Want to see ‘Build, Build, Build’ projects in Minecraft form? Villar tells you where to find them

Published February 16, 2021, 9:13 PM

by Ellson Quismorio

A community page on Facebook that features Philippine structures in Minecraft form has recieved Department Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar’s stamp of approval.

(photo from Facebook)

The page is dubbed “Build Build Build Projects Minecraft Philippines,” so its no wonder that it caught of the attention of Villar, the chief builder in President Duterte’s Cabinet.
“#BuildBuildBuild is now in Minecraft. Thank you, Sean Lorenzo! Follow Build Build Build Projects Minecraft Philippines 🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭,” Villar wrote in a post on his wall last February 12.

The DPWH chief’s post came with a comparison of the just-completed Calungbuyan Bridge in Santa, Ilocos Sur–it’s real life image juxtaposed against its “Minecraft build” counterpart. Needless to say, the likeness was impressive.

The bridge connects the town proper of Santa, Ilocos Sur to Barangays Rancho, Dammay, Calungbuyan, Oribi, and Casiber.

The person behind Build Build Build Projects Minecraft Philippines gave this description on the page’s “about” tab: “I build, my hobby to build (sic) are bridges, highways and railways so Minecraft is my favorite game.”

Minecraft is a “sandbox” video game released in 2011. It popularized blocky graphics at a time when photorealism was the industry norm. It’s dated, but still a lot of fun.

“Build, Build, Build,” on the other hand, is President Duterte’s flagship infrastructure modernization program.