Motu Proprio

This program is still under development. Please explore our other tours to book available programs.

Motu Proprio

This program is still under development. Please explore our other tours to book available programs.

A pilgrimage, a tour, an adventure, and everything else in between! The Motu Proprio tour takes you on a journey of discovery by delving deep into the core of the Filipino’s social identity: Catholicism.

Explore how Catholicism shaped the country’s history in order to create the Philippines that you know today in this enlightening and inspiring tour of the most notable Catholic churches in the Philippines: the Manila Cathedral and the San Agustin Church.

The unparalleled professional guiding expertise of Manila For A Day is paired with rare and exclusive access to parts of these iconic churches to create a deeply engrossing and memorable experience that you won’t soon forget.

On top of that, this tour offers in-depth discussions of the Filipino people’s social identity as you discuss with our expert cultural navigators how the introduction of Catholicism in the Philippines shaped the very identity of the Filipino people that you meet today. Topics will even include how the Catholic Church in the Philippines has influenced, both for the better, and for the worst, everything about the Philippines. From our politics, our economy, to the very perception of the Filipinos of the world around them—all of these were molded by our experience with Catholicism as an arm of Spanish colonialism.

• All Manila For A Day tours are privately booked; we do not mix groups to preserve the quality of our programs.
• You will receive an official billing statement and service contract with a breakdown of fees within 24 hours of submitting your reservation.
• Only full payment on or before the given deadline guarantees your reservation. If the payment deadline is missed, we reserve the right to open your requested schedule to other interested parties.
• Payment can be settled using a credit card via PayPal or BPI cash/check deposit.
• Check payments must be cleared seven (7) banking days before the date of the tour.

• In the case of tardiness, the guide will only wait up to a maximum of 30 minutes—after which the tour will be deemed canceled with no eligibility for a refund.
• All registered participants must be present and within the company of the guide for the tour to proceed. Latecomers will not be entertained once the tour has started.
• This policy is non-negotiable.

• Payments are only fully refundable if cancellations are made seven (7) business days before the scheduled tour. Payments are non-refundable if cancellation is made six (6) business days prior to the scheduled tour or later.
• Reservations are non-transferable but may be rebooked provided a formal request is sent via e-mail no later than seven (7) business days before the scheduled tour.
• Reservations may only be rebooked once and are subject to availability of schedules on Manila For A Day’s calendar. You may only reschedule within fourteen (14) days of your original tour schedule. It is agreed that Manila For A Day holds final decision on all rebooking requests.



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3.5 hours


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All Manila For A Day engagements are private. We do not mix groups to preserve the quality of our tours.

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No kalesa (horse-drawn carriage) rides for us, folks! We do not believe in the use of animals for entertainment.

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