By Erika Sauler
A proposal from the chief of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to create a national body to revive Escolta—once the capital’s premier commercial district—didn’t sit well with former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada.
By Niña P. Calleja
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino has proposed the creation of the Escolta Redevelopment Administration to help revive the area and turn it into Manila’s transport, tourism, business and culinary heritage hub.
By Jaymee T. Gamil
What started out as a simple commuting alternative is now turning out to be a possible boost for tourism.
By Niña Calleja
It’s all systems go for the reopening of the Pasig River ferry system on April 28.
By virtue of Act No. 2612 of the Philippine Commission, the Philippine National Bank (PNB) was established on Feb. 4, 1916 to replace the small government-owned Agricultural Bank. Its first head office was the Masonic Temple on Escolta, then known as the Wall Street of the Philippines. H. Parker Willis, an American, was the bank’s first president. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research