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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 »

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 »