OK, so it looks like we may end up finding ourselves in Manila on June 12th (Independence Day). Is this a good idea or is it a recipe for chaos and frustration? We will most likely be staying at the Hyatt Regency in Ermita. From what I've read, the I-day parade is held nearby ... would we have a chance to view it or would everything be blocked off due to security and crowds? Would public transportation and attractions all be closed? Basically, would we be better served by getting away from Manila during I-Day or would it be a rewarding cultural experience to stay and enjoy the festivities?