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Builder defends Torre de Manila vs ‘photoshopped’ complaints

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TAKING its own photos of Rizal Monument and Torre de Manila (encircled), DMCI says “one may stand near the monument and choose certain angles to avoid or, at the very least, minimize the building’s intrusion.”  PHOTO FROM DMCI

Breaking its silence, the developer of the controversial Torre de Manila maintained that the project stands on solid legal ground and claimed that media photos of the rising condominium were part of a mere “propaganda” to make it appear very close to the Rizal Monument.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Rizal’s Knights besiege Torre in SC

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EVENT HORIZON A series of shots taken by Inquirer photographer Edwin Bacasmas from April to September shows the rising Torre de Manila building behind the Rizal Monument. Critics of the condo project believe the Supreme Court can still stop this “blatant disrespect for our national heritage.”

Saying they come in defense of history and national heritage, a group opposing a high-rise condominium project in Manila went to the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday to seek its demolition for marring the view of the Rizal Monument.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Groups seek complete demolition of Torre De Manila

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RIZAL IN CONDO’S SHADOW  The construction of the Torre de Manila, which mars the view of the Rizal Monument in Manila,  continues despite calls from various groups to stop the building.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / EDWIN BACASMAS

Groups opposed to the construction of a condominium within view of the Rizal Monument in Manila on Friday went to the Supreme Court to seek its complete demolition.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Knights of Rizal back calls vs condo

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The head of an organization promoting the legacy of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal backed the clamor to suspend the construction of the Torre de Manila condominium until a compromise is reached to protect the view of the Rizal Monument.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Rizal honored with many names but none like the ‘Tagalog Christ’

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Sunday, Dec. 30, is the 116th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal. It is also the centennial of the transfer of the remains of the national hero from Binondo to his monument in Luneta, now called Rizal Park.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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