Intramuros Learning Sessions episode no. 71 – Bakit Dapat Isulong ang Pagbibisikleta sa Pilipinas?


The talk is a simple and comprehensible presentation of why biking should be embraced by the Filipinos and supported by the government. It will cover topics on the environment, physical and mental health, economics, culture and society in the Philippine setting.

Isang simpleng pagtatalakay kung bakit kailangan ng Pilipinas ang sustainable transport system, lalong lalo na biking. Paguusapan ang mabuting naidudulot ng pagbbike sa kalikasan, physical and mental health, ekonomiya, kultura at sa lipunan.

  • Guest Speaker: Angela Angala
  • Moderator: Rancho Arcilla

About the Guest Speaker: Angela Angala

Ann Angala is a sustainable transport and lifestyle advocate. She is the co-founder and President of the Bikers United Movement. A volunteer organization that is greatly credited for the creation of bike lanes all over the country. The group is mainly focused on assisting the bike-to-work community and helping with their needs. Aside from actively advocating for biking as transport. Ann is an anti-abuse champion and resource speaker, she is also a champion of sustainable lifestyle She is a media practitioner by profession. She graduated as the most outstanding student of the University of the Philippines, College of Mass Communications in Film & Audio-Visual in 1991.  She has been in the industry for 30 years and began her career as the manager of bands like Eraserheads, The Dawn, Bamboo, POT, Asin, Barbie’s Cradle, Jireh Lim, and many more.  She is currently a freelance writer and events organizer.

About the moderator: Rancho Arcilla

John Paul Escandor Arcilla, known professionally as Rancho Arcilla, is the author of the Intramuros Register of Styles (2021). He served as Chairperson of the Intramuros Technical Committee on Architectural Standards (TCAS) from June 2022 to May 2024. As TCAS Chairperson, Arcilla oversaw the review of all development, including new constructions, in the Walled City.

Arcilla was also the first Archivist of the Intramuros Administration. With a mandate from Atty. Guiller Asido, Administrator of Intramuros from 2017 to 2022, Arcilla established the Administration’s Archives and Central Records Section, serving as its first Section Head from July 2019 to June 2024.

He has an MA in Philippine Studies from UP Diliman and a BA in Asian Studies from the University of Santo Tomas. Arcilla specializes on colonial architecture.

In 2021, Arcilla was instrumental in the development of the Revised 2021 Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Presidential Decree No. 1616, the main framework and legal instrument in the management of Intramuros District. The architectural provisions of the IRR and the Intramuros Register of Styles (2021) is based on his MA thesis Walls within Walls: The Architecture of Intramuros (2021).

About the Intramuros Learning Sessions

The Intramuros Learning Sessions (ILS) is the educational lecture 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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Access & Mobility For All: Enhancing the Mobility of Persons with Disabilities (Batas Pambansa Bilang 344)
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