Philippines featured in History Channel's 'Hidden Cities'


Posted at Jan 03 2012 05:28 PM | Updated as of Jan 04 2012 01:30 AM

MANILA, Philippines - History Channel host Anthony Morse spent two weeks here last August to shoot an hour-long episode of "Hidden Cities," a show that aims to take a look at a country's forgotten treasures.

The episode, which will be aired on the History Channel at 9 p.m. on Wednesday (January 4), will feature Manila, Corregidor, Palawan and Kalinga, and an interview with former First Lady Imelda Marcos.

Ivan Man Dy of Old Manila Walks, who toured Morse around Intramuros and other parts of the city, described the episode as "a very good portrayal of our side of the country."

"It's a good way of selling the country...Some people have only seen poverty and the Manila bus crisis, which are not too pleasant," Dy told

"I hope that they will have more features on the country's history and culture," he added.

Asked how it was working with Morse and the rest of the production staff, Dy said: "It was fun... It's a very popular show, it has a huge following... It's not really that formal. It shows an insider's perspective. It's one of my favorite shows."

"Hidden Cities" premiered last November 23, 2011 with an episode on Vietnam. The show aims to cover seven different countries across Asia this season.