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Nov 29, 2016 - 9:34 PM

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NHCP's Diokno resigns over Marcos burial

Nov 29, 2016 - 2:43 PM

4th UPDATE [The Marcos burial] denies our history erases the memory of lives lost and destroyed mocks the collective action we took to oust the dictator and denigrates the value of our struggle for freedom

DUTY. NHCP chairperson Maria Serena Diokno says there may have been failures too on the part of those who lived through martial law, to share their experiences.

NHCP to Duterte: Lead way to true healing, reconsider Marcos burial

Nov 11, 2016 - 5:39 PM

If healing is the aim then the wounds of the past are best dealt with by coming to terms with them fairly and squarely not by denying them deflating their effect or ignoring them altogether says NHCP chair Maria Serena Diokno

LAST RESORT. Only President Rodrigo Duterte can stop the state interment of the former president Ferdinand Marcos. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

NHCP chair on Marcos burial: Dealing with past part of moving on

Aug 21, 2016 - 4:00 PM

There also seems to be an incongruence with history in allowing the burial of ex president Ferdinand Marcos at a heroes cemetery says chairperson Maria Serena Diokno

NHCP chairperson Maria Serena Diokno

Order DMCI to demolish Torre de Manila, SolGen asks SC

Sep 25, 2015 - 11:15 AM

The Solicitor General says DMCI should demolish Torre de Manila at its own expense for violating both local zoning laws and the Constitution

PHOTOBOMBER? The Torre de Manila residential project is seen rising behind the monument of national hero Jose Rizal. Rappler photo

NHCP: Manila should enact laws to protect Rizal Monument

Sep 01, 2015 - 6:49 PM

The NHCP says local governments are in the best position to impose building height restrictions and other rules that would protect historical landmarks

PHOTOBOMBER? The NHCP says it urged local governments to enact ordinances and zoning regulations to protect cultural artifacts and monuments. Rappler photo

Pia Cayetano calls on Maris Diokno to quit over Torre issue

Aug 24, 2015 - 1:45 PM

The senator says NHCP chair Maria Serena Diokno should resign if she cannot defend the Rizal Monument which heritage advocates say is under threat from the controversial Torre de Manila high rise building

'NATIONAL PHOTOBOMBER.' Heritage advocates have slammed the 49-story building for ruining the view of the historic Rizal Monument. Rappler photo

SolGen no longer NHCP counsel in Torre de Manila case

Aug 19, 2015 - 11:58 PM

The Solicitor General says continuing to represent the NHCP would compromise the statutory duty to articulate a legal argument that will best serve its ultimate client the Republic

NO LONGER NHCP COUNSEL. The Solicitor General will no longer represent the NHCP in the case against the controversial Torre de Manila project. Rappler Rappler

NHCP hits SolGen for reversing position on Torre de Manila

Aug 10, 2015 - 3:49 PM

But the National Historical Commission of the Philippines has itself flipflopped on the issue saying that since Torre de Manila cannot possibly obstruct the front view of the said National Monument

CONTROVERSIAL CONDOMINIUM. The NHCP slams the Solicitor General for backtracking on his earlier position on the Torre de Manila debate. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler Mark Z. Saludes/ Mark Z. Saludes/

NHCP: Anda monument's transfer for its own safety

Sep 09, 2014 - 6:45 PM

Amidst plans of the public works department to replace Anda Circle with an ordinary intersection to ease traffic the historical commission says the monument is safer somewhere else

MONUMENT. The Anda Monument is the centerpiece of the Anda Circle in Bonifacio Drive, Manila. Photo posted by user The Avenger

CHED may require use of Filipino to teach some GE courses

Jun 23, 2014 - 5:26 PM

The Commission will also propose to Congress a stabilization fund that will cover the cost of maintaining faculty and the cost of lost of enrollment in colleges due to K to 12

TRANSITION PAINS. CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says the country will have to weather the transition phase of the K to 12 program 'as best as we can.' Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Court stops Taal Basilica project

Nov 15, 2013 - 10:21 AM

A Taal court temporarily suspends the construction of a controversial events venue beside a National Historical Landmark

STOPPED. Though construction of the Jubilee Hall's first level has already begun, the Taal Regional Trial Court has ordered its temporary suspension. Photo from Melvyn Calderon

NHCP backs off from Torre de Manila issue

Nov 06, 2013 - 12:54 PM

The National Historical Commission now approves of the controversial Torre de Manila project that threatens to mar the Rizal Shrine sightline

NO TO CONDO. Petitioners who want the construction of DMCI Homes' Torre de Manila refer to the condominium as 'Terror de Manila.' Image from 'NO to DMCI's "Terror de Manila"' Facebook page

Artist, priest fight over Taal Basilica project

Oct 31, 2013 - 11:18 AM

Sculptor Ramon Orlina opposes an events venue being built beside the historic church in his hometown of Taal

HERITAGE GEM. The authenticity and beauty of the Taal Basilica may be threatened by the construction of an events venue on its left side. Photo from Wikimedia Commons