About

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 storytellers who simply want to share their stories of adventures and discoveries. What started as a small blog from Manila quickly turned into a platform—an online magazine that boasts the stories from Manila, the Philippines, and the world. With stories that cover happenings around Manila, the Philippines, and across the world, WhenInManila.com has quickly become 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 included over SIX MILLION (6,000,000+) views per month directly on our website, along with our social media outlets which have very active communities of more than TWO MILLION (2,800,000+) fans on Facebook.com/WhenInManila, 600,000+ followers on Instagram.com/WhenInManila and 70,000+ followers on Twitter.com/WhenInManila, which from these alone already garner over 50 million social media impressions per week. (Stats as of June 2020)

We were recently ranked within the 100 MOST VIEWED SITES in the Philippines by Alexa as well as ranked 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: an honor shared with the likes of Zobel Ayala, Andrew Tan (chairman of Mega World & owner of Resorts World), Miguel Belmote (CEO of the Philippine Star) and more
  • 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 on how to get featured over at our FAQs page (Frequently Asked Questions) at www.wheninmanila.com/faq/

Vince Golangco
Founder/Publisher 

Vince Golangco is the founder and publisher 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, a skater, a writer, a US Military Veteran, Junior Chamber International (JCI) member, an AKPsi brother, and an 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 Renee Mauborgne

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