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NCCA: Only Rizal can ‘own’ Luneta landscape

Sen Pia Cayetano Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Education , Arts and Culture  during ocular inspection of the sightline of the Rizal monument, rising behind it is the Torre De Manila  condominium with 19 floors completed. Also in photo is cultural activist  Carlos Celdran. JOAN BONDOC

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) joined the critics of a local government-approved condominium project near Rizal Park in Manila, and agreed that the structure would spoil the view of the monument of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Senate to probe Manila condo project

File photo of Torre de Manila which, as of Aug. 20, was 22.83 percent completed, according to an update on the project developer’s website.  EDWIN BACASMAS

The Senate will inspect the sightline of Dr. Jose Rizal’s monument in Manila which, according to heritage activists and Netizens, will be permanently spoiled by a high-rise condominium.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Lawyers’ groups join anti-pork protest

The Integrated Bar of the Philippinea marched from the Supreme Court to join the anti-protest rally at Rizal Park to protest Pres. Aquino's term extension and attempt to clip the powera of the Supreme court. TETCH TORRES/INQUIRER.net

Members of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines have started to march their way to Rizal Park to join the anti-pork protest.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Roxas Boulevard to be closed Monday due to anti-pork protest


In anticipation of a massive crowd as anti-pork barrel protesters gather at Rizal Park on Monday, the Manila District Traffic Enforcement Unit (MDTEU) advised motorists to change their routes as portion of Roxas Boulevard will be closed to traffic.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Probe urged into DMCI’s Torre condo near Rizal Park

Senator Pia Cayetano. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Pia Cayetano has asked the Senate to look into the raging debate over the construction of a 46-storey condominium building across the Rizal Park in Manila.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »