World-renowned structures in the Philippines just like the old Congress Building hdd perfectly embodied the sensitive political machineries of this splendid archipelago. Historically, this is frequently referred to as Old Legislative Building has become one of the most illustrious structures in the Philippines. This was designed by an American architect who goes by the name of Ralph Harrington Doane. His unequaled brilliance was perfectly combined with the ingenuity of Antonio Toledo, in the year 1918.

The Philippines' Old Congress Building.

The Philippines’ Old Congress Building.

Initially, it was originally planned to be the haven of the National Library. However, a Capitol Building was also built for the benefit of the powerful Philippine Legislature. This event had momentously transpired on the 16th day of October in 1916. As years went by, Philippine Congress had decided to transfer to the National Library in 1926. From then on, several changes had been critically made. After which, the Second Regular Session of the 7th Philippine Congress was formally convened. Hence, it had remained in the august premises of the National Library from 1928 to 1944. In those years, the antiquated legislative building of the Philippines has honorably served as the official residence of the country’s duly elected Prime Minister. Although it had been renovated for a thousand times over, it had never lost its grandiosity all those years. During the Marcos regime it was known as the Executive House and it never became a rubber stamp of the alleged dictator who ruled the said country for two decades. As far as its astonishing features are to be regarded, there are huge Corinthian columns which seemed to have magnificently envisaged how stern are those political leaders who had played pivotal roles in improving the sensitive political landscape of the Philippines. In essence, most of its prolific elements had all emanated from the creative juices of Isabelo Tampinco.

In the same manner, the best features of the primal arm of legislation in the Philippines had been a clear manifestation of honor, nobility, sincerity and freedom without reservations. Among these are as follows: Kalantiyaw and Apolinario Mabini, Moses, Hammurabi and Ramses the Great among others. In this regard, there is no doubt that this more than just a tourism icon. We may never see the humble image of the Old Congress Building once again. Despite of this bitter fact, it is somehow a welcoming development on the part of political structure that it is indeed willing to undergo dynamic changes which we will never forget for a lifetime. Indeed, the magnificence of social revolution will always inspire the young Filipinos to serve their country well in order not taint the image of the Old Congress Building with shame, dishonor and guilt without apparent reason.

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