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Old May 19th, 2006, 02:10 PM   #501
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Save Iloilo City Calle Real

Wonnderboy, thanks for posting the articles about SAve Calle Real.

Another for Save Calle Real....

Help save 'Calle Real' and win an MP3 player

Would you like to have an MP3 player by simply letting your voice be heard?

All you need to do is review the draft Iloilo City Downtown Central Business District Heritage Conservation Guidelines, email your comments and suggestions, and get a chance to win an MP3 player. Your email serves as your raffle entry.

An Acrobat PDF copy of the guidelines can be downloaded for review from www.philippines.canurb.com, the website of the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) Philippines, a co-organizer of the forum "Save Calle Real."

Five MP3 players will be raffled during the forum on May 25, 2006, 1:00 P.M. at the Iloilo Grand Hotel on Iznart Street.

Only one email per sender can be eligible for the raffle to be held at the close of the forum which is expected draw together policymakers, urban planners, architects, businessmen, students and members of the arts and culture community.

Comments and suggestions should be sent starting today until May 24, or one day before the forum, to [email protected], the email address of Jose Roni Peñalosa, chief of the Iloilo City Planning and Development Office (ICPDO), another forum co-organizer.

Emails should have the subject "Save Calle Real" and should contain the sender's complete name, mailing address and contact numbers, either landline or mobile phone. Comments and suggestions should be considerably substantial and relevant.

The cultural heritage conservation guidelines cover conservation, restoration and development measures for heritage buildings and sites in Iloilo City, particularly Calle Real, which originally refers only to J. M. Basa Street but has evolved as a nomenclature for Iloilo City's central business district.

The district, which is home to Art Deco-styled commercial buildings built during the 1920s up to the 1950s, consists of the streets of J. M. Basa, Aldeguer, Mapa, Guanco and Iznart. It has been declared as the Iloilo City Heritage Zone under the Ordinance No. 00-054 otherwise known as the Local Cultural Heritage Conservation Ordinance.

The forum, part of the National Heritage Month celebration, which culminates in Iloilo City on May 31, is organized is by the Iloilo City Cultural Heritage Conservation Council, the body responsible in advancing cultural heritage conservation and promotion in Iloilo City, in cooperation with CUI and the ICPDO.

For more information, you can call Jose Roni Peñalosa at 3351334 or Jay Presaldo of CUI at 3367827, or visit the CUI Philippines website at www.philippines.canurb.com.

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link: http://www.thenewstoday.info/2006/0...mp3.player.html)
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Wonnderboy, thanks for posting the articles about SAve Calle Real.

Another for Save Calle Real....

Help save 'Calle Real' and win an MP3 player

Would you like to have an MP3 player by simply letting your voice be heard?

All you need to do is review the draft Iloilo City Downtown Central Business District Heritage Conservation Guidelines, email your comments and suggestions, and get a chance to win an MP3 player. Your email serves as your raffle entry.

An Acrobat PDF copy of the guidelines can be downloaded for review from www.philippines.canurb.com, the website of the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) Philippines, a co-organizer of the forum "Save Calle Real."

Five MP3 players will be raffled during the forum on May 25, 2006, 1:00 P.M. at the Iloilo Grand Hotel on Iznart Street.

Only one email per sender can be eligible for the raffle to be held at the close of the forum which is expected draw together policymakers, urban planners, architects, businessmen, students and members of the arts and culture community.

Comments and suggestions should be sent starting today until May 24, or one day before the forum, to [email protected], the email address of Jose Roni Peñalosa, chief of the Iloilo City Planning and Development Office (ICPDO), another forum co-organizer.

Emails should have the subject "Save Calle Real" and should contain the sender's complete name, mailing address and contact numbers, either landline or mobile phone. Comments and suggestions should be considerably substantial and relevant.

The cultural heritage conservation guidelines cover conservation, restoration and development measures for heritage buildings and sites in Iloilo City, particularly Calle Real, which originally refers only to J. M. Basa Street but has evolved as a nomenclature for Iloilo City's central business district.

The district, which is home to Art Deco-styled commercial buildings built during the 1920s up to the 1950s, consists of the streets of J. M. Basa, Aldeguer, Mapa, Guanco and Iznart. It has been declared as the Iloilo City Heritage Zone under the Ordinance No. 00-054 otherwise known as the Local Cultural Heritage Conservation Ordinance.

The forum, part of the National Heritage Month celebration, which culminates in Iloilo City on May 31, is organized is by the Iloilo City Cultural Heritage Conservation Council, the body responsible in advancing cultural heritage conservation and promotion in Iloilo City, in cooperation with CUI and the ICPDO.

For more information, you can call Jose Roni Peñalosa at 3351334 or Jay Presaldo of CUI at 3367827, or visit the CUI Philippines website at www.philippines.canurb.com.

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link: http://www.thenewstoday.info/2006/0...mp3.player.html)
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2006 Heritage Month Celebration: A series of festivities
By Janice V. Busil
Photos by A.Chris Fernandez


Iloilo City proudly hosts this year's National Heritage Month Celebration. In relation to this, the Iloilo City Government, National Commission for Culture and Arts together with the Iloilo City Cultural Heritage Conservation Council and the Filipino Heritage Festival, Inc. have prepared various activities for the month-long celebration. Different kinds of events featuring the rich culture and talents of the Ilonggos will take place in major heritage sites in the city.


Included in the month-long activities is the traditional mayflower devotion to our Blessed Mother, Flores de Mayo, that will culminate at the end of the month at the San Jose Church. On the other hand, Barotacnons witnessed the first ever Tamasak Festival that was held at the Casa Fiammeta in Barotac Nuevo last May 12. It was a celebration of life in the archaic plantation setting.

Komedya, a traditional theatre form, was held at SM City last May 12. A community theatre company from Barbaza in Antique performed in Iloilo City for the very first time the well-preserved and much-welcomed expression of art.

Arts, crafts, weavings, and textile designs that depict Ilonggo lifestyle were collected for an exhibit that will be shown at the SM City, Archbishop's Residence in Jaro, Magdalena Jalandoni Museum, Rosendo Mejica Museum in Molo, and Museo Iloilo. The exhibit started last May 12 and will last until the end of the month.

On every Sundays of the month, feel the Ilonggo spirit with the popular traditional narrative songs and verse forms in Composo and Binalaybay played at Aksyon Radyo, Villa Regatta, and San Jose Church facade.

An unveiling ceremony took place at Plaza Libertad last May 17 at 8:00 am. Recall the martyrdom of Ilonggo freedom fighters under the leadership of General Martin Delgado and visit the historical marker which commemorates their heroism. Delgado resisted and ended the Spanish domination in Panay on Christmas Day of 1898. Later that afternoon, at 2:30 pm, an Indigenous Culture Lecture and Performance was held at the University of the Philippines in the Visayas Auditorium. The lecture featured the pre-colonial way of living of the people of Panay. At 6:00 pm, the delegates from the Karpenko Kary Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television from Ukraine were formally welcomed in an opening program of the XXXI UNESCO ITI at the Robinsons Place Iloilo.

Manilenos experienced the contemporary Ilonggo cuisine through Ilonggo Culinary Festival at the Captain's Bar, Mandarin Hotel-Makati on May 18 to 19. On the same dates, there will be an introductory workshop on theatre followed by a conference, film showing and a discussion on the Conference Room of the University of San Agustin.

The Karpenko Kary Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television will be performing at the University of San Agustin Quadrangle May 19, Friday at 7:00 pm to end their 3-day visit.

A Heritage Forum dubbed "Save Calle Real" spearheaded by the Canadian Urban Institute will be held at the Iloilo Grand Hotel. Guidelines in preserving heritage sites, specifically the central business district will be discussed.


From May 26 to 28, the unpublished dances of Panay will be given emphasis on the 3-day seminar-workshop at the West Visayas State University of PESCAR. Meantime, a food festival highlighting the favorite Ilonggo delicacies will keep the Plaza Libertad area busy starting on the 26th up to the end of the month.

Traditional games such as pityaw, trompo,tumba patis, tubiganay, sikyo, and holens will bring excitement to Jaro Plaza in the morning of the 30th and to Molo Plaza in the morning of the 31st. The same games will be played at Plaza Libertad on the afternoon of the 31st.

The length of the historical Iloilo River will be traversed by interested visitors on a special tour, from Muelle Loney to Villa de Arevalo this coming May 30 at 8:00 am. At 10:00 am of the same day, photographs taken by Fr. Rudolf Rahmann and Dr. Marcelino Maceda in the years 1955 to 1965 will be displayed at the Museo Iloilo in an exhibit entitled "The Ati of Panay". Later on that afternoon, there will be a walking tour featuring the selected old houses in Jaro, the Archbishop's residence, and the Magdalena Jalandoni Museum. While some will be preoccupied with the grandeur of the archaic structures, some may enjoy a merienda treat of native delicacies such as bitso-bitso, moasi, bitsokoy, combo, tinanok nga mais, bayi- bayi, and bingka at Jaro Plaza.

To add spice to this year's celebration, the PNP Band and the CPU Symphonic Band will be performing their brass at the Jaro Plaza and Plaza Libertad on May 30 and 31 at 3:00 pm.

Traditional Filipino martial art, Arnis, will be performed by the Tinagan National Arts Club at the Jaro Plaza on the 30th at 4:00 pm. After that, renowned Ilonggo artists like Cynthia Patag, Jose Mari Chan, Aristeo Demavivas, and Nikki Coseteng will breathe life to the popular musical theatre form from Spain--the Zarzuela. It is a celebration of the once affluent cultural lifestyles of the Ilonggos during the 30s. This once-in-a-lifetime collaboration can be witnessed at the Jaro Plaza covered court.

A second walking tour which targets the old houses, church, convent and the Mejica "Makinaugalingon" Museum in Molo is scheduled on the 31st of May. There will also be Chinese cultural performances which include a song and dance presentation by the Filipino-Chinese community as represented by students and staff of the Iloilo Central Commercial High School and the Sun Yat Sen High School later on that afternoon at Molo Plaza. Simultaneously, a special performance of Capiz Province's traditional dance, Escutis will be performed at St. Anne Parish Convent in Molo. Authentic community group from Sigma will portray the ritual of testing the sturdiness of a newly-built house.


Later in the afternoon of the 31st, beauties clad in Designers Guild of Iloilo City creations will participate in the traditional religious procession, Santacruzan. They will be passing through the San Jose Church, Calle Real, Iznart Street, and Plaza Libertad. Right after the procession, a religious rite called Misa de Gracia will be held at the San Jose Church. This will be followed by a cultural presentation as a tribute to the Blessed Mother dubbed as Halad.

The sky above Iloilo City will be filled with colors as traditional fireworks from Villa de Arevalo will be showcased in the much-awaited fireworks display at the Plaza Libertad.

Indeed, the Heritage Month promises nothing but fun and excitement. Let us all participate and experience the great things that Iloilo has in store for us.

(taken from: The News Today Info
link: http://www.thenewstoday.info/2006/05...stivities.html)
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2006 Heritage Month Celebration: A series of festivities
By Janice V. Busil
Photos by A.Chris Fernandez


Iloilo City proudly hosts this year's National Heritage Month Celebration. In relation to this, the Iloilo City Government, National Commission for Culture and Arts together with the Iloilo City Cultural Heritage Conservation Council and the Filipino Heritage Festival, Inc. have prepared various activities for the month-long celebration. Different kinds of events featuring the rich culture and talents of the Ilonggos will take place in major heritage sites in the city.


Included in the month-long activities is the traditional mayflower devotion to our Blessed Mother, Flores de Mayo, that will culminate at the end of the month at the San Jose Church. On the other hand, Barotacnons witnessed the first ever Tamasak Festival that was held at the Casa Fiammeta in Barotac Nuevo last May 12. It was a celebration of life in the archaic plantation setting.

Komedya, a traditional theatre form, was held at SM City last May 12. A community theatre company from Barbaza in Antique performed in Iloilo City for the very first time the well-preserved and much-welcomed expression of art.

Arts, crafts, weavings, and textile designs that depict Ilonggo lifestyle were collected for an exhibit that will be shown at the SM City, Archbishop's Residence in Jaro, Magdalena Jalandoni Museum, Rosendo Mejica Museum in Molo, and Museo Iloilo. The exhibit started last May 12 and will last until the end of the month.

On every Sundays of the month, feel the Ilonggo spirit with the popular traditional narrative songs and verse forms in Composo and Binalaybay played at Aksyon Radyo, Villa Regatta, and San Jose Church facade.

An unveiling ceremony took place at Plaza Libertad last May 17 at 8:00 am. Recall the martyrdom of Ilonggo freedom fighters under the leadership of General Martin Delgado and visit the historical marker which commemorates their heroism. Delgado resisted and ended the Spanish domination in Panay on Christmas Day of 1898. Later that afternoon, at 2:30 pm, an Indigenous Culture Lecture and Performance was held at the University of the Philippines in the Visayas Auditorium. The lecture featured the pre-colonial way of living of the people of Panay. At 6:00 pm, the delegates from the Karpenko Kary Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television from Ukraine were formally welcomed in an opening program of the XXXI UNESCO ITI at the Robinsons Place Iloilo.

Manilenos experienced the contemporary Ilonggo cuisine through Ilonggo Culinary Festival at the Captain's Bar, Mandarin Hotel-Makati on May 18 to 19. On the same dates, there will be an introductory workshop on theatre followed by a conference, film showing and a discussion on the Conference Room of the University of San Agustin.

The Karpenko Kary Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television will be performing at the University of San Agustin Quadrangle May 19, Friday at 7:00 pm to end their 3-day visit.

A Heritage Forum dubbed "Save Calle Real" spearheaded by the Canadian Urban Institute will be held at the Iloilo Grand Hotel. Guidelines in preserving heritage sites, specifically the central business district will be discussed.


From May 26 to 28, the unpublished dances of Panay will be given emphasis on the 3-day seminar-workshop at the West Visayas State University of PESCAR. Meantime, a food festival highlighting the favorite Ilonggo delicacies will keep the Plaza Libertad area busy starting on the 26th up to the end of the month.

Traditional games such as pityaw, trompo,tumba patis, tubiganay, sikyo, and holens will bring excitement to Jaro Plaza in the morning of the 30th and to Molo Plaza in the morning of the 31st. The same games will be played at Plaza Libertad on the afternoon of the 31st.

The length of the historical Iloilo River will be traversed by interested visitors on a special tour, from Muelle Loney to Villa de Arevalo this coming May 30 at 8:00 am. At 10:00 am of the same day, photographs taken by Fr. Rudolf Rahmann and Dr. Marcelino Maceda in the years 1955 to 1965 will be displayed at the Museo Iloilo in an exhibit entitled "The Ati of Panay". Later on that afternoon, there will be a walking tour featuring the selected old houses in Jaro, the Archbishop's residence, and the Magdalena Jalandoni Museum. While some will be preoccupied with the grandeur of the archaic structures, some may enjoy a merienda treat of native delicacies such as bitso-bitso, moasi, bitsokoy, combo, tinanok nga mais, bayi- bayi, and bingka at Jaro Plaza.

To add spice to this year's celebration, the PNP Band and the CPU Symphonic Band will be performing their brass at the Jaro Plaza and Plaza Libertad on May 30 and 31 at 3:00 pm.

Traditional Filipino martial art, Arnis, will be performed by the Tinagan National Arts Club at the Jaro Plaza on the 30th at 4:00 pm. After that, renowned Ilonggo artists like Cynthia Patag, Jose Mari Chan, Aristeo Demavivas, and Nikki Coseteng will breathe life to the popular musical theatre form from Spain--the Zarzuela. It is a celebration of the once affluent cultural lifestyles of the Ilonggos during the 30s. This once-in-a-lifetime collaboration can be witnessed at the Jaro Plaza covered court.

A second walking tour which targets the old houses, church, convent and the Mejica "Makinaugalingon" Museum in Molo is scheduled on the 31st of May. There will also be Chinese cultural performances which include a song and dance presentation by the Filipino-Chinese community as represented by students and staff of the Iloilo Central Commercial High School and the Sun Yat Sen High School later on that afternoon at Molo Plaza. Simultaneously, a special performance of Capiz Province's traditional dance, Escutis will be performed at St. Anne Parish Convent in Molo. Authentic community group from Sigma will portray the ritual of testing the sturdiness of a newly-built house.


Later in the afternoon of the 31st, beauties clad in Designers Guild of Iloilo City creations will participate in the traditional religious procession, Santacruzan. They will be passing through the San Jose Church, Calle Real, Iznart Street, and Plaza Libertad. Right after the procession, a religious rite called Misa de Gracia will be held at the San Jose Church. This will be followed by a cultural presentation as a tribute to the Blessed Mother dubbed as Halad.

The sky above Iloilo City will be filled with colors as traditional fireworks from Villa de Arevalo will be showcased in the much-awaited fireworks display at the Plaza Libertad.

Indeed, the Heritage Month promises nothing but fun and excitement. Let us all participate and experience the great things that Iloilo has in store for us.

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link: http://www.thenewstoday.info/2006/05...stivities.html)
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Josefa Segovia Student Center
Text by Atty. Helen J. Camarista
Photos by A. Chris Fernandez


(The following is the last installment of the series of feature articles on the three houses given citation by the Iloilo City Heritage Conservation Council (ICHCC) for preserving the historical significance of their architecture and for observing the ICHCC guidelines in conservation and preservation--Ed.)


It stands in quiet dignity along the bustling General Luna St., Iloilo City. Its clean and well-maintained façade camouflages the years of its serene existence.

It was built by the Arroyo family in the 1920s and also served as the family residence. The Archdiocese of Jaro under Monsignor Cuenco leased it in the 1950s.

Institucion Teresiana , a Catholic lay women's association came to Iloilo in 1955 to spread the gospel and promote human development through education and culture. The group moved into the Arroyo residence in 1956 and converted the place into a university residence and student center. Since then, the place reverberated with youthful laughter as it accommodated up to 40 female students.


The year 2000 saw Architect Maripaz Villanueva, a member of the Teresian Association redesigned the residence into a student center for 70 ladies and a residence for up to 14 association members at the site of the original structure.

Today, its homey atmosphere shows on its façade – formal and strong but warm and friendly.

(Reprinted from Iloilo Yearbook 2005)

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Josefa Segovia Student Center
Text by Atty. Helen J. Camarista
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(The following is the last installment of the series of feature articles on the three houses given citation by the Iloilo City Heritage Conservation Council (ICHCC) for preserving the historical significance of their architecture and for observing the ICHCC guidelines in conservation and preservation--Ed.)


It stands in quiet dignity along the bustling General Luna St., Iloilo City. Its clean and well-maintained façade camouflages the years of its serene existence.

It was built by the Arroyo family in the 1920s and also served as the family residence. The Archdiocese of Jaro under Monsignor Cuenco leased it in the 1950s.

Institucion Teresiana , a Catholic lay women's association came to Iloilo in 1955 to spread the gospel and promote human development through education and culture. The group moved into the Arroyo residence in 1956 and converted the place into a university residence and student center. Since then, the place reverberated with youthful laughter as it accommodated up to 40 female students.


The year 2000 saw Architect Maripaz Villanueva, a member of the Teresian Association redesigned the residence into a student center for 70 ladies and a residence for up to 14 association members at the site of the original structure.

Today, its homey atmosphere shows on its façade – formal and strong but warm and friendly.

(Reprinted from Iloilo Yearbook 2005)

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FINALLY, after four years, the book is out — "Endangered, Fil-Hispanic Architecture," published by the Instituto Cervantes de Manila.

This exquisite volume is a compilation of position papers presented during the "First International Congress on Fil-Hispanic Architecture" held in Manila last November, 2002. There was something mystifying about that threeday conference. No tempers were lost as no one forgot his or her upbringing. Spanish colonization was a mere point of reference and allusions to the anti-colonial struggle were somewhat oblique. Usually, conferences about anything FilHispanic turn out to be bloody encounters of bitterly contending schools of thought. The "historia negra" always rears its ugly head, making attempts at dispassionate historical analysis rather futile. People still remember that during the 1996 international conference on the Philippine Revolution, verbal missiles were hurled at the slightest provocation. A UP professor lambasted three American scholars for their mere presence; someone demanded a public apology from Spanish historian Fr. Izacio Rodriguez; the Magdiwang and Magdalo factions clashed rhetorical sabres. Delving into our political history is like rubbing salt on festering wounds. So, you can image how pleasantly surprised I was that there was no weeping or gnashing of teeth during that three-day meeting of Fil-Hispanic architects, urban planners and conservationists.

Unfortunately, the majority of Filipinos do not appreciate our heritage churches, least of all the parish priests who should preserve these cultural treasures. While working at the Department of Tourism (DOT), I would meet tour and travel operators who thought it senseless to promote old churches as tourist attractions because most foreign visitors are not Catholics. What appalling ignorance — don’t outbound Filipino tourists admire Buddhist temples, even if we are not Buddhists?

Many compatriots who have been to Europe think that our old churches are clumsy and ugly compared to the ones in the Old Continent. Yet, Spanish architect Javier Galvan, director of the Instituto Cervantes, continues to rave about Filipino heritage churches. How I wish more of our compatriots could have heard the edifying presentations of Architects Antonio Bonet (Spain) and Jorge Loyzaga (Mexico) during the Asia-Europe Transculturation sessions. For decades, these architect-scholars have been fascinated by the Baroque churches in the Philippines, built from the XVIth to the XIXth centuries. They say that although our ancestors followed the dictates of Baroque architectural forms, our churches turned out to be very distinct from the European ones because of their proportions and exquisite ornamentation. By examining the details of our heritage churches, we can learn about the lifestyle of our ancestors, the flora and fauna that existed in those times, the creative strengths of native artisans and how they applied newly-acquired techniques on local materials. Scrutinizing the details of a heritage structure is as informative as reading a primary source document.

There was a wealth of information in the presentations by both local and foreign participants; I felt I had taken an intensive course in the history of architecture and urban-planning. Two papers were particularly startling — "Philippine Plants in the Construction of Churches during the Colonial Period" by chemist/botanist Pio Andrade Jr. and Mr. Edgardo Castro’s "Brick Artistry in the Philippines," an engaging treatise on the molded brickwork of the fabulous Tumauini Church in Isabela.

After the conference I joined the one-day tour of Baroque churches in the Rizal-Laguna loop, organized by the DOT and the Instituto Cervantes. As the two luminaries Architects Bonet and Loyzaga had signed up, I planned to be within hearing distance while they pointed out the unique features of churches in Morong, Tanay Baras, Pakil, Longos and Paete, I had just been elected president of the Heritage Conservation Society so it was a singular opportunity to learn from the masters themselves. I began noticing details I had never before seen — vigas ending in crocodile heads, wooden columns carved with native flowers, Chinese clouds and oriental vases etched on stone facades and myriad shapes, forms and designs that show how our forbears transformed European Baroque into something delightfully Asian, or distinctly "asiatica-latina." You can give yourself that same crash course about endangered Baroque churches and built heritage by acquiring this exquisite book. ([email protected])

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FINALLY, after four years, the book is out — "Endangered, Fil-Hispanic Architecture," published by the Instituto Cervantes de Manila.

This exquisite volume is a compilation of position papers presented during the "First International Congress on Fil-Hispanic Architecture" held in Manila last November, 2002. There was something mystifying about that threeday conference. No tempers were lost as no one forgot his or her upbringing. Spanish colonization was a mere point of reference and allusions to the anti-colonial struggle were somewhat oblique. Usually, conferences about anything FilHispanic turn out to be bloody encounters of bitterly contending schools of thought. The "historia negra" always rears its ugly head, making attempts at dispassionate historical analysis rather futile. People still remember that during the 1996 international conference on the Philippine Revolution, verbal missiles were hurled at the slightest provocation. A UP professor lambasted three American scholars for their mere presence; someone demanded a public apology from Spanish historian Fr. Izacio Rodriguez; the Magdiwang and Magdalo factions clashed rhetorical sabres. Delving into our political history is like rubbing salt on festering wounds. So, you can image how pleasantly surprised I was that there was no weeping or gnashing of teeth during that three-day meeting of Fil-Hispanic architects, urban planners and conservationists.

Unfortunately, the majority of Filipinos do not appreciate our heritage churches, least of all the parish priests who should preserve these cultural treasures. While working at the Department of Tourism (DOT), I would meet tour and travel operators who thought it senseless to promote old churches as tourist attractions because most foreign visitors are not Catholics. What appalling ignorance — don’t outbound Filipino tourists admire Buddhist temples, even if we are not Buddhists?

Many compatriots who have been to Europe think that our old churches are clumsy and ugly compared to the ones in the Old Continent. Yet, Spanish architect Javier Galvan, director of the Instituto Cervantes, continues to rave about Filipino heritage churches. How I wish more of our compatriots could have heard the edifying presentations of Architects Antonio Bonet (Spain) and Jorge Loyzaga (Mexico) during the Asia-Europe Transculturation sessions. For decades, these architect-scholars have been fascinated by the Baroque churches in the Philippines, built from the XVIth to the XIXth centuries. They say that although our ancestors followed the dictates of Baroque architectural forms, our churches turned out to be very distinct from the European ones because of their proportions and exquisite ornamentation. By examining the details of our heritage churches, we can learn about the lifestyle of our ancestors, the flora and fauna that existed in those times, the creative strengths of native artisans and how they applied newly-acquired techniques on local materials. Scrutinizing the details of a heritage structure is as informative as reading a primary source document.

There was a wealth of information in the presentations by both local and foreign participants; I felt I had taken an intensive course in the history of architecture and urban-planning. Two papers were particularly startling — "Philippine Plants in the Construction of Churches during the Colonial Period" by chemist/botanist Pio Andrade Jr. and Mr. Edgardo Castro’s "Brick Artistry in the Philippines," an engaging treatise on the molded brickwork of the fabulous Tumauini Church in Isabela.

After the conference I joined the one-day tour of Baroque churches in the Rizal-Laguna loop, organized by the DOT and the Instituto Cervantes. As the two luminaries Architects Bonet and Loyzaga had signed up, I planned to be within hearing distance while they pointed out the unique features of churches in Morong, Tanay Baras, Pakil, Longos and Paete, I had just been elected president of the Heritage Conservation Society so it was a singular opportunity to learn from the masters themselves. I began noticing details I had never before seen — vigas ending in crocodile heads, wooden columns carved with native flowers, Chinese clouds and oriental vases etched on stone facades and myriad shapes, forms and designs that show how our forbears transformed European Baroque into something delightfully Asian, or distinctly "asiatica-latina." You can give yourself that same crash course about endangered Baroque churches and built heritage by acquiring this exquisite book. ([email protected])

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Avenue Theater along Rizal Avenue is one of the prewar structures that survived the second world war.

I received this e-mail from Arch. Baustista of NCCA:

Hi Folks,

Just to inform the body that Avenue theatre and hotel
is undoer demolition, as of yesterday, the crown of
the hotel is already dismantled. The crown had a bas
relief of a woman.
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Avenue Theater along Rizal Avenue is one of the prewar structures that survived the second world war.

I received this e-mail from Arch. Baustista of NCCA:

Hi Folks,

Just to inform the body that Avenue theatre and hotel
is undoer demolition, as of yesterday, the crown of
the hotel is already dismantled. The crown had a bas
relief of a woman.
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I'm so pissed off - two demolitions in a span of one week!

Pride of Place : Portrait of the Filipina as herself
First posted 11:28pm (Mla time) May 21, 2006
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Editor's Note: Published on page C2 of the May 22, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Heritage watch

Driving through Villasis, Pangasinan, last week, we noticed that the heritage Villasis municipio had been torn down. A new construction was underway to replace it. Would there have been a way to either save the old building or incorporate it into the new structure somehow? With the replacement of the old municipio, a major part of Villasis history has vanished.
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I'm so pissed off - two demolitions in a span of one week!

Pride of Place : Portrait of the Filipina as herself
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Heritage watch

Driving through Villasis, Pangasinan, last week, we noticed that the heritage Villasis municipio had been torn down. A new construction was underway to replace it. Would there have been a way to either save the old building or incorporate it into the new structure somehow? With the replacement of the old municipio, a major part of Villasis history has vanished.
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Is their a government agency or a law that prevents such things?
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Is their a government agency or a law that prevents such things?
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Animo, the heritage bill has been submitted years ago but is still being reviewed.



For those who would like to save this heritage structure, you can call or fax a complaint to Mayor Lito Atienza at 5276063 or 5274991 or send an e-mail at [email protected].

Thanks to Mr. Binondo for the photo of Avenue theater.
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Animo, the heritage bill has been submitted years ago but is still being reviewed.



For those who would like to save this heritage structure, you can call or fax a complaint to Mayor Lito Atienza at 5276063 or 5274991 or send an e-mail at [email protected].

Thanks to Mr. Binondo for the photo of Avenue theater.
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Most of the structures along Rizal Avenue were works of our National Artists for Architecture, like Juan Nakpil. There should have been a complementary law safeguarding a representative body of works of these National Artists so we can appreciate their works better.

Rizal Avenue has already lost Ideal Theater and State Theater. Ever Theater is in a bad state and is being used as a store. Avenue Theater is being demolished. Galaxy Theater, a work of Toledo, is up for lease and might also be demolished in the future. The rise of malls with their cinemas and the route of LRT led to the decadence of Rizal Avenue. Maybe, the pedestrianization of the street will take its toll on the remaining buildings since business may not be that good if the area is not readily accessible.

Recently Lost Art Deco Buildings of Manila

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Most of the structures along Rizal Avenue were works of our National Artists for Architecture, like Juan Nakpil. There should have been a complementary law safeguarding a representative body of works of these National Artists so we can appreciate their works better.

Rizal Avenue has already lost Ideal Theater and State Theater. Ever Theater is in a bad state and is being used as a store. Avenue Theater is being demolished. Galaxy Theater, a work of Toledo, is up for lease and might also be demolished in the future. The rise of malls with their cinemas and the route of LRT led to the decadence of Rizal Avenue. Maybe, the pedestrianization of the street will take its toll on the remaining buildings since business may not be that good if the area is not readily accessible.

Recently Lost Art Deco Buildings of Manila

1. Jai Alai
2. Avenue Hotel and Theater
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Is their a government agency or a law that prevents such things?
Sorry to say there is none. I just found out from the NHI that many of the markers they place are simply markings. Unless it is declared, meaning it is a National Shrine, National Historical Landmark, National Monument, Heritage House or Classified Historical Structure under the NHI; or National Cultural Treasure or Important Cultural Property under the National Museum, PD 1505 does not protect a building with an NHI marker. Imagine?! The only way to save these structures is an increase in the level of consciousness of Filipinos. Sabi nga ng kausap ko sa NHI, all we can do now is appeal to the owners' sense of patriotism and nationalism.

Toti forgot to include Moncada, Tarlac. That elegant municipio is gone as well! I drove by Guimba and the charming wooden early American-colonial presidencia is now a concrete structure. Sigh!
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Is their a government agency or a law that prevents such things?
Sorry to say there is none. I just found out from the NHI that many of the markers they place are simply markings. Unless it is declared, meaning it is a National Shrine, National Historical Landmark, National Monument, Heritage House or Classified Historical Structure under the NHI; or National Cultural Treasure or Important Cultural Property under the National Museum, PD 1505 does not protect a building with an NHI marker. Imagine?! The only way to save these structures is an increase in the level of consciousness of Filipinos. Sabi nga ng kausap ko sa NHI, all we can do now is appeal to the owners' sense of patriotism and nationalism.

Toti forgot to include Moncada, Tarlac. That elegant municipio is gone as well! I drove by Guimba and the charming wooden early American-colonial presidencia is now a concrete structure. Sigh!
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