Torre de Manila oral arguments - updates

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Rule of law not followed in Torre de Manila permit – SC Justice Jardeleza

Aug 18, 2015 - 5:43 PM

SC Justice Francis Jardeleza says 4 layers of protection were ignored when DMCI was granted a zoning permit for Torre de Manila even without a city council resolution at the time

NATIONAL PHOTOBOMBER? The controversial Torre de Manila is cleary seen behind the monument of Jose Rizal. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada led the wreath laying ceremony at the Rizal Park in Manila Friday in celebration of Dr. Jose Rizal's 154th birth anniversary. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Torre de Manila: No law protecting sightline of nat'l monuments

Aug 11, 2015 - 6:22 PM

The DMCI counsel says Torre de Manila did not violate any heritage laws because of the merely recommendatory guidelines of the NHCP and the absence of a law specifically protecting the sightlines of monuments

THIRD ROUND. The Supreme Court (SC) is hearing oral arguments against Torre de Manila filed by the Knights of Rizal. The first round was held on July 21, 2015. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler Mark Z. Saludes/ Mark Z. Saludes/

Torre de Manila: Clash of interpretation on heritage conservation

Aug 04, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Should constitutional provisions on the conservation of heritage sites be interpreted to include protection of sightline? DMCI says no; SC Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza calls for a less restrictive interpretation

RESPONDENTS' ROUND. DMCI legal counsel Atty. Roberto Dio talks to Atty. Ted Te before the start of the SC oral argument on the issue of Torre de Manila and the Knights of Rizal on July 21, 2015. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler Mark Z. Saludes/ Mark Z. Saludes/