|“||Manila I'm coming home!||”|
Vanilla is the capital cityball and second largest city of Philippinesball (Quezon City beat it in size, but their relationship is totally fine.). It is having issues on urban planning. Manilaball is the densest cityball in the world (according to 2017 statistics) and can be Parisball of the east! Sometimes Manilaball is considered to be Quezon Cityball, Makatiball, Pasayball, and other cityballs around it totaling about 23 million people which makes it the 4th largest cityball in the world as NCRBall!
Pre-Colonial Era (-1571)
The area around Manilaball was settled by Negritos, then by Malayo-Polynesians, who established city-states known as Barangays. By the 10th century, the area was ruled by the Kingdom of Tondoball north of the Pasig River. Manilaball was a popular trading hub for merchants from Songball and Yuanball, and from other parts of Asia.
In the 13th century, Manilaball was anschlussed by the Hindu Majahapitball, and was renamed to Serulongball. Serulongball (Manilaball), along with Sulotball (Sultanate of Suluball), managed to regain independence.
In the late 15th century, Manilaball was once again anschlussed, this time by the Muslim Bruneian Empireball. Brunei had saw the strategic importance of Manilaball, and so decided to establish the Rajahnate of Maynilaball, a satellite state. Along with the influx of Arab traders, Islam grew in popularity in Manilaball. Prior to the arrival of the Spanish, Manilaball became a rich trading port where merchants from many different parts of Asia came for commerce, and Manilaball became prosperous. Little did they know, that time of peace and prosperity will change, for better or for worse.
Spanish Era (1571-1898)
The Spanish Empireball, who just arrived from the freshly conquered clays of Cebu, was looking for a new capital, as Cebu Cityball, the former capital, got constantly raided by Portuguese pirates and had to relocate to the island of Panay. Seeing the prosperity of Kingdom of Maynilaball, it attempted to "be friends" with the Rajah of Kingdom of Maynilaball, Sulayman. This obviously failed, and what came next was, of course, invasion. The first invasion by the Spanish failed, but the second invasion, led by a larger force, succeeded, but Manilaball was burnt by the natives before retreating. Meanwhile, unlike Maynilaball, Tondoball agreed to recognize Spainball's sovereignty over Manilaball.
Manilaball was then established as a city, and integrated into the Spanish Empire as ManilaRawr. It became the new capital of Spanish East Indiesball, a title which was formerly owned by Cebu Cityball. It still holds a grudge against Manilaball because of this. Manilaball, and by extension Spanish East Indiesball, was connected to the rest of the Spanish Empire via New Spainball by the Manila-Acapulco Galleon. This trade route helped strengthen the relations between Philippinesball and Mexicoball today, and helped Manilaball become prosperous. Rapid Christianization occurred during this time, and this is why Manilaball, and Philippinesball are now extremely Catholic.
The Spanish had one problem during their time in Manilaball, which were the Chinese. Spain had solved the problem with Chinese who converted to Catholicism by providing them a settlement north of the Pasig River and the walled city of Intramuros, which was the center of Manilaball at the time. This resulted in the oldest Chinatown in the World, Binondo. The other Chinese who refused were, according to Spain, "a pain in their paella" to deal with. For much of the late 16th to 17th century, the Chinese kept revolting, but they were defeated each time, but Spainball managed to "mostly" keep them at ease, providing an area called Parian for them to settle, though overtime they moved to Binondo, Sta. Cruz and Tondo.
British Occupation (1762-1764)
Spain joined the French against the British and the Prussians during the Seven Years' War. The British then anschlussed Manilaball, occupying it until 1764. After Spain's surrender, the British began to rape Manilaball mercilessly, pillaging many places in Manilaball, particularly Binondo, and massacring the Chinese, Spanish, and Filipinos who lived there. This lasted more than forty hours.
Though, Britain did agree to respect private property, Catholicism in the colony, and the freedom to travel and trade as British subjects. Nevertheless, the Spanish still posed resistance against the British despite their surrender. Manilaball returned to Spain's hands after the end of the war, though this is because the people who signed the Treaty of Paris forgot British Manilaball existed.
Remaining Spanish Years and the Philippine Revolution (1764-1898)
New Spainball, Manilaball's sibling and the one who did most of the work for Spanish East Indiesball, entered a rebellious phase and broke free from Spain's rule, turning into the First Mexican Empireball. Manilaball was subsequently placed under direct rule from Madridball. Though, this kind of governance was actually great for Manilaball, who experienced more prosperity under direct rule than from governance from New Spainball. The opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, and the opening of Manilaball to international trade provided rich opportunities to countries interested in the economy of Manilaball, who built bridges, roads, and railways. However, Spain's authority over Manilaball and Philippinesball would soon come to an end.
Also, thanks in part to the opening of the Canal and Manilaball's ports, nationalistic and liberal ideologies arrived in Manilaball. The wealthy middle class of Manilaball was able to study in state-of-the-art colleges and universities in Spainball and elsewhere in Europe, and they were exposed to the state of their homeland, and now wanted reform. These groups of people were called Ilustrados.
The ideas of nationalism spread even further throughout Philippinesball, thanks in part to a certain Jose Rizal, with his publication of El Filibusterismo and Noli Me Tangere. Spainball didn't like this, and exiled him to Dapitanball in Zamboanga de Norteball until he returned in 1892 to form La Liga Filipina, a nationalistic organization, where one of the members was a certain Andres Bonifacio, who gave rise to Katipunanball.
Katipunanball remained hidden from Spainball until it was discovered in 1896. This marked the beginning of the Philippine Revolution. Katipunanball failed to take Manilaball, but managed to have successes outside of Manilaball, particularly in Caviteball, reforming into the First Philippine Republicball. Jose Rizal was executed by Spainball in December 30, 1896 in Bagumbayan, now Luneta Park.
While all of this was happening, USAball, who was manifesting its destiny, began attacking Spainball in the Spanish-American War, taking Manilaball. Initially, USAball supported First Philippine Republicball, but after establishing a peace treaty with Spainball handing over Philippines to USAball, they kept Manilaball, and soon waged war against First Philippine Republicball in the Philippine-American War, where the Filipinos lost.
With Manilaball now in American hands, the city became the capital for the Insular Government of the Philippine Islands. Americanization of the city quickly took place, with the separation of church and state, introduction of Protestantism, and establishment of American universities, such as the Philippine Normal University, as well as introduction the English Language. Initially, the Americans banned flying the Philippine flag, but allowed it again, becoming the other national flag for the Territory, alongside the American Flag, of course.
After much pestering from numerous independence missions by Filipinos both in Manilaball and in the United States, USAball agreed to give independence to Philippinesball by 1946, establishing the Commonwealth of the Philippinesball as a transitional government with Manilaball as its capital.
America called on the renowned Daniel Burnham to try and implement city planning to Manilaball, but this was delayed because Quezon Cityball was suddenly planned to be the new capital for Commonwealth of the Philippinesball. Nevertheless, Manilaball became the Queen of the Pacific, and all was well, until the outbreak of war.
World War II and Japanese Occupation
After the Empire of Japanball bombed Hawaiiball, they began heading straight for Manilaball, which was an American city. Bombing the crap out of US military bases in Subic and Clark, USAball declared Manilaball an open city and went, along with Philippinesball, to try and defend the city from the invading Japanese via Bataanball and Corregidor, which turned out really, really bad. Manilaball finally fell to the Japanese by May 8, 1942, and what followed was a nightmare for Filipinos and Americans.
Manilaball became the capital, firstly for the Japanese Occupational Government, and then for the puppet Second Philippine Republicball. Despite Japanball's promise of "Asia for the Asians" the Japanese authorities were brutal and strict. Women of all sorts of ages were rounded up as comfort women, the Kempeitai killed anyone suspected of being anti-Japanese, and Filipino collaborators called Makapili helped them in their mission. The Japanese also enforced studying the Japanese language and removed all western texts. Towards the end of the war, the economy was fucked so bad that the bills issued by the Japanese were worthless, and got the nickname "Mickey Mouse Money".
USAball's and Philippinesball's armies arrived at Manilaball by February 3, 1945. The Japanese government ordered to evacuate the city, but the Japanese soldiers were in BANZAI MODE and refused to obey. What resulted was the Battle of Manila from February 3 to March 3, 1945, and Manilaball was utterly flattened by both Japanese and American artillery. Most of Manila was levelled, Intramuros was reduced to rubble, numerous bridges and heritage buildings were bombed. In retaliation, the Japanese rounded up most of Manilaball's citizens and killed them in broad daylight, which is now known as the Manila Massacre.
By the end of the war, Manilaball was the second most devastated Capital Cityball in the world, after Warsawball.
Third Republic and the Marcos Era (1946-1986)
USAball granted Philippinesball independence in 1946 as promised, starting the Third Philippine Republicball. Manilaball was once again the Capital Cityball of Philippinesball, but this changed in 1948, as Quezon Cityball inherited the throne. Nevertheless, Manilaball entered the golden age with the election of Arsenio Lacson as mayor and Manilaball was once again known as the Pearl of the Orient. Manilaball's reconstruction continued with the help of Philippinesball (and USAball but limited support due to its occupation of Japanball).
In 1975, Manilaball, along with 17 cities and municipalities, were separated from the provinces of Rizalball and Bulacanball, and became known as Metro Manilaball. Along with this, Manilaball returned to becoming the capital for Philippinesball, much to the dismay of Quezon Cityball.
When Ferdinand Marcos established martial law, Manilaball was a hotbed for resistance against the Marcos dictatorship. Rizal Park was a particular point for political rallies by both Marcos and Corazon Aquino. Youth and student demonstrators also fought police and military forces. This culminated in the EDSA Revolution and the overthrow of Marcos in 1986.
Contemporary Era (1986-)
After Corazon Aquino's ascent to the Presidency, Manilaball saw six unsuccessful coup attempts. Alfredo Lim was elected Mayor in 1992, and became wildly popular thanks to his anti-crime crusades. His successor, Lito Atienza saw the renovation of Manilaball's plaza and other projects that benefitted Manilaball's citizens. However, the relationship between the two turned bitter, and they would compete with each other for Mayorship until 2013. Manilaball also experienced a second EDSA, this time overthrowing Joseph Estrada.
DMCI Homes started construction of the Torre de Manila in 2012. This was highly controversial because it ruined the skyline of Luneta Park, earning the nicknames of "Terror de Manila" and the "National Photobomber".
In the 2013 elections, Joseph Estrada became the new Mayor of Manilaball. He was widely known for demolishing, gutting out, or approving the demolition of numerous heritage sites, such as the Santa Cruz Building, Capitol Theater, El Hogar, old Magnolia Ice Cream Plant, and Rizal Memorial Stadium. Aside from this, Manilaball became the most competitive cityball in Philippinesball during Noynoy Aquino's presidential term. By May 2019, Manilaball was in a lot of debt, a 4.4 Billion Peso Debt.
Isko Moreno was elected Mayor in the 2019 elections, beating Estrada. His mayorship is the opposite of what Estrada did, where he restored most of Manilaball's original heritage sites, including the Kartilya ng Katipunan park, Lagunsilad Underpass, the Jones Bridge, and cleaned up many parts of Manilaball, including Binondo, from garbage and illegal vendors. Several ordinances were also signed, giving additional perks and privileges to Manilaball's senior citizens, and monthly allowances for Grade 12 students in all public schools in the city.
Taal Volcano erupted from neighboring Caviteball and Batangasball on January 12, 2020 and COVID-19 entered Manilaball on January 30, 2020, which caused a serious high demand for N95 masks. On March 15, 2020, when local COVID-19 cases were rising, President Duterte placed the city and the entire region of Metro Manila under a community quarantine, eventually expanding to the entirety of Luzon Island under a "enhanced community quarantine" on March 16, 2020. As of August 5, 2021, Metro Manilaball's cases number at 559K confirmed cases, 536K recovered, and only 8.34K deaths, and with the Delta Variant running rampant with 48 cases of it, it's safe to say that Metro Manilaball will experience one hell of a time.
Pushing aside the effects of COVID-19, Manilaball today is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. With an area of 16.56 square miles, Manilaball is the most densely populated city proper in the world, with a density of 107,520 people per square mile. Manilaball's architecture mixes Malay, Spanish, Chinese, and American architectural styles together, reflecting Manilaball's colonial past. Manilaball is rampant with numerous shopping malls, including malls in Binondo, and malls owned by SM and Robinsons, and is a prime tourist destination, welcoming one million tourists each year.
- Caloocanball - Has split personalities (IRL Caloocan is divided into two geographical areas). It is a descendant of Katipunanball (HQ) and it started Philippine Revolution by shouting out loud.
- Las Piñasball -
Villar TerritorySalt farmer and best Jeepney Manufacturer and Driver! It is op very talented in playings the Bamboo Organ. can get really salty at times
- Makatiball - Financial expert who op helping us gettings the pe$o$. Rivals with Taguigball
and Paterosballbecause they op claiming Bonifacio Global City as their own.
- Malabonball - Fisherman and best Pancit chef!
- Mandaluyongball - Bartender who is op lookings up to Bavariaball by celebratings Oktoberfest. Also home to best mall, SM Megamall!
Currently suffering from withdrawal due to ban on liquor because of community quarantine.
- Marikinaball - Best shoemaker! It is op lookings up to Netherlandsball as student in shoemaking
except when he startings sm*king w**d!!! It op too focused on craft that he op made 17x8 ft long shoes isang araw!
- Muntinlupaball - Prison Warden of New Bilibid Prison, havings op hard time managing it because of overcrowdings. Op gettings rich suddenly thanks to investments op Filinvest City and Ayala Land.
- Navotasball - Best fisherman, who owns third largest fish port in Asia and the largest in Southeast Asia!
- Parañaqueball - Fisherman-turned-casino owner. Home to best casinos like City of Dreams, Okada and Solaire!
- Pasayball - Aspiring pilot. Home to best mall Mall of Asia and Villamor Airbase!
- Pasigball - Formerly capital of Rizalball (self-proclaimed, though) until it was moved to Antipoloball. Another financial expert, who is op ownings the Ortigas Center!
- Paterosball - Rookie member of NCRball, and a municipality, and is op best Balut Vendor! Unfortunately yuo is op too small to be city, but we still acceptings you! You can into city someday! Kaya mo yan!
Rivals with Makatiball and Taguigball because he claimes a part of Bonifacio Global City, but too irrelevant to be cared by both Makatiball and Taguigball.
- Quezon Cityball - Main rival. It op the largest city in Philippinesball by both area and population! It also used to be capital city of Philippinesball, but I took that back!!
HAHA SUCK IT!!! But we op gettings along well.
- San Juanball - Geographical center of Metro Manila! It is op too nationalistic and faithful follower of Katipunanball. (Here two battles between Katipunan and Spain occured here)
- Taguigball - War veteran and the other financial expert who is owner of Bonifacio Global City. Rivals with Makatiball
and Paterosballbecause of this.
- Valenzuelaball - NEVER FORGET EDSA REVOLUTION! is what he op usually sayings during dinner meals, probably causings it is op too prideful op ownings famed icon from the EDSA Revolution. Aside from this, it op usually family-friendly, as seen from the numerous family parks he owns.
- Philippinesball - Most loving nanay. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!
- Kingdom of Tondoball - Most loving lola / grandparent. Don't worries anymore, as ako am keeping your heritage alive in District of Tondoball!
pls do not sayings it's full of poverty, ako am trying my best ok?
- Most Philippine Provinceballs and Cityballs -
servantsStaff team who is op workings overtime and underpaidto develop Philippinesball. I'm their boss. Lettings us work together so we can op makings Philippines a magandang place to live in!
- Cebu Cityball - Queen City of the South and fellow co-worker. She was op former capital of Philippinesball. She still hatings me because of it but we gettings along most of the time. Has dabest Lechon in the world!
CAN YUO AND DAVAO CITY STOP CALLINGS ME IMPERIAL MANILA!? IS NOT MY FAULT THAT PAPA ESPANYA CHOSE ME TO BE CAPITAL INSTEAD OF YUO!
- Davao Cityball - Current President of Philippinesball and also fellow co-worker. Mostly a great guy but can yuo pl0x stoppings trying to implement federalism? salamat. Outside of politics he is expert in durian farming and master vinta boat rider.
AGAIN STOPPINGS CALLING ME IMPERIAL MANILA! YUO IS ALREADY PRESIDENT, STOP TELLING YOUR SUPPORTERS TO CALL ME THAT NAME PLOX!