In 1976, an iconic Hong Kong hotel makes its way to Manila to set up its first overseas hotel which would become a landmark of its own: Peninsula Manila.
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,…
Makati’s Cultural Soul: A Visit To The Ayala Museum
Whenever we hear about Makati and the Makati Central Business District (CBD), we usually associate it with the tall buildings, the swanky hotels, and the classy shopping malls. But in the midst of this modern center of commerce lies a cultural soul of the business district that has managed to thrive to be a landmark in its own right and helped make this part of the metropolis more than just a business hub but a cultural hub as well. Of course, we are talking about the Ayala Museum, one the most well-known museums in the metropolis and the country as a whole. And as Ayala Museum marks its 50th birthday in 2017,…