The Pacific Star Building stands today as a gateway landmark to the Makati CBD but not many people know of the tragic tale of those who helped build it.
This X Marks a Church: Makati’s St. Andrew the Apostle Church
Its unique appearance alone is worth talking about, but St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Makati's posh Bel-Air neighborhood has a few more interesting stories that are worth sharing here.
Insular Life and Its Iconic Makati Building
In the midst of the many changes in the landscape of the Makati central business district, the Insular Life Building stands as one of the few remaining landmarks of old Makati and the oldest building in the district.
RCBC Plaza and the Alfonso Yuchengco Legacy
It was less than a month ago, to be exact on April 15 which was Black Saturday, when news of Alfonso Yuchengco’s death thrust the country’s business community in greater mourning since the passing of Mercury Drug’s founder Mariano Que the previous day. Unlike many of the country’s taipans, Alfonso Yuchengco, known to many as AY, was born to an already prosperous family, thanks to the efforts of his father Enrique Yuchengco, a Fujian-born immigrant who managed to establish some thriving businesses, notably the China Insurance and Surety Company which became the leading non-life insurance company in the country. But to his credit, AY managed to grow the insurance business,…