nearby Horseshoe Village, a subdivision under the jurisdiction of Quezon City.
Access By ferry Ferries del Caribe  operates an international passenger and vehicle service from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The overnight journey requires WHTI- compliant documentation and there are strict rules regarding vehicle transportation. Fares payable in USD. By plane San Juan is served by Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (IATA: SJU), a large international hub airport about 14 km away. All major US Airlines operate scheduled services to various destinations on the mainland, with seasonal air charters operating additional routes.
Old Convent of Kabayanan and SanctuarioSt. John the Baptist de Santo Cristo ChurchChurchSpirit of1896Monument Tourist Spots Club Filipino
Battle of San Juan del Monte / Pinaglabanan Feast and FestivalFeast of St. John the Baptist
Geography Taguig, a first class municipality, is situated at the northwestern shore of Laguna de Bay at the upper mouth of the legendary Pasig River, also known as the Napindan Channel, through which Laguna drains its flood waters. It occupies a total land area of 33.7 sq. kilometers. POPULATION The total population was 381,350 as of the 1995 census. POLITICAL SUBDIVISION Taguig consists of 18 Barangays. It has been classified as a 1st Class Municipality.
Access Ride a bus to PHILCITE or to Sucat via EDSA and get off at Guadalupe MRT Station. 2. The jeepney terminal is near Jollibee. Take the jeep going to Market! Market! OR 1. Ride a bus to PHILCITE or to Sucat via EDSA and get off at Ayala MRT Station. 2. Take the North Exit (not the one going to Glorietta and SM). 3. The Fort bus/shuttle is just around the nearest corner. It passes through Net2, Market! Market!, and the Fort Open Field, among others.
Dambanang Kawayan ArchdiocesaLaguna de Bay n Shrine of St. Anne Simborio The Bantayog ng mga Bayani ng TipasThe Blue Mosque Parola The Plaza Quezon Tourist Spots
The American The VFP Museum Cemetery and Memorial Libingan ng mga Bayani Eco-ParkFort Bonifacio Global City Museo de. Sta. Ana
SMB Concert Parties FESTIVAL AND EVENTSta. Anang Banak Taguig River Festival
Geography The city of Valenzuela is situated in the northern part of the National Capital Region. Valenzuela City, together with Navotas, Malabon, Pateros, Taguig, and Muntinlupa, form the Metro Manila outer ring of towns. It is bounded to the north and northwest by Caloocan City and Malabon, and to the west by Navotas. The city occupies a total land area of 47 square kilometers. POCKET PROFILE Land Area : 47 sq. kms. Population : 535,454 No. of Barangays : 32 No.of Congressional Districts : 2 Classification : Highly Urbanized City
Access Two major highways passes through the city—the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the MacArthur Highway. The NLEX serves as the main gateway to Metro Manilafrom the northern regions of the country. The most common means of transportation is via buses which traverse the McArthur Highway, and jeepneys that travel on the city’s minor streets. Tricycles are used for short distances, while taxi cabs can be used to travel any route.
Japanese Cemetery San Diego de Alcala ChurchArkong Bato National Shrine of Our Lady ofMuseo Valenzuela Church of San Roque Fatima Tourist Spots
Feast of San Diego de Alcala Festival and EventMano Po San Roque Festival
Geography AccessPateros is approximately 13 km. southeast ofManila and north of the Pasig River. It isbounded by the following municipalities: Pasigin the northeast, Taguig in the south, Makati inthe northwest, and the Pateros River in the west.It occupies a total land area of 10.4 sq.kilometers.POCKET PROFILELand Area : 10.4 sq. kms.Population : 55,286No. of Barangays : 10No.of Congressional Districts : 1Classification : 4th Class Municipality
DulongNew Municipal Hall Bayan Monument San Roque Church Tourist SpotsGarden of MemoriesMemorial Park Old Houses