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This Week in Metro Manila (February 13 to 19, 2017)

Couples, businesses, and the whole city go red for the Valentine’s week.

By: Karen Grace Libao | February 13, 2017
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Valentine’s Day, one of the most anticipated events of the year, lies on a weekday. Couples and families alike going out on Valentine’s Day are advised to expect heavy traffic in major roads of Metro Manila. Some restaurants and hotels offer Valentine’s promos which are up for grabs.

More V-day news and recommendations below:

Dangwa might be jam-packed

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Dangwa is your go-to place for fresh and affordable flower bouquets.

Every Valentine season, most men head to Dangwa Flower shops known as the bagsakan (place where goods are delivered) of fresh flowers in Manila. Those who are looking for cheap bouquets and flower arrangements are advised to purchase ahead of time because prices might go steep due to high demands. There are also merchants that offer express flower delivery. Some of them can already be found online.

Traffic Advisory

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Traffic spikes during Valentine's Day (Image: Resty Nuegas)

Metro Manila traffic is expected to get heavy on special events like Valentine’s Day. Those who want to avoid the busy streets can go on a date near their place instead. Moreover, those who can’t spend the Valentine’s Day with their partner, family, and friends on February 14 can schedule a post-Valentine celebration on the weekend instead.

Unique Romantic Dating Spots

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Cozy ambience at Isabelo Garden Restaurant (Image: Isabelo Garden Restaurant)

Those who are looking for a romantic getaway can bring their partner to Isabelo Garden Restaurant and try their best dishes. Dinner in this garden restaurant is by reservation only. It is located in San Roque, Marikina City which is known as one of the most popular food hubs in Metro Manila. They offer catering for different kind of events and delivery for those who want to avoid heavy traffic on Valentine’s Day.

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Romantic set up at Top of the Citi (Image: Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie)

Another recommended place is at Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie which is located in Makati City. This fine dining restaurant that can found at the top of the Citibank Tower along Paseo de Roxas is ideal for lunch and dinner dates. When the night comes, the bar area of the restaurant gets the action and is perfect for a chill night out with beau and friends.

Hotel Bookings

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Most hotels are fully booked after V-day

Most hotels in Metro Manila still have available rooms for booking. Meanwhile, Manila Hotel is already fully booked on February 15 to 18. Those who are interested to watch the Pyromusical Competition can choose to stay in hotels near the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

Entertainment Shows

The love month celebration could be more exciting if spent with these entertainment shows in the metro.

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Pusuan mo si Vice Ganda Valentine Concert at Araneta Coliseum (Image: Ticketnet)

Couple who want to spend a night full of laugh can watch Pusuan mo si Vice Ganda sa Araneta (Nagmahal, Nasaktan, Nagconcert) on February 14, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM . Vice Ganda is popularly known for his comedy stints as a host of a noontime TV program. Tickets are available at TicketNet.

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#HugotPlaylist presents Ogie Alcasid, Ai Ai Delas Alas and Erik Santos, featuring Solenn Heusaff. (Image: TicketNet)

A few minutes’ walk from Smart Araneta Coliseum is Kia Theatre where the #HugotPlaylist concert will be showing. The #HugotPlaylist Valentine Concert presents OPM icon Ogie Alcasid, Concert Queen Ai Ai Delas Alas, and the Prince of Pop Erik Santos, with Solenn Heussaff as special guest. The show starts at 8:00 PM.

Sunshine can be expected throughout the week

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Sunny week ahead in Manila

Metro Manila will be dominated by sunshine throughout the week. However, periods of clouds and morning showers can be expected come weekend. Those who are going on a Valentine’s Day date can enjoy outdoor settings for their activities.

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About Karen Grace Libao
Karen writes for a living and for fun. She started her writing career in 2014 when she worked as Content Manager for a women’s website and never looked back since. On her free time, she tries to catch up on her current reads, seeing independently-produced films, watching theatre plays, and attending live music and open mic gigs. She dreams of becoming a published writer and film producer in the future.
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