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Manila’s Army and Navy Club to be restored (1am 10/15/07)   Category: Villalon, Augusto F. (Pride of Place)
MANILA, Philippines – The Army and Navy Club is having a tough time slipping graciously into old age. The landmark American colonial structure dating from the early [...]
Remember Teachers Camp? (4am 10/8/07)   Category: Villalon, Augusto F. (Pride of Place)
MANILA, Philippines -- Who does not remember Teachers Camp? For the past five or six generations, almost every Filipino teacher or student has had a Teachers Camp experie [...]
A calendar of heritage updates (4am 10/1/07)   Category: Villalon, Augusto F. (Pride of Place)
MANILA, Philippines -- The latest in the series of desk calendars and postcards published by the Heritage Conservation Society (HCS) where proceeds go to fund the Society [...]
What are we to do with heritage white elephants? (8pm 8/20/07)   Category: Villalon, Augusto F. (Pride of Place)
MANILA, Philippines -- Despite the growing campaign to save Philippine heritage, the honest truth is that a lot (or most) of the heritage structures we campaign to save a [...]
Touring people around ‘ugly’ Manila as a patriotic act (5pm 6/21/07)   Category: Villalon, Augusto F. (Pride of Place)
I can’t change the way Manila looks, but I can change the way you look at Manila,” is the signature statement Carlos Celdran ends all of his tours with.Manila [...]
Trashing Intramuros (4pm 4/3/07)   Category: Villalon, Augusto F. (Pride of Place)
By Augusto Villalon MANILA, Philippines - Among the overriding compulsions of the Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) appears to always have been to fill up empty lots in [...]
Casa Gorordo of Cebu, heritage icon (2pm 3/23/07)   Category: Villalon, Augusto F. (Pride of Place)
By Augusto VillalonPublished on page C1 of the September 25, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.CASA GORORDO IN CEBU reopened recently after being closed for a y [...]
Pasig church conservation unites tradition and technology (2pm 3/23/07)   Category: Villalon, Augusto F. (Pride of Place)
By Augusto VillalonPublished on page D1 of the October 2, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.MANY FILIPINOS HAVE BEEN around churches since childhood, attending [...]
Heritage movement restores schoolhouses nationwide (2pm 3/23/07)   Category: Villalon, Augusto F. (Pride of Place)
By Augusto F. VillalonInquirer News ServiceA PIONEERING partnership by the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Heritage Conservation Society (HCS) has been implementi [...]
Monumental legacy (11am 3/19/07)   Category: Villalon, Augusto F. (Pride of Place)
By Augusto VillalonPhilippine Daily Inquirer, 03/19/2007MANILA, Philippines - The Manila Polo Club in Makati, a heritage structure completed in 1950 by National Artist Pa [...]