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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 »

Experience National Artist for Architecture Pablo Antonio’s home

“THE HOUSE is not about the luxury of materials. The luxury is the space surrounded by greenery. You can look at it artistically as a confluence of planes,” says Galicia. PHOTOS BY PJ ENRIQUEZ

The sunbean falls across the pond, touching the surface until it sparkles like metal. The gentle ripples then cast a pattern of moving silhouettes on the corner of the living room.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

From ‘bahay-kubo’ to ‘bahay-na-bato’

VIGAN’S elegantQuema House is one of the few remaining in their
authentic and original state.

“Philippine Heritage Homes: A Guidebook” is a welcome addition to the scant bibliography on heritage architecture.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Book names Top 20 heritage houses in Luzon

THE FAÇADE of the sky-blue Sabino Santos house is a prime example of American colonial architecture.

Amid climate change and unpredictable weather, one valuable lesson that old houses could teach Filipinos is how their ancestors adapted to situations bereft of creature comforts such as motor transport and electricity.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »