ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR.

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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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LAST April 17, a gathering of international professionals, industry economists, real estate investors, planners, businessmen, entrepreneurs, and enthusiastic guests held a forum to discuss the future cities of Asia-Pacific, the Asean and the Philippines. The Philippine chapter of FIABCI (Federation Internationale de Administrateurs de Beins et Conseil Immobiliers), in coordination…

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THE “malling” culture has never been as visible as it is in the Philippines today. Big malls proliferate in North America and in the Asian region, but these are normally located in the suburbs to service far-flung developments. In the Philippines, malls are located in built up areas and urban…

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Last of two parts (The first part of “To the future architects, designers, planners, and engineers of the Philippines” appeared last Thursday.) TO help bring our country well into the 21st century, we can start with ourselves by identifying and strengthening our core values. I always tell my staff that…

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ELSEWHERE in the world, parks and open spaces are considered as the ‘lungs of the city.” These draw people closer to nature, provide a healthy playground for children, a place to recharge for those who are stressed from work, a venue to get fit through biking and jogging and an…

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DURING one of my recent speaking engagements, I was asked if I have any plans to go into politics. Friends, and even readers of my column who leave comments online, have also made the same inquiry. To that, I always answer that there are more things one can do outside…

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ON March 16, 2021, it will be 500 years after Magellan discovered the Philippines. On Monday, March 16, 2016, I will be a guest speaker at the American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines to talk about “Philippines at 500, Philippines 2021 and beyond: Vision Plan and Manila Megalopolis 2021…

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LAST February 26, 2015, I was fortunate to have been included as a panelist for the 2nd Powering Progress Together Asia conference organized by the Shell Company. The conference focused on the pressure on the world we live in to provide energy, food, and water, and how resilience is connected…

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