If you’re wondering why it’s called “When In Manila,” the line was referenced from the old saying: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” So, “When in Manila…”

It’s our way of saying that if you want to fully enjoy the Philippines and all its wonders, the best way is to immerse yourself in the culture of the country itself. From the food, the music, the culture, the lifestyle, as well as all its quirks!

WhenInManila.com is the top online magazine in Manila and the Philippines. We’re a team of writers, photographers, graphic artists, videographers, and content creators who want to tell their stories of adventures and discoveries. What started as a small blog quickly turned into a platform—an online magazine that shares the stories and happenings around Manila, the Philippines, and across the world. This is how WhenInManila.com became the go-to lifestyle magazine for Manila and beyond.

WhenInManila.com gets millions of impressions per day based on an audit by a globally leading digital marketing firm. This includes the millions of monthly views on our website, along with our social media pages of more than 3 MILLION+ fans on Facebook, over 2,000,000+ followers on Tiktok, over 600,000 followers on Instagram, and more than 60,000+ followers on Twitter. (Stats as of July 2022)

We were ranked among the 100 Most Viewed Sites in the Philippines by Amazon’s Alexa, and among the top blogs in the “100 Pinoy Blogs That Matter” list.

Some site awards:

  • #1 Emerging Influential Blog
  • “Ultimate Food Blogger” by Unilever / Sooo Pinoy organization
  • Best Photo Blog and Microblog in the Philippines at the Globe Tatt Awards
  • Rotary’s 10 Tourism Awardees
  • Bloggy’s Award for best Lifestyle Blog

Want your brand, business, or event featured on our site? Got a special place you want WhenInManila.com to visit? Want to join the WIM team? Do you need us to speak at one of your events? Find all the info you need over at our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) page.


Founder / CEO

Vince Golangco is the founder and CEO of WhenInManila.com. Vince graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and a minor in Business. He has over 10 years of international experience in marketing, advertising, and creative writing. He served as an Information Systems Technician in the United States Navy, was a Marketing and Development Coordinator at the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Senior Media Planner for Bright Box Media, was a radio DJ, and hosted a tech TV show in Manila. Vince is a surfer, skater, writer, US Military Veteran, Junior Chamber International (JCI) member, AKPsi brother, and adventure seeker. He lives by the Michelangelo quote, “The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”

His three favorite books:

  • “Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Other Die” by Chip Heath & Dan Heath
  • “Who Moved My Cheese” by Spencer Johnson
  • “Blue Ocean Strategy” by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne

Hang out and have a beer with Vince! Connect with him on Twitter and Instagram at @VinceGolangco. Find out more about him on: VinceGolangco.com.