Cebu’s Mactan International Airport bags an award at World Architecture Festival

Mactan-Cebu International Airport’s Terminal 2 has nabbed an award at the World Architecture Festival, which concluded today in Amsterdam. Read: Cebu, Iloilo airports in top 20 best airports in Asia, according to survey The 11-year old annual festival, which ran from Dec. 4 to 6, celebrates design and architecture from across the globe, and awards distinctions ...

Urban development

Oh no you don’t! : Senator Drilon slams plan to grant Duterte additional powers to complete projects

Oh no you don’t! : Senator Drilon slams plan to grant Duterte additional powers to complete projects

The government should focus on completing its infrastructure projects through the usual means rather than granting President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers supposedly intended...

Duterte’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ program a ‘dismal failure,’ Senator Drilon says

Duterte’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ program a ‘dismal failure,’ Senator Drilon says

Upon learning that after two years, only nine of the Duterte administration’s 75 flagship infrastructure projects have started construction, Senate Minority Leader Franklin...

15 modern ‘bus-jeeps’ ply Cebu city, passengers ride 2 weeks for free

15 modern ‘bus-jeeps’ ply Cebu city, passengers ride 2 weeks for free

Commuting in the Philippines can be a drag, especially when so many buses and jeepneys are not just old, but unsafe. Cebuanos, however, will hopefully find traveling just a bit...

War-torn Marawi’s rebuild ‘painfully slow’: Red Cross chief

War-torn Marawi’s rebuild ‘painfully slow’: Red Cross chief

The “painfully slow” reconstruction of a Philippine city flattened in a war with Islamic militants is causing discontent, the head of the International Committee of...

Millions hit in Manila’s ‘worst’ water shortage in years

Millions hit in Manila’s ‘worst’ water shortage in years

"We need an alternative water source and we need it yesterday."

Opening of steep ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Kamuning footbridge deferred, to undergo redesign

Opening of steep ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Kamuning footbridge deferred, to undergo redesign

They’re finally coming to their senses. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) finally listened to the public and said it will postpone the opening of the...

Plastic trash found in Boracay shore after first day open to public

Plastic trash found in Boracay shore after first day open to public

Are we back to square one? It’s only been a day since Boracay was re-opened to the public but it looks like people are back to polluting the area. At least that’s what...

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

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...

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...


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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.