434th Manila Day

On June 24, 1571, Gobernador-Heneral Miguel Lopez de Legazpi conquered Manila–then called Maynilad–and proclaimed it as capital of the Philippines.

This Friday, the kabisera* celebrates its 434th foundation day with the Manila Film Festival, and a fireworks display.

It is, of course, a declared special non-working holiday–a long weekend for students and employees from the city by the bay. ^.^

Happy 434th, Manila!


1 Comment so far

  1. wammeze (unregistered) on January 20th, 2006 @ 9:48 pm

    well…never knew it was the 434th b-day of mannila…or is it the 435th now that were in 2006?

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