what is the best family friendly restaurant in Manila? why?

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There are a number of restaurants in the Philippines that offer great food and perfect ambience for the entire family. In Manila alone, you can choose from several fine dining restos along Roxas Blvd, from Max’s to Aristocrat, or open-air “ihawan” along Baywalk that offer a wide variety of dishes, both local and foreign. You can also try exploring the two newest malls in the Philippines, Gateway and SM Mall of Asia, that promise first-rate service in hundreds of restaurant chains they house.

kamayan, barrio fiesta or max’s fried chicken – with Filipino’s being family oriented these are my top3 choices for the best local cuisine in the country

depends where you will be staying in manila. each area in manila has its own specialty. if you are staying in the manila area, you will not be able to walk around the block from your hotel without seeing restaurants and eateries everywhere. in roxas blvd. i loved The Aristocrat. this family restaurant has been there since i was a small child. the first time i went there was when i had my first holy communion when i was second grade and my parents brought the whole family there. i am now a grandmother, so you can see how long the place has been in business! it is owned by the reyes family, an old manila family. very inexpensive and you will always be asked if you want to take a “doggy” bag as you can never eat all they give you!!i know makati quite well and i would say just stroll around greenbelt and all you see one after another are family restaurants. they are lined up one beside each other and just sitting outside the restaurants by the beautiful plant and water falls will be an inspiring experience. the kids can run around and enjoy the place just like all the kids whose parents bring them there to relax.also in makati, go to glorieta where there are rows and rows of restaurants and eatery.i can tell you this.people in the philippines, including manila LOVE to eat yet remain so slim.lol they eat breakfast, snacks, lunch, snacks, dinner and then snacks again. food is a commodity over there and if you are coming from the u.s.a. they are so inexpensive and very good food.you will find mcdonalds there that even serves spaguetti for the kids. all the fast food restaurants here are spread all over the place. you cannot walk a block without smelling the aroma of food coming out of the restaurants, fast foods and diners. for every 4 stores, the fifth is a place to eat. that does not include all the bakeries all over the place where you can get fresh bread, “ensaymadas” (sweet bread) and little cakes and pastries. also, they deliver! if you are in an inn or hotel, you can call any mcdonalds, burger king, chilli’s, KFC and they deliver! even the supermarkets deliver! some of them 24 hours a day. that saved us a lot of money while we were there. a little tip will be so very appreciated since the filipino people are very grateful people and very kind and appreciate any little thing you do for them. also, you will need to buy new clothes for all of you while you are there as you will surely gain weight. but that is something i am sure you will do as the clothes, shoes, handbags.just everything is soooooo inexpensive, very good quality, designer class and you have so much variety to choose from.enjoy your visit and have a great time with the family.

Gerneral Information about History in the Philippines? Hi! Im doing this project about the Philippines and just need to know some interesting or general history information about the Philippines. Thnx!
Etymology:The name Philippines was derived from King Philip II of Spain in the 16th century. Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos used the name Las Islas Filipinas, in honor of the Prince of Asturias (Spain) during his expedition to the islands, originally referring to the islands of Leyte, and Samar.Early history:Speakers of the Malayo-Polynesian languages, a branch of Austronesian, began to arrive in successive waves beginning 6,000 years ago, displacing the early settlers. At around 300-700 C.E., they began to trade with Indianized kingdoms in the Malay Archipelago, adopting influences from both Buddhism and Hinduism.There was no unifying political state encompassing the entire Philippine archipelago. Maritime states such as the Kingdom of Maynila and Namayan, the Dynasty of Tondo, the Madya-as Confederacy, the Rajahnates of Butuan and Cebu, and the sultanates of Maguindanao and Sulu existed alongside the highland societies of the Ifugao and Mangyan. Some of these small states were part of the Malayan empires of Srivijaya, Majapahit, and Brunei.From 2205 to 2106 B.C. The ancestors of the Ifugao fled their ancestral homeland in mainland Asia and migrated to the Cordilleras. Thereafter, they established a plutocratic society and built the Banaue Rice Terraces on the highland regions of central Luzon.In the year, 900 C.E the Dynasty of Tondo centered in Manila Bay flourished via an active trade with the Chinese empire. Later serving as a smuggling nexus after the Chinese imposed restrictions on foreign trade. During this time, Lord Minister: Puliran Kasumuran of Tondo, presented a document of debt-forgiveness to lady, Angkatan and his brother Bukah in the name of the King of Tondo. This is described in the Philippine’s oldest known document “The Laguna Copperplate Inscription”.By 1011 C.E: Rajah Sri Bata Shaja, the monarch of the Rajahnate of Butuan sent a trade envoy under minister Likan-shieh to the Chinese emperor, demanding equal diplomatic status with other trading states. The request being approved, opened up direct commercial links with the Rajahnate of Butuan and the Chinese empire. Thereby diminishing the monopoly on Chinese trade by their rivals: the Dynasty of Tondo and the Kingdom of Champa.But during the reign of Bolkiah (1485-1521) the Sultanate of Brunei decided to break the Dynasty of Tondo’s monopoly in the China trade by attacking Tondo and establishing the state of Selurong as a Burneian satellite state. A new dynasty under the Islamized Rajah, “Salalila” was also established to challenge the House of “Lakandula” in Tondo.In 1457, Shari’ful Hashem Syed Abu Bakr, an Arab born in Johore, arrived in Sulu from Malacca and he founded the Sultanate of Sulu; he then renamed himself “Paduka Maulana Mahasari Sharif Sultan Hashem Abu Bakr.” while Shariff Mohammed Kabungsuwan of Johor introduced Islam in the island of Mindanao at the end of the 16th century. He subsequently married a local princess and established the Sultanate of Maguindanao.Islam was further strengthened by the arrival to the Philippines by traders, and proselytizers from Malaysia, and Indonesia. By the 13th century, Islam was established in the Sulu Archipelago, and had reached Mindanao, the Visayas, and Luzon by 1565.Colonial era:In 1521, Portuguese-born Spanish explorer Ferdinand Magellan arrived at Samar and Leyte, and claimed the islands for Spain. Colonization began when Spanish explorer Miguel López de Legazpi, arrived from Mexico in 1565, and formed the first European settlements in Cebu. In 1571, the Spanish conquered the kingdom of Maynila and Tondo and established Manila as the capital of the Spanish East Indies. The colony was governed as a territory of the Viceroyalty of New Spain from 1565 to 1821, and administered directly from Spain from 1821 to 1898.From 1565 to 1821, the Philippines was governed from Mexico City via the Royal Audiencia of Manila, before it was administered directly from Madrid after the Mexican revolution. The Manila Galleons which linked Manila to Acapulco traveled once or twice a year between the 16th and 19th centuries. The Spanish military fought off various indigenous revolts and several external colonial challenges, specially from the British, Chinese pirates, Dutch, and Portuguese. Roman Catholic missionaries converted most of the lowland inhabitants to Christianity and founded schools, universities, and hospitals. In 1863 a Spanish decree introduced education, establishing public schooling in Spanish.After the British occupation of 1762-1764, the Spanish opened Philippine ports to world trade. Wealth increased, and many criollos and mestizos became rich. Criollo insurgency resulted in the Novales mutiny, and the revolt in Cavite El Viejo in 1872 that would lead to the Philippine Revolution.The rise of Philippine nationalism grew after colonial authorities executed three progressive secular priests, Mariano Gómez, José Burgos, and Jacinto ZamContemporary period:After the War, the Philippines faced the plauge of political instability. Since 1946, remnants of the Hukbalahap communist rebel army continued to roam the rural regions, disgruntled after the government had rejected their contribution during World War II. Attempts at reconciliation were established by former President Ramón Magsaysay. In the 1960s, nationalistic policies were initiated by Diosdado Macapagal that included recognition of the legacies of Aguinaldo and José P. Laurel.The 1960s were a period of economic growth for the Philippines, which developed into one of the wealthiest in Asia. Ferdinand Marcos was elected president. Barred from seeking a third term, he declared Martial law on September 21, 1972. Using the crises of political conflicts, the tension of the Cold war, a rising Communist rebellion and an Islamic insurgency as justifications; he governed by decree, along with his wife Imelda Marcos. After being exiled to the United States, opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr. was assassinated at the Manila International Airport on August 21, 1983. In 1986, the People Power Revolution occurred. The people gathered and protested in EDSA, instigated by the Archbishop of Manila, Jaime Cardinal Sin, who was opposed to the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. After losing the subsequent election to Corazón Aquino, who became the first female president of the Philippines and the first female president in Asia, Marcos and his allies departed to Hawaii in exile.The return of democracy and government reforms after the events of 1986 were hampered by national debt, government corruption, coup attempts, a Communist insurgency, and an Islamic separatist organization. The economy improved during the administration of Fidel V. Ramos, who was elected in 1992.

These are some interesting facts about Philippines:1. Jose Rizal or Philippine heroes2. Kataastaasang Kagalanggalangan Katipunan (KKK)3. Banaue Rice Terracs4. Lapu Lapu kills Ferdinand Magellanor just ask your filipino friends if you have one though