The elevator was added only a few years ago. Since he moved into the building in 1996, Efren Ocampo had been climbing five flights of stairs to get to his apartment on the top floor. Although it was good exercise for him, it was hard when he had packages to carry up and down.
An official says the Philippine government has seized 15 paintings from the former home of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, part of efforts to recover 156 artworks included in his alleged ill-gotten wealth.
The Riverbanks Center in Marikina is now home to the spiritually moving art pieces of the late painter Joey Velasco.