Escolta - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Escolta


17 special hotel buffets perfect for every occasion

Feb 10, 2020 - 1:19 PM

Buffets for any occasion!

Photo from Conrad Manila's Facebook Page

Manila corners: Escolta, a street in-between

Feb 02, 2020 - 9:21 PM

A periodic block party and a cluster of hip new establishments have breathed new life into Escolta – but its old buildings and their faded glamor are still by far the most interesting things on this street

All illustrations by Raffy de Guzman

RAPPLER BEST EATS 2017: The year in late night dining

Dec 30, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Whether you’re heading out for a night on the town or just want a midnight snack, here are some of the late night spots from 2017 that you should check out

5 last-minute to-dos for the long weekend

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:24 AM

If you’re staying in the city these plans are perfect

ESCOLTA BLOCK PARTY. The event breathes life into the old buildings along the historic street. Photo from

Manila on foot: A 1-day itinerary

Mar 31, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Here s an alternative culture filled weekend guide

ESCAPE 2016: ILOVEYOU Virus art exhibit

Feb 12, 2016 - 4:28 PM

[PRESS RELEASE] The exhibition by 98B COLLABoratory will run from February 13 21 2016 in Escolta Manila

World’s largest Chinatown arch unveiled

Jul 07, 2015 - 1:11 PM

Some members of the Chinese Filipino and Binondo community are however unhappy with the newly inaugurated Chinatown arch

Photo from Kimberly Go

Fire hits iconic Savory restaurant in Escolta

Apr 23, 2015 - 1:03 PM

UPDATED The fire that hit the iconic chicken restaurant is now under control as of 12:57 pm

ABLAZE. The iconic Savory Restaurant in Manila is hit by fire. Photo courtesy of Twitter user @fireandrescueph

Things to do: July 18-24

Jul 18, 2014 - 4:47 PM

A dance concert Disclosure in Manila and a sale at the World Trade Center–just a few of the things happening this coming week

#SelfiEscolta: The Manila street heritage festival

Jun 26, 2014 - 2:53 PM

Young people use the power of social media to raise awareness on Manila’s forgotten but beloved heritage street in this all day arts music and food fest

MMDA chief wants to redevelop Escolta after ferry success

May 13, 2014 - 6:33 PM

In its heyday Calle de la Escolta was Manila s premier business district and shopping hub one of the most popular stops of the Manila tranvias

PROMISING CULTURAL HUB. Some old buildings in Escolta have been successfully restored. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

New finds, meeting artists at the Escolta Saturday Market

Apr 24, 2014 - 7:03 PM

The upcoming Saturday Future Market at Escolta is chock full of quirky items and may be a rich experience for those tired of the frenetic pace at the malls

See Manila anew through Wander

Jul 04, 2013 - 8:04 PM

Wander tugs at and counts on people s innate curiosity especially when piqued by insightful and surprising information

FILLING THE GAP. 'We don't even have a decent city map at the airport so there's really a gap and an opportunity.' All photos courtesy of Wander

The other Manila

Jun 24, 2013 - 8:25 AM

On the occasion of Araw ng Maynila we remember the city s vivid past

LA CALZADA DE MANILA. The present Bonifacio Drive, the Calzada was to the Manila of 1860 what Hyde Park was to London, the Champs Elysées to Paris, and the Maidan to Calcutta. It was the afternoon gathering place of Manila’s world of fashion. Twice a week, a native band gave concerts for the promenaders.

City slicker: Street style in Escolta

Jun 22, 2013 - 12:33 PM

Rappler goes to Escolta to show what it means to have street style

'Dweeb' shirt and neon skater dress from Topshop

Carlos Celdran appointed Manila tourism consultant

Jun 22, 2013 - 11:04 AM

As Manila tourism consultant Celdran spots key areas that need improvement — namely safety security and cleanliness

THE MAN FOR MANILA. Carlos Celdran is all set to improve tourism in Manila. Photo from Carlos Celdran Facebook page

MMFF 2013 aims to revive the spirit of its heyday

Jun 20, 2013 - 3:36 PM

The festival has had its glorious seasons and otherwise in its long and still running narrative which also tells the story of Philippine cinema

Escolta Saturday market attracts hip crowd

Mar 16, 2013 - 9:13 AM

A young crowd flocks to Escolta for a Saturday market with a historic and cultural twist

SATURDAY MARKET@ESCOLTA. Second-hand shoes, clothes, books, retro bric-a-brac and other offbeat items were sold at the market. All photos by Pia Ranada

What to do with Manila?

Oct 11, 2012 - 2:19 PM

Heritage conservation and cultural tourism are global trends And the Philippines should not be left behind