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!