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Hotel overlooking Taal marks 75th anniversary with heritage exhibit

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KIDS looking at the dishes offered by Taal
Vista Hotel LESTER G. BABIERA

Taal Vista Hotel celebrates its diamond anniversary with the roving multimedia exhibit, “Taal Vista Hotel: History and Heritage,” in different SM Malls until October. It opened last Sept. 18 at SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Likhang Habi Bazaar: A marketplace of weaving traditions

Habi image

Once again, the traditions of woven, handmade textile that have survived centuries in weaving communities all over the Philippines will be highlighted at the fourth Likhang Habi Bazaar to be held on October 24 to 26 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Ayala Center, Makati City.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Another Manila condo project draws fire from heritage advocates

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CRITICS note that the construction of Torre de Manila is marring the skyline behind the Rizal Monument. EDWIN BACASMAS

The furor over Torre de Manila, a condo project said to be ruining the sight line of the Rizal Monument, has given rise to complaints against other structures unwelcome to heritage groups in Manila.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Adamson rescues ‘Furies’ (or what’s left of it)

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ADAMSON University (with the controversial
Torre de Manila looming behind it); Meralco
turned down its request to save Monti’s relief.

A replica of Francesco Riccardo Monti’s “Furies” now graces a façade of a building in the Adamson University campus near the old Meralco site.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fury over the ‘Furies’

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OLD MERALCO building, designed by
Juan Arellano, demolished

The pre-war Juan Arellano-designed Art Deco-streamline old Meralco building on San Marcelino Street in Manila’s Ermita district is now just an empty lot devoid of any historical and architectural significance after it was completely demolished to give way to two commercial projects.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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