ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR.

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ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. THE Philippines is an economic giant that is too shy to take big steps. It has the ingredients and the makings of a great nation, but it has been too preoccupied with looking for its conscience in fighting corruption and criminality. It’s been more than…

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ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. MILLENNIALS are the natives of the digital infrastructure. They have the privilege of having been born in a time when everything is within reach through the click of a button. Having worked in Dubai in the 1970s, I learned that there are three kinds of…

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ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. THE most walkable city will be the most profitable, as well as the safest, healthiest, and most livable. The reasons are simple, and we can take a cue from the logic of the design of shopping malls. In a comfortable walking environment, like that of…

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ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. THE golden age of infrastructure in the Philippines now begins. Around P8 trillion are budgeted until 2021 in planning, developing and constructing mega-infrastructure projects. Some of the planned projects are interisland bridges inter-connecting the entire Philippines, the country’s longest bridge, railways and subways, disaster resiliency…

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ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. THE times call for active measures to combat climate change. People have again and again relayed the words: reuse, reduce, recycle. I would like to add—refuse. Refuse to add to the pollution, and refuse to commit unhealthy practices. The wastes that are collected from the…

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ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. FOR every project we do, we always put people, or social equity, first. The terms public involvement and public participation have often been used interchangeably; however, the Royal Town of Planning Institute (RTPI) differentiates the two in terms of operations. Public participation or involvement refers…

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ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. THE Filipino people are worth investing in. And the current administration is actually trying to level the playing field for business. Many cities have successfully reduced the number of permits needed, as one of the thrusts of the administration is the ease of doing business.…

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