MANILA, Philippines - A professional Manila tour guide is opposing the construction of a high-rise condominium near Luneta Park in Manila.
Carlos Celdran said the building will ruin the view of the Rizal monument.
"Kapag naglagay ng condo ng ganyan, ang national heritage site natin magiging commericalized. Masama itong simbulo para sa bayan," he said.
"Anong mas importante: ang profit ng isang kompanya o ang karangalan sa vista ni Jose Rizal?" he added.
He has also started an online petition opposing the construction of the Torre de Manila of DMCI Holdings Incorporated.
He said the building will be built in a lot sandwiched behind the former jai-alai lot 40 meters away from Taft Avenue. - Umagang Kay Ganda, June 20 2012