Monthly Archives: February 2012

Singapore’s Proud Urban Cultural Heritage

It has been three months since my last visit to Singapore but I still remember vividly the new things I learned with regard to the city-state’s urban heritage. I was there as a delegate to Holcim’s Regional Awards for Sustainable … Continue reading

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Manila and Her Stories: San Beda Church (Our Lady of Montserrat Abbey)

Walking along Mendiola may seem quite odd for many strangers to the area. I mean, it really isn’t known for anything except that a couple of schools are located along the said street leading to Malacañang Palace (the Presidential Palace) … Continue reading

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Manila and Her Stories: The National Museum and the Luneta

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM Housed in two neo-classical American buildings along the so-called “Neo-Classical Corridor” of Manila, the National Museum is divided into two divisions, the National Art Gallery and the Museum of Natural Sciences. The former is located in the … Continue reading

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Manila and Her Stories: Intramuros (Part I)

February must be remembered by Filipinos as a month very important in the history of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. It was in February 1945 when the old, graceful and opulent city of Manila, once-fabled as the Pearl of … Continue reading

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The Cloister: How the Pink Sisters Live a Life of Freedom

What is it with nuns in pink that people flock to their convents? Is it the fact that they are constantly seen kneeling in front of the Blessed Sacrament that people think that if they pray for one’s petitions, these … Continue reading

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