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The missing Spanish-period watchtowers of Ilocos Norte

Aug 01, 2019 - 8:30 AM

These missing or hidden watchtowers stand as testaments to a bygone age and illustrate how important some Philippine locales were for regional trade

STILL STANDING. The watchtower in Sitio Torre, Gabut Sur in Laoag City. Photo provided by Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero

The defenses of Ilocos Norte's Currimao

Aug 08, 2016 - 11:18 AM

The small town of Currimao keeps remains of its past as a fortified Spanish period commercial complex that might be hard to match elsewhere in the country: from watchtowers an almacen to coral rock formations

Photo provided by Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero

Romania village wins protected status, blocking Canada mine plans

Jan 15, 2016 - 7:33 AM

The step is a new blow for Canada s Gabriel Resources which has been trying for 15 years to get an environment ministry permit to extract 300 tonnes of gold from the picturesque village

PROTECTED. In this file photo, a woman pushes a pram past the abandoned Cosma House, a historic building in Rosia Montana, a mining town in Transylvania, Western Romania, September 2011. File photo by Zsolt Czegledi/EPA

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

Coalition must defend Iraq heritage sites –minister

Mar 08, 2015 - 10:48 PM

But insiders say ISIS is not destroying all artifacts but selling them to fund their movement

HISTORICAL. Members of the ICDC patrol around the ruins of al Hatra city in Iraq on Saturday, 03 January 2004. The city was built in approximately 150 BC by the Assyrian King Santrug I. Shawn Baldwin/EPA

PH cultural agencies in need of major overhaul?

Oct 28, 2014 - 10:00 AM

The unclear jurisdictions of the NCCA NHCP and National Museum may have led to the controversial greenlighting of development projects threatening the historical and cultural sites of Manila

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