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Ayala Museum in Makati

The Ayala Museum in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines is a history and art museum considered to be the most important private foundations of art and culture in the Philippines. It is located in the corner of De La Rosa Street and Makati Avenue surrounded by skylines including hotels & large corporations. It was visualized in the 1950s by Fernando Zobel de Montoya, a Filipino abstract painter, who then established the Ayala Museum in 1967 under the endorsement and guidance of the Ayala Foundation, […]

Nielson Tower: Filipinas Heritage Library

Built in 1937, Nielson Tower served as the control tower and passenger depot of the Philippines’ first commercial airport. The first ever domestic flight in Asia took place here. It was from Makati to Baguio. Paseo de Roxas and Makati Avenue used to be the runways. In World War II, Nielson Tower was used by Japanese forces as headquarters, and then later was taken over by the Americans. Nielson Tower resumed operations as a commercial airport in August 1946. When seen from the […]

Ninoy Aquino Monument in Makati

The Ninoy Aquino Monument is a bronze monument by sculptor Peter de Guzman which commemorates the slain of former senator and Filipino hero Benigno “Ninoy” S. Aquino Jr., the father of the current President of the Philippines, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. As one of the leaders in the opposition against the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, Ninoy protested the social injustices committed during the martial law for years and publicly attached Marcos’ regime. Ninoy Aquino was assassinated in 1983 at the Manila International Airport. […]

Gabriela Silang Monument in Makati

Located hundred meters away from the Greenbelt 4 in Makati, where the Sto Niño de Paz is situated, lays the Gabriela Silang Monument. This monument was created by Jose M. Mendoza in 1971 in honor of Gabriela Silang, the first Filipina to lead a revolt against Spain. Gabriela Silang was born in Barangay Caniogan , Santa, Ilocos Sur on March 19, 1731. After the murder of her husband, Diego Silang, she led his troops in a policy of harassment that earned her the […]

Sto. Niño de Paz Chapel in Makati

Sto. Niño de Paz Chapel is a beautiful chapel located in the heart of the Greenbelt development. It was the vision of Fanny Del Rosario Diploma to create a chapel for the “busy office employees and working people, right in the heart of Makati’s Business District”. The structure was designed by Willie Fernandez and then enhanced by Jess Dizon, who rendered the circular pattern of the building. Renowned glass sculptor, Ramon Orlina, fabricated the ceiling, tabernacle, altar, sacristy, cross at the entrance and […]

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