Metropolitan Manila or the National Capital Region (NCR) is the capital of the Philippines and among the twenty largest metropolitan areas, in terms of population, in the world.
Metro Manila, often abbreviated as M.M., is the metropolitan area that contains the city of Manila, as well as sixteen surrounding cities and municipalities.
Metro Manila is the political, economic, social, and cultural center of the Philippines, and is one of the more modern metropolises in Southeast Asia. Among locals, particularly those from Manila proper and those in the provinces, Metro Manila is often simply referred to as Manila.
Manila International Airport” href=”http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7028/6616983583_9d749bfe5e_z.jpg”> Manila Cathedral” href=”http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6022/5947606845_11a05f4def_z.jpg”> Manila” href=”http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6004/5948168914_73ee09f8ea_z.jpg”> Manila Skyline during Sunset” href=”http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6150/5948181038_a8c7d62566_z.jpg”>