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Taiwan: Small island, big ambition, deep heritage

MARTYR’S Shrine is designed like the Hall of Supreme Harmony of the Forbidden City in Beijing.

Think culture and Taiwan may not be the first place to come up in most people’s minds. In fact, as a destination, this island-state immediately north of the Batanes group of islands doesn’t loom large within the consciousness of most Filipino travelers.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Road project desecrates Benguet burial cave?

WOODEN coffins

The Benguet provincial government recently condemned in a resolution the illegal earth-moving activities in Tuba town, which has allegedly resulted in the desecration of an age-old burial cave and affected the communal grounds for rites and rituals of the Ibaloi, Kankanaey and Kalanguya ethnic groups living in the area.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Nueva Vizcaya mounts Ammungan fest, celebrates diversity

AYANGAN tribe performs a Cañao.

One of the most colorful and culturally diverse, yet unheralded provinces in the country is Nueva Vizcaya.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Reuse, adapt, retrofit: Heritage conservation models in Negros, Iloilo

IMPRESSIVE shell of an early 1900s mansion in Talisay,Neg. Occ., is now The Ruins.

Reuse, adapt, retrofit are the more common buzzwords conservationists use to encourage owners to retain their old structures.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Columns | Read More »

This haven of culture in the city is worth the trip

OPEN layout on the first level is inviting.

Stuck in the city for the weekend, I was itching to find a creative way to disconnect from the urban chaos that hounded me during the workweek.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »