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Explore the Philippines and Metro Manila with this Guide!

by Dillon Patterson Article Publisher

Tour of the Philippines - Where to Visit

La Union: A coastal province of Luzon island, a 167 mile drive north from Metro Manila. La Union is renowned for its legendary beaches, surf spots, hikes, and hostels. It’s a common weekend trip for folks in Metro Manila, as it is for Cory and the band at the end of the book.

Cordillera: A mountainous province of northern Luzon, where indigenous peoples resisted hundreds of years of colonial rule. Cordillera is home to the famous Banaue Rice Terraces, hand-carved by hundreds of years of inhabitants.

Palawan: The westernmost archipelago of the Philippines, home to gorgeous marine reserves, coral reefs, UNESCO world heritage sites, and rare wildlife.

Batanes: The northernmost archipelago of the Philippines, a region with the smallest population and land area. Batanes is home to stunning island landscapes, rolling hills, centuries-old limestone houses, and the survivors of some of the strongest storms in the world.

Cebu: A major province of the Philippines in the Western Visayas, a group of islands where Ferdinand Magellan first landed to conquer the Philippines, before being conquered by the indigenous leader Lapu-Lapu.

Guide to Metro Manila - Must Sees

Metro Manila is the National Capitol Region of the Philippines. Approximately 25 million people reside in Metro Manila’s sixteen cities and municipalities. Much of Cory’s time in the Philippines takes place here.

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (or NAIA): Over ten million Filipinos, like Cory’s dad, leave the Philippines for work abroad each year. Their departure point is usually NAIA, the country’s biggest international airport, named for the presidential candidate assassinated on the tarmac during Ferdinand Marcos’ dictatorship in 1983. Cory’s parents both departed from NAIA, and Cory lands there for the first time in 2009, during the presidency of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Quezon City: The most populated city within Metro Manila, home to nearly three million residents and 142 barangays (villages). This is where Cory’s dad Rommel is from, and where her brother Jun still lives. Cory is overwhelmed by Quezon City at first, but she learns to maneuver it.

Maginhawa Street: A long thoroughfare of cafes, small shops, student hangouts, bookstores, and minimarts in Teachers Village, the barangay within Quezon City where Jun and Iggy live. Maginhawa Street and Teachers Village are near two of the country’s most prestigious universities: Ateneo de Manila University and The University of the Philippines, Diliman, where Jun is an engineering major.

Katipunan: A barangay of Quezon City where many university students study, hang out, and reside. It’s also home to music venues where bands like the 1890s play. Katipunan is named for the 1892 organization of Filipinos who resisted colonial occupation.

Makati: The business center of the Philippines, with corporations, banks, fancy hotels, embassies, museums, galleries, and department stores. This is where Bea works as a model.

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