ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR.

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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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Last of three parts ENVISIONING the future of our cities is an exciting, fulfilling, and equally grueling endeavor. The cities we live-in are a part of us. Our cities shape us, and we shape our cities. The most important thing that we need to remember is cities are built for…

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Second of three parts LAST week, I shared with you an overview of the discussions from the 19th FIABCI Asia Pacific Regional Secretariat Summit. Speakers from all over the Asia Pacific region shared their insights on the best practices in real estate, architecture, urban development, economy, and many others. This…

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