Here is something VERY interesting to do on a Saturday morning.

I’d gladly wake up early for this.

I hope you would too.


The Heritage Conservation society invites everyone to the 3rd Architectural Conservation Lecture entitled

by: Arch. Erik Akpedonu and Dr. Fernando N. Zialcita


Although many have been lost during World War II and up to now continue to be lost to mindless development at an alarming rate, Manila still has a comparatively rich and varied trove of buildings from the 1600s to today. If  properly conserved and utilized to their full potential, these structures could significantly contribute to the city’s attractiveness and be a source of national pride. Since June 2008, a team organized by the Institute of Philippine Culture of the Ateneo de Manila University has explored the streets of Manila’s various districts in order to document the city’s remaining architectural assets, highlight  the significance of each, and evaluate its present condition, originality and possible threats to its existence . The lecture reports on what has been done so far and discusses some of the distinctive features of each of the districts that were studied.  Second, it tallies heritage buildings that have been lost in recent decades and points out specific current threats to remaining vintage structures in each district.

WHEN: Saturday, 18 July 2009, 8 a.m. (registration)- 12:00 Noon

WHERE: Bukod Tannging Bulwagan, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Manila, Intramuros, Manila.

FEES: P500.00 /head

P300.00/head for HCS Members

P100.00/head for full time students

*inclusive of lecture entrance and lunch

For more information, contact our the HCS Secretariat  at 5212239 or

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