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7 Mysterious Pinoy Building Superstitions

Do you still believe in following lucky numbers, padugo, and “oro, plata, mata” while renovating a home? Find out the history behind these mysterious building practices.

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Original Article: Ciel Tagaza Photography: Miguel Nacianceno & Ocs Alvarez

Typically, building design and construction are based on standard factors such as type of use, climate, surrounding environment, client needs, and budget. But just like sixth sense, building superstitions come into play when it observing house rules to satisfy supernatural interests, especially in the Filipino culture. Even if you're not superstitious, you may be surprised of the many beliefs unconsciously incorporated in creating your space. Here are some of the common building superstitions that are practiced today—identify fact from myth and know the reasons behind these beliefs.

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