national historical landmarks - updates

Rappler's latest stories on national historical landmarks


NHCP rejects bid to declare Lipa Carmelite Convent a nat'l historical landmark

Mar 01, 2018 - 7:48 AM

National Historical Commission of the Philippines Chairman Rene Escalante says the commission has no competency to validate and confirm the veracity of the apparitions that occurred at the site

MARIAN DEVOTION. Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church in Lipa City, Batangas. Photo via Shutterstock

Pia Cayetano to DMCI: Don’t insult Filipinos

Sep 18, 2014 - 4:21 PM

The senator derides DMCI Homes for asking Filipinos dignitaries and tourists to adjust to Torre de Manila to get an unobstructed view of the Rizal Shrine

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

Balayan church drops plan to lease convent to grocery chain

Nov 05, 2013 - 8:59 PM

An online petition helps turn the tide against the proposed commercialization of a National Historical Landmark

GROCERY BESIDE THE CHURCH? Petitioners call on the Archdiocese of Lipa to drop its plans to lease the convent adjacent to Church of Balayan to a supermarket chain. Photo from

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