JP Ordona

JP Ordona leads Manilakad Walks in Intramuros, Binondo, Quiapo, and more. In between, he writes, climbs, and dives.

Vintage Cubao

(Part I - Araneta City) Before Eastwood, there was Cubao, and before Cubao, there was Avenida. When Avenida lost its luster, people flocked to Cubao for cinema,...

Dare to dive?

“Not knowing how to dive is like having a Ferrari and not driving it,” quipped a foreign diving instructor who lamented Filipinos’ indifference toward scuba diving. He was merely emphasizing...

Prepper is better (forever)

Preppers are paranoid! That was the misconception, pre-COVID-19. Now, they are part of the "new normal." For a country constantly ravaged by super typhoons, volcanic eruptions, and tectonic earthquakes, the Philippines...

Maginhawa ka ba?

Roughly translates to "Are you comfortable?" Maginhawa St. is now synonymous with community pantry which has spawned more than a thousand clones all over the country including one in East...

Binondo: From cramped ghetto to financial hub

Bruce Lee brought me to Binondo. In the ‘70s, every Asian kid idolized the martial arts icon. I watched all his movies, bought all his magazines, and enrolled in martial...

Travel light, travel tight

"That's all you've got?" I asked a European traveller when he showed his backpack with four t-shirts. I was then manning the check-in counter of Philippine Air Lines at the...

The sacred road to Penance (Visita Iglesia de Manila)

Holy Week meant searing days when I was a child.  I remember going to a hilly grotto somewhere in Bulacan. As an adult, I skipped the hot grotto for a...

Revisiting the Makati of old

Most people picture Makati as a rich land of skyscrapers. Some are aware of the other side, the not-so-posh face of the city beyond the gated villages. But not many...

Ermita & Malate: Reliving their genteel past

Was it in the movie Alabang Girls where the uptown leading lady looked down on Ermita girls? Well, she was partly right for the once genteel district turned sleazy sometime...

Gota de Leche (Beriberi, Tiki-Tiki, atbp.)

Having been born and partly educated in Sampaloc, I have always felt an affinity with this district whenever I do my long walks. Right smack in the...

Bring me to Kamuning!

Quezon City is too big to explore on foot,” quipped a friend. Not averse to challenges, I once did a 12-church walking Visita Iglesia and a Manila Night Walk covering...

JP Ordona

JP Ordona leads Manilakad Walks in Intramuros, Binondo, Quiapo, and more. In between, he writes, climbs, and dives.

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Pag-IBIG posts P20.48 B income in H1 2022

Pag-IBIG Fund posted earnings of P20.48 billion in the first half of 2022, an impressive 27 percent increase compared to the same...

Cebu conducts dredging at South Road Properties

The City Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW) will conduct a dredging and desilting operation tomorrow at the South Road Properties...

Vidarte Residences by Vista Estates : Elevating the Art of Living

Antipolo, Rizal has, over the years, remained one of the country’s go-to destinations for quick weekend getaways, food crawls, nature adventures, or...

Alviera Country Club top bills the go-to leisure hotspots in the North

Alviera Country Club, the centerpiece of Ayala Land’s Alviera estate in Porac, Pampanga, marked its third-year anniversary last July 30, 2022 at...

Experience life in motion at The Sonnet by Vista Estates

A life in rhythm and harmony is enlivened by the freedom of space and how easy it is to access essentials that...