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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 »

Creation of body to revive interest in Escolta pushed

Escolta: Once fashionable. INQUIRER.net file photo

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino has proposed the creation of the Escolta Redevelopment Administration to help revive the area and turn it into Manila’s transport, tourism, business and culinary heritage hub.

Posted: May 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Developer in search of house design to withstand strong typhoons, quakes


Property developer Ortigas & Co. challenged the country’s architecture students on Tuesday to design a house and school building that can withstand winds of up to 250 kilometers per hour and an intensity eight earthquake.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Name play with Maragondon peaks

BREATHTAKING view of Batangas and Cavite provinces atop Pico de Loro in Maragondon, one of Cavite’s favorite hiking sites. JULIUS SANTOS/CONTRIBUTOR

Let me tell you how it goes,” said Jaime Diones, 50. “The story begins at Mt. Bahay na Bato (stone house), then Mt. Hagdan (staircase) and, of course, we have Mt. Silyang Bato (stone chair),” he said.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Palafox insists bunkhouses substandard but denies accusing execs of corruption


Architect and urban planner Felino Palafox Jr. said Wednesday that he wasn’t retracting his earlier statement that the bunkhouses for Supertyphoon “Yolanda’’ victims were substandard.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »