American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- The capital and largest city of the Philippines, on southwest Luzon Island and Manila Bay, an inlet of the South China Sea. Founded in 1571, the city was controlled by Spain until it was seized by U.S. troops in 1898 during the Spanish-American War. It was held by the Japanese from 1942 to 1945 during World War II. Population: 1,580,000.
- Tagalog Maynila, from may nilad (may ("there is"), nilad a kind of flowering plant once found in the low-lying banks of the Pasig River), probably under influence via Spanish, from أمان الله (amān Allāh, "God’s protection"). (Wiktionary)
“MANILA, Philippines — A 6. 0-magnitude earthquake struck west of Manila on Thursday, the seismology institute reported, causing buildings in the Philippine capital to shake and sending frightened workers out of their offices.”
“MANILA -- Hong Kong forensic experts on Monday inspected the bullet-peppered bus in which a hijacker killed eight tourists in Manila last week, as the Philippines tried to calm China's outrage over the bloodshed.”
“Media reports say at least a dozen people have lost their lives in flood waters that swelled rivers just south of the capitol region of manila due to tropicalcyclone Santi (Mirinae) and at least 28 area are flooded south of Manila.”
“MANILA UCAN - Asian bishops discussed the prospects and challenges of living the Eucharist in their countries on the second day of meetings at the 9th FABC Plenary Assembly in Manila.”
“Erik de Castro/Reuters MANILA EVICTIONS: A man hammered at an iron gate as residents were being evicted from a Manila government tenement Tuesday.”
“ALFONZO ORIOSTE, MANILA: It has been weeks after typhoons "Ondoy" and "Pepeng" have struck Manila and other areas in Luzon.”
“MANILA, Philippines -- Arnold "Ali" Atienza promises to support the projects of Alfredo Lim for the good of the people of Manila.”
“MANILA, Philippines -- Arnold "Ali" Atienza shakes hands with his rival in the Manila mayoralty race, Senator Alfredo Lim.”
“MANILA, Philippines - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the European Commission, as well as the US and British embassies in Manila have joined the chorus of condemnation of the massacre of more than 50 people, including journalists and lawyers, in Maguindanao last”
“MANILA - Philippine police shot dead a sacked former policeman as they stormed a bus on which he was holding 15 Hong Kong tourists hostage in downturn Manila on Monday, and China said seven hostages were killed.”
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