“Torre de Manila must go if we are to restore the sanctity of the Rizal Shrine. At the very least, the number of floors of the structure should be reduced to what the developer was originally entitled to. Under Manila’s local zoning ordinances, the tower should have been allowed to build up to only seven floors,” Senator Pia Cayetano said in line with the 118th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal.
The lady senator is the chairperson of the Senate committee on education, arts and culture which conducted the senate inquiry on the construction of 49-story Torre de Manila.
“We can see how it obscures the monument now. We could only imagine how it would dwarf the shrine even more when all 49 floors are completed,” Cayetano adds, as posted on the senator’s official website.
“I remain hopeful that the case filed by the Knights of Rizal against Torre de Manila and its developers, DMCI Homes Inc., before the Supreme Court would be resolved favorably and earnestly by the high court,” she noted.