West Valley Fault

West Valley Fault

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Illustrated Edition

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Illustrated

Fictitious Dishes

Fictitious Dishes

About myManila

About myManila

Photos and posts from Manila (and elsewhere) since 2003



This page

Mabuhay! I'm Peter Tongco and this is my photoblog.

I started this blog June 2003 to showcase Metro Manila and the rest of the Philippines. Whether you're a Filipino abroad looking for pics of the city or have lived in Manila since childhood, this photoblog tries to represent the city we call our own. Since then I've moved much of photo blogging into Instagram instead and focused on Infographics.

Something about me, I've lived in the Metro for more than 20 years now. I studied here and I graduated with a degree in BS Computer Science and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. I also work here and I'm currently with Globe Telecom in BGC, Taguig.

I'm an amateur photographer, everything I know about photography was learned on the fly. I mostly use Nikons (Coolpix 2500, Coolpix 4800 and a Nikon D50) along with several camera phones (Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5, though we previously used iPhone's, Blackberry's and Nokia's). My favorite disposable camera is the Kodak water and sport disposable camera.

A note about our code of ethics

Sponsored posts are NOT accepted. We welcome an unbiased opportunity to review your product, service or event. We will not be critical of any company, group or person simply because they do not want to give us something in return of a positive review. In the same way, we will not heap praise onto your product or service in return for freebies.

Sources will always be stated in the infographic or post and if available online, sources will be linked to. Corrections will be noted at the bottom of the page including what was originally stated, the corresponding correction and the source of the information.


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  • Em

    Great blog 🙂

  • hi! you have a great collection of pics! you should concentrate in photography as well, (may talent ka tsong!)

    good luck and see you around! 🙂

  • Kat

    Hi Peter! Nice to see this site again! I remember saving your site pics during trend micro days and then i lost the URL haha! Nice work!

  • EricaSalvador

    Hi! Just want to ask how can i post my pics here. Thanks

  • Wow, didn’t know this has been around for so long!

  • We added you to our blog roll pala, Pete! (=

  • I’ll get  your RSS and link to your blog too 🙂

  • Will send them to you via FB. (=

  • Coco Alcuaz

    Good job on traffic-geddon! Thank you! Why did you not (yet) include MVP’s MNTC-PNCC NLEX-SLEX connector road?

  • Hi Coco! Good point, let me add that to the map 🙂