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 mecca a historical landmark, and the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) declared it an Important Cultural Property (ICP). The declarations came after heritage advocates called on Manila Mayor

Urban development

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

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

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.