The Quirino Grandstand is located near Rizal Park in Manila. This is where the President of the Philippines traditionally takes the oath of office and delivers their first address to the nation. It is also the venue for most important events and ceremonies in the Philippines, whether cultural, political or religious. That includes the 1998 Philippine Centennial Celebration, the 1995 World Youth Day Celebration. In fact it is where Pope John Paul II held mass for more than 5 million people, which made it the world record for the largest Papal gathering in the history of the Roman Catholic Church. That should give you an idea of how large the Quirino Grandstand is. The area offers a great diversity of events.