National Artist for Architecture Bobby Mañosa dies

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 20) — National Artist for Architecture Francisco "Bobby" Mañosa has died at the age of 88.

The news was confirmed by his daughter Bambi Mañosa through an Instagram post Wednesday.


"He has search the world, he has faced it's harms. Now he found his hero's welcome waiting in God's arms," his daughter wrote.

Mañosa was awarded the National Artist for architecture in October 2018, together with Larry Alcala (Visual Arts), Ryan Cayabyab (Music), Eric de Guia a.k.a. Kidlat Tahimik (Film), Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio (Theater), Resil Mojares (Literature), and Ramon Muzones (Literature).

The architect was best known for designing the EDSA Shrine along   Ortigas Avenue, the LRT-1 stations, and the Coconut Palace, also known as Tahanang Pilipino, located in the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex in Manila.