Palace condoles with kin of National Artist for Architecture Bobby Mañosa

National Artist for Architecture Bobby Mañosa passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 20./Photo from Mañosa Group of Companies Facebook account/

(Eagle News)–The Palace on Thursday, Feb. 21, expressed its condolences to the family of the late National Artist for Architecture Bobby Mañosa.

“The so-called father of Philippine neo-vernacular architecture devoted his lifetime work championing the extensive use of indigenous Filipino materials in his design,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement.

According to Panelo, while Mañosa “will be missed,” his “influence and legacy will continue to live on.”

Mañosa, whose works include the Coconut Palace and the Davao Pear Farm,   passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

He was reportedly fighting pneumonia.

Mañosa, who was conferred the national artist for architecture award by President Rodrigo Duterte last year, was 88 years old.