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(1 US Dollar = PhP 51.02)

*As of Jan. 25, 2018

You may visit the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas website at www.bsp.gov.ph


Filipino, English


You may visit the Department of Tourism website at http://web.tourism.gov.ph/

Emergency: 911

Tourism Office: 459-5200

to 459-5230

Metro Manila: +63 2

Banks: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Shopping Centers/Malls: 

10:00 AM - 9:00  PM

Passports and Visa

Visa information may be found at www.dfa.gov.ph

If you require an invitation letter for visa purposes, please send an email to themanilaforum@phcc.gov.ph

Travel Information

UTC +8


The climate of the Philippines is tropical and maritime. It is characterized by relatively high temperature, high humidity and abundant rainfall.


Chateau 1771
Ground Floor, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City
Phone: 729 9760 to 61; 0917 862-6467
Email: events@chateau1771.com.ph
Website: chateau1771.com.ph
Seating capacity: 150 pax
Ground Floor, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City
Phone: 757 0361 to 62
Email: info@zuni.com.ph
Website: zuni.com.ph
Seating capacity: 300 pax
Chef Jessie Rockwell Club
Ground Level, Amorsolo Square, Amorsolo Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati 
Phone: 890 7630, 890 65543, 729 0122, 0917 8585466
Website: chefjessie.com
Seating capacity: 150 pax

Things to Do in Metro Manila

The Intramuros Walking Tour by Carlos Celdran
Intramuros, Manila
Walk around Manila's ancient walled city of Intramuros and analyze Philippine architecture, culture and history.
Cost: PhP 1,350 (US$27)
Email: celdrantours@hotmail.com
Text: (63) 920 909 2021 (Ms. Lesley)
Website: https://carlosceldranwalks.wordpress.com/
The Big Binondo Food Wok by Ivan Dy
Binondo Manila
Ivan Dy takes you on a three-hour tour at the world's oldest Chinatown while sampling unique eats along the way.
Email: fun@oldmanilawalks.com
Mobile: (632) 918 9622452
Telephone: (632) 711 3823
Website: http://oldmanilawalks.com/binondotour.htm
Pinto Art Musuem
Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo
Address: 1 Sierra Madre Street, Grand Heights Subdivision, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo​
Museum hours: 9:00am-6:00pm (Tuesday-Sunday)
Rate: PhP200 (USS$4)


Video courtesy of the Department of Tourism, Republic of the Philippines


Public Utility Vehicles
Public utility vehicles in Manila include jeepneys, bus, and UV Express vehicles. Transport Networks Vehicle Services (TNVS) such as Uber and Grab are also available.
Taxi Applications
Taxi- metered taxis are common in Manila. Flag down rate is PhP 40 (US$.79) and airport taxi flag down rate is PhP 70 (US$ 1.39). Transport Networks Vehicle Services (TNVS) such as Uber and Grab are also available.
Air Travel
Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific are the main domestic carriers in the Philippines. Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminals 1 and 3 serve international flights


Rajah Travel Corporation (manila daily tours)
331 Building, Sen. Gil Puyat Ave, Makati, Metro Manila

Rajah Travel Corporation is a Filipino-owned company over four decades strong, powered by 250 personnel who live and breathe to bring you an epic travel experience. Rajah Travel is accredited by the Philippine Department of Tourism and are fully incorporated as a member of BSP/IATA with inbound & outbound ticketing and reservations. 

Phone:  +63 (02) 894 0886
Email Address: webinquiry@rajahtravel.com
Website: https://www.rajahtravel.com/
Golden Sky Travel and Tours (domestic Tour packages)
Unit 225-226 Manila Executive Regency Tower 1, Bocobo St, Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila

Golden Sky Travel and Tours is an accredited travel agency in the Philippines doing travel business for 20 years. It was established on March 20, 1997 and is a member of the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA). Golden Sky Travel and Tours is accredited by the Department of Tourism as a certified tour operator for domestic tours and vacation packages.

Phone:  +632 559 80 18-19/ 354 66 22 / 354 65 28
Email Address: goldensky_inbound@yahoo.com
Website: www.goldenskytravelandtours.com/

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