Palace mourns passing of National Artist Bobby Mañosa
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Thursday expressed its condolences to the family of Architect Francisco “Bobby” Mañosa.
Mañosa passed away Wednesday at age 88.
Mañosa was conferred the Order of National Artist in the field of Architecture by President Rodrigo Duterte last year.
In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said, “The so-called Father of Philippine Neo-vernacular Architecture devoted his lifetime work championing the extensive use of indigenous Filipino materials in his design.”
Mañosa popularized the bahay kubo and the bahay na bato, which became motifs in contemporary Filipino architecture. His most famous work is the iconic Coconut Palace, which was used as the office of the Vice President.
“Architect Mañosa will be missed but his influence and legacy will continue to live on,” Panelo said.
May the perpetual light shine upon him as we pray for the repose of his soul,” he added. /cbb