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DPWH halts Iloilo road-widening project

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CONSTRUCTED in the postwar Art Deco style, La Florentina:
Balay Bacabac-Babar in Ajuy town is virtually the museum of
northern Iloilo.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has suspended the road-widening project at a section of the Iloilo-Capiz Road in Ajuy town, sparing for the meantime the heritage house maintained by cultural heritage specialist Eric Zerrudo, vice chair of the Philippine Unesco Commission.

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Demolish now, conserve later

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WHAT’S left of the historic Army-Navy Club in Manila after the developer  dismantled it purportedly to make way for a “boutique hotel.” Below, at least the old historical marker has been spared. PHOTOS BY SHERWIN MARION VARDELEON

A flurry of multimillion development and infrastructure activities in Manila has put at risk many heritage landmarks.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Because of heritage protest, DPWH halts Nueva Vizcaya road project

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ISINAY cultural community and Dupax residents during a recent river clean-up with the 200-year-old bridge still intact (extreme left); closer view of the arch

Concerted efforts by heritage advocates and the Isinay ethnic group have put a stop—at least temporarily—to the controversial retrofitting and widening of the Spanish-era Dampol Bridge in Dupax town, Nueva Vizcaya.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Nueva Vizcaya protests DPWH plan to destroy ancient bridge

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DAMPOL Bridge in Dupax Sur

Heritage advocates and concerned citizens of Nueva Vizcaya province are up in arms against a plan by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to demolish a 200-year-old bridge built by the Spanish missionaries and the Isinay cultural community in Dupax Sur town.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

From less crime, less concrete to less doctor visits

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For the national crime wave to stop. Filipinos may have gotten used to crime and violence that not many seem to have noticed there’s a crime wave sweeping the nation for some time now.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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