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Old Palo houses face another storm

Residents try to hitch hike along a road with destroyed coconut trees in Palo town, Leyte province, central Philippines, on November 13, 2013, days after super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the city.  Thousands of people jostled and begged for seats on scarce flights out of the ruined city of Tacloban, where putrefying corpses compounded a growing health menace after one of the strongest storms on record killed thousands.   AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Houses, some century-old, in Palo town, Leyte, survived the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” but only to be threatened by demolition by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Manila dads uphold zoning exemption for Sta. Ana condo


Despite opposition from conservationists and cultural officials, the Manila City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution allowing a property developer to build two 30-story condominium buildings at the heart of the Sta. Ana heritage zone, upholding its exemption from the local zoning law.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: 122nd birth anniversary of Arellano University

Today, Oct. 16, is the 122nd birth anniversary of Arellano University founder Florentino Cayco. He served as assistant to the superintendent of city schools from 1922 to 1935. Cayco was president of the National University from 1937 to 1941. He founded Arellano University in 1938. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

There’s more to Malolos than Barasoain


Beyond the iconic Barasoain Church in the bustling Bulacan provincial capital of Malolos are heritage structures and areas that tourists, and even residents, could explore to appreciate the city’s important place in shaping Philippine history.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

30-story condo project in Sta. Ana halted


The community of Sta. Ana in Manila has been given a reprieve from the construction of a high-rise condominium development in the district, which, according to residents, is damaging the area’s historical, cultural and archaeological significance.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »