heritage

What to do in Intramuros: Ride a bike or go museum hopping—drinking optional

Other than history, Intramuros has plenty to offer: traditional Filipino arts, alternative mobility, and even a shot from the oldest distillery in the country

Explore Escolta’s First United Building with an exclusive tour by its owners, the Syliantengs

The Art Deco building opens thisJune 26 for a tour normally reserved for family members and acquaintances. For P800, you get the full experience complete with anecdotes, a free drink, and a commemorative tote bag

aerial view of arroceros forest park next to the pasig river
Will PAREX affect ‘Manila’s last lung,’ the Arroceros Forest Park?

Advocates fear that the controversial hybrid expressway by San Miguel Corporation will have to touch the riverside park due to an error on the purported average width of the Pasig River

OPINION: Nas Daily, Whang-Od, and the *actual* issue of cultural exploitation

The saga of Nas Daily, Apo Whang-Od, and the drama that followed can’t fit in a minute. It’s also a smokescreen for the real underlying issue: cultural exploitation

Help heritage workers get their own transportation by donating spare bike parts

Donate bike frames, forks, wheelsets, or even complete bike units to help Escuela Taller make 20 bikes for its heritage workers

Vigan’s Calle Crisologo’s new colorful street lights: Sight to behold or eyesore? You decide

Did Vigan violate its own ordinance on preserving the integrity of its famed Calle Crisologo by adding these questionable street lights?

Remember that questionable Bauan Church redesign? NHCP wants answers

In a statement, the agency reminded the parish that the church and convent are important cultural properties that must be preserved and protected from modification

bauan church facade under construction
Bauan, Batangas’ neo-classical church is now a— We don’t know how to describe it. See for yourself

The 425-year old Bauan Church is undergoing a renovation, which according to the parish only partially done

Peek inside the soon-to-reopen Metropolitan Theater through this 360° virtual tour

No need to wait until its April opening to see how the historic Art Deco structure has been renovated; you can see the Met’s restored theater and lobby through this website

Jones Bridge before the WWII fallout as seen in Juan Arellano’s original design

The original signed print by the notable architect shows French influences on this gilded neoclassical masterpiece