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‘September Massacre of Manila’s Heritage’ condemned

MICHEL Apartments in Malate, designed by Central Post
Office builder Mendelbaum, demolished, too.

Belated issuance of cease-and-desist orders (CDO) by cultural agencies and the apparent lack of coordination between them may have contributed to the destruction of many heritage structures in Manila.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Torre de Manila splits heritage sector

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

Culture heritage activist Carlos Celdran does not want people to buy units at Torre de Manila, the one-tower condominium project of DMCI Homes under construction near City Hall.

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Happy Easter, and cheers to the ‘new’ Manila Cathedral!

SISTERS of Mary nuns with Sea Princess at Manila Cathedral

Happy Easter to all! It’s time to rejoice and celebrate life, especially for those who have gone through weeks of Lenten abstinence.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Last of Moriones mask makers looking for heirs

Wooden masks, which sell for P4,000 to P5,000 each, are used during the Moriones Festival, one of the oldest religion-themed festivals in the country. The annual weeklong tradition starts with a grand parade of the Morions on Holy Monday in all six municipalities of Marinduque province. “Morion” derives from the crested metal helmet with curved peak in front and back worn by soldiers centuries ago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

With shaky hands and waning eyesight, Jose Manay, better known in this town as Ka Oti, delivered 15 Morion masks a few weeks before this year’s Holy Week observance.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipinos make up biggest clientele of German fresh-cell therapy center

EMIL Sison, Davao resident and Villa Medica patient. PHOTO BY CHECHE MORAL

At about this time last year, Emil Sison was hobbling around with the aid of a cane. His speech was so slurred that he was embarrassed to speak to people.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »