Manila is the capital city of the Philippines. The city is located on the eastern shore of Manila Bay on the largest and northernmost Philippine island, Luzon. Manila is the hub of a thriving metropolitan area of more than 12 million people. The city and the metropolis thrives as an important cultural and economic center. Five-star hotels and restaurants, some of them housed in historic buildings, make the perfect party place in the city. The nightlife offers everything from dazzling cultural shows to futuristic discotheques, lively casinos, sensational entertainment lounges, and fashionable cafes.
Often called the “Queen City of the South” and the Seat of Christianity in the Philippines, Cebu City is the country’s oldest city. Exploring Cebu, one encounters a rich historic past. From Zubu, the fishing village and busy trading port in 1521, the city has evolved into a highly urbanized metropolitan center which now serves as the focal point of growth and development in Southern Philippines. In contrast to the bustling metropolis, the rest of Cebu’s 167 islets and islands are lined with idyllic white sandy beaches and pristine clear waters. Cebu has gained wide popularity for its fantastic diving grounds evidenced by the proliferation of resorts which offer luxurious accommodations, excellent dive facilities and the services of competent dive masters and dive guides.
Davao City is a modern metropolis bursting with life, verve and color. It is located in a land area of 244,000 hectares, which places it among the world’s largest cities. With a dominantly-migrant population, Davao is a melting pot of cultures where diversities are appreciated and nurtured in a harmonious and peaceful environment. Davao is especially famous as the home of colorful ethnic minorities, some of which include the Bagobo, B’laan, Mandaya, Mansaka, Manobo and T’boli. Indeed, there is more cultural diversity in Davao than any other part of the country. Sprawled along the shores of South Eastern Mindanao, Davao is a place of natural wonders and rarities. It boasts of the country’s highest peak, Mt. Apo, the most prized Philippine orchid, some of the most exotic fruits, and the endangered Philippine Eagle.
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