By: Paolo M. Bustamante
Pink, Pink, and more pink! The color pink once dominated the streets of the Metro during Bayani Fernando's term as MMDA Chairman. He made the color trend from unsightly to appealing but after his term, the new MMDA chairman decided to go from posh pink to eco green. The MMDA made a hasty decision in changing their the theme. So much for ECOnomizing.
The Obles Building, you can see it if you are coming from the Jones Bridge or is it the Sta. Cruz, well I don't know, those bridges all look the same to me. The Obles Building, all covered with 3 different shades of pink. The building is one of the oldest buildings in Escolta. Built during the late 19th century, it's theme was very neoclassic but it was remodeled during the 1960's with a much more modern flavor. According to Mr. Richard Tuason-Sanchez Bautista, the Olbes building was cladded totally by prewar cast due to house pre cast had office there.