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Historical Documents, Architectural Plans, and Other Information About The El Hogar Building

Requested from NHCP by F. Monteverde at 11:30 PM on Sep 10, 2023.
Purpose: Architectural Research
Date of Coverage: 09/10/2023 - 09/10/2023
Tracking no: #NHCP-211779589201

Monteverde 11:30 PM, Sep 10, 2023

Hi, I'm a 4th-year Architecture student at Far Eastern University.

In compliance with the course requirements, I would like to request your permission to obtain the following documents regarding my research study—Adaptive Reuse of El Hogar Building:

History of El Hogar Filipino Building
Historical Marker and Status of El Hogar Filipino Building
Floor Plans of El Hogar Filipino Building
Building Owner of El Hogar Filipino Building

Thank you.

Officer 11:33 AM, Sep 11, 2023

September 11, 2023

Dear Citizen,


Thank you for your request dated Sep 10, 2023 11:30:33 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Historical Documents, Architectural Plans, and Other Information About The El Hogar Building.

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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