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Crime rate increase in Metro Manila

MANILA, Philippines – A total of 15,257 crimes were recorded in Metro Manila for the second quarter of the year, up by 9.18 percent compared to the 13,974 cases listed in the first three months of 2012. National Capital Region...
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Makati to be Philippines’ First Wi-fi City?

Makati City is working out on becoming the country’s first wifi city. It gradually rolled out its plan by making Makati City hall a wifi spot last July 12. Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) will be internet provider for...
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3 Metro Manila universities among best in English

Asia News Network reported that 3 universities from Metro Manila were among in best English. The full news item below: Philippine universities among world’s best English-teaching schools Manila (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – Three Philippine Uni...
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No Plastic in Makati City

Source: Yahoo! News It’s time to bring out the “bayongs” for some Makati residents. This, as the country’s financial district ordered the implementation of a partial ban on plastic packaging starting next week. Mayor Jejomar Binay Jr. h...
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Manila is Third Worst for Driving in the World

I could not agree more. Although, a lot of Manilans would disagree with the report. But I can personally attest that it is indeed correct. Manila should belong in the top 5. The drivers are rude, especially the taxi drivers...
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Quezon City Squatters Demolition

Quezon City maybe one of Metro Manila’s most progressive cities, but it’s not vulnerable of illegal squatters occupying government owned lots. Even some privately owned lots are not spared. The recent demolition of shanties in Sitio San Roque, Bara...
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Death at Milo Marathon

Somebody died in the 34th Milo Marathon held last July 4, 2010. For some reason, there was not any news about the man’s death in the leading news agencies such as Manila Bulletin, Inquirer or Philippine star. A 37 year...
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Greenbelt 5 Rob Leader Killed

The leader of the notorious robbers that robbed a Rolex store at Greenbelt 5 in Makati City was killed in a shootout in Cebu City Thursday night October 29, 2009. Alvin Flores was killed and some of his companions were...
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Daring Daylight Robbery at Greenbelt 5

Robbers in police uniforms made a daring heist at the Rolex store in Greenbelt 5 at 11:30 in the morning on Sunday October 18, 2009. Greenbelt 5 is a posh mall located in the Makati Business District. Fortunately, there were...
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Donation for Rebuilding After Ondoy (Ketsana)

Architecture for Humanity is a nonprofit design services firm founded in 1999. We are building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design. Visit Architecture for Humanity to know more about how to donate.
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