Philippine Army Museum in Makati

Philippine Army Museum Fort Bonifacio Makati Manila Military Display History War Weapons Tanks Collection Building Construction The Philippine Army Museum is located southwest of the Headquarters, of the Philippine Army Complex at Fort Andres Bonifacio in Makati City, Manila. It is a replication of the old facility that used to be located at MacArthur Avenue corner Memorial Road, Fort Andres Bonifacio, Makati City. The museum is a repository of antique guns, cannons, tanks and other relics of World War II as well as captured paraphernalia, ammunitions and weapons of the New People’s Army (NPA). The Philippine Army Museum and Library Foundation, Inc. was dismantled and rebuilt piece by piece to its present site. The Museum “tells” the story of the Philippine Army from 1898 up to the present. It is open from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday to Friday. For $1.50 one will be taken on a tour of the museum by a civilian. The PAMLFI is located at the Philippine Army Continue reading

Ninoy Aquino Monument in Makati

Ninoy Aquino Monument Statue Makati Manila Sculptor Peter De Guzman Landmark Enscription Location Plaza Martial Law Ninoy Aquino Monument is a bronze statue located in Makati. The bronze monument by sculptor Peter de Guzman commemorates slain former senator and Filipino hero Benigno “Ninoy” S. Aquino Jr. As one of the leaders in the opposition against the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, Ninoy protested the social injustices committed during the martial law years and publicly attacked Marcos’ regime. He was assassinated in 1983 at the Manila International Airport. His widow, Corazon “Cory” C. Aquino, became part of the movement to regain democracy in 1985, Cory Aquino ran against Marcos in the snap presidential elections. Despite massive cheating in the polls in favor of Marcos, Cory was sworn in as the first female president of the Philippines through a peaceful People Power Revolution Continue reading

Liwasan ng mga Bayani in Manila

Liwasan Bayani Alabang Muntilupa City Manila Katipunan Spanish Revolution Liberation Day History Description Statue Monument Calendar Liwasan ng mga Bayani is located in Alabang, Muntinlupa City in metro Manila. The Liwasan ng mga Bayani was once used as a camp by members of the Katipunan during the revolutionary period against Spain. Liberation Day festivities are usually held annually at Liwasan ng mga Bayani.

 

Banapple Pies & Cheesecakes in Makati

Banapple Pies Cheesecakes Restaurant Ayala Triangle Gardens Makati Manila Menu Location Banoffee Hours Contact Manager Telephone Banapple Pies & Cheesecakes in Makati is located at the Ayala Triangle Gardens in Manila. Despite having a smaller space as compared to the nearby restaurants, Banapple’s cozy ambiance can make visitors feel like they are visiting a friend’s house for snacks and desserts. The banoffee pie is drool-worthy because of the two layers of dulce de leche with slices of banana and graham crackers garnished with dark chocolate drizzle. Other rich flavors are the chocolate chip walnut pie, classic pecan pie, and coffee toffee roca pie.For the not-so-sweet dessert selections, you can try the banana apple sweet bread, oatmeal and blueberry, banana nut and orange poppy seed muffins. Since Banapple is a bakery café, it also has a delicious selection of full meals. The pasta dishes Penne Bolognese and Baked Creamy Cheesy Penne which are as rich as the names Continue reading

Bonchon Chicken in Makati

BonChon Chicken Ayala Triangle Gardens Makati Manila Restaurant Korean Location Paseo Roxas Delivery Hotline Number Menu Bonchon Chicken in Makati is located at the Ayala Triangle Gardens in Manila. Bonchon Chicken is a Korean franchise and a favorite in New York. Ever since the opening of their first Manila branch in Ayala Triangle Gardens, people have been lining up to taste the crispy and tasty chicken wings and drumsticks. The secret to having crunchy chicken is the double-frying technique, where the first fry gets rid of the chicken fat to make it crispy and the second fry has the soy garlic or spicy sauce. Aside from drumsticks and chicken wings, the Manila franchise also has rice meals and sides like fries and pickled radish. Other entrees are the bulgogi wrap and chicken sandwich. The fast food has a refreshing ambiance with artwork on the walls. Barkadas can also to choose to sit n the tables outside facing the beautiful garden for a more fun dining experience. Continue reading

Amici Pizza in Makati

Amici Pizza Pasta Gelato Restaurant Ayala Triangle Gardens Makati Manila Menu Don Bosco School Arnaiz Avenue Amici Restaurant at the Ayala Triangle Gardens is located in Makati, metro Manila. Ever since Fr. Gianluigi Colombo opened Amici in Don Bosco Church, Makati City in 2001, the Italian canteen has been popular for its tasty homecooked pizza and pasta at an affordable price.  The bistro serves specialties such as appetizers like salads, soup and golden fried mozzarella sticks. Apart from Italian staples like pizza and pasta, Amici also serves risottos and paninis Amici’s chefs cook the pizzas in wooden brick ovens to bring out the flavors and the genuine Italian taste. Popular pizza choices are the Margherita, the Al Quattro Formaggi and the Quattro Stagioni. Pasta lovers have three choices on the sauces: tomato- based, cream-based, and olive oil based. Regular customers all agree that Amici has a cozy ambiance and value-for-money Continue reading

The Manila Polo Club in Makati

Manila Polo Club Forbes Park Makati City Metro Manila History Location William Cameron Governor General Calle The Manila Polo Club is located in Forbes Park in Makati City, metro Manila. The Manila Polo Club history dates back to the 1900s when a true lover of polo arrived in the Philippines – US Commissioner of Commerce and Police William Cameron Forbes.  When Forbes became the Governor General, the Philippines officially embraced polo with the birth of the Manila Polo Club.  The Club was established on November 27, 1909 in Calle Real, Pasay. The original clubhouse was burned to the ground during the war. In the 1950s, the Club was rebuilt where it currently stands. In 1977, the Club assumed its proprietary classification and membership has evolved through the years. At present, there are six kinds of members. These are: proprietary members, associate members, life members, courtesy members, special guest members and honorary members. Continue reading

Director’s Quarter in Muntinlupa

Directors Quarter Muntilupa Manila Bureau Corrections Prison Housing Residence Jail Warden Sheriff History Construction Architecture Location The Director’s Quarter is the official residence of the Director of the Bureau of Corrections. Located in Muntinlupa, Manila, this building features well preserved pre-war architecture

Club Filipino in San Juan Manila

Club Filipino San Juan Manila Social Recreation Facility North Greenhills Location Venue Swimming Pool Tennis Court Club Filipino in located in San Juan in metro Manila and is an exclusive members-only social club and recreational facility. Located between North Greenhills subdivision and the Greenhills Shopping Center, Club Filipino was established in 1898 as an elite Filipino country gentlemen’s organization. The club has developed a reputation for being a meeting ground for Filipino political progressives throughout its history. “Club” is pronounced “Cloob” in the Spanish fashion. Today the club’s amenities include a swimming pool, tennis, badminton and squash courts, bowling alleys, outdoor restaurant, salon, and “Kalayaan Hall,” an indoor events/reception room. It was at this location where President Corazon C. Aquino was sworn in as President of the Republic of the Philippines by the late Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee after the famous EDSA Revolution in 1986. Continue reading

Spirit of 1896 Monument in San Juan

Spirit of 1896 Monument San Juan Manila Pinaglabanan Shrine Filipino Revolution Katipunero Placard Landmark Pilipino The Spirit of 1896 Monument is located in San Juan, Manila, and was put up in honor of the courage, determination and willingness to sacrifice of the Filipino revolutionaries who fought for freedom from Spanish oppression. Constructed in 1920 through the contribution of the local government, civic-spirited citizens and school children of San Juan. The monument immortalizes the courage and patriotism of the Katipuneros who sparked the Revolution against Spain in 1896. The Spirit of 1896 monument is located along N. Domingo Street and you’ll have to climb the stairs to see it up close. It should not be confused with the Pinaglabanan Shrine located beside the new city hall. Continue reading