Intramuros Learning Sessions episode no. 60

Istilong Prayle: The Architectural Styles of the Five Colonial Religious Orders in the Philippines As Observed

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This is an exploratory discussion based on observations on how the missionary friar orders manifested certain architectural characteristics on the facades, plans, and ornamentation of churches that they have designed and built in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era.

  • Guest speaker: Richard Tusason-Sanchez Bautista
  • Moderator: Rancho Arcilla

About the speaker: Richard Tuason-Sanchez Bautista

Richard is a licensed architect, with a BS and MS in Architecture from the University of Santo Tomas Manila. He was previously the in-house architect of the NCCA Heritage Sites Office that handled churches declared as National Cultural Treasures, and the baroque churches in the UNESCO WHS list. He is currently a privately practicing architect. His favorite color is yellow, and his motto and philosophy is: ‘ugliness breeds crime and violence.’

About the Intramuros Learning Sessions

The Intramuros Learning Sessions (ILS) is the educational webinar series of the Intramuros Administration (IA). The IA is an attached national government agency under the Department of Tourism. 

Topics are interdisciplinary and cover themes related to Intramuros and Manila studies, Philippine studies, as well as cultural heritage studies. Pursuant to IA’s charter, the ILS aims to contribute to the strengthening of the Filipino’s national identity and sense of belonging and pride.

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Letran: A Philippine National Treasure
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