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Augustinians still hopeful of Cebu visit by Pope

Pope Francis.   AP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Manila opens ‘eco-footbridge’

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and Vice Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso open what they called the country’s first eco-footbridge equipped with LED lights and CCTV cameras near Quiapo Church in Manila.  NATHANIEL 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.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Green design competition launched

FROM  left: Regala; Caringal; Goh; Dr. Lilia de Jesus, president of Interior Design Educators Council; Chona Elvas-Ponce, treasurer of Council of Deans and Heads of Architecture Schools of the Philippines, and Bobadilla

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.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Did you know: Ildefonso P. Santos Jr.

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

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Chicago mayor, billionaire clash over TRUMP sign

Newly installed 20-foot-tall letters spelling out T-R-U-M-P stand on the side real estate billionaire Donald trump's skyscraper in Chicago, Thursday, June 12, 2014. The letters have triggered a war of words between Trump and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)

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.

Posted: June 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »