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Unesco World Heritage German town utilized in Wes Anderson’s ‘Grand Budapest’

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PRODUCTION design sketch for the film

Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” recreates what appears to be Eastern Europe between the two world wars and is easily set to be the director’s most visually appealing work to date.

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

Bohol task force sets up system to prevent illicit traffic of cultural properties

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CHURCH of Our Lady of the Assumption in Dauis

Reconstruction of ancient churches and other heritage structures in Bohol destroyed or damaged by the earthquake last year can start only by yearend.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

First Mass commemoration in Limasawa, Southern Leyte, opens 2014 NCCA Taoid heritage feast

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FIRST Cross monument

Southern Leyte, particularly the municipality of Limasawa and city of Maasin, will host his year’s opening of the Taoid Heritage Program Celebration, spearheaded by the Subcommission on Cultural Heritage (SCH) of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in conjunction with the 493rd anniversary today, March 31, of the first Mass in the Philippines

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Owners of heritage structures must be given state incentives


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CAST-IRON griffins are the newel posts of the interior stairs.

The landmark El Hogar Filipino building on the Binondo bank of the Pasig is reported to have been sold.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Columns,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Heritage Filipino recipes gathered in one cookbook


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OLD Cebuano recipe called perdis (chicken soup)

Will these recipes be in a book? The recipes were from a cooking competition that was part of a project called “My City, My SM, My Cuisine.”

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Zombie run set in historic Intramuros

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“ZOMBIFIED” Chuckie

On April 15, 1805, by decree of King Charles IV, the smallpox vaccine was brought to the Philippines by Dr. Francisco Xavier de Balmis. In gratitude to the king, a statue was erected in 1824 at Plaza de Roma in Intramuros.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Structural engineers speak up on Bohol reconstruction


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THE COLLAPSE of a later addition to the church façade caused the structure behind it to fail.

A few weeks after the earthquake struck Bohol last October, members of the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (Asep) volunteered to survey and to propose procedures to restore, repair or replace damaged heritage structures.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Casa Roces: Outstanding example of adaptive reuse


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IMPY Pilapil sculpture brings drama to the entrance.

At the end of their useful lives as family residences, many old houses are either simply abandoned or demolished. The more fortunate houses are given the chance to repurpose themselves by adapting to accommodate new uses.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Columns | Read More »

Heritage conservators, artists restore Hispanic church’s ceiling in Plaridel, Bulacan

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San Simon

Important details of the St. James the Apostle Parish, one of the oldest Hispanic churches in Plaridel, Bulacan, can now be seen again after the church administration and a group of heritage conservators and artists successfully restored parts of the centuries-old structure last November.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Time capsule removed; El Hogar faces uncertain future

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EL HOGAR Filipino near Pasig River

The copper plaque with the engraved name of El Hogar Filipino and the building’s time capsule have been removed, raising fears that the new owner might tear down this century-old heritage structure.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Heritage books, exhibit on ancient cannons and bells to be launched

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The two volumes comprising the book “Of War and Peace: Lantakas and Bells in Search of Foundries in the Philippines” will be launched March 4, 5 p.m., at the Marble Hall, Museum of the People (former Department of Finance building), National Museum, Finance Road, Manila.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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