By Glenna Aquino
Casa Tesoro was a stately home on A. Mabini Street in Ermita when the district and its surrounding arrabales like Malate were enclaves of landed gentry with second homes. The mansion was built as a vacation house and once marked a whole neighborhood’s genteel and patrician identity.
By John Ernest José
Starting with just three museums and a heritage site seven years ago, Gabii sa Kabilin (GSK) has expanded aggressively and now has 33 participating locations in four cities.
By Alfredo N. Mendoza V
In line with the National Heritage Month, the National Museum inaugurated last May 30 the new Security Bank Hall of the National Museum.
By Levine Andro Lao
Museo de Pulilan, which opened May 25, tells not only about the history of a rich agricultural town on the borders of Bulacan and Pampanga and of her illustrious sons and daughters.
By Alphonsus Luigi E. Alfonso
The indigenous peoples of Mindanao rely on their traditional crafts-weaving, not only for cultural expression but also for helping address the economic needs of the community.
By Mozart Pastrano
Archbishop Jesus A. Dosado of the Archdiocese of Ozamiz has given the Parish of the Holy Rosary in this city an ultimatum: Give the archdiocese P50,000 a month, or the archdiocese will cut the ancient acacia trees in front of the church and convert the church grounds into a commercial zone that will house a popular fast-food chain and a bank.
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
The heritage town of Pila, Laguna, is rich in history, having survived wars, revolutions and catastrophic floods which forced the residents to transfer to its present location near the capital town of Santa Cruz.
By Christine Godinez-Ortega
Waiting to be assessed are 359 untranscribed cassette tapes for digitization, and seven reel tapes, 343 audio tapes, and four boxes of floppy discs on the Ulahingan, a major epic of Mindanao.
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
In connection with the yearlong commemoration of national heritage, and specifically May as Heritage Month, the culture of the Cordillera region— its intoxicating chants, songs and dances, beads, heirloom jewelry, gold and traditional tattoo art—was celebrated recently in Baguio City.
By Norman Bordadora
Recognizing the importance of reading and literacy especially among the country’s youth, President Benigno Aquino III has signed a law designating the birthday of his martyred father, former Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr., a reputed wide reader, as Araw ng Pagbasa or Day of Reading.
By Brylle Tabora
This year’s National Heritage Month celebration will focus on the traditional Santacruzan and Flores de Maria.