The Conference Venue
16-ICAL will be held at De La Salle University (DLSU), located in Manila, Philippines. DLSU is a Catholic coeducational institution founded in 1911 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools and situated in a vibrant metropolis where culture and diversity are well manifested. The University positions itself as a leader in molding human resources who serve the church and the nation. DLSU is a hub for higher education training renowned for its academic excellence, prolific and relevant research, and involved community service.
De La Salle University
2401 Taft Avenue
Malate, Manila 0922
Aside from the usual jeepneys, buses, and taxis here are other transportation options to reach the conference venue or get around Metro Manila.
Rapid Transit (MRT & LRT)
* Ride-hailing applications available on Google Play and Apple Store; accept cash, debit, and credit card payment
The Philippines enjoys a tropical climate that is often hot and humid. The month of June is within the end of summer and the beginning of monsoon season with average temperature falling within the 25 to 32°C (77-91°F) range. It is slightly cooler than the rest of the year with occasional rains. However, weather in the Philippines is usually unpredictable. Hence, it is advisable to bring an umbrella when traveling around Manila. Bringing a pair of sturdy, water-resistant shoes is also a must. Loose, comfortable, light clothing is recommended, but bring a light jacket, cardigan, or shawl, especially when visiting indoor establishments with air-conditioning.
FLYING IN AND OUT
Manila's major airport is the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA; airport code: MNL), which has four (4) terminals. Please ensure that you know where your flight is landing/departing, as the terminals are located far from each other and there are no direct cross-terminal connections.
Terminal 1 serves most international flights including Philippine Airlines.
Terminal 2 as of March 2023 exclusively serves domestic flights of Cebu Pacific, PAL Express, and AirAsia.
Terminal 3 serves other international flights such as All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Jeju Air, Jetstar, KLM Royal Dutch, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Scoot, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and United. T3 no longer serves domestic flights as of March 2023.
Terminal 4 serves domestic flights for AirSWIFT, CebGo, AirAsia, and Skyjet.
When going around Manila, it is recommended to either use a taxi or a ride-hailing service (e.g. Grab). Uber is no longer operational in the Philippines. When going to the conference venue or hotel from the airport by taxi, it is recommended to take the white coupon airport taxi. Look for the airport taxi queue outside the airport door. Should you prefer to use a metered taxi, ensure that the meter is running once you get in. Taxis in the Philippines usually do not have designated queues except in malls; simply hail them when you see one.
Plug sockets in the Philippines are predominantly Type A but some locations especially hotels have Type B and to some extent Type C. Standard voltage is 220 V and frequency is 60 Hz.