nila presents itself as a logical choice in showcasing imported developments on transport, city planning, and public works. For more than three centuries, Manila has been the seat of Filipino colonial and local governance. So for this article, we feature the tranvía, the first railroad system in the Philippines and in Manila.
Read more about the history of the first bridge in Manila, the Puente Grande which stood for more than 200 years.
“Quiapo, as a social area filled with liveliness, is an example of our existence filled with action, beauty and stench—my elegant escape while I battle with her realities that unfolded before me as unfiltered therapy. All that Quiapo signifies to me is the word serenity while everyone was prancing to get their daily bread or simply regale themselves with their great personal time.”
The owner’s descendant wrote this article about this 1935 pre-war Art Deco building in the heart of Divisoria.
The fate and destiny of this church and the image of the Virgin Mary would forever be entwined as Santo Domingo would become the throne of La Naval.