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January 01, 2013
M.A.D.E. list of award winners for Interior Design

LIST OF GRAND PRIZE WINNERS (2005 to 2011) 2011- IDr. Gelo Del Mundo 2010- IDr. Maureen Grace D. De Jesus 2009- IDr. Karina Diana A. Cortez 2008- IDr. April Rose A. Frigillana 2007- IDr. Wilhelmina S. Garcia 2006- IDr. Jasmine O'yek Sy 2005- IDr. Marybeth T. Ting
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January 01, $ to January 01, 2014
M.A.D.E. List of Grand Prize Winners for Architecture

LIST OF GRAND PRIZE WINNERS (2005 to 2011) 2011- Arch. Oscar Peñasales 2010- Arch. Angelo Miguel Mañosa 2009- Arch. John David O'Yek 2007- Arch. Jericho A. Adriano 2006- Arch. Michael T. Peña 2005- Arch. Noel Tan
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July 19, 2012
LIXIL Asia Launches in Manila

Toshimasa Iue, CEO of Lixil Global Company, stresses a point at a press conference held recently in Makati City.
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July 19, 2012
LIXIL Aims to Become a Global Leader in Construction Products

In a recent press conference held in Makati to launch Lixil in the Philippines, Kenneth Ng, LIXIL Asia CEO, said that Lixil Asia has been set up precisely to streamline the company's subsidiaries and offer customers with efficient all-in-one packages.
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July 19, 2012
LIXIL Looks at Asean Countries as High-Growth Market

In a speech delivered at a recent press conference held in Makati City, Toshimasa Iue, CEO of Lixil Global Company, stressed that one of Lixil's key measures to achieve sales of US$37.5 in 2015 is business development in Asia
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July 17, 2012
Lixil Asia Launched

Lixil Corp., the largest building materials and housing equipment manufacturer in Japan, has launched Lixil Asia in Manila Wednesday; a move it said will significantly contribute to improvement in overseas sales in the next three years.
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July 17, 2012
Fixture Manufacturer Rides on Property Boom

Lixil is eyeing about $100 million in revenues from the Philippines, believing in the big potential of the country because of its robust construction phase.
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July 17, 2012
Lixil Eyeing $337.5-Billion Sales in 2015, Asia Seen as Catalyst

LIXIL Corp., a Japan-based manufacturer and seller of building materials, housing equipment and related products, sees it business development on Asia as a key to achieving its target sales of $37.5 billion in 2015.
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July 17, 2012
LIXIL Asia Launches in Manila

Makati City, July 11, 2012—The Japan-based LIXIL Corp., manufacturer and seller of building materials, housing equipment, and related products, has announced the launch of LIXIL Asia, an umbrella group comprising American Standard Asia Pacific, LIXIL China, LIXIL Korea, and TOSTEM Thai Marketing–Sash Business.
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July 17, 2012
Japan‘s LIXIL Global to Establish Link to Good Living Through American Standard

American Standard Philippines, a trusted provider of bathroom and kitchen solutions, has recently reaffirmed its commitment to closer ties with LIXIL, which will revolutionize the building materials and housing equipment industry in the country.
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June 15 to July 30, 2012
Diamond Builders Opens New Manila Office

Announcement about Diamond Builder's new office at unit 507 Visayas Building, 77 Visayas Ave., Quezon City
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May 11, 2012
Worldbex 2013 and Philbex Cebu 2013 Advance Booking Day

The Worldbex 2013 and Philbex Cebu 2013 Advance Booking Day is scehduled on May 11, 2012 (Friday) 2:00pm to 5:00pm at Hall B of the Philippine Trade and Training Center.
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March 14 to 18, 2012
Latest Building Products & Technologies unveiled at Worldbex 2012

The newest and latest in Building Products and technologies was unveiled during Worldbex 2012 last March 14-18 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila.
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February 15, 2012
American Standard’s Bathroom Madness on Its Fourth Year

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February 13, 2012
American Standard Inks Deal with Ayala Land.

American Standard and Ayala Land contract signing.
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June 21, 2011
Water-Saving Technologies Drive American Standard’s Operations

Put value in your money and help conserve our water resources. American Standard’s Green Technology is a new innovation for generating energy, cleaning up the environment, and using resources in a conservative, self-sustaining manner.
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April 28 to 30, 2011
UAP To Hold 37th National Convention

37th UAP National Convention to be held on April 28039, 2011 at the SMX Convention Center
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September 25, 2010
UAP-Ontario/Canada Chapter 7th. Year Anniv. Induction of Officers and New Members

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August 29, 2010
UAP-Ontario/Canada Chapter - Annual Picnic 2010

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July 19 to 23, 2010
Fire Safety Practitioners’ Training Course Seminar Set for July 19-23 at Teatro Arkitekto

The UAP will be holding the Third Batch of the Fire Safety Practitioners’ Training Course on July 19-23, 2010 (from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM) at Teatro Arkitekto, UAP National Headquarters Building. Registration costs P4,000.00 for UAP Members in Good Standing.Prior confirmation of attendance is required. Kindly call the UAP National Secretariat at(632) 4126403 / 4126364 (c/o Ms. Alma Valencia) or email us at uapnational@yahoo.com with the following subject: CONFIRMATION OF ATTENDANCE – 3RD BATCH OF FALAR SEMINAR.
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July 12 to 30, 2010
ZWCAD promo for UAP Diliman Members from July 12 to 30

Expedient CADD will be offering ZWCAD 2010 to all UAPD members at a very special price. From P29,900.00 per license, it will just be P23,920.00 per license which will allow you to save 20%.
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November 04, $ to November 04, 2010
Ariston Introduces Indesit Cookers

Ariston and Indesit brands of cooking appliances may not be as familiar to you as other locally available brands, but for the dream kitchen you want to have, these are undoubtedly the brands for you.
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November 04, $ to November 04, 2010
Will the Real Italian, Please Stand Up!

In the Philippines, Ariston is exclusively distributed by Fabriano SPA, Inc., a company with over 37 years of solid experience in appliances. Ariston has a vast range of household appliances such as freestanding cookers, built-in hobs, built-in ovens, range hoods, washers and dryer, dishwasher, refrigerators and freezers all completely built-up (CBU) from Italy and Europe.
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November 04, $ to November 04, 2010
Our ideas…your home: The Ariston Aqualtis Washing Machine

Ariston, the Italian home appliance leader, brings you yet another innovation for the home, designed with you and your lifestyle in mind. The appliance giant’s ideas are in your house again with the Aqualtis washing machine, distributed exclusively by Fabriano S.p.A.
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October 23, 2009
UAP-KSA RIYADH Chapter

Induction of Officers and Members
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October 11, $ to October 11, 2010
A world of possibilities

Safe, clean water is in the news and on the minds of today's consumers. The Merlin™ Reverse Osmosis System addresses those concerns.
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October 11, $ to October 11, 2010
Soften the blow of hard water at home

Do away with your hardwater problems completely Get a GE Autotrol water Softener System today.
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September 23 to October 10, 2009
FILIPINO ARCHITECT SELECTED AS FINALIST IN GUGGENHEIM ART SHELTER

18 SEPTEMBER 2009 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Filipino architect Gonzalo “Jun” Raymundo, Jr. who is based in Quezon City, Philippines was selected as one of the top ten finalists in the prestigious Guggenheim ArtShelter Competition.
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August 30, $ to August 30, 2010
Michael Collins for ZWCAD : Affordable, Fast, Reliable

Dublin, Ireland: July 13, 2009- Michael Collins is director of Michael Collins Associates (www.mca.ie), an Irish architectural practice. In a recent interview, Mr. Collins praised ZWCAD as “just as fast and reliable, or even better” than the existing system they have been using “at a very big reduction in cost.”
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July 24, $ to July 24, 2010
Bluehaus Supports the Green Building Conference

Blue Haus International believes that supporting the green movement is a real commitment in providing the industry with real solutions for the environmental challenges it is facing.
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July 24, $ to July 24, 2010
Mathios Stone "Only Nature Can Copy Us"

A beauty of stone that is desirable with 130 years of perfection, an incomparable beauty.
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July 23, $ to December 30, 2010
Bathroom Trends by Axor

MODERNISM, METROPOLIS, & MILAN. The triple M that embodies the new AXORCitterio M’s latest bathroom collection. The concept opens up and brings in areas to maximize functionality and therefore adds interest in its design.
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April 23 to 26, 2009
INTERICAD at CONEX

Amazing software plug-ins to Intericad Users and affordable stand alone programs made available for everyone.
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January 19 to March 14, 2009
CDEP Landscape Architecture Correlation course starts January 19

CDEP is offering a six-week LA Correlation course starting Jan 19, 2009. Tuition Fee is PhP8,500 including handouts. Contact Jayzel Marco at 4361549 for more details.
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December 12, 2008
Sofique Window Fashion Co.

From custom window shadings and sheers to louvers, shades, blinds and shutters, Hunter Douglas window treatments are custom built especially for your windows and manufactured according to the highest standards of quality.
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September 26, 2008
UAP Diliman CPE Seminar "Medical Tourism: Rx for Architects"

To be held on September 26, 2008 at the Astoria Plaza Hotel
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July 31, 2008
Palafox Associates breaks into Top 100 of World Architecture

The Philippines’ premier architectural, planning, and design firm Palafox Associates now ranks 94th overall in the World Architecture Top 200. The result, as published in the January 2006 edition of BD World Architecture, showed the firm has improved its position in the overall listing of the Top 200 largest architectural practices in the world from its 105th place in 2005.
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June 12 to 15, 2008
UAP-Ontario Chapter @ Philippine Independence Day Celebrations

UAP-Ontario Chapter @ Philippine Independence Day Celebrations
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June 12 to 15, 2008
UAP-Ontario Chapter @ Philippine Independence Day Celebrations

UAP-Ontario Chapter @ Philippine Independence Day Celebrations
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April 25, 2008
Canon conducts Seminar on Architectural Photography for Building Professionals at 2008 UAP National Convention

A seminar on Architectural Photography for Building Professionals was held last April 25, 2008 during the UAP National Convention at the SMX Convention Center in SM the Mall of Asia complex.
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April 25, 2008
American Standard holds lunch presentation at 2008 UAP Conex

American Standard hosted a lunch presentation with special entertainment numbers during the 2008 UAP Conex.
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April 23 to 25, 2008
UAP Stages CONEX 2008 at SMX

The 34th United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) National Convention & Exposition (CONEX) was held lst April 23 to 26, 2008 at the SMX Exhibition Center in the SM Mall of Asia Complex. The exhibition was participated in by various suppliers in the building industry, showcasing their latest products and technologies.
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April 21, 2008
Granite Countertops from Universe Stone

Granite countertops are unique in that no two pieces of granite are exactly the same and it adds a richness and texture to your home that is unmatched by any other granite product. The most common uses for granite today are vanity and kitchen
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March 27 to June 01, 2008
Canon Launches 16 New Products In Its ImageNation Summer Launch

MANILA, 12 March 2008 – Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc. ups the ante for summer as it launches an array of digital imaging products that will perfectly capture the colours of summer. Today, Canon introduces four point and shoot digital cameras: PowerShot A470, PowerShot A580, PowerShot A590 IS and IXUS 80 IS; two MiniDV camcorders: ZR 900 and ZR 930; two DVD camcorders: DC 310 and DC 320; two laser beam printers: Laser Shot LBP 3310 and Laser Shot LBP 3370; and four multimedia projectors: XEED SX7 and X700 LCOS projectors and LV-7365 and LV-7585 LCD projectors; together with the highly anticipated EOS 450D digital SLR.
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January 10, 2008
Lecture on LEED evaluation system set for Thursday January 10, 2008 from 6pm to 8pm at the UP College of Architecture

Lecture on the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) evaluation system developed by the US Green Building Council will be conducted by LEED Accredited Professional Manny Enriquez on Thursday, 10 January 2008 from 6pm to 8pm at the UP College of Architecture.
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December 02, 2007
The Abbreviation of Architect(ure), Architect(ural)

What is really the abbreviation for the word Architect(ural), Architecture? Some say it is Arch’t., others Archt. And still some is Arch. Others even say it doesn’t matter. Of course it matters. The doctors have their Dr., the lawyers, Atty. They won’t like it if these abbreviations are changed. The military have their Lt. for Lieutenant; Capt. for Captain; Col. for Colonel; Gen. for General, etc.
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Christmas Book Drive – The Gift of Giving Continues

Book drive to benefit schools in Nueva Ecija and Cagayan
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October 26 to 28, 2007
NCA16 Exhibits Latest Building Products

Over 70 exhibit booths were occupied by sponsors and suppliers showcasing their latest building products for delegates to see and appreciate during the 16th National Conference of Architects (NCA) held last October 26-28, 2007 at Cebu City.
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October 07 to 30, 2007
ELECTRICAL DESIGN FOR SHK. YOUSEF BANAJA

A PRIVATE VILLA OF SHK. YOUSEF BANAJA THROUGH THE BURUOJ ENGINEERING CONSULTANT (SAUDI ARABIA) HAS AWARDED THE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN AND CONSULTANCY TO ENGR. MARLO M. JOVEN
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October 06, 2007
Pride of Place: A calendar of heritage updates now ready

The latest in the series of desk calendars and postcards published by the Heritage Conservation Society (HCS) where proceeds go to fund the Society's projects, "Heritage Recycled," the 2008 edition of the calendar is ready.
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September 22, 2007
UAP-Ontario/Canada Chapter 4th.Induction of Officers and New Members

Arch’t Severino Perez Accepts the Gavel
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September 10, 2007
6th UAP Golf Cup

Hunter Douglas Phils.,Inc. won as the overall champion of the 6th UAP Golf Cup last September 10, 2007 played by Dennis Nicomedes.
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September 01, 2007
Arkispecs.com presents 2007 Profile Template Collection

Arkispecs.com offers a myriad of custom color schemes and pre-designed templates for your business profiles. With so many possibilities and combinations available, there’s definitely a design theme that projects the right image suited for your unique kind of business.
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August 13 to 25, 2007
UAP Diliman to Hold CPE Seminar

The seminar, entitled Affordable Housing: The Look for Less, will be held at the Ortigas Home Depot conference room
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July 30 to August 09, 2007
UAP Diliman GMM set for August 9

GMM at Allan's Grill, Marikina Shoe Expo, Cubao
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June 26, 2007
ABA Monthly Tournament moved to July 6, 2007

ABA's monthly tournament to be held at Playdium in Araneta Avenue, Quezon City
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June 08 to 09, 2007
Art Sneak Peak of MADE National Competition entries on June 8 & 9

Take a first look at the latest crop of entries from one of the country’s most prestigious and eagerly anticipated art competitions. Metrobank Foundation invites you behind the scenes of the 2007 Metrobank Art and Design Excellence (MADE) National Competition. Semifinal entries of the painting and sculpture category and the entries of the architecture and interior design category will be open to public viewing on June 8 and 9, 8:30 am to 7:00 pm at the 2/F, Fortune Building, Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.
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June 03, 2007
Job Openings for CAD Project Managers, Project Coordinators, & Junior Architects at EServicePro

EServicePro, an Architectural Outsourcing firm that caters to the US Architects by producing electronic drawings, or CAD files for their project requirement, is looking for qualified candidates for employment...
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April 25 to May 31, 2007
Ontario/Canada Chapter @ UAP National Conventions in Manila

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April 13, 2007
Increase the living comfort!

Are you spending too much on your monthly energy bills? Is your home not yet insulated?
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Vineyard Walltech System Corporation Celebrates Second-Year Anniversary

Owner Ramonsito B. Uy and Ma. Sheila Uy attribute this success to the originality and quality of their insulated wall panel EcoWALL products, and the beauty and advantages of EcoWALL itself.
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January 09, 2007
UAP prexy appointed Vice Chairman to the NBC’s Board of Consultants

UAP National President Archt. Edric Marco C. Florentino, fuap has been named Vice Chairman of the Board of Consultants of the National Building Code through Special Order No. 91, series of 2006 issued by the Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways Hon. Hermogenes E. Ebdane, Jr. The Board of Consultants (BOC) of the NBC (PD 1096) was organized through Special Order No. 1 dated 01 April 1996 and reconstituted through Special Order No. 5 dated 05 January 2006.
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December 18, 2006
New Exploration of Tidal Power for San Francisco

Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced that the City would formally explore the possibility of generating clean energy through the power of the tides at the Golden Gate with a $150,000, twelve to eighteen-month feasibility study to be conducted by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), working with the San Francisco Department of the Environment (SFE).
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December 16, 2006
ROBERT ALEJANDRO is guest artist at

The UAP-Manila Corinthian Chapter headed by its chapter president Arch. Ana Carangan-Valencia and chapter secretary Arch. Pam Alianza-Constantino spent their social outreach project at MARILAC HILLS, Alabang last December 16, 2006. The event was dubbed as “PASKOrinthian HANDOG 2006: ART-Korinthian with KUYA ROBERT”.
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December 16, 2006
ROBERT ALEJANDRO is guest artist at

The UAP-Manila Corinthian Chapter headed by its chapter president Arch. Ana Carangan-Valencia and chapter secretary Arch. Pam Alianza-Constantino spent their social outreach project at MARILAC HILLS, Alabang last December 16, 2006. The event was dubbed as “PASKOrinthian HANDOG 2006: ART-Korinthian with KUYA ROBERT”.
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November 25, 2006
Architects Golf Classic Awarding Ceremonies held at Valle 6 Clubhouse

The Architect's Golf Classic, the once-a-year golfing spectacle was recently held last November 20, 2006 at the Sta Elena Golf Club, with the awarding ceremonies following last November 25, 2006 at the Valle Verde 6 Clubhouse.
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November 08 to 11, 2006
Philconstruct 2006 brings together over 600 exhibitors from 15 countries

PHILCONSTRUCT 2006 – the 16th Philippine International Construction, Building Materials and Equipment Exhibition and Technology Forum will be held from November 8 – 11 at the sprawling World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM).
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October 01, 2006
2006 World Architecture Day set for October 1 at SM Mall of Asia

2006 WORLD ARCHITECTURE DAY 1 October, 2006 9am to 10pm Music Hall, Entertainment Bldg, SM Mall of Asia Theme: "KEY MOMENTS INTHE GLOBAL EVOLUTION OF ARCHITECTURE"
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October 01, 2006
2006 World Architecture Day Scheduled for October 1 at SM Mall of Asia

The United Architects of the Philippines invites everyone to join and celebrate with us the 2006 World Architecture Day on October 1, 2006 at the SM Mall of ASIA, Pasay City.
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September 26 to December 28, 2006
The Wit and Class of a Filipino

A Filipino walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. He tells the loan officer that he is going to the Philippines on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000...
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August 26, 2006
UAP Diliman to Hold Photography Workshop

1-5pm, August 26, 2006 at the College of Architecture Building, UP Diliman
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August 11, 2006
Exhibitors signup for Philconstruct 2006

Philcontruct 2006 participants have begun formally signing up for their respective booth reservations, kicking off with a contract signing event and press conference at Makati Skyline in World Trade Center last August 11, 2006.
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July 06, 2006
Palafox Associates celebrates 19th year

Premier architectural, planning, and design firm Palafox Associates celebrates its 19th anniversary today. It holds an exhibit showcasing its projects in Architecture, Planning, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Engineering in 24 countries. Coinciding with the celebration is the awarding of its ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications from TUV of Germany.
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July 06, 2006
Ode to Pasig exhibit

A showcase of architects’ and artists’ works on Pasig River has been displayed at the Ayala Museum earlier this month. Among those featured are the firm’s visions for the Pasig River – to create a paradigm shift from treating the river back-of-the-house to front-door of development.
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June 22, 2006
UAP New Manila Chapter Now Online

The UAP New Manila Chapter has found a new home on the Internet at http://www.uap-newmanila.arkispecs.com
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June 12, 2006
Employment Opportunities Available at HBO+EMTB Philippines

HBO+EMTB Philippines Inc is actively searching for qualified candidates for the following positions...
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June 11, 2006
UAP-Alabang Chapter announces schedule of activities for FY 2006-07

UAP-Alabang Chapter, under the leadedrship of incoming Chapter President Arch. Andrew Frondozo, is proud to announce its schedule of activities for Fiscal Year 2006-07...
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April 04 to 29, 2006
UST College of Architecture 76th Alumni Homecoming

The UST College of Architecture will hold its 76th Alumni Homecoming on 29 April 2006 at the Fiesta Pavilion, Manila Hotel from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.
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March 15 to 18, 2006
Asia Pacific's Largest Construction Show Slated for Manila on 2006

KONSTRUKTURA ASYA 2006, the only International Exposition of the Asia Pacific Construction Industry, is about to take center stage. It will be held on March 15 – 18, 2006 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila. The Philippines is proud to be selected as the host country of this mega event.
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March 15 to 18, 2006
International Construction & Mining Show at World Trade

The Philippines, through the efforts of the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA) won the privilege to host KONSTRUKTURA ASYA 2006, the only international exhibition of the Asia Pacific Construction Industry which will take center stage on March 15 – 18, 2006 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM).
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March 10, 2006
UP College Of Architecture Turns Gold

General Alumni Homecoming to be held on March 10, 2006
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February 16 to 19, 2006
American Standard Launches 2006 collection

Watch out for the 2006 collection of American Standard!

January 05, 2006
American Standard Renews Ties with arkispecs.com

American Standard Philippines Limited Co. Inc. reently renewed its major sponsorship contract with www.arkispecs.com, extending again its 3-year strategic partnership with the media company that manages the leading Internet portal for the Philippine building industry.
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January 04, 2006
Job Openings for ARISTOTLE TAN architects + consultants

A young & aggressive architecural design firm based in the Paranaque area is looking for: CAD Operators (preferably with 3D Modelling exprerience), Junior Architects, and Project Architects.
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October 21, 2005
HVAC/R Show Achieve Record Breaking Results

The Philippine Society of Ventilating, Air-conditioning and Refrigerating Engineers (PSVARE) recently announced that HVAC/R PHILIPPINES ’05 – 8th International Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Exhibition & Conference will be held from November 17 - 19, 2005 at the World Trade Center and is expected to attract over 180 exhibitors representing products and services from 14 countries.
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October 21, 2005
HVAC/R Show Achieve Record Breaking Results

The Philippine Society of Ventilating, Air-conditioning and Refrigerating Engineers (PSVARE) recently announced that HVAC/R PHILIPPINES ’05 – 8th International Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Exhibition & Conference will be held from November 17 - 19, 2005 at the World Trade Center and is expected to attract over 180 exhibitors representing products and services from 14 countries.
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October 01, $ to September 30, 2006
Urban Hardware Announces FREE Bangkok Trip Promo 2006

Calling all PRC registered Architects, Landscape Architects, Engineers and Interior Designers! Urban Hardware, Inc. gives you a chance to get a FREE 5-DAY Bangkok trip for 2006!
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June 18, 2005
Beyond Lighting Design and Innovation

Lighting Designer Nicola Faccioni from leading Italian lighting company, PRISMA S.p.A., recently conducted the “Beyond Lighting Design and Innovation” seminar at the Hotel InterContinental Manila among leading architects and interior designers. In cooperation with Cenit Lighting Philippines, Inc., the exclusive Philippine distributor of Prisma products, Mr. Faccionni was also assisted by Prisma S.p.A. Sales Manager (South East Asia and Eastern Europe) Roberto Baggio in launching the LIGHT PERFORMER 1.0 lighting design software package during the seminar.
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April 02, 2005
ABC Charters Pangasinan Chapter

The Architects Bowling Club recently increased its membership base by chartering its newest Chapter- the ABC Pangasinan Chapter held last April 2, 2005 at the PTTC.
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March 31 to April 02, 2005
Arkispecs Joins UAP CONEX

Arkispecs once again participated as an exhibitor and online media sponsor for UAP ConEx 2005 at the Tri-venues of World Trade Center Manila, PTTC, and Westin Philippine Plaza from March 31 to April 2, 2005
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March 01, 2005
Job Openings for Designers, Cad Encoders, Graphic Artists

Jericho Adriano Architects & Associates is on the lookout for qualified candidates for the positions of Project Architect, Draftsman/Cadsman, Graphic Designer, Project Manager, & Secretary.
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March 01, 2005
Sale 30 to 70% Off at Urban Hardware

Urban Hardare is on sale this month with 30 to 70% off on All sanitary fittings & fixtures, All imported tiles, & All improted Hardware. Kenzai Tiles is not included in the sale.
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January 28, 2005
Bosch introduces the IXO: the world's first cordless drill with Lithium Ion Technology

Robert Bosch Inc recently launched its smallest member in its line of drills and power tools. The IXO is the world's first cordless drill with Lithium Ion Technology.
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January 27, 2005
Arkispecs invites all industry-orgs to join the cyber-community

www.arkispecs.com cordially invites all industry organizations to join the ever-growing cyber-community. This invitation is not just for Metro Manila-based UAP organizations; it reaches out to all filipino organizations related to the building industry, irregardless of professional affiliations or geographic location.
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December 11, 2004
EVG wins 1st USP Badminton Cup

Team EVG won the closely contested 2004 United Suppliers of the Philippines' (USP) Badminton Cup via a tie-breaking match-up. The sudden death match was won by Vholts Vitug and Ed Garcia of Team EVG against the pairing of Bronne Dytoc and Lito De Leon of team Eurotiles.
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PCA Holds Successful Technoforum 2004

As predicted, TechnoForum 2004 (International Conference on Construction Management, Equipment, Technology and I.T. ) was another big success for PCA as it easily filled all four-seminar rooms of the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) during its two-day run on November 18th and 19th.
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November 18 to 20, 2004
Philconstruct Coincides with 3rd Construction Industry Congress & First Construction Safety and Health Congress

2 major congresses were held coinciding with PHILCONSTRUCT 2004 at the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) to uplift the condition of the Philippine construction industry.
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November 04, 2004
What\'s in a brand?

Ariston and Indesit brands are authentic Italian brands. As such, the reputation of Italy for sophistication, class, and elegance are the defining characteristics of their products.
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October 19, 2004
Unitec hosts Badminton group

Unitec hosted a badminton session & dinner for architects last Monday, October 19, 2004 at the Olympic Badminton Courts.
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October 15, 2004
Matwood wins ARAP award

The Awards and Recognition Association of the Philippines (ARAP) gave Anti-Anay MATWOOD™ the distinction of being the country’s No. 1 Premium Mouldings and Framings at the 2004 Philippine Business Excellence Awards held at the Manila Hotel last September 28.
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October 08, 2004
APO Launches Realwood Flooring Products

Architects & Interior Designers were treated to a night of good food, great entertainment, and another excellent product offering as they witnessed the launching of APO RealWOOD last Ocober 8, 2004 at the Loft at Rockwell Land.
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October 01, 2004
Federal Design Expo Launches Brazilian Tiles Collection

Dederal Design Expo recently inaugurated its Brazilian tiles section in Pasong Tamo, Makati city with Brazilian Ambassador Claudio Maria Henrique Do Couto Lyra, accompanied by Deputy Chief of Mission Carlos de carvalho gracing the occasion
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October 01, 2004
UAP District A4 hosts Balangkasan on RA9266

A Balangkasan forum about Republic Act 9266, also known as the new architect's law of 2004 was recently held last October 1, 2004 at the Federal Design Expo.
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September 28, 2004
5th Bticino Golf Trophy Gets Rousing Attendance from Architects

The 5th Bticino Golf Trophy, titled "Switches n' Swings" was staged last Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at the prestigious Manila Golf and Country Club, Harvard Road, Forbes Park, Makati City
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September 23, 2004
Shell Weatherkote reformulated & repackaged into Flintkote

For years, Shell Weatherkote has been the trusted waterproofing system for the Filipino architect and homeowner. But recently, Weatherkote has been formulated and repackaged to give customers more superior protection, higher resistance to weathering and the best value for money.
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September 23, 2004
Shell signs up with www.arkispecs.com

Pilipinas Shell, makers of Shell Flintkote (formerly known as Shell Weatherkote) recently signed up with www.arkispecs.com.
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September 16, 2004
Shell signs up with arkispecs

Pilipinas Shell, makers of Flintkote (formerly known as Weatherkote) recently signed up with arkispecs.com.
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September 07, 2004
Matwood Voted Top Processed Wood by the National Consumers Affairs Foundation

Last August 26, 2004, ANTI-ANAY MATWOOD and its manufacturer MATIMCO, INC. were given separate awards at the 22nd Annual National Consumers Quality & People’s Choice Awards, held at the AFP Theater, by the NACF.
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September 01, 2004
German Lighting Solutions Featured at PCA Show

Firefly Electric & Lighting Corporation, a provider of cost-effective and quality solutions to various project applications to complement its wide range of lighting products using the lates German Technology will display over 500 products at Philconstruct '04 - 14th Philippine International Construction Equipment and Building Materials Exhibition to be held from November 18th-21st at the World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM) and the Philippine trade Training center (PTTC) organized by the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA).
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August 29, 2004
Avadon / KYK Tools at Philconstruct ‘04

Avadon International, the Philippine Exclusive Distributor of KYK Tools will showcase its entire product range at PHILCONSTRUCT ’04
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August 26, 2004
www.arkispecs.com is now updated daily

Arkispecs.com ensures that the data published on the website is updated almost everyday to provide users fresh news and information about building products and the building industry.
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August 18, 2004
Shell Flintkote Launches Flintkote 3 as “One for All” Product

Shell Flintkote No. 3, the “one-for-all” waterproofer from Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation was launched last August 18, 2004 at Waterfront Hotel and Casino, Cebu City. Retail outlets from the different cities in the Visayas and Mindanao region who attended this event welcomed Shell Flintkote No. 3 which is classified as a waterproofing coating for metal and concrete surfaces.
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August 13, 2004
Hardiflex Joins PCA International Expo

James Hardie Philippines Inc., the manufacturer of popular products such as Hardiflex, Hardi Senepa and Hardi Plank have recently confirmed to be one of the biggest exhibitor at PHILCONSTRUCT
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August 13, 2004
Matimco Extends Arkispecs Sponsorship

Matimco Incorporated, makers of Matwood, recently reaffirmed its commitment to support the Internet homes of the foremost organizations in the building industry by extending its participation with arkispecs
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August 09 to 13, 2004
Shell Lobby Exhibit Sponsored by Shell Flintkote

Shell Flintkote hosted an exhibit at the Shellhouse Lobby on August 9-13, 2004 which was aimed at increasing Shell employees’ awareness on Flintkote waterproofing products which they could use in their homes.
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July 26, 2004
Matwod Wins National Shoppers' Choice Award

Matwood, the premium anti-anay wood for framing and interior applications, was recently announced as the NO.1 FRAMINGS and MOULDINGS brand in Metro Manila by the National Shoppers' Choice Awards.
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July 21, 2004
PCA Launches PHILCONSTRUCT 2004

In its continuous pursuit to promote professional services for the building and construction industry, the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA) officially launched the 2004 Philippine International Construction, Building Materials and Equipment Exhibition or PHILCONSTRUCT 2004.
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July 21, 2004
Philconstruct 2004 Gets Rousing Response

The Philippine Constructors Association (PCA), the flag-bearer of the Philippine Construction Industry, is proud to announce that one month after its initial launch, PHILCONSTRUCT 2004, the 14th Philippine International Construction Equipment and Building Materials Exhibition and Technology Forum to be held from November 18th – 21st at the prestigious World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM) has received tremendous positive response from exhibitors and sponsors.
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June 16 to 19, 2004
Annual Animation Competition set for Graphic Expo 2004

Animation studios, production houses, design studios, schools and universities, training institutes, animators, multimedia specialists, and web masters are invited to join and submit entries to the 3rd Animation Competition held during the 9th Graphic Expo 2004 on June 16-19, 2004.
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May 30 to June 01, 2004
Worldbex Goes Regional with Philbex

Philbex 2004- the regional version of Worldbex offers the same features and attraction as Worldbex 2004 only in a different venue. Slated from May 30 to June 1, 2004 at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City, Philbex 2004 is organized by the Worldbex Services International (WSI)
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May 29 to June 19, 2004
Annual Digital Art Competition set for Graphic Expo

Interested parties are invited to join the The Annual Digital Art Competition 2004 which is open to professional and amateur graphic and digital designers, webmasters, photographers, and digital artists. Works that will enter the finals will be exhibited at the Design Gallery area of Graphic Expo 2004 on June 16-19, 2004 at the Philippine Trade Training Center, Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Philippines.
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May 17, 2004
The 2003 Yearbook of www.arkispecs.com

As long been awaited, Arkispecs.com now releases its maiden issue of the Yearbook - your very own hardcopy of our photos and our common memorabilia of the moments that we shared together.
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April 26 to 28, 2004
1st World Sports and Leisure Show Hits the Philippine Scene

Worldbex Service International (WSI), will be holding the 1st World Sports and Leisure Show on April 26 to 28, 2004 at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Pasay City
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April 01, 2004
Matimco bags Most Outstanding Manufacturer of Processed Wood Award

Matimco Inc. made a remarkable achievement when it was recently awarded the Most Outstanding Manufacturer of Processed Wood by the Parangal ng Bayan Foundation Inc. during the 19th Annual National Consumers Excellence Award held in the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium of the RCBC Plaza in Makati.
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April 01, 2004
Mariwasa joins Worldbex 2004

Once again, Mariwasa has successfully introduced its latest wall and floor tile designs in the country’s biggest building and construction trade show – the World Building Exposition 2004. For the past nine years now, Mariwasa has consistently won the admiration of thousands of Worldbex visitors and thus, a regular crowd-drawer among the architects, interior designers, property developers and other related practitioners in the construction industry.
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March 23, 2004
Q&A w/ Adamson FASIA coach Arch. Serge Chua- 2004 Champions

Q&A w/ Arch. Serge Chua (Coach) FASIA Architecture Basktetball Adamson University - 2004 Champions
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March 16 to 20, 2004
WSI: all geared up for Worldbex 2004

Excitement stirs up as the opening of the World Building and Construction Exposition (Worldbex) 2004, the biggest exposition of building and construction products of services, draws near.
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March 06, 2004
ABF Tournament Rules for March 6 & 7

ABF tournament rules & guidelines for the Badminton tournament on March 6 & 7 at Olympic Badminton Courts is as follows...
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February 23, 2004
Varia soon to be available in the Philippines

Ricco-Renzo International Consolidated Trading, Inc. will launch VARIA on Thursday February 26, 2004 at 5:30 pm for cocktails with the country’s top architects and interior designers at the Ricco-Renzo Art Gallery and Café located at the IDC MANILA, 210 Nicanor Garcia St. (formerly Reposo St.), Bel-Air II, Makati City.
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February 17, 2004
American Standard and Ayala Land Partnership

American Standard, a world leading provider of bathroom products, recently sponsored American Standard Fellowship Golf Tournament with Ayala Land key officers as participants for the event.
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February 17, 2004
Indulge in the Ultimate Toilet Luxury and Comfort

Satis Asteo. Makes your daily life richer with luxury bathroom fixtures.
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February 12, 2004
RR Payumo + Partners, Archts Job Openings

RR Payumo + Partners, Architects is in search of qualified applicants for the following positions: Project Architect, Architectural Designer, CAD Architect, Interior Designer, Secretary/Receptionist,Administrative Architect, Data Encoder
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January 27, 2004
IDC Five: Designing for the world's homes

A select group of five design houses have been dubbed members of the exclusive IDC Five: James Adams of Imaje Designs Inc.; Alicia Erfe from Erfe & Associates; Christopher Lacson of Habitat by Atalyer; Nina Santamaria for Habi Home Interiors; and Frank Vander Walle from Diretso Furniture.
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January 27, 2004
IDC Manila: Step into a New World of Design

The International Design Center (IDC) Manila is intent on focusing attention on design, furniture and related services like art and home accents under one roof and under one continuing program of innovation. Its goal is to create a hub where some of the best local designers and furniture manufacturers can provide the best-oriented public with retail options and services for their design needs.
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January 27, 2004
ABC Monthly Championship for January 27, 2004

Nepthy del Rosario of ABC Philippines rolled 1174 pinfalls to win the Architects Bowling Club’s January monthly championship for Group I, Jeffry Cham of Boysen Paints scored 1150 pinfalls to rule Group II, in the event sponsored by Boysen Paints and Nation Paints held last week at the Green Valley Country Club Bowling Center.
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January 20, 2004
Architects Bowling Club Doubles Event for January 13, 2004

With the combined score of 1550 pinfalls, Bert Magsakay and Nick Sy of Main Hardware clinch the Architects Bowling Club’s doubles event at the Green Valley Country Club Bowling Center last week. Onard Abaya and past president Ega Reformado of American Standard placed second with 1527 pinfalls wining by 1 point over Paeng Villanueva past president for 2003 and Ritz Diaz a balik bowler of Eurotiles finished third with 1526 pinfalls, in the weekly event sponsored by Boysen Paints and Nation Paints.
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January 20, 2004
ABC weekly tournament Singles-scratch 3-groups January 20 2004

Nick Sy of Main Hardware rolled 1255 pinfalls to win the Architects Bowling Club’s singles-scratch for Group I, May Sabater of Emerald Pipes scored 1086 pinfalls to rule Group II and Ritz Diaz of CPAC Monier scored 1106 pinfalls to rule Group III, in the event sponsored by Boysen Paints and Nation Paints held last week at the Green Valley Country Club Bowling Center.
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January 01, 2004
Mariwasa Sponsors UP Volunteer Design Project

What started out as a special project in 2001 by the graduating students of UP Interior Design has became a passed-on tradition among the succeeding batches of UP ID. Committed to doing community service, the students, instead of putting up modular exhibits to display their design expertise, opted to offer their service and render voluntary works. And through those years, Mariwasa has been a regular contributor, giving out quality ceramic tiles for free.
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July 25, 2003
Arkispecs goes back online

While arkispecs.com was conducting its research and negotiations looking for a more suitable international web host, the development team took advantage of this opportunity to revamp the entire website to further streamline its functions and update its look...
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July 03, 2003
Arkispecs sponsors Architects Badminton Federation

Arkispecs.com will be the official Internet home of the ABF. The 1st official Architects Badminton exhibition game of ABF will be held on August 2, Saturday, at 8am to 12 noon at Powersmash, 2227 Pasong Tamo, Makati City. Organized by Architect Cathy Carunungan, architects & sponsors are welcome to come join & play

July 02, 2003
Btcino hosts AGC tournament

BTcino/Legrand Philippines hosted the July tournament of AGC last July 21, 2003 (Monday) at Riviera Golf & Country Club.
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