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Answered prayers

The Sto Cristo de Longos shrine on Tomas Pinpin corner Ongpin streets was not as widely adorned in the past as it is today. According to Norma Martin, who has been selling sampaguita garlands on the same corner ever since she was 12 (more than three decades ago), the Cross was dirty and neglected. Nobody …

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FUB: Escolta’s revival

In its heyday, Escolta was known as the “Queen of Manila’s Streets.” It was a fashionable place where new concepts were launched, such as the country’s first cinema, the Salon de Pertierra, in 1896. During the 1930s, businesses and organizations, such as the Manila Stock Exchange, competed to have their address here. Today, it is …

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The Henry Manila

Saving an old house or a building is not easy. Nevertheless, it is a worthwhile endeavor as many of them are reminders of our country’s history and culture. Many are in dire need of repairs or face demolition if this is not done. The sad reality is that the individuals or families who own these …

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The Arete at Ateneo strengthens QC’s reputation as creative hub

Quezon City’s reputation as an artistic and creative hub was strengthened when the Areté, a futuristic building complex, opened at the Ateneo de Manila University campus in Loyola Heights in 2017. It is also home to the university’s art exhibition space and talent incubation center. Why is Ateneo interested in raising a new generation of …

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