people's choice

Folks, its time to vote for the best urban places in Metro Manila.
Remember the qualifiers:

  • must be a publicly accessible place (i.e. - you don't have to pay to get in, or buy anything to get in)

  • preferably outdoor, or largely outdoor

  • democratic (not just for the burgis)

  • must contribute to making life in our metropolis just a little bit better

This link takes you to the survey.

Taking Sydney's cue, I've divided up the nominees into four categories: 1) Streets, Neighborhoods and Districts, 2) Parks and Plazas, 3) Malls and Markets (with a sub-category of temporary markets), and 4) Buildings and Campuses.

I've reproduced the list below, but please use the survey to register your votes. We're using the very scientific "audience applause" methodology so you can vote for as many places in each category as you please. (Polls close on January 31, 2006)


  • Adriatico Street (Malate)

  • Binondo

  • CCP Complex

  • Escolta

  • Evangelista Street (Quiapo)

  • Intramuros

  • Makati CBD (Salcedo and Legaspi Villages)

  • Malacanang

  • Malate

  • Ongpin Street.

  • Quiapo

  • Roxas Blvd.


  • Cartimar Market

  • Cubao X

  • Divisoria

  • Farmers Market (Cubao)

  • Gateway Mall (Cubao)

  • Glorietta

  • Greenbelt

  • Metrowalk (Pasig)

  • Tiendesitas


  • Greenhills Weekend Market

  • Magallanes Weekend Market

  • Salcedo and Legaspi Weekend Markets


  • American Cemetery

  • Arroceros Park

  • Baywalk

  • CCP Lawn

  • Chinese Cemetery

  • Crescent Circle (Fort Bonifacio)

  • Greenbelt Park

  • Intramuros Walls

  • Liwasang Bonifacio

  • Makati Parks and Gardens

  • Manila Zoo

  • Paco Park

  • Plaza Miranda

  • pocket park on Emerald Ave. (Ortigas)

  • Quezon Memorial Circle

  • Rizal Park

  • San Lorenzo Ruiz (Binondo)

  • Santa Cruz (Quiapo)

  • UP Lagoon

  • UP Sunken Garden


  • Ayala Museum

  • CCP and the CCP Complex

  • FEU Campus

  • Las Pinas Church

  • Manila Cathedral

  • San Augustin Church

  • San Sebastian Church

  • UP Diliman Campus

Thanks to all the nice people who took the time to nominate their favorite places in the city.


Ivan ManDy said...


May I suggest 'streamlining' the choices, I mean, being either specific or general about it? Like, there's an entry of Ongpin Street and Binondo, well Ongpin is in Binondo... if you know what I mean ;o)

Jules said...
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Urbano dela Cruz said...


oops. thanks for catching the faux-pas. I got cross-eyed I guess. Will count votes for either as one.


if you really feel that way, why don't you keep your comment up long enough so people can react?

ed said...

this is a good list of places to visit in manila. thanks for the compilation.

and theres a weekend market in quezon city too, at the lung center parking grounds.

ina said...

yeah, the weekend market in qc is called sidcor. i saw all these weekend markets featured in f (or some local lifestyle show) and sidcor garnered a score that was equivalent to that of salcedo village's. it's really worth checking out.

carlosceldran said...

what did julsitos say? I am so curious.

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