Philippine flag and ‘barong Tagalog’ serve as inspirations for new senate building

A futuristic design inspired by Filipino culture has been chosen as the look of the Philippine Senate’s new building. The senate announced yesterday that it picked Los Angeles-based architectural firm AECOM as the winner of the Global Conceptual Design Competition for the new home of the Philippine Senate. Inspired by the sun in the Philippine flag ...

Urban development

SWS: Almost all Filipinos hopeful about 2018

SWS: Almost all Filipinos hopeful about 2018

Nearly all Filipinos will enter 2018 “with hope rather than fear,” a Social Weather Stations survey showed, posting a record high in optimism over the start of a new...

Philippines’ Duterte vows to get to truth of deadly mall blaze

Philippines’ Duterte vows to get to truth of deadly mall blaze

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed yesterday to get to the truth about the blaze in his home city that killed 37 call center workers. He said he made the promise during a...

Manila will be a ‘dead city’ in 25 years: Duterte

Manila will be a ‘dead city’ in 25 years: Duterte

President Rodrigo said in a speech yesterday that Manila will be a “dead city in 25 years” as he lamented the worsening traffic situation in the capital and moved for the...

Pinoys now one step closer to 4-day work week with new House Bill

Pinoys now one step closer to 4-day work week with new House Bill

The 4-day work week may soon become a reality after the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a bill allowing companies to implement compressed work weeks....

The Rizal Memorial Sports Complex is here to stay

The Rizal Memorial Sports Complex is here to stay

The Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, currently home to the Philippines’ national teams and a structure that has stood for more than 80 years, will no longer be sold to a group...

Rizal Memorial saved from the wrecking ball, declared a historical landmark

Rizal Memorial saved from the wrecking ball, declared a historical landmark

No need to say a sentimental goodbye to the 82-year-old Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) declared the 11-hectare sports...

House committee eyes moving gov’t offices to decongest Metro Manila

House committee eyes moving gov’t offices to decongest Metro Manila

"There is a need to rethink and develop a masterplan that will decongest Metro Manila.”

Abaya: I did my best to solve transportation problems

Abaya: I did my best to solve transportation problems

As always, he says there is NOTHING that will make him resign from his post.

Abaya: New MRT coach will help ease train congestion

The new MRT coach that arrived on Sun, Jan 17, is the second one to arrive out of the 48 coaches the government has ordered.


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Coconuts Manila Urban development

With the government’s latest MRT project and the seemingly non-stop construction of high-rise buildings, Metro Manila is continually modernising and urbanising to the dismay of tree huggers and heritage conservationists. Coconuts Manila will give you the latest updates on urban developments in the Metro. Which government project will (finally) push through? Which ones will cause traffic? OMG there’s a new mall again? Watch this space for updates on the lil’ city we call home.