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Tondo is home to most of the outstanding Chinese schools in Manila. Since Tondo is near Binondo, many Filipino-Chinese roam around this area, and also have different kinds of businesses situated in this area. Food tripping in this area would be a great idea due to the abundant number of Chinese food stalls/restaurants lying in this area.


Tondo's history extends to the arrival of the Spanish in the Philippines and is known as one of the thriving Kingdoms back then pre-colonial Philippines. The Father of the Philippine Independence Movement, Andres Bonifacio, was born here. In modern times, it has gained its image as the center of urban blight and gang crime.

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Filipino-Chinese Schools

  • Philippine Cultural College, Abad Santos St.. Established in 1923, it is the first and the oldest Chinese-Filipino secondary school in the Philippines.
  • Chiang Kai Shek College, La Torre St..
  • St. Stephen's High School, Masangkay St..
  • Hope Christian High School, Benavidez St..
  • Uno High School, Mayhaligue St..
  • Philippine Academy of Sakya, Masangkay St..

Places of Worship

  • Seng Guan Temple, Padre Algue St..
  • St. Stephen's Parish Church, Masangkay St..
  • San Jose de Trozo Church, Masangkay St..
  • United Evangelical Church of the Philippines, Benavidez St.



Divisoria Market, the country's premier, if not the biggest combined wholesale and retail center, as well as the largest spillover ambulant and flea market, is here.

  • Tutuban Mall, West Loop Road, C. M. Recto Ave. (From Bambang LRT-1 Station, take a tricycle and ask driver to drop you off at Tutuban Mall). This mall has gained reputation for it being a budget-friendly mall. Just across the mall is the Philippines' own Grand Central Station; the Philippine National Railway Main Station which also has the same name that of the mall.
  • Tutuban Night Market.


  • Lan Zhou La Mian, 819 Benavidez cr. Masangkay Street. Famous for its hand-pulled noodles. P110 - P200.
  • SuZhou Dimsum, Masangkay St.. Famous for its Xiao Long Bao
  • Shakey's Pizza, Masangkay St..
  • Jollibee, Masangkay St.. Philippines number one fast-food chain. P50 and above.
  • Ha Yuan, Masangkay St.. Famous for its Maki Noodles and Fresh Lumpia P100 and above.
  • ErSao (二嫂), Abad Santos St.. Serves Taiwanese food P50 and above.
  • Sizzling Pares, La Torre St.. Typical place where students eat. Serves sizzling Filipino food. P50 and above.
  • Eat Fresh, Abad Santos St.. Known to be one of the pioneers of Hongkong Style Fried Noodles in the Philippines. First started as a small restaurant in Masangkay St. now has two branches - one in Manila and the other at Quezon City. Serves Hongkong street foods. P50 and above.
  • Andok's Manok, Masangkay St.. Famous for its fried chicken. P50 and above.




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