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[OPINION] Carlos, the Prompter

Oct 10, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Heritage advocate and Intramuros senior tourism operations officer Jeffrey Yap recalls meeting and working with Carlos Celdran

Demystifying the age of the Ifugao Rice Terraces to decolonize history

Apr 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The way mainstream Filipino consciousness imagines the Ifugao in connection with the age of the terraces needs to change

IFUGAO RICE TERRACES. The Ifugao Rice Terraces are the products of a very rich and complex Ifugao culture that resisted the Spanish conquest for more than 200 years. All photos courtesy of the Ifugao Archaeological Project

Violent winds topple stone pillars at Taj Mahal complex

Apr 12, 2018 - 10:42 PM

'Two decorative pillars collapsed last night amid high-velocity winds. One of the pillars stood at the royal gate, and the other at the southern gate,' says an official from the Archaeological Survey of India

CRASH. People gather around base of the Royal Gate entrance at the Taj Mahal complex next to a fallen pillar that collapsed during a storm in Agra on April 12, 2018. AFP

Dapitan City racing against time to save heritage structures

Aug 01, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Historic Dapitan City where Dr Jose Rizal spent his final years needs help from the national government and the private sector to help preserve its Heritage Zone

CASA REAL. Jose Rizal lived here from 1892 to 1893.

DPWH scraps plans to move Anda Monument

Feb 05, 2016 - 10:59 AM

Following an outcry from heritage conservationists the DPWH will no longer push through with its proposal to convert Anda Circle into an intersection

MONUMENT. The Anda Monument is the centerpiece of the Anda Circle in Bonifacio Drive, Manila. Photo posted by Skyscrapercity.com user The Avenger

Putting museums at the core of sustainable dev't

Dec 21, 2015 - 8:09 PM

Iloilo hosts the International Council of Museum Asia Pacific Conference 2015 which focuses on how museums can adapt to the changes in today’s social environment

(R-L) ICOM-APAC Chair Dr Song Xianchao, ICOM-Philippines Chair Gina Barte, ICOM-Korea Vice-Chair Professor Inkyung Chang and ICOM Executive Council member Dr An Laishun discuss how museums should contribute to sustainable development. Photo by Russel Jude Patina Mendez/ Rappler

Baguio landmark now has love locks a la Paris

Sep 27, 2015 - 10:28 AM

The century old Dominican Hill and Retreat House in Baguio City has a fence where lovers can put that symbolic pledge of lifetime love to their partners

CENTURY-OLD. The Dominican Hill and Retreat House in Baguio City now has love lock fence to attract more tourists and earn enough for its 100-year-old structure's restoration. Photo by Jessa Polonio/ Rappler

NCCA gets approval to buy Manila Metropolitan Theater

May 23, 2015 - 7:45 AM

The agency is one step closer to winning a tug of war for the once elegant now decaying national cultural treasure

NEGLECTED GEM. Many await a glorious restoration of the neglected Manila Metropolitan Theater. Photo by Corteco8 on Wikipedia

Historic Army Navy Club set to become a boutique hotel

Sep 05, 2014 - 11:24 AM

The government assures concerned citizens that the supposed demolition of the Army Navy Club is in fact a restoration

MMDA chief wants to redevelop Escolta after ferry success

May 13, 2014 - 6:33 PM

In its heyday Calle de la Escolta was Manila s premier business district and shopping hub one of the most popular stops of the Manila tranvias

PROMISING CULTURAL HUB. Some old buildings in Escolta have been successfully restored. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

What hampers restoration of Visayas' heritage sites?

Dec 21, 2013 - 8:00 AM

The lack of manpower equipment and funding makes difficult the restoration of structures damaged by Yolanda and the Bohol quake heritage experts say

AWAITING RESTORATION. The facade of Loboc church in Bohol completely crumbled because of the October 15 Visayas earthquake. All photos courtesy of NCCA

PH wins seat in UN World Heritage Committee

Nov 21, 2013 - 1:38 PM

The Philippines seat in the World Heritage Committee is a recognition of the country s heritage conservation efforts says conservationist

HISTORIC CITY. Calle Crisologo is the most-visited street in UNESCO World Heritage Site Vigan City. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

#TalkThursday: Wakeskating and heritage conservation

Nov 02, 2013 - 11:52 AM

Rappler talks with Ivan Henares president of the Heritage Conservation Society on the recent wakeskating stunt performed at Banaue

Carcar City in Cebu: From heritage town to heritage zone?

Sep 28, 2013 - 9:52 PM

Preservation of Carcar s landmarks will help foster tourism in the city

PRESERVE. This Rotunda was one of the landmarks threatened in 2002 by a road project. Photo by Wikimedia Commons/User dbgg1979

Erap supports Manila Bay reclamation

Aug 03, 2013 - 2:29 PM

Manila mayor passes the buck to city council approval

'MOOT.' Estrada says the city council has already approved the reclamation project

SMDC vows to preserve PhilAm Life Theater

Apr 04, 2013 - 7:01 PM

SM Development Corporation says it will save and preserve the historic PhilAm Life Theater

UNMATCHED ACOUSTICS. SMDC says they will preserve all the elements and acoustics of PhilAm Life Theater. Photo from the Save PhilAm Life Theater - Manila Facebook page

Escolta Saturday market attracts hip crowd

Mar 16, 2013 - 9:13 AM

A young crowd flocks to Escolta for a Saturday market with a historic and cultural twist

SATURDAY MARKET@ESCOLTA. Second-hand shoes, clothes, books, retro bric-a-brac and other offbeat items were sold at the market. All photos by Pia Ranada

Cheat sheet: Manila Bay reclamation

Mar 09, 2013 - 8:59 AM

What s the Manila Bay reclamation issue all about and why should you care?

HUMAN CHAIN. Over 3,000 people formed a human chain last February 12 to oppose the Manila Bay reclamation by Manila Gold Coast Corporation. All photos by Pia Ranada

The call to Save Our Sunset

Feb 06, 2013 - 3:47 PM

An online campaign to save Manila Bay is taking the action to the baywalk itself

'SAVE OUR SUNSET.' Rappler's Pia Ranada invites people to join the Manila Bay human chain on February 12

The battle for Manila Bay: Citizens rise against reclamation

Jan 12, 2013 - 5:18 PM

No more free Manila Bay sunset? Protesters rise to save one of the few public parks left in Manila

What to do with Manila?

Oct 11, 2012 - 2:19 PM

Heritage conservation and cultural tourism are global trends And the Philippines should not be left behind