The Manila Survival Guide (Twitter: @manilasurvival) was created by Von Bryan Cuerpo (Twitter: @voncuerpo) and JP De Leon (Twitter: @japeepogi), both of whom are corporate lawyers who needed a break from the demands of their profession. Launched in 27 June 2013, this is a website dedicated to Filipino culture, stories and ideas. Though we aim to always be current, the main vision of our website is to catalogue the uniqueness of the Filipino perspective through entertaining, creative, smart and accessible writing. We write about a variety of topics–from lifestyle to finance to political issues of the day–mainly targeting the interests of local residents and foreigners traveling to the Philippines.

We also aim to shape Filipino culture by providing a lens that will empower our readers to understand, and ultimately share, our stories with the world.

If you have any feedback or suggestions for topics the Manila Survival Guide could cover, please shoot us an email at:  vonbryan_c@yahoo.com or von.bryan.cuerpo@gmail.com.