Intramuros - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Intramuros


WATCH: Catriona Gray revisits Intramuros two years after Miss Universe video

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:03 PM

The beauty queen is the National Commission for Culture and the Arts ambassador for Arts Month 2020

LOOK: Fort Santiago dungeons now open to public

Feb 02, 2020 - 10:15 AM

Guests can now explore Fort Santiago's dungeons from 2 pm to 10 pm every day

WATCH: Inside the last ‘Walk this Way’ tour, a tribute to Carlos Celdran

Oct 26, 2019 - 3:04 PM

Gabe Mercado hosts the last ever 'Walk This Way' tour in tribute to the tour’s original performer and guide, the late Carlos Celdran

HE WALKED THIS WAY. A crowd of hundreds flock to Intramuros for the final 'Walk this Way' tour, in honor of Carlos Celdran. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Smart to roll out Google Station, interactive tourism markers in Intramuros, Rizal Park

Oct 23, 2019 - 4:23 PM

Free Wi-Fi seen to boost tourism in Manila's historical sites

IN PHOTOS: Rediscovering the timeless beauty of Intramuros

Oct 18, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk’s mission is to bring photographers together and help children in Kenya have a better life

[OPINION] The secret side of Carlos Celdran

Oct 14, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Carlos Celdran rubbed people the wrong way because he showed them the struggle of being a visionary in a place that has become too cynical for dreamers

Final ‘Walk this Way’ tour to be held in Intramuros in honor of Carlos Celdran

Oct 10, 2019 - 11:43 AM

‘He Walked this Way: A Tribute to Carlos Celdran’ celebrates the life of the late cultural activist

TRIBUTE. For one last time, the late Carlos Celdran's 'Walk this Way' tour will be staged. Screenshot from

Isko Moreno wants to develop 'tourism circuit' in Manila

Jul 07, 2019 - 3:25 PM

The 'tourism circuit' would connect Intramuros to the National Museum, Rizal Park, Binondo, and other heritage districts in Manila

NATIONAL SHRINE. Luneta Park vendors went viral for posing with Chinese flags ahead of Independence Day. Photo courtesy of WikiCommons

Who is the Filipino? Identity in heritage spaces

Jun 11, 2019 - 5:30 PM

What does protecting built heritage like Intramuros have to do with being Filipino? We talk to Intramuros Administration chief Guiller Asido about how the ancient Walled City is keeping up with modern times.

Aduana ruins in Intramuros one step closer to restoration

Jun 08, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Public Works Secretary Mark Villar commits to ensure funding and support for the reconstruction of the Aduana, envisioned to be the new home of the National Archives of the Philippines

Something new to see in the old Walled City – Museo de Intramuros

May 01, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Intramuros' latest attraction opens its doors to the public on May 2, with admission free for the next 6 months

Media launch of Museo de Intramuros. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

At Marian event, devotees pray for healing, acceptance

Dec 03, 2018 - 7:38 AM

Catholic devotees flock to Intramuros, Manila, for the annual Grand Marian Procession

At this Yule Ball, you can dine like you’re from the Wizarding World

Nov 28, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Wizards, witches and muggles, you can finally now know what Butterbeer tastes like

COA finds Montano’s P12M contracts questionable

Jul 26, 2018 - 1:22 PM

Montano approves the contracts for Intramuros and a music festival without a go-signal from the board, and in one instance, he disregards approval of the winning bidder and negotiates directly with the losing bidder instead

QUESTIONABLE CONTRACTS. Cesar Montano's contracts with performers and music festival organizers in 2017 are flagged by auditors for violating procurement and Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) rules. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Intramuros Administration explains non-use of P18M for brand campaign

May 22, 2018 - 4:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte took 9 months to appoint an Intramuros Administration head, one reason why the agency sat on millions of pesos in funds

P18-M Intramuros brand campaign has nothing to show – COA

May 22, 2018 - 8:31 AM

By the end of 2017, only P450,000 has been spent to buy memo pads and bond papers

Students personate significant characters in the Bible parade along the cobble stones for a traditional Santa Cruzan from the Manila Cathedral to the San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila on May 20, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DPWH, Chinese firms sign contract for 2 Pasig River bridges

Apr 28, 2018 - 5:48 PM

The two projects are funded by a Chinese grant which covers the design and construction of the bridges

CONTRACT SIGNING. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, DPWH Undersecretary Emil Sadain, CCC Highways Consultant Ltd deputy manager Lyu Gaohu, and China Road and Bridge Corporation vice president Liu Hong sign the contract for the Binondo-Intramuros and Estrella-Pantaleon bridge projects. Photo from DPWH Facebook page

Visit the Destileria Limtuaco Museum, the house that the red bikini built

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:50 PM

For almost 40 years, this distillery was the one place in Intramuros you couldn't visit

DISTILERIA LIMTUACO MUSEUM. After 40 years, the museum is now open to the public. All photos by Rob Reyes/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Manila Biennale turns the urban experience into a work of art

Feb 05, 2018 - 6:10 PM

The Manila Biennale: OPENCITY 2018 runs from February 3 to March 5

Tagle leads Simbang Gabi, hits discrimination vs Muslims

Dec 16, 2017 - 10:06 AM

'Walang magandang nadudulot ang pagsisiraan na nauuwi sa pagkakahati-hati,' Cardinal Tagle says on the first Simbang Gabi this year

SIMBANG GABI. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle delivers the homily on the first Simbang Gabi on December 16, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Iris Mittenaere tour Manila

Dec 06, 2017 - 9:38 PM

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach also joins the ladies at a press conference

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Comelec faces eviction from Palacio del Gobernador

Dec 01, 2017 - 10:46 PM

The Intramuros Administration cites 'structural integrity' for planning to evict Comelec from its rented headquarters

WATCH: Build your own Intramuros

Sep 17, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Kids and adults alike will enjoy this crafty little book on one of Manila's most famous landmarks

THE WALLED CITY.  Tahanan Books makes history fun with 'Intramuros: The Walled City,' where you can build Intramuros. Rappler screengrab

Manila on foot: A 1-day itinerary

Mar 31, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Here s an alternative culture filled weekend guide

Wisata sejarah di Filipina tak selalu ke museum

Dec 19, 2016 - 6:49 PM

Bingung dengan pilihan destinasi mana yang bisa memenuhi keinginan kita akan heritage tapi juga bersenang senang? Simak 3 lokasi di Filipina di artikel berikut ini

Going around Intramuros? Hail a GrabKalesa this weekend

Aug 15, 2016 - 11:45 AM

For a limited time on August 20 and 21 passengers can book a free trip around Intramuros using the GrabKalesa option on the Grab app

PAST MEETS PRESENT. Popular ride-hailing service grab offers GrabKalesa for a promotional weekend. Photo from Grab

Aleron promises experiential choral concert in Makati and Manila

May 20, 2016 - 5:28 PM

Press release: The Aleron choir holds concerts on May 28 and 29

Photo by Kenneth Lee / Aleron Choir

IN PHOTOS: Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko meet with Japanese in PH

Jan 28, 2016 - 11:36 PM

The Imperial couple spent their 3rd day in the Philippines meeting some Japanese residents and organizations in Manila

Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko meet the representatives of the Philippine Federation of Japan Alumni (PHILFEJA), Thursday, January 28, 2016, at the ancient San Diego Garden, located along the walls of Intramuros in Manila.(Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau)

VLOG: APEC spouses tour historic Intramuros

Nov 19, 2015 - 9:21 PM

President Benigno Aquino s sisters toured the world leaders spouses

APEC spouses walk through time in Manila's walled city

Nov 19, 2015 - 3:37 PM

The tour showcases not only the beauty of Intramuros but also the warmth and hospitality Filipinos are known for

'WALK THROUGH TIME.' Spouses of APEC leaders visit the historic Intramuros in Manila on Thursday, November 19. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Rodrigo Duterte supporters hoping until the very end

Oct 16, 2015 - 2:29 PM

Wala tayong magawa kung ayaw niya pero pinagdarasal ko pa rin na sana i touch siya ni Lord says a Duterte supporter

FOR DUTERTE. A group of supporters wait for Rodrigo Duterte on October 16, 2015, the last day of filing of candidacies. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Binay: I will bear 'suffering' for poor

Oct 12, 2015 - 7:13 AM

The Vice President speaks about the dismissal of his son Makati Mayor Junjun Binay and compares the ordeal of his family to the struggle of poor Filipinos again seeking to establish himself as the candidate of the masses

Marcos son gathers supporters, launches VP bid

Oct 10, 2015 - 4:38 PM

One of Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr’s supporters Carmelite hermit monk John Carlos says ‘Marcos should lead the Philippines because “too much freedom is bad’

VICE PRESIDENTIAL BID. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr arrives in Intramuros, Manila, for his declaration to run for vice president on October 10, 2015.

IN PHOTOS: Awesome LEGO version of Intramuros, Manila

Apr 26, 2015 - 9:50 AM

LEGO versions of Manila Cathedral Plaza de Roma and the surrounding buildings

FAST FACTS: Manila Cathedral

Jan 16, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Also called the Manila Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica it has been a venue for papal Masses in the country

RENOVATED. A newly-renovated Manila Cathedral has opened in 2014. AFP/Noel Celis

#ShowThePope: Most beautiful PH churches

Jan 04, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Netizens share photos of some of the Philippines most beautiful churches – monuments to Filipino faith – that they would like to ShowThePope

How to do a day trip via taxi: Manila, Cebu, and Davao

Oct 28, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Getting around Manila Cebu and Davao is now less of a hassle with GrabTaxi So here’s a list of places to visit for an atypical day

FAST FACTS: The Anda Monument

Sep 10, 2014 - 2:02 PM

The monument that the DPWH wants to remove from Bonifacio Drive was constructed to honor a Spanish governor general who wanted the Filipinos deplorable condition to end

MONUMENT. The Anda Monument is the centerpiece of the Anda Circle in Bonifacio Drive, Manila. Photo posted by user The Avenger

Things to Do August 1-7

Jul 31, 2014 - 1:23 PM

From plays to concerts here s a roundup of things to do this coming week

8 beautiful Metro Manila churches for Visita Iglesia

Apr 15, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Explore the metro with an open heart and go to these old and beautiful churches for your Visita Iglesia (church visit) this year

New US Ambassador immerses himself in Pinoy culture

Jan 18, 2014 - 1:49 PM

New US Ambassador to Manila Philip Goldberg tries chicken pork adobo and tours and tastes Manila with Ramon Bautista and Carlos Celdran

Legal graffiti wall transforms city and art

Aug 03, 2013 - 6:34 PM

Is graffiti vandalism or art? A legal graffiti wall in Intramuros poses the question

CITY CANVAS. Both sides of the walls are fair game as urban canvases. All photos courtesy of Sofia Benares

IN PHOTOS: The Spanish Manila

Jun 24, 2013 - 10:16 PM

Once the pride and glory of Manila Intramuros has fallen prey to pollution decay and a lack of discipline among some of its residents

IN THE FORTRESS. A peek from within Intramuros looks out onto an ever-changing landscape. All photos by Leanne Jazul

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

Celebrating PH's World Heritage sites

May 05, 2013 - 1:33 PM

This National Heritage Month discover 5 World Heritage sites Filipinos can be proud of

MARINE FEST. With the abundance of marine life in Tubbataha, don’t be surprised if you get caught it in its traffic! Photo by Yvette Lee courtesy of Tubbataha Management Office

Sinirangan: Off the beaten path through art

May 02, 2013 - 4:04 PM

It certainly made me want to pack my bags again and explore places I haven’t been to yet in this off the beaten region

EXHIBIT ORGANIZER-SLASH-ARTIST. Val Villanueva with one of his artworks, 'Mountain Life of Samar.' All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

Fort Santiago among Asia's 10 endangered architectural sites

May 05, 2012 - 11:45 AM

The sites are vanishing due to economic expansion war and tourism says the Global Heritage Fund

ENDANGERED SITE. Global Heritage Fund has listed Fort Santiago in Intramuros as one of the world's 10 endangered architectural sites. Photo from