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DPWH halts Iloilo road-widening project

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

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

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

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


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 »