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Aquino recalls happy times at Araneta Center

ARANETA CENTER, shown here after the lighting of the giant Christmas Tree, holds
happy memories for President Aquino. AUGUST DELA CRUZ

For President Benigno Aquino III, he had only happy memories at the Araneta Center in Quezon City.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

In Sariaya, new road plan eases tension over heritage houses, other structures

THE ICONIC Enriquez-Gala mansion, built in 1927 by Andres Luna de San Pedro, son of artist-revolutionary Juan Luna, will be spared by the revised road-widening plan in Sariaya, Quezon. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Opposition to the controversial street-widening project inside the town proper in Sariaya has softened after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) presented a new plan that will spare heritage houses and other old structures.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

There’s more to Malolos than Barasoain

SECRETARIA de Fomento was the house of Don Antonio Bautista, an aide of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. CARMELA REYES-ESTROPE

Beyond the iconic Barasoain Church in the bustling Bulacan provincial capital of Malolos are heritage structures and areas that tourists, and even residents, could explore to appreciate the city’s important place in shaping Philippine history.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Saving Sta. Ana, Manila: Heritage or high-rises?

Sta. Ana’s cross-cultural influences are evident in this Chinese temple directly behind the church

The Manila City Council has called for the strict implementation of zoning policies and other building regulations in the historic and cultural district of Sta. Ana amid the disruptive spread of new construction projects in the area.

Posted: October 10th, 2014 in 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 »