Metro Manila

Population and Land Mass

Formally referred to as the National Capital Region (NCR), Metro Manila is one of the most populous areas in the world. Its population of 13 million is scattered across an area of 636 square kilometers and governed by Manila local government units consisting of 16 cities and one municipal government.


In terms of economic activity, Metro Manila contributes 32% of the country's GDP and is considered as one of the richest urban urban agglomeration in the world. By 2020 its GDP is expected to reach $257 billion with an annual growth rate of 5.9%.

In terms of wealth, Metro Manila's banks hold approximately 66% of the country's deposits. Doing business in Metro Manila is therefore a temptation to every wannabee entrepreneur, especially if the intended business intends to target the individual consumers. There's nothing more tempting to make money where the money is.

City Directory

Consumers on the other hand, can find almost anything that country has to offer within the metropolis. All they need is skillful navigation of Metro Manila's registered businesses. In this site, Metro Manila’s prime business establishments will be listed and presented and reviewed in Metro Manila’s Consumer Forum to give the consumers ease in choosing the appropriate vendor.

Environmental Protection

The Metropolitan Development Authority (MMDA) has spearheaded some urban greening projects and the effect has started to become noticeable in some areas. Vehicle emission has declined with the popularization of LPG powered taxicabs that also benefited cab drivers due to lower fuel costs that resulted from it. At the present (2008), electric powered jeeps (E-Jeepneys) for mass transport are running on experimental basis and should it become successful, the effect will be greatly felt. LPG powered buses are also about to start operating in the Metropolis and neighboring provinces. Other projects about to start are solar powered jeepneys in the City of Marikina and hopefully, electric powered tricycles that are similar to the ones now being used in the island province of Palawan. Hopefully, LPG powered tricycles like the ones being tried in Lucena will also be successful in Metro Manila.


The country has a number of sports heroes. The biggest name of the present crop is Manny Pacquiao who has the distinction of having won world boxing championships in 4 weight categories. On June 28, 2008, A Pacquiao-Diaz Pacquiao demolished Mexican David Diaz to annex the world championship in the lightweight category. Soon after, he defeated the legendary Oscar De la Hoya in a one sided match that made him the envy of all other boxers.

Pacquiao is currently the undisputed best pound for pound boxer in the world.

6 thoughts on “Metro Manila

  1. Hi JD,

    This is a remarkably well laid out site, very organized and attractive too. The colors look fresh and it is also easy to navigate.

    While it is still a work in progress, the concept for the site is uniquely niched. I haven’t seen one like this about Manila. Your target market could easily be attracted to this site and it may become a buzz word in the internet.

    This is a good idea and i would suggest you link up with pinoy blogsites and fora that are scattered throughout the web. Sign up with mybloglog and blogcatalog too.

    Thanks for dropping by my site and for the comment. Best regards. :-)–Durano, done!

  2. Thanks so much, Durano!

    Been hanging around your blog for quite sometime now. Your choice of topics and unique points of view make it an interesting reading. Have just logged into mybloglog and will also try blogcatalog and everything else out there.

    I hope to see you often here in as much as you will be seeing me in your blog.


  3. Am glad your website is more organized compared to others. Am currently doing a survey on past occupancy rates on Hotels in Manila. Is there any possibility you may assist me on this. It would be greatly appreciated! Best regards

  4. ACVilladelgado,

    Can help you a b it on that. I just hope you’re not in so much rush.. 😀

    Tight deadlines never fail to make our lives more difficult, isn’t it.. 🙂

    Please send me an email at jd.cruz @ wazzupmanila . com

  5. i really love reading histories. 🙂 I just hope you got more updated photos of every cities in metro manila. Gimik areas, traffic routes etc.

    Good work! 🙂

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