CITY SENSE
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.
Summer in Noanoa
by Paulo Alcazaren - April 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Vacation season is upon us.
Intramuros: Festival city
by Paulo Alcazaren - February 24, 2018 - 12:00am
February is the month of arts and romance.
How Bangkok stays green and blue
by Paulo Alcazaren - February 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week I featured a trip to Hua Hin, a seaside resort destination south of Bangkok, which is not too popular with Filipinos but should not be overlooked as an option to the more crowded sites in Thailand.
Heavenly Hua Hin
by Paulo Alcazaren - February 4, 2018 - 12:00am
I’d traveled extensively in Southeast Asia but Thailand had always been an out- of the way stop for me.
A Sagada holiday
by Paulo Alcazaren - January 13, 2018 - 12:00am
There is nothing cooler than spending the holiday season up north, where the scent of pine makes one yearn for a simpler, greener past.
Plaza of the princess
by Paulo Alcazaren - October 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
Like most of our Spanish-era towns, Puerto Princesa was built around its main plaza. This was and still is defined by its church and other buildings of importance.
Landscapes that add value
by Paulo Alcazaren - October 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
I got a lot of great feedback from my article last week on the winners of the first GantimPALA Awards for excellence in landscape architectural design.
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