Category: Philippines

Vigan example shows heritage and development are compatible; Augusto Villalon; Inquirer

Philippines – Historic City of Vigan

What is ordinary for some is extraordinary for others. This is a story of how something ordinary was turned by its community into something extraordinary. For the resident community that lives its daily lives in any Philippine city, one sees the surroundings as ordinary stuff one sees day in and day out. Because of familiarity, many fail to see the elements—geography, nature, streets and plazas, architecture—that make their city different, that make their city stand out, that make their city unique.

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Visit the great Baroque churches of the Philippines; Daniel Esparza; Aleteia

Philippines – Baroque Churches of the Philippines

Spanish colonists arrived in the Philippines in the 16th century with two main goals: getting a slice of the Pacific spice trade mainly dominated by the Portuguese, and spreading Catholicism both in the Philippines and China.

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