MANILA – The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will pay tribute to the late National Artist for Architecture Francisco “Bobby” Mañosa this weekend.
A state necrological ceremony will be held on Sunday, February 24, at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater). It will be open to the public.
The Philippine navy will lead the arrival honors at the CCP Front Lawn at 8:30 a.m., followed by a procession at the Ramp and the necrological ceremony with fellow National Artists at 9 a.m.
Mañosa’s interment at the Libingan ng mga Bayani will take place after the necrological service.
A central figure in Philippine architecture for more than 50 years, Mañosa died last February 20 due to a lingering illness. He was 88.
He was acclaimed for his buildings, which highlighted indigenous materials such as bamboo and rattan, and for pioneering sustainable architecture through his “edible garden.”
His major works include the landmark design of the Sulo Hotel in the 1960s and the San Miguel Building, to name a few.
Mañosa was survived by his wife, Denise, and their three children – Bambi, Dino, and Gelo.