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The simple life of David M. Consunji

Sep 11, 2017 - 3:05 PM

To know David M Consunji was to know a simple truth: he concerned himself most with those who mattered to him

INSTITUTION. Pictured rightmost of the photo is David M. Consunji, who was called the father of contemporary construction in the Philippines. Photo from company website

DMCI founder David Consunji dies

Sep 05, 2017 - 6:25 AM

UPDATED David Consunji the Philippines 6th richest man established DMCI in 1954 and turned it into one of the top conglomerates in the country

Torre de Manila, Malacanang, Robredo | Evening wRap

Apr 25, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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SC allows Torre de Manila construction to continue

Apr 25, 2017 - 2:01 PM

3RD UPDATE The High Court says it found that there is no law that prohibits the construction of the challenged Torre de Manila

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada led the wreath laying ceremony at the Rizal Park in Manila Friday in celebration of Dr. Jose Rizal's 154th birth anniversary. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Order DMCI to demolish Torre de Manila, SolGen asks SC

Sep 25, 2015 - 11:15 AM

The Solicitor General says DMCI should demolish Torre de Manila at its own expense for violating both local zoning laws and the Constitution

PHOTOBOMBER? The Torre de Manila residential project is seen rising behind the monument of national hero Jose Rizal. Rappler photo

Aquino on Torre de Manila: Both parties' rights should be respected

Sep 09, 2015 - 10:47 AM

President Benigno Aquino III says there is merit in the petition against the high rise building behind the Rizal Monument but the rights of DMCI should be protected too

PHOTOBOMBING CONDO. President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the flag raising ceremonies for the commemoration of the 188th death anniversary of Jose Rizal at the Rizal National Monument in Rizal Park on December 30, 2014. At the back looms an unfinished condominium opposed by heritage advocates. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

TIMELINE: The Torre de Manila case

Sep 06, 2015 - 12:01 PM

After 6 hearings the Supreme Court has wrapped up oral arguments on Torre de Manila Rappler looks back at the progression of the controversy from online petition to the high court

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada led the wreath laying ceremony at the Rizal Park in Manila Friday in celebration of Dr. Jose Rizal's 154th birth anniversary. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

NHCP: Manila should enact laws to protect Rizal Monument

Sep 01, 2015 - 6:49 PM

The NHCP says local governments are in the best position to impose building height restrictions and other rules that would protect historical landmarks

PHOTOBOMBER? The NHCP says it urged local governments to enact ordinances and zoning regulations to protect cultural artifacts and monuments. Rappler photo

Carpio on Manila zoning laws: Applying for variance 'rule' instead of exception?

Aug 26, 2015 - 7:33 AM

During the oral arguments on the controversial Torre de Manila SC justice Antonio Carpio says applying for a variance to get around the limits of Manila s zoning laws appears to be the rule rather than the exception

49-STORY STRUCTURE. The high-rise building is the subject of a petition before the High Court, with critics saying it violated both heritage and local zoning laws. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com

Sereno questions SolGen's authority to challenge historical commission

Aug 25, 2015 - 9:29 PM

The Solicitor General has dropped as client the National Historical Commission of the Philippines which says its guidelines do not provide a legal standard for them to stop Torre de Manila

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada led the wreath laying ceremony at the Rizal Park in Manila Friday in celebration of Dr. Jose Rizal's 154th birth anniversary. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Pia Cayetano calls on Maris Diokno to quit over Torre issue

Aug 24, 2015 - 1:45 PM

The senator says NHCP chair Maria Serena Diokno should resign if she cannot defend the Rizal Monument which heritage advocates say is under threat from the controversial Torre de Manila high rise building

'NATIONAL PHOTOBOMBER.' Heritage advocates have slammed the 49-story building for ruining the view of the historic Rizal Monument. Rappler photo

Torre de Manila: No law protecting sightline of nat'l monuments

Aug 11, 2015 - 6:22 PM

The DMCI counsel says Torre de Manila did not violate any heritage laws because of the merely recommendatory guidelines of the NHCP and the absence of a law specifically protecting the sightlines of monuments

THIRD ROUND. The Supreme Court (SC) is hearing oral arguments against Torre de Manila filed by the Knights of Rizal. The first round was held on July 21, 2015. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com

NHCP hits SolGen for reversing position on Torre de Manila

Aug 10, 2015 - 3:49 PM

But the National Historical Commission of the Philippines has itself flipflopped on the issue saying that since Torre de Manila cannot possibly obstruct the front view of the said National Monument

CONTROVERSIAL CONDOMINIUM. The NHCP slams the Solicitor General for backtracking on his earlier position on the Torre de Manila debate. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com

Torre de Manila: Clash of interpretation on heritage conservation

Aug 04, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Should constitutional provisions on the conservation of heritage sites be interpreted to include protection of sightline? DMCI says no; SC Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza calls for a less restrictive interpretation

RESPONDENTS' ROUND. DMCI legal counsel Atty. Roberto Dio talks to Atty. Ted Te before the start of the SC oral argument on the issue of Torre de Manila and the Knights of Rizal on July 21, 2015. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com

SC justices hit Torre de Manila petitioners for bypassing 'slow' courts

Jul 21, 2015 - 7:39 PM

High Court Associate Justice Leonen tells petitioners It s unfair that you ask relief from the Supreme Court bypassing all our stated rules because your case is very very special

The Supreme Court (SC) hears the oral argument against Torre de Manila filed by the Knights of Rizal on July 21, 2015 Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com

SC justice on Torre de Manila: Gov't guidelines have no legal weight

Jul 21, 2015 - 5:38 PM

Justice Francis Jardeleza says the National Historical Commission of the Philippines guidelines on monuments were never published to have the effect of a law

SC Asssociate Justice Antonio Carpio presides the oral argument on the Torre de Manila case in the absence of Chief Justice Sereno. (c) MZSaludes

July 21 oral arguments on Torre de Manila to proceed

Jul 20, 2015 - 8:19 PM

The Supreme Court is hearing a case filed by the Knights of Rizal seeking to have a condominium demolished because it threatens the visual dominance of the Rizal Monument

'NATIONAL PHOTOBOMBER.' The Torre de Manila is seen behind the Rizal Shrine during the commemoration of Rizal Day in December 2014. File photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau)

SC stops construction of Torre de Manila

Jun 16, 2015 - 3:18 PM

3rd UPDATE The temporary restraining order takes effect immediately Oral arguments on the case starts on June 30

PHOTOBOMBER. DMCI Home Inc.'s Torre de Manila project photobombs the Rizal Monument and President Benigno S. Aquino III at the 118th death anniversary of Dr Jose Rizal. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

DMCI: Only SC can stop Torre de Manila

Jan 14, 2015 - 2:21 PM

The developer of the controversial condominium dubbed as the national photobomb says the project will continue unless the court halts it

PHOTOBOMING CONDO. DMCI Home Inc.'s Torre de Manila project takes a peak behind the Rizal Monument. In this photo, President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the flag raising ceremonies for the commemoration of the 118th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal. Photo by Malacañang

Heritage advocates hail Torre de Manila suspension order

Jan 14, 2015 - 11:44 AM

Calling the Torre de Manila a papal eyesore the Knights of Rizal Senator Pia Cayetano and cultural activist Carlos Celdran welcome the NCCA s suspension order

'TIMELY ORDER.' The Knights of Rizal says the NCCA's cease and desist order on Torre de Manila's construction is timely, coming ahead of the Pope's Mass in Luneta. Photo courtesy: Office of Senator Pia Cayetano

Rizal Monument joins list of world's endangered heritage sites

Nov 18, 2014 - 4:31 PM

The shrine is now just as endangered as Machu Picchu of Peru El Camino de Santiago Compostela of Spain and the Dampier Archipelago of Australia

THREATENED. DMCI Homes' Torre de Manila has put the Rizal Monument on a list of threatened heritage sites from all over the world, says Senator Pia Cayetano. Photo courtesy of Pia Cayetano staff

Pia Cayetano to bring Torre de Manila issue to int'l body

Nov 10, 2014 - 7:52 PM

The senator will present before the International Council on Monuments and Shrines a resolution against the condominium that has ruined the sightline of the Philippines shrine for its national hero

Pia Cayetano to DMCI: Don’t insult Filipinos

Sep 18, 2014 - 4:21 PM

The senator derides DMCI Homes for asking Filipinos dignitaries and tourists to adjust to Torre de Manila to get an unobstructed view of the Rizal Shrine

Torre de Manila 'selfie challenge' posed to DMCI

Sep 17, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Cultural activist Carlos Celdran issues the challenge after the developer alleged that images of Torre de Manila ruining the view of Rizal Monument were photoshopped

VISUAL DOMINANCE. Photos show an unfinished Torre de Manila behind the Rizal Monument. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

SC asked to order Torre de Manila demolition

Sep 12, 2014 - 9:07 PM

The Knights of Rizal says the tower s zoning violations and affront to the Rizal Monument are enough reasons to stop construction

Pia Cayetano eyes charges vs DMCI over Torre de Manila

Sep 04, 2014 - 4:56 PM

The senator also plans to recommend a bigger budget for national cultural and historical agencies to improve enforcement of heritage laws

'SHAKY' EXISTENCE. Already around 19 floors high, Torre de Manila is still hounded by controversy. Photo from DMCI Homes website

Pia Cayetano grills DMCI on 'good faith' in Torre de Manila

Aug 27, 2014 - 6:00 PM

The senator is also open to recommending the demolition of Torre de Manila which is already around 19 floors into construction

SORE THUMB? The 40-plus-story Torre de Manila (right side of the Rizal Shrine) is 19 floors high in this photo taken on August 27, 2014. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Pia Cayetano to look into Torre de Manila violations

Aug 04, 2014 - 8:51 PM

Though the DMCI Homes tower is already 17 floors high the senator says someone still has to answer for approving its construction if it violated laws

'TERROR DE MANILA.' Torre de Manila threatens to ruin the sightline of the Rizal Monument in Rizal Park, says heritage advocates

Manila OKs Torre de Manila construction

Jan 30, 2014 - 10:26 AM

Despite flagrant violation of zoning laws the city zoning board grants the controversial condo an exemption

ZONING LAWS VIOLATION. Despite a temporary suspension order from the Manila City Council, DMCI Homes began its construction of Torre de Manila's second floor parking. Photo from DMCI Homes website

Manila city council suspends Torre de Manila construction

Nov 28, 2013 - 10:51 AM

The temporary suspension allows for a roundtable discussion between DMCI Homes and stakeholders says a Manila councilor

NO TO CONDO. Petitioners who want the construction of DMCI Homes' Torre de Manila refer to the condominium as 'Terror de Manila.' Image from 'NO to DMCI's "Terror de Manila"' Facebook page