• Roamer's Roundup

    A Metro Manila Film Festival 2014 Postscript (and a movie review too)

    Christmas season in would not be complete without the movies. And by that, I mean the movies being shown at the annual film festival held at this time of year, the Metro Manila Film Festival or MMFF. First launched in 1975, the MMFF was an occasion where local filmmakers get to release films without having to worry about competition from foreign films during the Christmas season, something that has been an object of irritation among some cinephiles who are deprived of seeing some Hollywood film early. (like in the case of the original Lord of the Rings trilogy films which were released here in January instead of the same Christmas…

  • Waterways

    The Pasig River Ferry: A Different Commuting Experience

    It is with great honor to announce that the Urban Roamer has contributed his first piece for the popular site When In Manila! And for this one, the roamer talks about the commuting experience riding the Pasig River Ferry, the excerpt of which can be found below: Ever since the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reopened the Pasig River ferry service to the public last April, I have heard some mixed reactions about the service – some were good and some were bad. Negatives aside, I was still curious to experience what commuting via the Pasig River ferry was like. Fortunately, as I was in the vicinity of Guadalupe one…

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