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Heritage At Risk: Paco Market

The likes of Paco Market are one of the many important establishments that support and sustain the life of a community. Marketplaces may be considered as venues for both commerce and socialization; here, consumers buy essentials; bond with their peers as well as with their “suking tindahan” or merchants and business owners. One could take for its environment as boisterous, and sometimes, unkempt. Behind the seeming clutter, it is abound with stories coming from all walks of life; starting from every manang and manong to their suking mamimili. Marketplaces are one of the spaces that bind the soul of a community.

Visita Iglesia in Manila: A Brief Introduction to Seven of Manila’s Churches

While Intramuros was a true hub of religion in its heyday, with more than 10 churches and chapels within the walled city itself at one point in its history, the arrabales had its own churches. As Manila and its suburbs grew, these churches, over time, became important bastions of both history and religion. Nowadays, there…