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Paulo Alcazaren
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Recovering a coliseum
by Paulo Alcazaren - June 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The documentary‘Rizal Revival’ should be of interest not only to architects, heritageadvocates, and students,but also to anyone interested in how we can repurpose heritage for the new normal.ico.
Stories of my Mother
by Paulo Alcazaren - June 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, I featured snippets of pre-war life written by my father, with my mother’s help, over a decade ago. My mother, Rolinda Gonzalez Alcazaren, passed away shortly after that. She did tell us stories...
Stories of my father
by Paulo Alcazaren - April 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Losing loved ones in this period of crisis is difficult. But we must carry on and celebrate their lives by treasuring the moments and memories they shared with us.
Escolta in black and white
by Paulo Alcazaren - April 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Escolta is undergoing a renaissance. New uses and a new generation of patrons are coming to discover Escolta and its potential beyond its facades.
My travels with Twink
by Paulo Alcazaren - April 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Travel and adventure defined my last four years with my wife Twink, who passed away from cancer just last January. She had a tendency to cram every minute of our itinerary with places to go and food to try. It will...
Visita Laguna (Part 2)
by Paulo Alcazaren - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The sense of community around traditions like this in our small towns is as palpable as the smell of yellow-stained provincial bread from the corner store. It’s a vibe that’s lost in our modern-day world...
Visita Laguna
by Paulo Alcazaren - May 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Holy Week, my wife Twink and I decided to do something different.
Art, food & culture at Prado Farms
by Paulo Alcazaren - March 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Lent is upon us once again, but the suffering is not in solidarity with the agony of Jesus Christ.
Diliman revival
by Paulo Alcazaren - March 2, 2019 - 12:00am
One wishes the excellence that UP and its Oblation stand for extends not only to how UP shapes its graduates, but also to how it builds (and maintains) its structures and settings.
Angkor wow
by Paulo Alcazaren - February 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Indochinese culture is as varied as any across the four countries that call themselves neighbors there. We would not mind getting more of Cambodian culture.
10-month challenge
by Paulo Alcazaren - February 9, 2019 - 12:00am
As a child, Senator Loren Legarda listened with wide-eyed wonder to many a heartwarming story about Antique on her grandmother’s lap.
Beyond diving: The towns of northern Cebu
by Paulo Alcazaren - September 9, 2018 - 12:00am
In my last column, we looked at the first part of a group tour of northwestern Cebu. My wife Twink had organized our traveling club’s visit to the Visayan island and our base was a vacation villa in Compostela,...
Three C’s in Cebu
by Paulo Alcazaren - August 25, 2018 - 12:01am
Last week’s long weekend was my wife’s excuse to organize one of our annual tours to unique Philippine destinations.
Postcards from Boracay
by Paulo Alcazaren - July 28, 2018 - 12:00am
The ongoing closure and rehabilitation of Boracay has been met with much controversy.
Architecture, history and more in Bacolod
by Paulo Alcazaren - July 14, 2018 - 12:00am
We continue from last week’s article and a visit to Bacolod, the City of Smiles. My wife and I attended the opening of Straight Up, Seda Capitol Hotel’s rooftop bar.
Seamless in Bacolod
by Paulo Alcazaren - July 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The City of Smiles has more reason to smile these days.
Under the Tuscan sun
by Paulo Alcazaren - June 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Italy was hot in May, hotter, it seemed, than summertime Manila.
Contemplating our architectural navels
by Paulo Alcazaren - June 9, 2018 - 12:02am
The other week, I was at the Vernissage, the opening of the Philippine pavilion at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale.
A tale of two navels
by Paulo Alcazaren - May 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine participation at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale was formally introduced last week at the offices of the National Committee for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in Intramuros.
Singapore by design
by Paulo Alcazaren - April 28, 2018 - 12:00am
I have a long love affair with Singapore, mainly because it was my home for the entire decade of the 1990s.
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