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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

Philippines

WHERE TO STAY

Click any of the services below to help you choose an accommodation near the conference venue.

GETTING AROUND THE METRO

Aside from the usual jeepneys, buses, and taxis here are other transportation options to reach the conference venue or get around Metro Manila.

Grab*

Angkas*

JoyRide*

Move It*

MRT & LRT

* download on Google Play and Apple Store; accepts cash, debit, and credit card payment

ESSENTIAL FACTS

CLIMATE
The Philippines enjoys a tropical climate that is often hot and humid. The month of October falls under the lean season, and 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, United. T3 no longer serves domestic flights as of March 2023.

  • Terminal 4 serves domestic flights for AirSWIFT, CebGo, AirAsia, and Skyjet.

GOING AROUND

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.

ELECTRICITY

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.

BANKING

There are several ATMs within a 500-meter radius of DLSU. Find them in the following locations:

  • Banco de Oro (BDO)

    • Cory Aquino Democratic Hall ATM, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall (within DLSU)

    • Savemore Market ATM, Green Mall, Fidel A. Reyes Street (beside Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall)

    • G/F Green Residences ATM, Taft Avenue (near door facing Fidel A. Reyes Street;  beside Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall )

    • Taft-Vito Cruz Branch, Taft Avenue (across Henry Sy, Sr. Hall)

    • University Mall ATM, Taft Avenue (beside McDonald's; below LRT1 Vito Cruz Station)

    • Madison Square ATM, Taft Avenue (outside National Book Store; below LRT1 Vito Cruz Station)

  • Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)

    • G/F Green Residences ATM, Taft Avenue (near door facing Fidel A. Reyes Street; beside Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall)

    • Taft-Quirino Avenue Branch, Taft Business Center, Taft Avenue (near LRT1 Quirino Station)

    • Vito Cruz-Taft Branch, Taft Avenue cor. Ocampo Street (across Torre Lorenzo Plaza)

    • Vito Cruz-St. Scholastica Branch, Ocampo Street (across St. Scholastica's College)

  • EastWest Bank

    • Taft Avenue Branch, Philippine Academy of Family Physicians, Taft Avenue (across Green Residences)​

  • Bank of Commerce

    • Endriga Building, Taft Avenue (across Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall, near Jollibee)

  • Security Bank

    • Taft-Vito Cruz Branch, 2 Torre Lorenzo, Taft Avenue (across Henry Sy, Sr. Hall)

  • Metrobank

    • Taft Avenue-P. Ocampo Branch, Taft Avenue (beside Burgundy TransPacific Place)

  • Land Bank of the Philippines

    • St. La Salle Hall (north wing near HSSH)

    • P. Ocampo Branch, G/F Torre Lorenzo Plaza, Taft Avenue (beside Starbucks Torre Lorenzo)

    • Philippine Sports Commission ATM, Ocampo Street

  • PSBank

    • Vito Cruz Branch, G/F Burgundy Westbay Tower, Ocampo Street

DAILY NEEDS
For personal care, medicines, and other essentials, there are establishments within a 500-meter radius:

  • 7-Eleven

    • The Manila Residences Tower I, Taft Avenue

    • The Manila Residences Tower II, Taft Avenue

    • D' University Place, Leon Guinto Street

    • WWW Residences Taft, Estrada cor. Leon Guinto Streets

    • Green Court, Fidel A. Reyes Street (across Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall)

    • G/F University Mall, Taft Avenue (below LRT1 Vito Cruz Station)

    • Ocampo cor. Dominga Streets (across St. Scholastica's College)

    • Cityland Pacific Regency, Ocampo Street (across Rizal Memorial Coliseum)

  • Uncle John's​

    • EGI Taft Tower, Taft Avenue​

    • Immaculate Conception Building, Leon Guinto Street (across St. Scholastica's College)

    • Burgundy Westbay Tower, Ocampo Street​

  • Watsons

    • Green Residences, Fidel A. Reyes Street (beside Br. Andrew Gonzalez Ha​ll)

    • R Square Mall, Taft Avenue cor. Ocampo Street (accessible from outside)

  • Mercury Drug ​

    • D' Students' Place, Taft Avenue (across St. La Salle Hall)​

  • All Day​

    • Vista Taft Residences, Taft Avenue (below LRT1 Vito Cruz Station)​

  • Groceries​

    • Savemore Market - ​Green Mall, Fidel A. Reyes Street (beside Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall)​

    • Fortunes Mart - Ocampo Street (across St. Scholastica's College)​

    • We Shop Supermarket - G/F R Square Mall, Taft Avenue cor. Ocampo Street (inside the building)

MORE TO DO

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