February 11-12, 2015

Main Theater, College of Architecture and Fine Arts, University of San Carlos

Talamban Campus, Cebu




Day 1 February 11, 2015

8:00 am

Registration and Snacks

9:30-10:00 am

National Anthem and Invocation

Welcome Remarks

Fr. Dionisio Marcelo Miranda, SVD, President, University of San Carlos


Prof. Felipe de Leon, Jr., Chair, National Commission for Culture and the Arts

Conference Overview

Dr. Michael M. Alba, President, Far Eastern University

10:00-11:00 am

Keynote Address 1

Architect George T. Kunihiro, Kokushikan University, Japan

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Keynote Address 2

Dr. Miswan Abdul Hakim Mohammed, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

12:00 – 1:00 pm



1:00 – 3:00 pm

Parallel Session 1

Design, Architecture and Transformations

Ramon C. Sevilla

The Cebu City Conundrum, discontinuities in sense of place and the implications for planning


Gloria B. Teodoro

Estero Housing Project: Redefining the concept of affordable shelter


Froilan M. Fontecha

Museum Exhibition Design: Case Studies of the Rizal Shrine Fort Santiago and Bonifacio Trial House Maragondon


Juliepearl P. Brion

From Dead Hours to Dead Spaces – Death of an Urban Street: The Case of Adriatico Strip


1:00 – 3:00 pm

Parallel Session 2

Urban History and the Environment

Glenn T. Orbon and Claudia Isabelle V. Montero

The Tropical Design Considerations of Intramuros: Then and Now

Michael D. Pante

Democratization, Suburbanization, and the Formation of a Prewar Greater Manila Area


Annabelle G. Verdote

A Socio-spatial Approach to Redefining Urban Open Space


Mary Kristine Laurilla

An Urban Environmental Waste Management of Barangay Zone 30 in Quiapo, Manila

1:00 pm -3:00 pm

Parallel Session 3

Thirdspace and Societal Dimensions

David Corpuz

Dark Spaces as Manifestations of “the Closet” In Filipino Independent Gay-themed Films


Michelle S. Acomular and Marilou Pacot

Attribution of Poverty, Values, Social Dominance Orientation, Socio-Economic and Political Attitudes

Mar Lorence Ticao

Communities inside the Ruins: A Study of Community Structures in Abandoned Buildings in Manila


Rebecca A. Guariño

Readiness of the Urban Healthcare Landscape for the Ageing Population in Metro Manila

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Coffee Break

3:30-5:00 pm

Parallel Session 4

Conservation, Modernity and Threats

Arnulfo F. Dado

Buffer Zones for Built Heritage Sites in the Philippine Urban Setting

Lorylie C. Crisostomo

Memories and Aspirations: Key to Community Cultural Landscape Management and Conservation

April Joy E. Dopeño

A National Cultural Treasure and a National Cultural Pressure:

The tale of the Rizal Monument and the controversial high-rise condominium


3:30-5:00 pm

Parallel Session 5

Urban Literacy

Joventina   D.   Madriaga

Motivation and Attitudes in Language Learning: The Filipino ESL Learners in Focus


Cristina D.C. Santos

“Who I am is how I read”: Personality Traits as Basis for Selecting Reading Strategies among College Students


Marie Grace Reoperez

Reading The Words And The World Through Secondhand Books Selling


3:30-5:00 pm

Parallel Session 6

Heritage Landscapes, Renewal and Tourism

Jeremy Jade Balagat, Katherine Anne Correa and

Mar Lorence Ticao

The Legacy of San Juan Batangas: A Heritage Tourism Destination: Documentation and Assessment of the Ancestral Townhouses in the Poblacion


Felicisimo Tejuco, Jr.

Developing the Tourism Potential of Taft Avenue (from Ayala Boulevard to Pablo Ocampo Street) Through Urban Renewal of the City Streetscapes Vis-a-vis Environmental Conservation


Delilah R. Labajo

Useful History: Local History and Eco-Tourism Development in Aloguinsan, Cebu, Philippines

Day 2, February 12, 2015

Main Theater


9:00 am -10:00 am

Urban Planning, Growth and Aspirations

Joseph Michael P. Espina

The Green Loop: A Socio-Ecological Resilient Approach for a more Liveable Cebu


Martin Gaerlan

Beauty Unburied: Urban Planning of Cementerio General de La Loma, Manila (1864-1882)

Glen Martin Green

Architecture, the Philippines, and the Pope: Searching for Authenticity, Meaning, and Transformation

10:00 am-10:30 am

Coffee Break

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Plenary Address

Archt. Jose Pedro Recio, Rchitects, Inc.

11:30 am -12:00 pm

Closing of the Conference

Message of Thanks


12:00 pm – 1:30 pm


1:30 pm -5:00 pm

Tour of Cebu Heritage Sites


~ by Martin Gaerlan on February 7, 2015.

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