Metropolitan Manila   (often shortened as Metro Manila; Filipino: Kalakhang Maynila ), officially the National Capital Region ( NCR;  Filipino: Pambansang Punong Rehiyon  ), is the seat of government and one of three defined metropolitan areas in the Philippines. It is composed of 16 cities: the city of Manila, Quezon City ...
The Metro Manila Subway,  formerly known as the Mega Manila Subway ( MMS ),  is an under-construction underground rapid transit line in Metro Manila, Philippines. The 36-kilometer (22 mi) line, which will run north–south between Quezon City, Pasig, Makati, Taguig, Parañaque and Pasay, consists of 15 stations between the East Valenzuela ...
- 36 km (22 mi)
- Under construction
- 15 (phase 1)
The Manila Metro Rail Transit System is one of the two rapid transit systems serving Metro Manila in the Philippines along with the Manila Light Rail Transit System. It originally began as a single line that was first opened in 1999 and became fully operational by 2000. Since then, most of the newly proposed rapid rail lines within Metro Manila tha...
During the construction of the first line of the Manila Light Rail Transit System in the early 1980s, Electrowatt Engineering Services of Zürich designed a comprehensive plan for a metro service in Metro Manila. The plan—still used as the basis for planning new metro ...
The first line, the MRT Line 3, began construction in October 1996 after the Metro Rail Transit Corporation, a consortium of local companies, was awarded a build-lease-transfer contract. In 1997, MRTC entered into a turnkey contract with Sumitomo Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy
Most stations of the system are elevated, with some at-grade and underground stations. The stations have a standard layout, with a concourse level and a platform level. Most stations of the MRT Line 3 have side platforms. Line 3 stations have a standard platform length of 130 met
Presently, light rail vehicles are only operating in the system. Electric multiple units will be introduced when Line 7 and the Metro Manila Subway opens. Line 3 Main article: MRT Line 3 § Rolling stock A train of the MRT Line 3 Line 3's rolling stock has a three-car length ...
Like the Manila Light Rail Transit System, the Manila Metro Rail Transit System uses a distance-based fare structure for all of its lines. Based on publicly available information however, the fares for the Makati Subway will be 20% to 25% higher than the fares of Line 3 and Line 1.
Since then, numerous proposals were planned to expand the system. As of 2022, there are three lines under construction.
- 136,935 (2021)
- 13 (present), 145 (planned)
- 1 (operational), 2 (under construction), 8 (planned)
- 16.9 km (10.5 mi) (operational), 373 km (232 mi) (planned)
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Metropolitan Manila ( Filipino: Kalakhang Maynila; Kamaynilaan ), commonly known as Metro Manila, is the National Capital Region (NCR) of the Philippines. It is the seat of government. It has more people than most regions and metropolitan areas of the country. Cities There are 16 cities in Metro Manila.
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2013 British film Metro Manila Directed bySean Ellis Written bySean Ellis Frank E. Flowers Produced byMathilde Charpentier Sean Ellis StarringJake Macapagal Althea Vega John Arcilla CinematographySean Ellis Edited byRichard Mettler Music byRobin Foster Production company Chocolate Frog Films Distributed byIndependent Film Company Release dates 20 J...
Oscar Ramirez is a rice farmer who lives in Banaue Province with his wife Mai and their children Angel and Baby. When his rice crops are no longer profitable, he relocates his family to Metro Manila in hopes of obtaining a higher quality of life. While searching for a job, Oscar is offered a low-cost room to rent. However, the next day his family i...
Director Sean Ellis took inspiration from his first trip to the Philippines when he witnessed two armoured truck drivers arguing with each other. The film was shot on location in the Philippines in 2011 with a Filipino cast and crew members. The script was written in English, but Ellis encouraged the cast to interpret their lines in Filipino. Ellis...
Metro Manila had its International premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on 20 January 2013. It was also released on 17 July 2013 in France, 28 August 2013 in Belgium, 29 August 2013 in the Netherlands, and 20 September 2013 in the UK. It had its Philippine premiere on 9 October 2013. The film was re-released with special screenings to raise ...
Rotten Tomatoes lists a rating of 94% based on 32 reviews as of August 2019. The consensus reads "Infusing thriller tropes with a searing glimpse of modern-day corruption, Metro Manila is just as gripping as any action blockbuster — and twice as thought-provoking." After winning the Hamburg Film Critic Award at the 2013 Filmfest Hamburg, the jury ...
- Robin Foster
- Chocolate Frog Films
- Mathilde Charpentier, Sean Ellis
- Jake Macapagal, Althea Vega, John Arcilla
Metro Manila exists in a state of near-permanent gridlock, with people and goods trapped by the very system that is supposed to move them quickly and efficiently. Car ownership has also risen dramatically, both because of the insufficient public transportation network and of cars being viewed as status symbols.