Manila: “Gates of Hell,” — No, It’s Hell Itself!


The first salvo against the novel “Inferno” by Dan Brown (released May 14, 2013 by Doubleday) was fired by Metro Manila Development Authority, (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino, for depicting erroneously Manila as “Gates of Hell.” After all government officials were fast tracking Manila as a fun center of commerce and trade, not as a center…