Online metro guides have become popular among Filipino netizens in recent years—whether you want to check out which movies are Now Showing, read local reviews about a restaurant you are planning to take someone to on that first date, or find the best place to stay at in one of your travels, these online magazines are extremely helpful—and they are absolutely accessible to everyone, free of charge.
WheninManila.com is one of the biggest online guides in the country. It is your go-to resource if you want to know about the latest events, the best places to dine or stay at, and the most beautiful places to visit when you find yourself in the national capital. The award-winning website has hundreds of articles, videos, and stories posted by its growing community of writers, photographers, and videographers, from all over the Philippines and abroad.
Launched in 2009 by Vince Golangco as a video blog highlighting events and lifestyle trends in and around the metro, the site kicked off with a staff of four, including two videographers and a webmaster. The team then started producing more written content and was since able to acquire a huge following to become the third-largest metro guide in the country, as ranked by Alexa.
WheninManila.com is certainly poised to become the biggest online metro magazine. It now boasts of 200 regular contributors regularly sharing their stories related to travel, lifestyle, fashion, art, dining, and current events. The website reports reaching over one million visits a month and an active community of more than 130,000 fans on Facebook.
WheninManila has received several awards, including #1 Emerging Influential Blog from Digital Filipino (2010), Tourism Award from the Rotary Club of Manila (2012), and the Best Photo Blog/ Microblog Award from Tatt Awards (2013).
WheninManila.com sure is a handy guide to the large expat population residing in Metro Manila. With most foreign expatriates living in Taguig, Makati, and Alabang, the website is a great reference for foreign nationals who would like to discover exciting places to unwind at and events they could join, wherever they are located. For those looking to relax, WheninManila can offer helpful information on the most attractive vacation spots and tourist destinations.
It is not only foreign expats who would find WheninManila helpful, though. The online magazine, of course, also caters to the millions of overseas Filipino workers, who might—from time to time—want to take a peek on what’s cooking back at home.
Even Filipinos who reside locally would definitely enjoy browsing WheninManila. Sometimes, we get so used to being in the grind that we tend to take things around us for granted. Have you ever tried picnicking at the park (because yes, we do have parks in Metro Manila), sampling the delicacies at the Salcedo Market or Banchetto, or riding a ferry along Pasig River? These are just a few things you might already be missing out on, and there are probably a lot more.
WheninManila.com lets you stay up-to-date about the latest and hottest in your beloved city. Whether you are a food connoisseur or frequent traveller, a movie or music addict, a shopaholic, or art enthusiast, there is something for everybody at WheninManila.com—wherever you are in the world. If you are a storyteller yourself, you are also welcome to join the website’s network of contributors.
Now if you are someone who simply wants to save time and money, you can certainly find the best shopping and dining deals, thanks to valuable insider knowledge, user reviews, and contributor stories at WheninManila. Searching for travel tips? The website offers handy and practical advice along with useful travel guides and pointers from community members to help you manage your trips better.
If you would like to get in touch with WheninManila, send an email to Vince Golangco at Vince@WhenInManila.com. You can also follow him on Instagram or Twitter: @VinceGolangco