Also: Malarz, Malars,
(Noun, proper) Malate ma-LAH-teh
is a district of Manila in the Philippines, under the 5th congressional district of Manila, divided into fifty-seven (57) barangays from Zone 75 to 90 and barangays 688 to 744.
It is home to several pubs, clubs, and bars that all come alive at night, especially on the weekends. Because of the all open-minded and accepting nature of those who there many know that it is the best place to be yourself.
It has become a famous part of the gay scene and plays mother to the gay parade, a symbol of gay pride.