ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR.

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Traffic kills. Health organizations around the world say that walking 10,000 steps a day is required to become healthy. Whenever I travel to Dubai, New York, London and Paris, I am able to walk at least 20,000 steps but here in Makati, I only get to walk 2,000 steps. The…

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The division between public and private places has been stark. Public spaces are rarely safe or well-maintained, while the private realm is isolated, with built barriers and walls to separate it from the public. The “Not in my backyard” attitude or NIMBY seems to be the sentiment of many. For…

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In the archive of our library, the 2004 Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) master plan waits to be reread, and hopefully be realized in physical form. NAIA was once known as the gateway of Asia Pacific and one of the best airports in Asia. But sadly, it failed to cope…

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Many Metro Manilans are wasting at least six hours of precious time in traffic a day. This also translates to about 2.4 billion pesos of lost economic income a day, according to the study of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). If this persists in Metro Manila, residents will waste…

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Metropolitan Cebu is one of the cities that can bring our country well into the 21st century. It has the opportunity to transform and adopt the best practices that we can learn around the world in terms of planning, land use, and mobility. It is also in a position to…

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THROUGHOUT human history, the buildings of our past talk about our character as people. Whether we look at the great western or oriental eastern influences, we could conclude that each period has distinct personalities that talk a lot about the things that our ancestors had deemed important. Such is the…

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