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Guidebook to heritage homes launched

THE COVER of Philippine Heritage Homes features the Alberto house in Biñan, Laguna that was razed by a fire in the ’70s but has been restored and transferred to Bagac, Bataan.

Score one for heritage conservationists with the coming release of “Philippine Heritage Homes: A Guidebook,” a team effort of Jaime C. Laya, Ph.D., architect Cristina V. Turalba and Martin I. Tinio, Jr.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Memories haunt me from Manila to Catanduanes

AUTHOR Pablo Tariman sitting in the hallway of the old Metropoolitan Theater

At 65, I’m susceptible to nostalgia. It comes anytime in my workaday world, like when riding the MRT-LRT trains from my Pasig home to various offices to claim my contributor’s checks.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Vigan in running for Wonder City tag

Vigan City

Here’s one list the country would be proud to be on for a change. The Department of Foreign Affairs is calling on Filipinos worldwide to vote for the heritage city of Vigan, Ilocos Sur, in the New7Wonders Cities campaign, a global competition initiated by Swiss nonprofit New7Wonders Foundation.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The descent of angels

I THINK she is a cowgirl or something here.

It must have been during the early American period when parents began naming their kids “Baby Girl” and “Baby Boy” (lest they forget). In time the girls ended up becoming, of course, Lola Baby or Lola Girlie, and the guys Lolo Boy or Lolo Boyet. A counterpart today could be “Missy” who will, too, inevitably become “Miss Missy” or “Mrs. Missy.”

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The ancestral home where statues of saints were also said to roam the grounds

ELDER siblings agreed to assign their parents’ house to Senator Legarda’s aunt Marissa for being the youngest child.

Stray golf balls, catfish of unknown provenance, and a life-size statue of the scourged Jesus Christ that roams the grounds during the wee hours are just some of the stories told by residents inside the Bautista compound in Malabon.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »