FACES OF CEBU: Val Vincent Vergara, 31, ‘aquascaper’

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “I see an empty aquarium as a blank canvas, a limitless opportunity to create nature.” This is what 31-year-old Val Vincent Vergara, an architect and an ‘aquascaper’ from Talisay City, feels before he…

Cebuano tops Architect Licensure Examination

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/30/2019

Cebu City, Philippines— A graduate from a Cebu-based university topped the January 2019 Architect Licensure Examination.  Justin Lei Germino Ramos from the Cebu Institute of Technology – University (CIT -U) bested all 1,120 passers of the Architect…

Palma firm on stand to develop Patria de Cebu despite Architect Java’s resignation

Delta Derycka Letigio 01/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma remains determined to continue with the partnership with Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) to develop the Patria de Cebu, despite the resignation of Architect Melva Java from the Archdiocesan Commission on Cultural…

Architect mom earns from love for paper

CNU Intern 06/24/2018

Charo Lyn Roncesvalles, 40 loved to produce journals, scrapbooks and photobooks when she was a child. Little did she know that her obsession for paper would lead her to open her own business which she named “Papersandtschai”…

Architect suggests to reduce number of storeys of proposed Capitol building

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 06/11/2018

Architect Melva Java, heritage consultant of the Office of Vice Governor of Cebu, suggested to lower the number of storeys of the proposed 20-storey resource building to be constructed within the Capitol Compound. Java said it is…

UC grads rule Naval Architect and Marine Engineer Licensure Exam

Christian Orellano 10/09/2017

It’s a total feat for the University of Cebu as 12 of its graduates took all the top ten spots in the October 2017 Naval Architect and Marine Engineer Licensure Examination. Jayvie Albarando landed on the first…

Cebu-based architect James Jao reveals how to get one’s architecture and design projects published

Gavin Bagares 08/24/2017

A QUICK search on the Internet for Philippine eco-architecture yields top-of-the-page results on architect and interior designer James Galias Jao, a Bicolano educated in Manila (University of Santo Tomas) and living—and practising—in Cebu for some 30 years.…

Casas+Architects, Inc. opens Cebu office

PR 09/29/2016

CASAS+ARCHITECTS, Inc., one of the leading architectural firms in the country  opened its Cebu office last July 26, 2016 at the 7th Floor MSY Tower, Pescadores Road, Cebu Business Park to expand its operations and to serve…

Tom: Cebu City out of Mega Cebu

Nestle Semilla 07/15/2016

CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said the city will leave the Mega Cebu program since it is just “cheese for the imagination” and thus doesn’t exist. In yesterday’s press conference, Osmeña said Cebu City doesn’t have anything…

2 Cebu graduates among top 10 in architect exam

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 02/06/2016

Two graduates of Cebu universities ranked among the top 10 passers of the January 2016 Architect Licensure Examination (ALE). Dexter John Florida Perral, a graduate of Cebu Institute of Technology-University, landed in 4th place with a rating…

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