Muntinglupa

Napoleon Abueva in Alabang

Growing up, we used to walk pass by Makati’s iconic Insular Life Building going to places like Greenbelt, Landmark and SM, not to buy anything really but to window shop and to escape the searing heat during the summertime. We used to save up to watch movies at Quad cinema or play arcade at Glicos. […]

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Muntinglupa

Fitting tribute to Rizal

I finally get to inspect the restored Art Deco Department of Health building (the Biological Production Service constructed in 1924) in Filinvest Alabang this morning. A few years ago, many thought that it too will give way to the rapid urban development in the area. Thanks to the creative and heritage conscious minds behind Filinvest, […]

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Historia | Muntinglupa

the Hiroo Onoda $1 million deal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X66v6Rn8Jwk Known as the last Japanese soldier to surrender, recently uncovered documents reveals that 2nd Lt. Hiroo Onoda’s repatriation, was a carefully orchestrated deal between President Marcos’ administration and the Japanese government. “Will the Japanese government offer compensation for the human and material damage they caused?” an unnamed Marcos’ negotiator asked. The reparation paid was […]

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Manila | Muntinglupa

To España (via Philippine National Railroad!)

No not madre españa but that frequently flooded area named after the Iberian motherland. The journey felt like an attraction ride. It ran steady at 20 kilometers per hour as it wildly swayed from side to side. Not to disparage efforts our government is taking to modernize our train network but like its current speed—it’s […]

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