MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippine Supreme Court has yet to decide on the Torre de Manila developers’ petition asking the high court to allow them to proceed with the condominium’s construction, citing a potential loss of over P250 million.
In 2015, the high court stopped DMCI Project Developer Inc. from proceeding with the construction of the 49-storey condominium following a petition by the Knights of Rizal saying it mars the vista or visual corridors of the Rizal Monument in Luneta.The group said, once completed, the condominium would “stick out like a sore thumb and dwarf” all surroundings within a radius of two kilometers.
There were alternative proposals to resolve the sticky issue, among them, to turn the Rizal Monument 180 degrees sideways , so that instead of the condominium building, its backdrop would be the world-famous Manila Bay.
But the alternative proposal is a myth.
If turned 180 degrees, the monument’s backdrop will not be Manila Bay. Instead, it will be the Quirino Grandstand at Luneta Park.
With this in mind, the Manila City Government is turning to Filipino netizens, especially Manila residents to help with the final decision. It has sanctioned The Adobo Chronicles to conduct this poll among its readers and followers.
Please vote in the poll.