And if you're looking for Makati City news in particular — other than the bits about the ruling political dynasty within the area — you've come to the right place. We combed through the Twitter archives, sorted the wheat from the chaff, and came up with this list of accounts you can follow for positive Makati vibes all around.
Ayala Malls (@AyalaMalls)
As the name implies, this account is about everything Ayala Malls. From Makati mainstays like Greenbelt and Glorietta, to far-out shopping centers like Ayala Center Cebu, this account will tease you about the beauty of everything Ayala pulled from various users. You may also follow the hashtags #AyalaMalls, #ILoveAyalaMalls and #LovEMall for more.
Ayala Malls Cinemas (@MySureSeats)
Want to know what's showing in theaters near you? Then click the "Follow" button on this account. It's connected with https://www.sureseats.com/Default.asp, where you can reserve seats for a stress-free film-viewing experience. Also, if you're itching to offer real-time feedback, or participate in promos to win free goodies, then add this one to your "Following" list.
Century City Mall (@CenturyMall)
Of course, the Ayalas don't have a monopoly on the shopping centers in the city. Century Properties' Century City Mall also has its own take on what it means to be a mall of Makati. Specifically, it brands itself as "The Mall of Modern Makati," with an architectural design that stands out from its surroundings. Its Instagram account @centurymallph seems to be more active, though, so you'd probably prefer to follow it there.
Circuit Makati (@CircuitMakati)
Unlike the previous three accounts, this isn't an "official" Circuit Makati account. However, it was no less passionate about promoting events in the entertainment center. It seems to have stopped updating since August 2015, but we hope it would make a comeback. Otherwise, who's up for reviving the account?
This is one of the more active accounts on this list. Posting real-time updates on traffic in specific areas, MakatiTraffic is the "official Twitter account of the City Government of Makati." Sometimes, it posts non-traffic related updates, like the ones about Earth Hour 2016 and reminders on Makati hotline numbers.
Make It Makati (@MakeItMakati)
Another active account is MakeItMakati, which posts about… well, everything Makati. (Okay, maybe not everything.) Compared to @MakatiTraffic, this account puts more focus on the city's culture, entertainment, events and other alerts about discounts from your favorite establishments. Check out the hashtag #HumansOfMakati for a peek into the usually-unseen part of Makati.
Manila Concert Scene (@Manilaconcerts)
For those who want to know who will perform where in Metro Manila, this is the account to follow. While it's not strictly Makati-related, it's ample proof that the Philippine entertainment scene isn't boring by a mile. It also posts updates on entertainment news like the latest Grammy winners, promos, etc.
Power Plant Mall (@PowerPlantMall)
If Century City Mall represents modern Makati, then Power Plant Mall represents "fashionable" Makati. Situated in the high-end Rockwell area, Power Plant Mall is a chic place to shop 'til you drop. Get the latest on newly opened stores, events and other Power Plant goodies from this official Twitter account.
Red Cross Makati (@redcrossmakati)
For those who need news that isn't political, traffic or entertainment-related, this is another account to follow. While Red Cross Makati doesn't update as often as you'd probably like, it always posts when it matters. For example, if you're on alert for storm signals in your area, Red Cross Makati will alert you ASAP about class suspensions, PAG-ASA warnings, safety procedures and the like.
TRAFFIC TRACKER PH (@TrafficNgayon)
Of course, Makati City's roads don't run in a vacuum. If you're curious about traffic updates when leaving the city, then you'd do well to follow @TrafficNgayon as well. This contains updates from the Metro Manila Development Authority, the North Luzon Expressway, the Metro Manila Skyway, Makati, Taguig and Pasig. Occasionally, it posts about vehicular accidents that might hold you up on the road.
So far, these are the top accounts to follow for everything Makati-related. Some are updated more than others, while one or two aren't updated at all. (We hope that will change in the near future, though.) You don't have to follow all of the above; just the ones that matter to you.
In the meantime, if you know of other accounts that post useful info about Makati and isn't included here, kindly sound off in the comments. 'Til then, have a nice day, and we hope you enjoy your stay in the Philippines. Oh, and Tweet us @rentmakaticondo if you're staying here!