philippine heritage - updates

Rappler's latest stories on philippine heritage


8 travel destination ideas for your next road trip

Apr 02, 2016 - 7:47 PM

Where to go tubing try your first climb cool off under a waterfall and more – plus all of these destinations are hours away from Manila

CHASING WATERFALLS. Ready for a new adventure?

P9.48-M released to restore Manila Metropolitan Theater

Aug 23, 2015 - 8:36 PM

The NCCA envisions the Manila Metropolitan Theater commonly called the Met as a mini Cultural Center of the Philippines

Manila Metropolitan Theater sold to NCCA

Jun 10, 2015 - 5:32 PM

This as an agreement handing the Met back to its rightful owners the Filipino people says GSIS general manager Robert Vergara

SET FOR RESTORATION. The NCCA wants the decaying Manila Metropolitan Theater to see glorious days once more as a venue for artistic performances and exhibits. Photo by Corteco8 on Wikipedia

5 old Metro Manila buildings with a new lease on life

Apr 04, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Old hotels mansions and an airport terminal have become the hippest haunts in Metro Manila showing how heritage structures can still work the charm

OLDSCHOOL CHARM. The Henry Hotel Manila  winds back the clock with its 1950s mansion and gardens. Photo from The Henry Hotel website

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

One year after: Pre-restoration almost done for Bohol, Cebu churches

Oct 15, 2014 - 6:16 PM

EXCLUSIVE The National Historical Commission provides a report on the status of 26 earthquake damaged structures in Bohol and Cebu

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

NHCP: Army Navy Club developer tampered with historic building

Sep 11, 2014 - 9:30 PM

All activities in the main building have been suspended until approval of the final development plan

SKELETON. The metal window frames of the main building of the Army Navy Club were dismantled without the permission of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. Photos from Pia Cayetao senate staff

NHCP: Anda monument's transfer for its own safety

Sep 09, 2014 - 6:45 PM

Amidst plans of the public works department to replace Anda Circle with an ordinary intersection to ease traffic the historical commission says the monument is safer somewhere else

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

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

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

DPWH to personnel: Preserve historic sites in projects

Jul 03, 2014 - 8:02 AM

Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson issues the reminder after heritage advocates complained about a road project in Quezon province that threatens some historic sites

PRESERVE HERITAGE. Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson says DPWH projects should respect heritage sites, like this ancestral house in Sariaya, Quezon. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Economic freedom in PH improves for third straight year

Jan 14, 2014 - 4:18 PM

The Heritage Foundation Index measures economic freedom where each citizen is unconstrained by the state and able to freely work consume and invest

MODERATELY FREE. The country improves its ranking in the Economic Freedom Index. Screenshot from Hertiage Foundation.

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

Cultural agencies to restore damaged heritage structures

Oct 15, 2013 - 5:36 PM

A team of experts that will be formed and will visit the sites starting October 17 with mobilization fund from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts

HERITAGE IN DANGER. The bell tower of the Church of San Pedro Apostol in Loboc, Bohol is in ruins. Photo by Robert Michael Poole

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Manila Bay matters

Jun 24, 2013 - 7:37 AM

An interactive timeline tells the story of Manila Bay

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