Philippine Christian University Malate

Philippine Christian University Malate A Protestant private educational institution located along Taft Avenue corner Calle Herran (Pedro Gil). Founded in 1946 as the Manila Union College, later renamed to Philippine Christian College. Housed in the compound of the Union Theological Seminary (UTS) whose main building was built in 1926. UTS is the oldest Protestant seminary … Read more

Ellinwood Malate Church

Ellinwood Malate Church It was located along Calle Wright (Antonio Vasquez Sreet). Presbyterians established it in 1907, with Reverend George Wright as the first pastor. The church takes its name from the Boys Dormitory where the church was established, which was named after Rev. Dr. Francis Ellinwood. A new church building made of concrete was … Read more

Plaza Lawton (Liwasang Bonifacio)

Graficos de Manila (Part 1)Plaza Lawton (Liwasang Bonifacio), ErmitaGraphics: Diego Torres Plaza Lawton, officially Liwasang Bonifacio, is South Manila’s gateway to Downtown Manila. Located on the bend of the Pasig River, Plaza Lawton forms the northern end of Ermita and its greenbelt or park area. Three bridges cross into the plaza, making it a transit … Read more

The Lost Cluster

The Lost Cluster On the north side of Calle Hidalgo, east of San Sabastian Bridge stands an area devoid of heritage structures and any points of interest. This row of bahay na bato structures was demolished one at a time starting in the 1970s and up until the 2000s. Only the massive Martelino House at … Read more

Padilla House

Padilla House One of the more maintained heritage houses along Calle Hidalgo, Owned by the Padilla Family. The house stands at the corner of Calle Hidalgo and Calle Mendoza (De Guzman Street, with most of the house facing Mendoza. The house fell into disrepair but was rehabilitated in the 2010s and converted into the Padilla … Read more