World Architecture Day: Celebrating Manila’s Built Heritage and their Architects

Text: Riel A. A. Diala | Graphics: Jeremiah Inocencio Manila is a city that lies at the crossroads of civilizations, between Asia and the Western world. This rich history of cultural exchanges produced a cityscape that was a fusion of influences froma cross the globe. This is best seen in Manila’s built-heritage structures, physical reminders…

Resisting the Oblivion’s Edge: Manila’s World War II Memorials and Markers

by Jeremiah Inocencio When the city of Manila was turned into a battleground between the Filipino, American, and Japanese forces from February 3 to March 3, 1945, around 100,000 civilians were killed, 50,000 were hurt and wounded, and thousands of casualties were registered from the belligerents. This lamentable combination of carnage and rubble was devastating…