ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR.

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THE rain that Typhoon Mario and the hanging habagat (southwest monsoon) brought was alarmingly near the devastation and flood level brought by Typhoon Ondoy in 2009. Our information dissemination and emergency response to natural disasters have improved from our recent experiences with Super Typhoon Yolanda, but not our preparedness to…

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The word, “traveler,” in its original French form, “travaillier” and its Middle English form “travailen” originally had harsh meanings, among them, toil, trouble, labor, and torment. If you are a daily commuter plying the major road arteries of Metro Manila, then you’ve experienced the harsh side of being a traveler…

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Can an office building truly be green? Incorporating sustainable building practices in office architecture is only gaining ground in the Philippine real estate industry as the technology and materials used to “go green” can be costly. In last week’s Office and Building Conference, I gave a talk on the best…

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Second of two parts Laguna Lake Water Transport System and beyond. The development of an efficient and environment-friendly mass transport system is proposed to service various growth areas around Laguna Lake. These growth areas, where the ferry stations are proposed are Binangonan, Taytay, and Angono in Rizal province, Taguig City,…

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First of two parts Strategically located in the country’s center of urban and industrial development, Laguna de Bay is the largest inland body of water in the Philippines and the second largest lake in Southeast Asia. It has a surface area of 900 km2 or 90,000 hectares, which is larger…

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“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” —Theodore Roosevelt How do you…

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All around the world, countries have been reclaiming land for as early as the 1600s. In the Philippine context, however, reclamation is an often discussed issue, especially when it comes to land reclamation of our bays in the metro areas. For an archipelago with the third longest coastline in the…

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