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Nationality Filipino
Birth date February 12, 1931(1931-02-12)
Birth place Manila, Philippine Islands
Date of death February 20, 2019(2019-02-20) (aged 88)
Place of death Muntinlupa, Philippines
Alma mater University of Santo Tomas
Buildings Coconut Palace, EDSA Shrine
Awards National Artist of the Philippines

Francisco 'Bobby' Mañosa (February 12, 1931 – February 20, 2019) was a Filipino architect. He was thought as one of the most influential Filipino architects of the 20th century.[1] His works to the development of Philippine architecture led to his recognition as as a National Artist of the Philippines for Architecture in 2018.[2][3][4]

He was popularly known as the architect of the Coconut Palace,[5] his other notable works include the EDSA Shrine, the Davao Pearl Farm, and Amanpulo resorts.[6]

Mañosa died on February 20, 2019 from prostate cancer in Muntinlupa, aged 88.[7][8]


  1. Caruncho, Eric S. (2017-02-15) (in en). Mañosa at National Museum: The Filipino artist who should have been National Artist. Retrieved 2018-10-24. 
  2. Chua, Paolo (2018-10-23). "Here Are the Shortlisted Names For the 2018 Philippine National Artist Award". Town and Country Philippines. Retrieved 2018-10-23. 
  3. Zulueta, Lito B. (2018-10-24). "7 new national artists to be proclaimed Wednesday" (in en). The Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2018-10-24. 
  4. Placido, Dharel. "Palace names new national artists" (in en-US). ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2018-10-24. 
  5. Lico, Gerard (2003) (in en). Edifice Complex: Power, Myth, and Marcos State Architecture. Ateneo University Press. ISBN 9789715504355 . 
  6. Morelos, Miko (2017). "Architecture Timehop at Ortigas Center" (in en). Shelter. 
  7. Ramos, Gerard (20 February 2019). "National Artist Bobby Mañosa, 88". BusinessMirror. Retrieved 20 February 2019. 
  8. "National Artist for Architecture Bobby Mañosa has died". ABS-CBN News. 20 February 2019. Retrieved 20 February 2019. 

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