By Ador Vincent Mayol
Although the only answer they got from the Vatican to their request was the word “noted,” the Augustinian keepers of the Sto. Niño Basilica in Cebu are hopeful Pope Francis would drop by the Queen City of the South when he visits the Philippines in January.
By Nathaniel R. Melican
The Manila city government has opened what it touted as the country’s first “eco-footbridge,” referring to it as an energy-efficient public infrastructure product.
By Linda B. Bolido
Nippon Paint has launched in the Philippines its annual Nippon Paint Young Designer Award (NPYDA), a competition that aims to inspire interior design and architecture students to apply creativity and innovation in improving their communities and to push the boundaries for future living.
Today, Sept. 5, is the 85th birth anniversary of National Artist for Architecture Ildefonso P. Santos Jr. Born in 1929 in Malabon, he made his first mark in modern landscape architecture with the Makati Commercial Center. At Rizal Park in Manila, Santos did the Artists’ Village, the Garden for the Blind and the setup of the tableau Execution of Dr. Jose Rizal. He was conferred the Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan Award by the City of Manila in 1972 and the National Artist Award in 2006.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
The installation of 20-foot (six-meter)-tall letters spelling out T-R-U-M-P on the side of the billionaire’s gleaming Chicago skyscraper has triggered a war of words between Donald Trump and Rahm Emanuel — with the city’s mayor saying he’s looking for a way to undo the “architecturally tasteless” sign, and the developer in no mood to take anything down.