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civilians took refuge in
in St. La Salle Hall Manila during World War II, believing that its walls would protect them from anything but a direct hit?
on Mendiola massacre , the , January 22 1987 Filipino Government banned all public demonstrations on Mendiola Street in Manila?
running mates in Manila's upcoming , local elections Alfredo Lim and Isko Moreno support different candidates in the presidential election?
of the Arch of the Centuries University of Santo Tomas at Manila was disassembled from the University's original campus at Intramuros, carried piece-by-piece, and was re-erected at the current campus at Sampaloc?
was running for Isko Moreno vice mayor in Manila in 2007, posters were distributed of him wearing only swimming briefs?
( Typhoon Patsy 1970) was the deadliest tropical cyclone to strike Manila since the establishment of the Philippine Weather Bureau in 1865?
Jeronima de la Asuncion (pictured) was the foundress of the first Catholic monastery in Manila and the Far East?
Nick Joaquin's play, , was described in A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino The New York Times as an "engaging, well plotted metaphor for the passing of Old Manila"?
became so prosperous that the Ancient Tondo Kingdom of Brunei had to attack it and set up a rival settlement to keep it in check?
was the first person to be elected to three terms as Arsenio Lacson mayor of Manila?
, the main street of España Boulevard Sampaloc, Manila, is notorious for its waist-deep floods during the Philippine typhoon season?
Filipino indie rock band had two singles that reached the top of Taken by Cars Manila's local radio charts before getting signed in a major record label?
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