PLDT wants the Makati building removed from the heritage list so that it can be redeveloped.

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May 21, 2022

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In a notice to the public dated May 17, as the country observes National Heritage Month, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) said PLDT had explained that RCB “does not demonstrate exceptional cultural, artistic, and historical significance” for the structure to be considered an ICP.


The company controlled by businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan added that the 15-story building at the corner of Dela Rosa Street and Makati Avenue in Makati City was a “generic, nondescript and purged of any references to local culture, tradition, climate or identity of the place” and did not represent the iconic works of Locsin.


In its 15-page petition submitted to the NCCA on April 4, PLDT said it was planning to redevelop and transform RCB into a “modern, ecologically sustainable and open campus-type headquarters” to strengthen its business units’ efficiency and keep up with the changing needs of its customers.


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