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As built plans of El Hogar Building in Escolta

Requested from NHCP by L. Belonghilot at 06:35 PM on Sep 25, 2023.
Purpose: Architectural Thesis
Date of Coverage: 08/31/2023 - 09/25/2023
Tracking no: #NHCP-180650678469

Belonghilot 06:35 PM, Sep 25, 2023

Hi! Good day. I would like to make a request for the as built plan of El Hogar Building in Escolta form my undergraduate thesis which includes the ff: 
1. Floor plans
2. Section
3. Elevations
4. Roof plan
5. Or any documentation regarding El Hogar building

Thank you! I truly appreciate your assistance.

Officer 09:03 AM, Sep 27, 2023

September 27, 2023

Dear Citizen,


Thank you for your request dated Sep 25, 2023 06:35:03 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for As built plans of El Hogar Building in Escolta.

Response to Request

Your FOI request is approved. Significant details about the El Hogar Filipino building may be accessed from a court decision, accessible at The United States and its Territories 1870-1825: The Age of Imperialism website ( is also rich with information and articles regarding the said structure. A supplementary article featuring a glimpse of the El Hogar Filipino Building is also available on the Arquitectura Manila website at We also suggest exploring the Manila Nostalgia and Nostalgia with Old Manila Facebook groups for old photographs collected and preserved by various history, cultural, and heritage enthusiasts.

As for its status, following Section 5 of the RA 10066, structures dating at least fifty (50) years old are Cultural Property Considered Important Cultural Property.

Due to the Data Privacy Act of 2012, we are not authorized to disclose the whereabouts of the property owner. Moreover, you may wish to contact the Department of Tourism, Culture, and Arts of Manila of the City of Manila LGU through the following:
Rm. 140, Ground Floor, Manila City Hall
A. Villegas St., Manila, Philippines.
Tel. Nos.: 5310-2048, 5310-5224, 5310-5158

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Thank you.


FOI Receiving Officer

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