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Games, kite-flying mark street kids’ day

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Street kids from different parts of the metropolis are introduced to kite-making as part of a fun-filled day in Rizal Park in celebration of the International Day for Street Children. RICHARD A. REYES

More than 500 street kids from different parts of Metro Manila were treated to a day of fun and learning on Saturday at Rizal Park in Ermita, Manila, in celebration of the International Day for Street Children.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

New Rizal Park garden especially for seniors

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A SPACE for slowing down time awaits senior citizens at Rizal Park.

A part of Rizal Park in Manila has been set aside for the exclusive use of the elderly to give them a place where they can feel right at home for a relaxing and gratifying park experience.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DOH: Kids can get ‘tigdas’ in Quiapo rites

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“SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN”  A replica of the Black Nazarene on its way to Rizal Park with some young companions on Tuesday seems to give flesh to Christ’s famous message about kids and their endearing innocence. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Spread the devotion, not the disease. Citing the measles outbreak in the metropolis, the Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday appealed to the millions of Black Nazarene devotees converging in Manila on Thursday not to bring children to the annual feast or just stay home if they themselves feel sick.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Park goers asked to keep Luneta clean

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The National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) appealed to the public on Monday to keep Rizal Park free of litter during the countdown to the New Year on Tuesday, noting that park goers left tons of garbage at the park on Christmas Day and the night before.

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ survivors grateful for outpouring of help

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“YOLANDA” survivors wave the flags of countries and organizations that extended help to them and other typhoon victims at the start of Saturday’s Unity Run in Rizal Park. EDWIN BELLOSILLO

Her last memory of her family was seeing them walk out the door as floodwater came rushing into their house.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | 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 »

Estrada: We might stop work at Torre condo

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FUTURE PHOTO SPOILER? A construction crane at the Torre de Manila work site juts out of the horizon, as viewed from Rizal Park. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada threw his support behind the council resolution calling for the suspension of the building permit of Torre de Manila, a 41-story condominium project which critics said would mar the view of Rizal Park if allowed to rise on Taft Avenue.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Manila dads: Hold permit for condo spoiling Luneta view

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THE FUTURE Torre de Manila as visualized on a real estate company’s website in June 2012 from an angle which, according to heritage conservationists led by tour guide-activist Carlos Celdran, would spoil the view of the Rizal Monument.

Saying the “sacred sightline” to the monument of the national hero should be preserved, the Manila City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution calling for the temporary suspension of the building permit issued last year to the Torre de Manila condominium project near Rizal Park.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Manila seeks suspension of controversial condo construction

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The Manila City Council passed a resolution on Tuesday urging the city building official to suspend the building permit of the Torre de Manila condominium project across Taft Avenue from Rizal Park.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Work at Manila courts suspended ahead of JIL gathering

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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has ordered the suspension of work in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and all Manila courts starting 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Imao on Rizal Park theft: Secure other artworks

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Award-winning sculptor Juan Sajid Imao was disheartened when he learned that the artwork he had donated to the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) was missing.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

P.5M sculpture stolen from Rizal Park

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This four-foot-tall sculpture by Juan Sajid Imao used to be on display at the garden of the Kanlungan ng Sining complex in Rizal Park.  PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY NPDC

An artwork of award-winning sculptor Juan Sajid Imao was discovered missing over the weekend at the Kanlungan ng Sining (Artists’ Haven), a complex in Rizal Park, Manila, which showcases art pieces.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Pricey flagpole raises red flag among bishops

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Several Catholic bishops on Wednesday denounced the government’s plan to spend P8 million for a new flagpole at Rizal Park in Manila, saying it was clearly an “abuse” of the people’s money.

Posted: August 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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