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Celebrating Easter Sunday “sa Loob ng Maynila”

By On April 8, 2015

In his essay “Sa Loob ng Maynila1,” National Artist of the Philippines for Literature Nick Joaquin described Intramuros as “a collective high altar formed by its churches.” He also noted that it was “the… Read More


The Flag Makers of Manila

By On May 26, 2014

At the Rizal Park in Manila, a gigantic Philippine flag flies day and night up the 150-feet Independence Day flagpole. Almost 68 years ago, on July 04, 1946, the flag described as… Read More


Visiting the Heritage Town of Taal, Batangas: Travel Tips

By On May 22, 2014

Writer Xue Yao in the essay “Stories of the Little Streets” compared an old house to a book. Yao writes, “The old house is like a book, enter and read it, and… Read More

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Rescuing The Forgotten Landmark: The Manila Metropolitan Theater

By On May 19, 2014

Manila is home to a lot of historical spots, monuments, plazas, heritage sites, and landmarks; many of them I, as a local, never knew even existed. But one particular edifice right in… Read More


The Heritage Town of Taal: Learning History Through Architecture

By On May 12, 2014

The Heritage City of Vigan in Ilocos Sur province situated in the northern tip of the Philippines is touted by many as the best example of a Spanish colonial town in Asia.… Read More

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Saving Asia’s lone all-steel church

By On April 17, 2014

The San Sebastian Church, also known as the Basilica Minore de San Sebastian, in Quiapo, Manila, is considered as the only all-steel church in the Philippines as well as in the whole… Read More


Pasinaya 2014: CCP’s Arts Festival

By On March 17, 2014

What were you doing last March 16? Me? I was “Pasinaya-ing.” Pasinaya is the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ annual open house festival that showcases the best of Philippine arts and culture.… Read More