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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10066
"National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009"
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION OF THE NATIONAL CULTURAL HERITAGE, STRENGTHENING THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS (NCCA) AND ITS AFFILIATED CULTURAL AGENCIES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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The Museum Foundation of the Philippines

(formerly Concerned Citizens for the National Museum) is a non-stock, non-profit, membership, and volunteer organization dedicated to developing greater awareness and appreciation in the Filipino of our country’s rich artistic and cultural heritage in partnership with the National Museum and its network of divisions and branches.

Museum Volunteers of the Philippines (MVP)

Founded in 1981 as a non profit, apolitical, non-sectarian organization, the Museum Volunteers of the Philippines (MVP) aims to study the Philippines, setting it in its historical and Asian context, to provide voluntary assistance at local museums and to promote friendship and understanding within our international membership.

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The National Historical Institute - NHI, as an arm in the culture and development agenda of the government

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The ICOMOS National Committee Philippines

ICOMOS is the official international organization of heritage conservation

The Filipinas Heritage Library

You can view our wide range of reference materials on Philippine history, art, and culture

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF THE PHILIPPINES
Pambansang Sinupan ng Pilipinas

NLP Building, T. M. Kalaw Street, Ermita, 1000 Manila

The Numbers Speak for Themselves

13 million Spanish documents

60 million cataloged public documents

Look RA 9470 - National Archives of the Philippines Act of 2007 HERE

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National Archives of the Philippines

Cebu from 1600 to 1898

We will trace the documents and papers about Cebu from 1600 to 1898 that are kept by the National Archives of the Philippines through this episode of Kabilin entitled NATIONAL ARCHIVES! Host: Archaeologist and Professor Jojo Bersales.

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Heritage Conservation Society Online database of built heritage resources in the Philippines

Many photos and informations of Heritage buildings & Landmarks

Look also the facebook HERE

This site contains an in-depth definition of what the Philippines is all about. You can access its people, history, geography, culture, the arts, crafts, religion; as well as, traditional and modern lifestyles, new sites and sounds, travel and fashion
Cultural Heritage

So many good informations

National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)

look also HERE

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National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)


The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is the overall policy making body, coordinating, and grants giving agency for the preservation, development and promotion of Philippine arts and culture; an executing agency for the policies it formulates; and task to administering the National Endowment Fund for Culture and the Arts (NEFCA) exclusively for the implementation of culture and arts programs in line with the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan for Culture and the Arts.

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Legacy - Philippine World Heritage Sites

(Part 1) - Introduction & Tubbataha Reef

(Part 2) - Puerto Princesa Subterranean River & Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras

(Part 3) - Historic Center of Vigan & Baroque Churches of the Philippines

(Part 4) - Challenges & Conclusion

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UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES OF THE PHILIPPINES

THE LATEST PHILIPPINE WORLD HERITAGE SITES COMPOSED OF THE CENTURIES OLD CHURCHES, VIGAN TOWN, BANAUE RICE TERRACES, PUERTO PRINCESA UNDERGROUND RIVER, & TUBBATAHA NATURAL MARINE PARK.. OTHER PENDING PROPOSALS ARE THE IVATAN VILLAGE OF BATANES & TAAL HERITAGE TOWN

Cultural Center of the Philippines

Look also HERE, and look the article as pdf HERE

AND look also HERE

The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)
Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC)

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Maps of Philippines - Historical from 1700 to 1965

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The Video- & Photostation with

Philippine Special Maps 

About e.g. 

Airports, Ethnic groups, Languages, Railways, Roads, Protected areas, Mining - Etc.

The Journal of History

is the official publication of the Philippine National Historical Society (first named Philippine Historical Society), an organization of historians and practitioners of history

Many good articles for free download e.g.:

  • Land and Society in Early Colonial Philippines (Introduction of the Panel)
    Bernardita Reyes Churchill
  • The Agturáy of the Ili: The Elite of Ilocos, 1574-1661
    Digna Balangua Apilado
  • Southern Tagalog Society in a Time of Transition, 1571-1671
    Maria Eloisa G. Parco de Castro
  • Disaster in Itî’s Land: The Tragic Social History of the Datû Class in
    Leyte (1521-1622)
    Rolando O. Borrinaga
  • King Gaam, the Last Monarch of Agbonan (now San Isidro), Bohol, in the
    Early 19th Century
    Emmanuel Luis A. Romanillos
  • Recreating Local History Through Vintage Photographs
    Cenon-Roldan Agbayani, Jr.
  • The Visayas: Islands in the Seas, A Historical Perspective (Series 5)
    Earl Jude Paul L. Cleope
  • Guerrilla War against the Japanese: Americans in the Visayas
    Violeta S. Ignacio
  • Human Bibingka: Leyteños under Japanese Rule (1942-1944)
    George Emmanuel R. Borrinaga
  • President Sergio Osmeña in Tacloban, Leyte, 1944–1945
    Pablo U. Amascual, III
  • Anti-Filipinism in Late 19th Century Publications in Spain
    Erlinda K. Alburo
  • The Mindanao I Never Saw: Glimpses of ‘Yutâ sa Saad’ from the
    Collections of the Cebuano Studies Center, University of San Carlos
    Nestor Roa Pacana
  • Building a Colonial Hill Station: The Genesis of Baguio
    Maria Nela B. Florendo
Ibanag Heritage Foundation Inc. - IHFI

Heritage

Religious and Beliefs

Programs, Projects and Activities

Baao - Camarines Sur

Historical & Cultural Society

The society has been established to promote research on the history and culture of the town of Baao, Camarines Sur, so as to preserve its rich historical and cultural heritage, and to cherish the memory and legacy of its illustrious people.

The Heritage of Cebu
Cultural Heritage in Philippine Society Cultural Heritage in Philippine Society

by

Aurora Roxas-Lim

University of the Philippines

The Philippine Science Heritage Center (PSHC) or SALINLAHI (meaning "heirloom of a generation")
OceanHeritage.com.ph is formed to address the dire need to protect and conserve the marine environment of The Philippines - the seas are an essential part of our country´s history, and its ecosystem.
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Philippine Cultural Heritage Tour

Cebu Southeastern Cultural Heritage Tour September 13, 2009...

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An Educational Tour: A Heritage Trail to Southwest Cebu

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The Evolution of the Philippine Flag
Philippine Heritage Watch Philippine Heritage Watch

Heritage mistakes and disasters so that the public may know

Banaue Rice Terraces

Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras

World Heritage

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Banaue Rice Terraces

Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 and dubbed as the "Eight Wonder of the World," the 2,000-year-old terraces manifest the engineering skill and ingenuity of the sturdy Ifugao people, who with bare hands carved this stair-like monument out of the Cordillera mountainside.

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Bayanihan para sa Hagdang Palayan

8th Wonder of the World

AboutPhilippines.ph thinks: One of the best video we have seen

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Batad and Banaue rice terraces

2-Day Trip to the 8th Wonder of the World and the enigmatic Batad Rice Terraces

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Batad - Ifugao -  A Magical place

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VANISHING HERITAGE: Saving the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras (With English subtitles where appropriate)

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Look more about Batad on the above links and HERE

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The Attul of Banghallan - Lagawe, Ifugao

(The earliest dated terraces in Ifugao)

The Home of the Early Terrace Builders in Ifugao

"The Early Terrace Builders became resilient with the demands of time... They have learned from the remnants of landslides and from every drop of soil that falls along the paddies of the fields..."

"They did not crown Laurels of fame and fortune on their heads but rather out of the innocence of the heart to provide sustenance to the family... They didn't know they were building a Great Monument.. a Treasure.. a World Wonder.. and a Masterpiece.."

Cordillera Cultural Heritage

Just so many good informations about nearly everything, so just look it

by/ CARIDAD B. FIAR-OD, PhD
College Vice President, MPSPC
Council of Elders, Igorot Global Organization
 
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Look as pdf HERE
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Cordillera Cultural Heritage

Just so many good informations about nearly everything, so just look it

by/ CARIDAD B. FIAR-OD, PhD
College Vice President, MPSPC
Council of Elders, Igorot Global Organization
 
Look also the above link
Railways, Waterways, Stone-ways

Railways, Waterways, Stone-ways

The concern for introducing improvements into urban life concentrates on infrastructures: the provision of a fresh-water supply, and the establishing of rail and tram lines.

many good details, maps and photos

The peopling of the Philippines The peopling of the Philippines

by/Gaillard & Mallari

Archaeology The focus is on the prehistory of the Philippines and their relation to the rest of the prehistory of Southeast Asia.

Researches in two broad areas: Terrestrial and underwater archaeology.

Many good informations and photos

Wilhelm G. Solheim II Foundation for Philippine Archaeology, Inc.

Archaeology in the Philippines, the National Museum and an Emergent Filipino Nation


Ancient Philippine ART

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Look as pdf HERE

Video


Ancient Philippine ART

Look more on the above links

Baybayin - The Ancient Script of the Philippines
Heritage of Visayan Island in the Philippines
The ancient society The ancient in Philippine society

COMMUNITY STRUCTURE
DWELLINGS
ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
SOCIAL ORGANIZATION
POLITICAL ORGANIZATION
JUDICIAL SYSTEM
RELIGION
BURIAL AND MOURNING CUSTOMS
MODE OF DRESSING
FOOD
ARTS
MUSIC

Philippine Historical Landmarks
Historical Places

Architecture

Now and heritage, ethnic, indigenous architecture - etc.

The Ancient Philippine Archipelago

Many good description of the different Indigenous peoples of the Philippines

Look also HERE

"Ifugao Law" Heritage: The Ifugao Law (1919) - culture - traditions with many good photos
Spanish Heritage in The Philippines

Many good informations and photos

Look the article HERE

The Fabulous Spanish Heritage of Tigbauan, Iloilo

Look the article HERE

Mangyan Heritage Center - MHC

Safeguarding the indigenous culture of Mindoro

Ivan About Towns

Preserve our Heritage

The Heritage of Cebu

Reminiscing Cebu’s old railway system

Look also HERE (slowly to load)

Buhisan Dam

Cebuanos finally got their first glimpse of piped water when the Buhisan Dam, the only one outside Manila, was first tested at the reservoir in Tisa, Labangon, on December 27, 1911. While the availability of potable water was still about two months away, it was poignant that the trial, which drenched many a Cebuano, came on Holy Innocents Day. For hundreds of children and infants had succumbed to another round of the cholera epidemic the previous year.

Look also HERE

Look both the articles in one pdf HERE

Look more about Central Cebu Protected Landscape, (CCPL) HERE

Video

Buhisan Dam and Fuente Osmeña Centennial

Know more about Buhisan Dam and Fuente Osmeña, two important infrastructures in the history of Cebu that were built exactly 100 years ago, through this episode of KABILIN with Prof. Jojo Bersales, "BUHISAN DAM AND FUENTE OSMEÑA"!

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Look also the above link

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The Journey - Cebu Legacy - How It Came to Be!

 These Videos contains the historical information of Cebu's favorite historical tourist spots. The purpose of having this project is to enable the foreign students experience socio-linguistic approach to learning and to promote Cebu as a tourist destination. This is a Communication Class Project in ESL (English as Second Language). Farrah Koreen Revilla, Production Executive. Written by : Joyce Cresencio, Directed, Hosted & Created by: Francisco B. Francisco. The creator of this video is a graduate of Mass Communication major in Broadcast Media in University of San Jose Recoletos, Cebu City.

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Cebu prior to World War II

"Oh Cebu pagkatahum mo kaniadto"

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Historical Photos from Cebu

Look also below HERE

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Cebu's Ancestral Houses

Many old houses in Cebu have unique architecture and design. Know more about some of these houses that are still standing in many towns and cities of the Province of Cebu in these 13 parts of KABILIN episode entitled, "CEBU'S ANCESTRAL HOUSES".

Remark this is a sub-album in the main-album "Historic Towns & Buildings"

Video

Gabaldon School Buildings

Universal education was promoted during the American Occupation and continues up to this day. The school buildings better known as the Gabaldon Schools are the proofs of this so-called universal education. Learn and understand more about this through the episode of Kabilin entitled "William E. Parson's Legacy: THE GABALDON SCHOOL BUILDINGS". Host: Archaeologist and Professor Jojo Bersales.

Look more about American impacts to Filipino Education HERE

Video

Toledo City Heritage
Video

Iloilo City

Heritage Sites

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Boljoon Heritage

Our Town: Boljoon

Malinta Tunnel, Corregidor

look much more about Heritage of Corregidor HERE

Corregidor Island, map - December 1941

Look many more historical maps with Corregidor Island fortifications (historical maps) HERE

Video

Corregidor Island fortifications

Welcome to Jamie's Journeys! Join Regent Seven Seas cruise director and adventurer Jamie Logan as he travels to this small but heavily fortified island which was the site of one of the great battles during WWII. Here American and Filipino forces held off the Imperial Japanese Navy which delayed their advance and saved Australia from invasion. See the incredible remains of this battle torn island!

Siquijor Heritage Foundation, Incorporated
Corregidor - Then and Now
History of Culion Sanitarium and General Hospital

Look the article HERE

Look more about the present Culion island HERE

Culion - A Paradise Lost - A Paradise Regained

Look more about the present Culion island HERE

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society
Intangible Heritage

Masterpieces of Oral & Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in Philippines

Video

 Oral & Intangible Heritage - the Maranao people - The Darangen

The Darangen is an ancient epic song that encompasses a wealth of knowledge about the Maranao people who live in the Lake Lanao region of Mindanao. This southernmost island of the Philippine archipelago is the traditional homeland of the Maranao, one of the country's three main Muslim groups.

Although other variations exist among the Maranao ethnic communities living in other areas, among the Maguindanao ethnic group, and Manobo groups to the Pacific Coast. The one in Lanao del Sur is considered the most definitive.

Remark 2 videos in the album - Look the full description of the videos HERE and look also HERE

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 Remark these are 2 sub-album in the main-album "The lifestyle of Ifugao Mountain Tribe"

Oral & Intangible Heritage - Ifugao Hudhud

The Hudhud Chants of the Ifugao

The Hudhud consists of narrative chants traditionally performed by the Ifugao community, which is well known for its rice terraces extending over the highlands of the northern island of the Philippine archipelago. It is practiced during the rice sowing season, at harvest time and at funeral wakes and rituals. Thought to have originated before the seventh century, the Hudhud comprises more than 200 chants, each divided into 40 episodes. A complete recitation may last several days.

Remark 4 videos in the sub-album - Look the full description of the videos HERE and look MUCH more about the Ifugao Hudhud HERE

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Ifugao Gong Music and dance

Apr 27, 2012 cshallag wrote: This was taken during the thanksgiving of the Lagguy family at Likud, Haliap, Asipulo, Ifugao last April 6, 2012 .The lady who is beating the gong is Mrs. Maria Tayaban of Haliap together with the old folks of that barangay. Enjoy dancing!

Oral & Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding Oral & Intangible Cultural Heritage in Philippines
Intangible Cultural Heritage Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Philippines
Making Cultural Heritage Alive Making Cultural Heritage Alive in Contemporary Philippine Culture

Fr. Ted Milan Torralba

Spanish Made Easy and Practical For Filipinos So much good to read - som many links to everything - Spanish in Philippines

also links to museums

Visayan Landmarks
Panubli-on: The Iloilo Heritage Panubli-on: The Iloilo Heritage
Ifugao: the Banaue Ethnic Village
The Tam-Awan Village - Baguio
There are a number of Igorot huts within the village which will allow you to see how the homes of the mountain people really look like.
Tumayaw Village

is a development to promote ethnic pride among the Banayoyo people while also providing them with the means to prosper and perpetuate the heritage of its people

Look also HERE

Video

Tumayaw Village - Remark 2 videos in the album

Tumayaw Village is a development to promote ethnic pride among the Banayoyo people while also providing them with the means to prosper and perpetuate the heritage of its people

Baguio Landmarks
Baguio: Landmarks & Scenic Attractions part 1

look part 2 HERE

Video

Baguio City - Portrait Of A Hill Station

Portrait Of A Hill Station is a documentary on the history of Baguio City independently produced by Open Space. Written, directed, edited and original incidental music by Karlo Marko Altomonte. Narrated by RL Abella-Altomonte. Jojo Lamaria and Austrude Batas Delo, technical assistants. Roman Ordoña, Eunice Caburao and Leon Karlos Altomonte, production assistants. Produced in Baguio City, 2008.

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The National Museum has declared the Maranao torogan, specifically the Kawayan torogan as National Cultural Treasure

look also HERE

Picturesque Old Philippines
Buhay Pinoy Noon Collection of old pictures from black and white or color prints
Old photos from Philippines
Baliktanaw Baliktanaw - Filipino Past in Pictures
A BRIEF HISTORY OF BALAYAN, BATANGAS

“BALAYAN", the name of an old town and of vast province Batangas in 1581, which has been figured out here as the center of the ancient country Mai-I

Look the article HERE

Artifacts discovery might lead to lost tribe.

Experts at the National Museum in the capital Manila are studying the burial urns from a tribe that lived in the Philippines over 2,000 years ago, in what could be a major archaeological discovery.

"The pottery has human faces that show emotions," Eusebio Dizon, head of the archaeological unit at the National Museum

Look the article incl. photos as pdf HERE

Polished Stone Adzes from Ille Cave at El Nido, Palawan Island

by/Alfred F. Pawlik, University of the Philippines, ASP

Tabon Man

the oldest known fossil age of about 47,000 years remains of Homo sapiens in Southeast Asia — a portion of a human tibia — is from the Tabon Cave near Quezon, Palawan

Look the article HERE

The Tabon Man refers to a particular set of human remains, specifically of the species Homo sapiens - the “intelligent” or “modern” man – believed to be the first man in the Philippines.

Look also HERE

THE MANUNGGUL JAR AS A VESSEL OF HISTORY
by: Michael Charleston B. Chua - Arts of the Philippines

The Mannungul Jar was found in the Tabon Cave in Palawan

Look the FULL article HERE

Look also HERE and HERE

Video

The cultural treasure "The Manunggul Jar"

found in the early 1960’s in Manunggul Cave - Tabon Cave, Lipuun Point, Palawan is a secondary burial jar. The upper portion of the jar, as well as the cover is incised with curvilinear scroll designs and painted with natural iron or hematite. On top of the jar cover or lid is a boat with two human figures representing two souls on a voyage to the afterlife. The boatman is seated behind a figure whose hands are crossed on the chest. The position of the hands is a traditional Filipino practice observed when arranging the corpse.

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Video

The Kabayan Mummies

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The mummies of Kabayan

by/akosilolo

A scary expedition in the Benguet province, Philippines.

The mummies you see in these videos are more than 500 years old and were preserved by the Ibaloi tribe. I would like to thank our guides, who were so helpful. Without them this video couldn't have been realized! Finally I would like to mention that we followed all the rules and customs. The Benguet Province and particularly Kabayan is such a nice place with old traditions and friendly people. Let's keep such wonderful places as they are. Philippines...mahal kita! Carabao Productions of Switzerland - Just play - the black screen is just the start :-)

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The Dead, Death, Funeral, Burial

The Dead, Death, Funeral, Burial in the past - Traditional & Ethnic

Video

 Death & Beauty in Old San Remigio, Cebu

Join Prof. Jojo Bersales as he rediscovers for the second time around, the culture of what has been the KARAANG KANGHAGAS or the town of SAN REMIGIO. San Remigio was formerly known as "Kanghagas", a kind of tree that grew abundant in the place.

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Karaang Kanghagas o San Remigio - Know more about what was once Karaang Kanghagas and now known as San Remigio.

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Look also the below link

Look MUCH more about Cebu heritage HERE

How ancient Visayans revered the dead - San Remigio - Cebu

By Trizer D. Mansueto - Inquirer Visayas

Look the article as pdf HERE

Look also the above link

Ancient Burials
Ancient graveyards in Philippines have the same belief with the Greeks on after-life.

In the eastern part of Bohol, Philippines, ancient graveyards can be found in barangay Basdio in the town of Guindulman.

The burial caves or graveyards have boat-shaped coffins.

The boat coffin was a funeral custom in ancient times. Usually a dead person was put into a coffin shaped like a boat. It was believed the dead would traverse the sea.

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Settlement and Burial Sites in Butuan City

By/LINDA BURTON

Of all areas in the Philippines reported to have archaeological sites, Mindanao is the least explored and investigated. Although there were sporadic explorations and surveys conducted in and around Davao, Zamboanga and Sulu, and Cotabato, no proper investigation has ever been done in northern Mindanao until the discovery of the sites in Butuan

Petroglyphs and Petrographs of the Philippines
The Angono Petroglyphs is the oldest known work of art in the Philippines

Look much more HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE

Look also about Paleographs HERE

Laguna Copperplate

Look also HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE

Look the article from Facebook HERE

Video

The Laguna Copperplate Inscription, short LCI, was discovered in 1989 by Alfredo E. Evangelista.
The Incredible Code of Kalantiaw

look also HERE

Famous Historic Shrines And Monuments in The Philippines
The Ingenious Filipino Boat
 By FR. Gabriel S. Casal, Eusebio Z. Dizon, Wilfredo P. Ronquillio, Cecilio G. Salcedo
 Kasaysayan Vol. 2: The Earliest Filipinos

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Look the article (page 1 + 2) HERE

Look also HERE

Heritage - Traditional Musical Instruments Heritage - Traditional Musical Instruments
Philippine Declaration of Independence

with many good links to the History of Philippines

Look also HERE

Historical Churches etc.

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The National Historical Institute

Shrines and Landmarks

The Roman Catholic Church in Philippines

Magellan´s Cross in Cebu City

Video

Santo Niño de Cebu & Magellan's Cross

is a large Christian cross planted by Portuguese and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines in 1521. This cross is housed in a small chapel next to the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño on Magallanes Street (Magallanes being the Spanish name of Magellan), just in front of the city hall of Cebu City

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The Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica

also known as the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and informally as Manila Cathedral

is a prominent Latin Rite Roman Catholic basilica located in Manila, honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the Principal Patroness of the Philippines.

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The Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica

also known as the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and informally as Manila Cathedral

is a prominent Latin Rite Roman Catholic basilica located in Manila, honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the Principal Patroness of the Philippines.

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Spanish Colonial Churches in the Philippines

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

is the ecclesiastical seat of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu in Cebu. Cebu was established as a diocese on August 14, 1595.

Barasoain Church

also known as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish built in 1630 in Malolos City, Bulacan. Having earned the title as the Cradle of Democracy in the East, the most important religious building in the Philippines, and the site of the First Philippine Republic, the Church is proverbial for its historical importance among Filipinos.

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Barasoain Church

Barasoain Church (also known as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish) is a Roman Catholic church built in 1630 in Malolos City, Bulacan. Having earned the title as the Cradle of Democracy in the East, the most important religious building in the Philippines, and the site of the First Philippine Republic, the Church is proverbial for its historical importance among Filipinos.

Barasoain Ecclesiastical Museum

Barasoain Church

Malolos, Bulacan, Central Luzon - Open Hours: 8:00am - 12:00nn, 1:00pm - 5:00pm (Monday to Friday)

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Baroque Churches of the Philippines

These four churches, the first of which was built by the Spanish in the late 16th century, are located in Manila, Santa Maria, Paoay and Miag-ao. Their unique architectural style is a reinterpretation of European Baroque by Chinese and Philippine craftsmen.
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The Pilgrimage Tour of Ilocos Sur

Hosted By Gov DV Savellano

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Pictures of Churches In Cebu
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Cebu Churches - Philippines
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Central Visayas Heritage Pilgrimage

For its pilot run last Heritage Month of May 2011, Filipino Heritage Festival, Inc. (FHFI) started with the 7-Days Central Visayas Heritage Pilgrimage covering the churches in Boljoon, Lapu lapu, Mandaue, Cebu Tri Cities, Dumaguete City, Bacong, Siquijor, Lazi, Larena (Bohol), Tagbilaran, Maribojoc, Loon, Loboc, and Baclayon. Msgr. Cris Garcia, SAP, HP is the pilgrimage Chaplain.

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Works and art in and out of the churches in Cebu

Churches are not only the center of faith. They also manifest another side of artistry. With this episode of Kabilin entitled BALAANONG MUGNA, together let us appreciate art in and out of the different churches in Cebu. Host: Archaeologist and Professor Jojo Bersales.

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Santa Ana Chapel

St. John Sahagun Parish

Toledo City, Cebu

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South Churches of Cebu - Tour with Balbino Guerrero

Business Administration Students from the University of Visayas, Cebu, and Australian documentary filmmaker Dunc Coleman, board a bus for a one day tour to the southern east coast of Cebu Island to visit five ancient catholic churches in their equally old and pastoral country towns. The intrepid Tour Guide and Cebu history advocate is Mr. Balbino Guerrero who shares his love and knowledge of these remarkable places including a joke or two. Beautifully hand painted ceilings of ancient churches, secondary burial plaques under church roofs, country town children practicing traditional guitar music within the church yard, an intimate observation of Filipino Catholic devotion through the ages. All this and a little bit more along the journey back into the days of antiquity in the Philippines. Soundtrack music is Creative Commons, Public Domain and /or Attribution. The piano piece heard near the beginning of this film is written and performed by Jerald Franklin Archer b.1964 entitled, Sonatina Espania Op 3 No.1.

The Roman Catholic church in Cebu

Basilica del Santo Niño and Sinulog St. Niño de Cebu,  Hymns & Tributes and much more!

Welcome to Basilica del Sto. Niño

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Basilica del Santo Niño - Roman Catholic Church from 1565

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The Basilica Del Sto. Niño Museum

Basilica del Sto. Niño, Osmena Blvd., Cebu City
Basement, Pilgrim's Center, Cebu City

It houses the Santo Niño vestments in various sizes. Valuable jewelry from rings to necklaces are placed in one display cabinet, gifts of devotees offered to the Santo Niño for his use during his feast on the third Sunday of January

Basilica Del Santo Niño Library

Heeding the wise advice of St. Augustine of Hippo that in every house there should be a library (Possidius 31, 6,8), the Augustinian Friars of the Basilica put up a library in one of the corners of the convent. We don’t exactly know when this library was put up, but it is safe to surmise that it was established when the convent was constructed and completed in 1764.

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Visita Iglesia - Manila
  • Part One - Church of St. Anthony of Padua and Church of Our Lady of Loreto.
  • Part Two - Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat
  • Part Three - Minor Basilica of San Sebastian
  • Part Four - Holy Shrine of the Face of Jesus
  • Part Five - Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene
  • Part Six - Church of Sta Cruz
  • Part Seven - Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz
  • Part Eight - Manila Cathedral
  • Part Nine - Church of San Agustin

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Visita Iglesia, Cebu

Holy Week or sa Latin Hebdomana Sancta o Hebdomana Mayor mao ang semana sa dili pa ang adlaw sa pagkabanhaw sa atong Ginoong Hesus. This week commemorates the passion of Christ. Roman Catholics ilabi na mga Sugbuano naila sab sa pagkarelihiyoso ug kada Holy week, locally known as "Semana Santa" ang mga Sugbuanon nagobsebara gayud aning maong kalihokan. Kay ang Sugbo mao man ang cradle of Christianity, dako kaayo ug bili ang mga simbahan sa Romano Katoliko dinhi sa lalawigan kay dinhi man gitudlo ang doctrine of faith and morals. Published on Apr 11, 2012

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Simala Sibonga Monastery

The Marian Monks of the Eucharistic Adoration

Marian Hills, Lindogon, Simala Sibonga, Cebu

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Simala Sibonga Monastery - The Marian Monks of the Eucharistic Adoration

A visit of the magnificent and miraculous church - Simala Sibonga Monastery - The Marian Monks of the Eucharistic Adoration..... many people believed that prayers or wishes are favorably answered by mother Mary... people who can't walk, could walk again... students pass exams... many traveled already without hastles... etc... it is said to be miraculous...

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The "City of God": Historical Churches, Convents and Monasteries

In the Philippines, the baroque churches of the Spanish colonial period constitute the most emblematic element of the country's architectural heritage.

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Paoay Church

(also known as the St. Augustine Church in Paoay) is a historical church located in Paoay, Ilocos Norte.

UNESCO's World Heritage

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Paoay Church by Ed Antonio

UNESCO's World Heritage

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Our Lady of the Assumption Church Maragondon - Cavite

One of the oldest churches in the Philippines, this was erected by the Jesuit friars in the year 1618 and was made a parochial church in 1627. It was declared a national heritage by the national museum in July 31, 2001.

The wooden altar, pulpit and main portal are fine examples of early Filipino craftsmanship.

According to the NCCA, “The church was built in the early 18th century by the Jesuits, with later additions by the seculars and the Augustinian Recollects. Much of the church and belltower, and the lower portion of the convento is made of irregular river stones, indicative of the early level of technology operating at that time. The intricately-carved retablos, pulpit and church doors (with galleons and floral designs) date from Jesuit times, while the hugely carved beams crossing the nave were installed by the seculars -- one of the beams even carries the name of the indio priest who commissioned them. The unusual horseshoe-shaped communion rail, with a flooring of inlaid wood of various colors, recalls that of San Sebastian Church, Manila, another Recollect construction.”

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The Church of the Assumption in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur is one of the four baroque churches of the Philippines inscripted in the UNESCO World Heritage

by Ed Antonio

The Church and Fortress of Miagao

Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church

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Miagao Church

by Ed Antonio

One of the four barouque churches in the Philippines is the Miagao Church or the Church of Santo Tomas de Villanueva declared as one of UNESCOs World Heritage Sites. It has an amazing structure that stood the test of time. Built in 1787 and later damaged by fire and earthquake and restored in the 1960s

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Molo Church, Molo, Iloilo

Video featuring highlights of the Molo Church (dedicated to Sta Ana / St Anne) in Molo, Iloilo, Philippines. Besides its well-preserved Gothic Renaissance architecture, the church is also interesting for its renown as 'The Church of Women' ('Simbahan ng Kababaihan' in Tagalog / Filipino) for the 16 statues of women saints set upon columns that flank the church pews.

The Fabulous Spanish Heritage of Tigbauan, Iloilo

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Moalboal In My Mind

Stone churches were meant to withstand time but this one in the town of Moalboal did not. Well it did not because it was not made of stones in the first place.
Century Old Churches of Southern Cebu

St. Gregory The Great Church, Ginatilan
St. Michael Archangel Church, Samboan
St. Francis Xavier Church, Alegria
St Michael the Archangel, Argao
St Francis Of Assisi Church, Dumanjug
San Guillermo el Ermitaño, Dalaguete
San Nicolas de Tolentino, Malabuyoc
Patrocinio de Maria Church, Boljoon
Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Oslob

7 interesting churches in Cebu, a visita iglesia
  • Dumanjug Church
  • Bantayan Church
  • Carcar Church
  • Minor Basilica of Sto. Niño de Cebu
  • Boljoon Church
  • Argao Church
  • Naga Church

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The Great Churches of Bohol
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The Old Churches of Bohol

Sibonga Church in My Mind

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Architecturally Unique Churches in the Philippines

Both modern and Historical

San Agustin Church: The Oldest Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines
Spanish Heritage in The Philippines

Many good informations and photos from inside San Agustin Church

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Historic church of Balangiga in Eastern Samar

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THE BELLS OF BALANGIGA

By Leonardo Y. Medroso, D.D.

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The latest NEWS about the Balangiga Bells´ return

Read also June 24, 2011 House to Obama: Return 3 Balangiga church bells HERE and House Resolution 236 HERE and
House of Representatives - THE BELLS OF BALANGIGA MUST RING AGAIN! HERE

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STA MONICA PARISH CHURCH, MINALIN, PAMPANGA

 THE ONLY KNOWN CHURCH IN THE PHILIPPINES THAT HAS FOUR CAPILLA POSAS REMAINING INTACT UP TO THESE DAYS AT THE FOUR CORNERS OF ITS PLAZA

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A tour of the Famous Sta Monica Church in Panay City

The bell's inscription, of course, is in Spanish, and says: "I´m the voice of God Which I will carry and exalt from one extreme to the end of this town of Panay an so those faithful in Jesus Christ will come to this house of God to receive the heavenly grace"

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Baguio Catholic Cathedral
dedicated to Our Lady of Atonement. During World War II it became an evacuation center and withstood the Japanese carpet bombing of the city in 1945, thereby saving thousands of lives.
Bell Church - Baguio

exotic oriental architecture, temple priest practices a mixture of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity, you can try having your fortune told

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Church of Antipolo

The religious shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, popularly known as the Virgin of Antipolo (Birhen ng Antipolo).

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The Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat, Manila

The church and adjoining San Beda College is run and taken care of by the Benedictine monks, who settled and put up the college and church in 1901. Prior to settling in Manila, they served as missionaries and pastors upon setting foot in Surigao, year 1895. The church serves two purposes: as a college chapel for the students of the college and as abbey church for the Benedictine monks. Benedictine Father Lesmes Lopez and Brother Salvador Alberich did the decorations and paintings on this church. This is one of Manila's pre-war churches that escaped the bombings of the city. Today, it still inspires and awes. Music: Panunumpa, as performed by the Philippine Madrigal Singers.
Some mortuary chapels in Luzon and the Visayas
Las Piñas Bamboo Organ

The National Museum of the Philippines declared the Las Pinas Bamboo Organ as The National Cultural Treasure being the finest and the only one in the 19th century that is still working in the Philippines

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Latin Philippines

Images of old churches and Fort Santiago

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines - CBCP

Visita Iglesia

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Filipino Saints, Patrons, Patronesses

Filipino Saints, Patrons, Patronesses, Blesseds & Servants of God: Life - History - Hymns - Gozos

Historical Cemeteries

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The Mystery of Manila's Octagonal Cemetery

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The Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery

is maintained by National Historical Commission of the Philippines and is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday between 8 am-4 pm.

in Laguna is the only one of its kind in the Philippines - it is a burial site located inside, or more accurately, beneath a church. This church is rich in history - it was built and designed for funeral mass in 1845 by the Franciscan priest Fr. Vicente Velloc. He also directed the construction of an underground graveyard 15 feet below the church.

The Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery is considered a national historical landmark because its underground crypt was used as a secret meeting place in 1896 by Filipino revolutionaries or Katipuneros, members of the KKK. During the Filipino-American War, Filipino patriots also used the underground cemetery to formulate their battle plans and to seek shelter. It also became a safehouse for Filipino guerillas during World War II.

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The Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery

is maintained by National Historical Commission of the Philippines and is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday between 8 am-4 pm.

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KABILIN Mga Karaang Lubnganan sa Sugbo

Explore and discover the beauty as well as stories that lie in every old cemeteries not just only in the city but also in the Province of Cebu through this Episode of Kabilin.

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Heritage of Fortifications

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Spanish Colonial Fortifications of the Philippines

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La Muralla de Manila - Spanish Colonial Era

The walls of Manila were built in the early 16th century and rebuilt over three centuries. It delimited the shape of the city, wider on the South and shortened on the North, where the fort of Santiago and the Pasig River were. It remained intact during several assaults from the English and Chinese pirates, but it was parcially destroyed during the shellings of World War II, leaving an empty shell until the mid sixties. Nowadays there're still remains left from which was the magnificent wall from the Pearl of the Orient.

Fort Santiago, Manila

Fort Santiago has a savage history. Read the whole article HERE

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Fort Santiago, Manila
Fort Santiago, Manila -

A Kalesa Ride Back in Time

CASA REAL DE BUCAY

Fort General Martinez and Casa Real

arch and ruins

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The Fortress and Church of Miagao

Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church

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The Fortress and Church of Miagao

Miagao Church

by Ed Antonio

One of the four barouque churches in the Philippines is the Miagao Church or the Church of Santo Tomas de Villanueva declared as one of UNESCOs World Heritage Sites. It has an amazing structure that stood the test of time. Built in 1787 and later damaged by fire and earthquake and restored in the 1960s

Fort Pilar

(Spanish: Real Fuerza de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragoza) is a 17th century military defence fortress built by the Spanish colonial government in Zamboanga City

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Zamboanga City's Fort Pilar

"Real Fuerza de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragosa"

(1635 - 2006)

371 years of history and transformation.

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NUESTRA SEÑORA LA VIRGEN DEL PILAR and THE FORT PILAR

by/ICELLE BORJA

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Fort Pilar

(Spanish: Real Fuerza de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragoza) is a 17th century military defence fortress built by the Spanish colonial government in Zamboanga City

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Cebu fortresses and watch towers during the Spanish regime

Let us trace our history through the fortresses and watch towers that were built throughout the whole province of Cebu in defense against the pirates who tried to kidnap Cebuanos during the Spanish regime. This episode traces where these fortresses and watch towers are and see their current situation. Host: Archaeologist and Professor Jojo Bersales.

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The history of Fort San Pedro in Cebu City, read also HERE

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Fort San Pedro in Cebu City

The smallest, oldest triangular bastion fort in the country was built in 1738 to repel Muslim raiders. Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi was incharge of construction.

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A Romance with the Fort San Pedro

Fuerte de Santa Isabel • Taytay, Palawan

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Cuyo Fort • Cuyo, Palawan

Cuyo was strategically located between the islands of Panay and the Palawan main land. The island served as a stepping stone that linked Palawan with the Visayas and Luzon. Cuyo’s strategic position within a transportation and trade route made it imperative that it be fortified.

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Heritage Conservation Society Many photos and informations of ‘Fortifications’
Defence and fortification

The Philippines were considered to be a key part of the defence system of the Spanish Crown in the New World.

Fort Drum

(El Fraile Island), also known as the “concrete battleship”

Fort Drum History Including History of 59th CA

So many information and photos

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Fort Drum

(El Fraile Island), also known as the “concrete battleship” is a heavily fortified island fortress situated at the mouth of Manila Bay

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Fort Drum

(El Fraile Island), also known as the “concrete battleship” is a heavily fortified island fortress situated at the mouth of Manila Bay

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Malinta Tunnel, Corregidor

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Corregidor Island, map - December 1941

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Corregidor Island fortifications

Welcome to Jamie's Journeys! Join Regent Seven Seas cruise director and adventurer Jamie Logan as he travels to this small but heavily fortified island which was the site of one of the great battles during WWII. Here American and Filipino forces held off the Imperial Japanese Navy which delayed their advance and saved Australia from invasion. See the incredible remains of this battle torn island!

Culion Fort - Culion, Palawan
Culion’s remodelled fortress - church
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Transportation history of the Philippines

This article describes the various forms of transportation in the Philippines from the past and up to now.

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The History and Evolution of Manila’s Transportation

Heritage of  Railway systems

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PNR - From The Glory Days

From The Glory Days, Deterioration and Beginning Of Ressurection of one of the Asia's First Railway System

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PHILIPPINE RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

This website aims to link the many Philippine related websites and forums run by the 'Philippine Railway Historical Society

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PHILIPPINE NATIONAL RAILWAYS

ROLLINGSTOCK STATUS (Many great photos also of very old units)

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PHILIPPINE RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

FEBRUARY 2012

The Heritage of Cebu

Reminiscing Cebu’s old railway system

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History of the railway in Cebu

An episode tackling the history of Cebu through tracing its railway. Host: Archaeologist and Professor Jojo Bersales.

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Cebu Train Station

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Cebu Heritage More Historical Transport Videos & Photos from Cebu
The Railways and Industrial Heritage Society of the Philippines

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Panay Railways
Panay Railways

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Revival of Panay Railway faces delay

April 28, 2013 by: Montesa Griño Caoyonan

The proposed rehabilitation of Panay Railway Incorporated (PRI) is now facing delay due to lack of budget that could fund the revival of 117-kilometer length of Panay Railway System from Iloilo to Roxas City.

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Railways Of The Laguna de Bay And Surrounding Regions
Steam Locomotives in Philippines
Dinosaurs Once Roam This Land

Steam locomotives or Iron Dinosaurs as we call them were used to transport harvested sugarcane from the fields to the sugar centrals for milling.

Time has passed over the island and taken away the experience and left broken tracks and blocked boilers. The chapter of sugar cane lines in the Philippines has almost come to an end.

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Iron Dinosaur that was use in Sugar Mill in the province of Negros , Philippines.

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Philippine Sugar Cane Railways

Many great photos

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Sugar cane train in Negros

Diesel and Steam Loco are used. Filmed in Jan, 1997 by/michinoku - Hong Kong

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Iron Dinosaurs of Negros, Philippines - Or Steam trains to others

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Steam in Negros

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Negros Railways

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Victorias Milling Co. two foot gauge, Philippines - 1980

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Victorias Milling Company (vintage pictures from 1989)

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Train relic

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Train relic in Luisita, San Miguel, Tarlac

Uploaded by hilldenny on Jun 2, 2011: The only information I have found about the train is that it was used back in the 1960s to deliver sugar cane. It's nice that they kept it and put it on display. I doubt if there are many examples of 60s trains anywhere in the world. - Just be patient and look the whole video

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Steam engines in the Philippines

some like Thomas and friends and some the others

Philippine Railways

The Philippine Railways Website has evolved from over 30 years of research and has been created for everyone interested in Railways of the Philippine Islands.

Many informations about  heritage of sugar railways, mining railways & lumber railways

Tutuban station

The name refers to two stations: the original Tutuban station, which today forms part of the Tutuban Centermall, and the PNR Executive Building, which houses PNR offices and serves as the current terminus of all PNR services.

Old Train Station (Guiguinto, Bulacan)

Built in 1661, the Estacion de Guiguinto (Guiguinto Train Station) It was upon this site that the Katipuneros (Filipino guerillas during the Spanish Regime) ambushed a train from Dagupan.

Corregidor Railway System

by/Tony Feredo

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Heritage Conservation Society Many photos and informations of ‘Railroad Stations’
Heritage Conservation Society Many photos and informations of ‘Bridges’
Old Railway Bridges Philippines Old Railway Bridges - Photos
Picturesque Old Philippines

Trains and Tramways

Las Estaciones Ferrocarril Manila-Dagupan

Text in English and many photos

by Manuél Máximo Nóche Lopez del Castíllo

Bridge Over Not So Troubled Waters- Spanning Communities and Building Relationships
Railways, Waterways, Stone-ways

Railways, Waterways, Stone-ways

The concern for introducing improvements into urban life concentrates on infrastructures: the provision of a fresh-water supply, and the establishing of rail and tram lines.

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Heritage of Tramway systems

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MANILA TRAM The Metro Manila LRT System - A Historical Perspective ( MANILA TRAM)
Philippine Tramways
Laguna Railways

Manila Tram Images

THE CORREGIDOR TRAMWAY

by Ralph Forty

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Picturesque Old Philippines

Trains and Tramways

Railways, Waterways, Stone-ways

Railways, Waterways, Stone-ways

The concern for introducing improvements into urban life concentrates on infrastructures: the provision of a fresh-water supply, and the establishing of rail and tram lines.

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Kalesa (Calesa - Karitela), Tartanilla & Carromata (Karomata)

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When the Calesa Rule the Streets of Manila

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A kalesa or calesa (sometimes called a karitela) is a horse-driven calash (carriage) used in the Philippines.
Riding The Philippine ‘Calesa’ and Business

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Kalesa, the 18th Centuries Rolls Royce.

Kalesa tours around Intramuros in Manila are a must!

Tartanilla Festival

The Tartanilla Festival is Cebu City's way of preserving the tartanilla (horse-driven carriage) heritage by reviving the oldest mode of transportation to ply some of the city streets.

A Kalesa Ride Back in Time –
Fort Santiago, Manila
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Maritime e.g. Boats & Lighthouses

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Soul Boat and the Boat-Soul

The Soul Boat and the Boat-Soul: An Inquiry into the Indigenous “Soul”

Maria Bernadette L. Abrera, Ph.D. Associate Professor of History

Department of History, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

This paper will explore the indigenous world view in the Philippines and in particular, the concept of the soul in the animist context, as revealed in the pre-colonial rituals involving the use of the boats.

The Ingenious Filipino Boat - The Balangay
 By FR. Gabriel S. Casal, Eusebio Z. Dizon, Wilfredo P. Ronquillio, Cecilio G. Salcedo
 Kasaysayan Vol. 2: The Earliest Filipinos

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Balangay

names of the different parts of a balangay

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Filipinos Set Sail in a 'Balangay'

Voyage of Two Balangays - Diwata Ng Lahi and Masawa Hong Butuan

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The Voyage of the Balangay - Book project

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Thousands of years ago, the ancestors of the Filipino people, the Austronesian speaking people traveled from the Asian mainland by land bridges across the continental shelf to the South East Asian archipelago. They then sailed onward to as far East as Polynesia, and as far West as Madagascar, aboard the ancient vessel: the Balangay

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Thousands of years ago, the ancestors of the Filipino people, the Austronesian speaking people traveled from the Asian mainland by land bridges across the continental shelf to the South East Asian archipelago. They then sailed onward to as far East as Polynesia, and as far West as Madagascar, aboard the ancient vessel: the Balangay

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The World of Amaya: Unleashing the Karakoa

The reproduction of the traditional warship called the karakoa —a Filipino boat built without nails but was three times faster than a Spanish galleon

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The Flying Karakoa

was a sleek Philippine warship that was smooth and swift in comparison to the Spanish galleons. Father Combes, one of the first Spanish Fryars to document early Philippine history (1667-70) said, "The care and technique with which they build them makes their ships sail like birds, while ours are like lead in comparison."

The lepa boat

is a houseboat of the Sama D’Laut better known as the Badjau. They are the sea faring or “sea gypsies people” located in Sitangkai, Tawi-tawi and Bongao.

Butuan Boats

Prehistoric boats were recovered in Butuan, Agusan del Norte in 1978. There are nine existing prehistoric boats.

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El Galeon Andalucia - replica

For 250 years, the galleons traveled twice a year from Manila to Acapulco, bringing with them goods from four continents. Silver, pearls, chocolate, porcelain, silk and piña were traded in Philippine and Mexican ports. During those times, from 1565 to 1815, the galleons’ crew was made up of up to eighty percent Filipinos.

Three flags are hoisted over the galleon: the Philippine flag, the red and yellow flag of Spain, and the green and white flag of Andalucía, where the galleon was constructed.

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El Galeon Andalucia - replica

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The Old Biray vessel in Pandan, Caoayan

an abandoned traditional Biray vessel located along the Mestizo River in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, Northwest Luzon.

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History of the Maritime Industry of Cebu

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The Ayala Museum, Makati City

Boat Gallery

a permanent exhibit of maritime history of local and foreign shops that docked in Philippines. From the ancient 600 B.C.E. old to the present ones, these handcrafted models of Pre-Hispanic, Chinese Junk, Baghlas, Lorchas and Galleons tell the story of ship-building. Check the website for timings.

Famous Lighthouses in the Philippines

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Lighthouses of the Northern Philippines
Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
Heritage Conservation Society Many photos and informations of ‘Lighthouses’
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Wooden bikes - Ifugao

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Bikers to heaven

Ifugao wooden bikes

Tourism seems to be gradually shifting the function of bikes from being a logistic need to a sort of choreographed F1 show the racing event which takes place in Imbayah, their festival. While so, tourism plays the important role of continuing the relevance of these wooden bikes for the Ifugao people, and in the part of the observers, having us realize the magnitude and depth of the different cultures outside of our urban backyards. – Paolo Abellanosa

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Ifugao wooden bikes

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Roads, Bridges - Etc.

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Spanish Archives Discovering Philippines - Spanish Archives

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History of the bridges Philippines history of the bridges

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Railways, Waterways, Stone-ways

Railways, Waterways, Stone-ways

The concern for introducing improvements into urban life concentrates on infrastructures: the provision of a fresh-water supply, and the establishing of rail and tram lines.

many good details, maps and photos

Heritage Conservation Society Many photos and informations of ‘Bridges’
Bridge Over Not So Troubled Waters - Spanning Communities and Building Relationships
Old Railway Bridges Philippines Old Railway Bridges - Photos

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Picturesque Old Philippines

Roads, Bridges and Transport in Leyte

Museums

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National Museum of the Philippines

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National Museum of the Philippines

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The Museum of the Filipino People

is a component museum of the National Museum of the Philippines that houses its Anthropology and Archaeology Divisions. It is located in the Agrifina Circle, Rizal Park, Manila adjacent to the main National Museum building which houses the Museum of the Filipino People.

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The Presidential Museum and Library

was established during the Macapagal administration to collect, identify, and display relics accumulated during the respective incumbencies of the presidents of the Philippines. Such items reflect the important contributions of those presidents to the national development of the country. It was also tasked to acquire through donation or loan such relics which have something to do with the various presidents, their First Ladies and their families.

A Guide to Malacañang's Presidential Museum and Library

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Malacañan Palace

Malacañang Palace, or officially, Malacañan Palace, is the official residence of the President of the Philippines

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The Macaraeg-Macapagal Ancestral House

is considered as the first house in the Philippines where two of the country’s Presidents lived. Diosdado Macapagal, the 9th President of the Philippines and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the 14th President of the Philippines, used to live in this, then, rest house as a Vice-President Father and Daughter. The Macapagal-Macaraeg Ancestral House has been declared a heritage house by the National Historical Institute last August 14, 2002.

Now, the Macaraeg-Macapagal Ancestral House is considered as one of Iligan’s tourist destinations.

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The Macaraeg-Macapagal Ancestral House

Macaraeg-Macapagal Ancestral House is considered as one of Iligan’s tourist destinations.

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Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Museum, Baguio City

Highlights of the proud military history of the Philippines.

Topics: uniforms, the Battle of Bulacan (May 31, 1898), weapons, and typical quarters for PMA cadets, etc.

The Veterans Federation of the Philippines Museum, Library, Archive and Theatre (VFPMLAT)

in Taguig City is undoubtedly world-class. This museum is a fitting tribute to the gallantry of the World War II soldiers to whom it is dedicated. The Veterans Federation of the Philippines (VFP) initiated the complex to preserve the stories of their members.

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Philippine Culture and Information

Museums in the Philippines

List of Museums in the Philippines
The Museum Foundation of the Philippines
Casa Manila

Welcome to a whole house of a museum.

The museum recreates the lifestyle during the colonial period through antique furniture, paintings, lighting fixtures and other objects of decorative art.

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Casa Manila

Casa Manila is a reconstruction of a Spanish colonial home of the 19th century. Each room is decorated in period style, complete with antique furniture, fixtures, and artwork. Visitors are led from the central courtyard up to a receiving area (where the master held office), and up again to the top floor where the master's family lived, all the way out to the kitchen (complete with authentic cooking utensils of the time), exiting a side door out back to the courtyard again

San Agustin Museum - Manila

will keep you busy for hours. If you like delving into the past then you have to put the San Agustin Museum Manila on your itinerary!

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UST Museum at the forefront in the promotion of cultural heritage in the Philippines

The University is proud of the museum’s vast collections, meticulously gathered and preserved for over three hundred years in the Main Building, the collections then grew with the inclusion of significant cultural objects and artifacts.

University of Santo Tomas,
España Boulevard., Manila 1015

Bagumbayan Lights & Sound Museum

One of the main attractions in Intramuros showcasing the history of the Philippines and the Filipino's journey to freedom. With more than a hundred mannequins depicting pre-Spanish colonization until Rizal's legacy in becoming a national hero occupying two levels of the building.

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The Light and Sound Museum in Intramuros.

AmiRene2010 wrote on Mar 4, 2011: Audio-Visual Presentation for our Rizal subject - The Light and Sound Museum in Intramuros.

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Ang Pambansang Museo ng Pelikula - PMP

At long last, a home for movie memorabilia

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Pambansang Museo ng Pelikula - PMP

The Pambansang Museo Ng Pelikula - is the Philippines' one-of-a-kind museum that puts on display a wide array of film and film-related artifacts. Educational and entertaining, the Museum is set up for the enrichment and cultural appreciation of students, teachers, and the general public of the country's moving image heritage.

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LVN Pictures Inc. Museum Film History Comes to Life at LVN Museum

LVN studios on P. Tuazon blvd. in Quezon City

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Gusaling Museo

Museo de Santa Rosa, Laguna

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The Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery

is maintained by National Historical Commission of the Philippines and is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday between 8 am-4 pm.

in Laguna is the only one of its kind in the Philippines - it is a burial site located inside, or more accurately, beneath a church. This church is rich in history - it was built and designed for funeral mass in 1845 by the Franciscan priest Fr. Vicente Velloc. He also directed the construction of an underground graveyard 15 feet below the church.

The Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery is considered a national historical landmark because its underground crypt was used as a secret meeting place in 1896 by Filipino revolutionaries or Katipuneros, members of the KKK. During the Filipino-American War, Filipino patriots also used the underground cemetery to formulate their battle plans and to seek shelter. It also became a safehouse for Filipino guerillas during World War II.

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The Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery

is maintained by National Historical Commission of the Philippines and is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday between 8 am-4 pm.

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Museo Ilocos Norte

Museo Ilocos Norte showcase the varied ethnicity and multi-faceted cultural heritage of a sturdy, hard-working people know for their industry, resourcefulness and loyalty. The museo is nicknamed Gameng from the Ilocano word meaning treasure, symbolizing the wealth of Ilocos Norte.

House in the historic Tabacalera warehouse, the museum was primarily designed to bring a sense of pride to all Ilocanos, Yapayaos, Itnegs, Igorots and other citizens of the province. It aims to deepen, among both the young and old, feelings of belonging to their ancient homeland.

The symbol of the Museo, a many-rayed sun, is taken from one of the finials at the back of the 19th century church in San Nicolas.

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BenCab Museum

The BenCab Museum is one of the most awesome museums in our country today.

It houses our National Artist Ben Cabrera's art collection. This is also where BenCab lives and where his actual workshop is located. Exhibits of exciting contemporary artists in Manila can be found here, too.

Baguio City (Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet)

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BenCab Museum

The BenCab Museum is one of the most awesome museums in our country today.

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Museo Sugbo: The Cebu Provincial Museum

Museo Sugbo is housed at what was once called Cárcel de Cebú, the provincial jail of Cebu

The Cathedral Museum of Cebu

The Basilica Del Sto. Niño Museum

Basilica del Sto. Niño, Osmena Blvd., Cebu City
Basement, Pilgrim's Center, Cebu City

It houses the Santo Niño vestments in various sizes. Valuable jewelry from rings to necklaces are placed in one display cabinet, gifts of devotees offered to the Santo Niño for his use during his feast on the third Sunday of January

Bank of the Philippine Islands - Cebu Main Branch New Museum

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Bank of the Philippine Islands’ New Museum
The Money Museum

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Central Bank of the Philippines

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Barasoain Ecclesiastical Museum

Barasoain Church Historical Landmark Museum

Malolos, Bulacan, Central Luzon - Open Hours: 8:00am - 12:00nn, 1:00pm - 5:00pm (Monday to Friday)

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The Carcar City Museum: a museum we can truly call our own
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Carcar City Museum, Cebu

Artifacts displayed at the museum.

CEBU CITY’S HERITAGE & CULTURAL SITES IN

Pasiyo sa Kabilin

The Cebu City Tourism Commission is embarking on a developmental program to enhance a tourism product that will drive entrepreneurial initiatives. At the same time, this is intended to raise awareness in the community on responsible change that must be taken in ensuring that priceless and irreplaceable remnants of our historic past continue to inspire future generations.

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Pasiyo sa Kabilin

Cebu City walk

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Jose "Dodong" R. Gullas Halad Museum

Cebu City

The JRG Halad Museum, founded by Dodong Gullas in 2010, explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of Cebuano cultural heritage as expressed through music.

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Casa Gorordo Museum in Cebu City (slowly to load)

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Casa Gorordo Museum ( short video presentation in Cebuano)

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The Casa Gorordo Museum in Cebu City

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The Tahanang Pilipino (Filipino Home), better known as "the Coconut Palace", is a palace in Manila, Philippines

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Visayan association of museums & galleries, inc.

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Negros Museum

The Negros Museum is dedicated to promoting and sustaining a deep understanding of local culture, history, artistic practice, and ecology, primarily among the children and youth of the island of Negros, and also among people visiting the various areas of the province. The Negros Museum commits to this work in order to contribute to long lasting social understanding.

Bacolod City

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Negros Museum

Bacolod City

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Balay Negrense

Barangay III, Cinco De Noviembre St, Silay City 6116

(Hiligaynon, "Negrense House") is a museum in Silay City, Negros Occidental in the Philippines, showcasing the lifestyle of a late 19th-century Negrense sugar baron.

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Balay Negrense

Barangay III, Cinco De Noviembre St, Silay City 6116

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Philippines Cultural Heritage Museums on-line
Sto. Niño Shrine Museum in Tacloban City

The Santo Niño Shrine, one of the 29 presidential rest houses that the late Pres. Ferdinand Marcos had built.

Santo Niño, a representation of the infant Jesus Christ, is the patron Saint of Leyte.
It is located in Real Street, Tacloban City. Paintings of the 14 stations of the Cross done by Filipino artists, wooden bas-relief of the legend of the First Filipino man-woman (Si Malakas at si Maganda); tastefully decorated guestrooms of varied Filipino motifs; image of the Holy Child; a collection of original paintings by Fernando Amorsolo; spacious ballroom

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Las Piñas Bamboo Organ Museum

The National Museum of the Philippines declared the Las Pinas Bamboo Organ as The National Cultural Treasure being the finest and the only one in the 19th century that is still working in the Philippines

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UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES

The concept of the Music Museum is that of an active and living one where the musical instruments are not mere displays but are made to come alive through live performances and audio-video presentations.

THE CCP MUSEUM

The Museo ng Kalinangang Pilipino is an integrated humanities museum established in 1988

Cultural Center of the Philippines - CCP

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CCP MUSEUM 

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Mangyan Heritage Center

The Mangyan Heritage Center (MHC) is a library, archive, and research & education center located in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. The MHC promotes awareness of the indigenous peoples of the island of Mindoro.

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The Mangyan Heritage Center

is a non-profit, church-based institution that serves as the haven of our Mangyan brothers where their culture is preserved and promoted. It was initiated in 1999 by Father Ewald Dinter, Father Antoon Postma and Father Quint Faller. Today, it is acknowledged by many government organizations for the purpose it serves.

Casa Rocha-Suarez Heritage Center in Tagbilaran City

Bohol

Nova Shell Museum Nova Shell Museum

in Panglao Island features an enchanting collection of sea shells, especially those endemic to the waters of Panglao and Bohol.

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National Museum of the Philippines

TABON CAVE COMPLEX

The Tabon cave complex is currently being maintained and managed by the National Museum.

Bontoc Museum

in the capital of Mountain Province

was founded by a Belgium sister in an aim to preserve a varied collection of authentic artifacts and photos reflecting the culture of the mountain tribes, the Ifugao people.

The Museum's architectural design is structured in a way that resembles an Ifugao house. The museum features a collection of quite a number of interesting artifacts and archeological objects excavated inside cordillera caves. At the back of the museum is an imitation of a typical Ifugao village. It shows different types of houses with different purposes. Visitors can enter the houses and view the furniture and know its uses. The museum also contains photographs of headhunting victims and zealous American missionaries trying to persuade incredulous warriors to hoose the path of righteousness.

The museum address: Guinaang Rd., Bontoc, near the plaza and basketball court. Entrance fee is only 40 pesos.

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The St. Theresa’s Folklife Museum

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Cavite City Library and Museum is located at :
R. Basa cor. R. Samonte Sts.
San Roque, Cavite City 4100

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The Yuchengco Museum

The Museum’s primary goal is to foster a greater public appreciation of the finest in Filipino and Filipino-Chinese visual arts and creativity

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The Yuchengco Museum

An intimate tour of one of the museums in the heart of Makati

Bahay Tsinoy:
a Museum of the Chinese in Philippine Life

KAISA-ANGELO KING HERITAGE CENTER #32 Anda cor. Cabildo Streets, Intramuros, 1002 Manila

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Bahay Tsinoy

a Museum of the Chinese in Philippine Life

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The Ayala Museum, Makati City

The Museum's mandate to serve the community and the nation is captured by the phrase re-collecting the past, re-presenting the future. The museum maintains it has a twofold identity as both historical and art museum.

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The Ayala Museum, Makati City

A museum that display the rich Philippine culture and history

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Ayala Museum

Gold Book

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF MANILA

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila looks forward to a Filipino nation that takes pride in the variety and excellence of its arts and culture. The premier museum of modern and contemporary visual arts in the Philippines

Art for All

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VARGAS MUSEUM

On the Second Floor visitors will find The Main Gallery of the museum where the exhibit of the permanent art collection is displayed. On occasion it hosts special exhibitions such as those touring from abroad or local collections that require ideal conditions for display.

The Third Floor houses the archives, library and the Vargas memorabilia. It also has an exhibition space called The North Wing Gallery where photography and mostly contemporary art are exhibited

The building of the museum was formally inaugurated in 1987, almost nine years after Mr. Vargas bequeathed his collection to the University of the Philippines

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The AERA Memorial Museum, founded by spouses Arsenio and Rosario Escudero, houses one of the largest collections in the country, unmatched in its eclectic diversity. Housed in a replica of a long-gone church in Intramuros with painted trompe-l'oeil ceilings, the present building opened for viewing in 1987.
The Palawan Museum
Culion Museum

Culion was called the Island of the Living Dead or the Island of No Return.

If only for the visit to the museum at the Culion Sanitarium, the trip is worth it since it ably tells the story of Culion and makes you appreciate life as it is today.

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Culion Island, a former leper colony in Philippines

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The Culion Leper Colony Coinage (Palawan Philippine Coins).

From 1/2 centavo to 1 peso, year 1913 to 1930. Between 1902 and 1904, the Commission of Public Health supervised the establishment of a leper colony on Culion Island in the China Sea, some 150 miles South-East of Manila. A decision to provide the colony with its own coins, valid only for use on the island, was delayed until 1913 when the first series, made by a private firm, Frank & Co., in Manila was introduced. Later issues were struck at the Manila Mint after it went into operation in 1920. In all, there were six dated issues and a total of 16 varieties made for the Culion leper colony. Two have special features which call for note. The probability is that the half centavo, issued only in 1913, was not put into circulation. By unofficial report 2,000 of the 1930 one-centavo pieces were minted. However, none are known to exist in any collection and it seems unlikely that any were actually issued. (Look ref. HERE)

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Links to many museums in Philippines telling about the different museums
The Southwestern University Museum houses the rare collection of Dr. Lydia Aznar-Alfonso. Spanning 30 years, this remarkable collection was kept in her basement making sure that Cebu could have a legacy of a rich cultural heritage of iron-age potteries excavated in Cebu and its neighboring islands, to rare celadons and a magnificent blue and white collection, in particular a Yuan bowl, one of the three early blue and white extra large bowl found in the Philippines
The DWU Museum In Retrospect
SLU Museum of Culture and Arts, Baguio City
The University of Santo Tomas Museum of Arts and Sciences, the oldest existing museum in the Philippines
C. E. Smith virtual museum

So many things and informations about "Peoples of the Philippines" - "Crafts" and with links in a "Alphabetical Listing of Cultural Groups" for reading about all the single groups, just look around - start click the red "C. E. Smith Museum of Anthropology" on the mainpage.

Lopez Memorial Museum
G/F Benpres Building,
Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue,
Ortigas Center, Pasig City,
Philippines
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Lopez Memorial Museum

THE Lopez Memorial Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary this Feb. 18 2010, with the launching of the coffee table book Unfolding Half a Century: The Lopez Memorial Museum. The coffee table book documents the legacy of the late Lopez Group founder Eugenio H. Lopez Sr.

Museo Dabawenyo

is a City Government of Davao facility and is being run in collaboration with the private sector.

Museo Dabawenyo or the “Museum of the people of Davao” is one of the two known museums in Davao. Although it is directly translated as “Davao Museum”, it is commonly known as the NEW Museum

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The OLD Davao Museum which is located inside Insular Village just about a hundred meters from the main gate and is slightly bigger than Museo Dabawenyo.

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T'boli Museum

Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

The museum showcases the culture of the T'boli people.

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Historic Town of Vigan City

Established in the 16th century, Vigan is the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia. Its architecture reflects the comming together of cultural elements from elsewhere in the Philippines, from China and from Europe, resulting in a culture and townscape that have no parallel anywhere in East and South-East Asia.
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Vigan City

earlier known as " Ciudad Fernandina" from 1758 to late 19th century, is the oldest surviving Spanish colonial city in the country

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Crisologo Museum
Delos Reyes Street - Vigan, Ilocos Sur

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Crisologo Museum
Delos Reyes Street - Vigan, Ilocos Sur

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Burgos Museum

At the far end of the main plaza in Vigan

The Burgos House was renovated by the Filipinas Foundation, Inc. and inaugurated as the Ayala Museum in Vigan. In setting up this museum, the Foundation hoped to arouse, if not reaffirm, the Ilocano pride in its glorious past.

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Burgos Museum, Vigan City

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Museo Iloilo

is located on Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City 5000 Iloilo, Western Visayas. It is a public foundation currently managed by Iloilo Cultural Research Foundation, Inc. and it aims to maintain and develop cultural education, research and tourism through safeguarding and display of Western Visayas native culture and history.

The museum displays a collection of archeological, historical, ethnographical craft and tribal folk arts relating to Western Visayas. Some of the relics and antiques in the collection were donated by the Ilonggos who are passionate about their province's rich history. The museum also has a collection of priceless cultural artifacts like unique religious images and relics, silver pieces and church vessels that depict the Panayanon religious spirits.

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Museo Iloilo

Glimpses of the archaeological, paleontological and historical artifacts on display at this museum.

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Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Philippine customs and traditions are re-born in a community typical of the 18th and 19th century Philippines.  Historical Principalia (noble class) mansions, House of Stone (Bahay na Bato) and Indio Stilt houses now stand in a village reminiscent of old Hispanic settlements.  These buildings have been carefully and painstakingly reconstructed from different parts of the country and rebuilt, “brick by brick”, “plank by plank” with modern facilities added for comfort and function set within cobblestone paseos  and plaza. 

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Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

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The Juan Luna Shrine (Museum)

in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, is a reconstruction of the two-storey house in which the patriot and foremost Filipino painter was born on October 24, 1857 (The original house burned down in 1861). Luna was the son of Joaquin Luna and Laureana Vovicio. He was instrumental in placing Philippine art and culture on the world map. The restored two-storey residence of Juan Luna which now serves as a museum. The museum houses replicas of Luna's paintings and restored furnishings (old kitchen implements, glassware, furniture, horse-carriage, prayer room, etc.) but his original tools, palettes, brushes, and easels were there.

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El Museo de Zamboanga in Zamboanga City
April 30th, 2012 by Filipino

“El Museo de Zamboanga,” the city’s museum located at the Jardin Maria Clara in Pasonanca, was formally unveiled April 26, reinforcing the present administration’s thrust to preserve the culture and historical reputation of the area and in line with the City Development Strategy agenda for advancement.

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Aga Khan Museum

The museum is located inside Mindanao State University - MSU (350 meters from the entrance) and serves as a repository for Maranao and other Moro artifacts boasting a huge collection of indigenous and cultural materials, ethnic music, native tools and weapons used by the Muslims, and houses of different artistic designs. It was named in honor of King Aga Khan who contributed significantly to the realization of the museum.

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The Mind Museum, FIRST WORLD-CLASS SCIENCE MUSEUM in the Philippines

JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

The Mind Museum’s state of the art design will feature FIVE GALLERIES within its two levels:

1.The Story of the Universe: Its Beginning and Majesty
2.The Story of the Earth: Its Story Across the Breadth of Time
3.The Story of Life: The Exuberant Varieties of Life
4.The Story of the Atom: The Strange World of the Very Small
5.The Story of Technology: The Showcase of Human Ingenuity

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The Mind Museum

FIRST WORLD-CLASS SCIENCE MUSEUM in the Philippines

The Mind Museum at Taguig, Philippines opened its doors to the public last March 16, 2012.

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Philippine Science Centrum (PSC)

E-Com Building, Riverbanks Center, Marikina City

is a premier hands-on science center museum

in the country recognized by the Department of Education, Department of Science and Technology and the Department of Tourism as an ideal venue for educational field trip destination where visitors are encouraged to touch, twist, play, hear, see the interactive exhibits displayed. PSC is open to pre-school, K to 10, college students, families and the general public.

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Philippine Science Centrum (PSC)

is a premier hands-on science center museum

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Riceworld Learning Center and Museum - International Rice Research Center

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Riceworld is a permanent exhibition about rice art, culture and science. It is the only museum in the world solely dedicated to rice and rice farmers all over the world acting as an eye-opener on the value of rice. Exhibits include rice related artefacts, information on IPM, Rice Genebank, IRRI rice research, rice farming, rice ecosystems, rice products, biotechnology and rice farmers.

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is the oldest and largest international agricultural research institute in Asia.

The Central Luzon Agricultural Museum

The Central Luzon Agricultural Museum is the only existing museum of its kind among State Colleges and Universities, and perhaps to date, in the entire country.

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MEDIA MUSEUM

The Media Museum features the history and evolution of communication in the Philippines. It also includes luminaries in communication and mass media, media trends, and electronic photo display of communication artifacts and landmarks.
The Wine Museum
Marikina Shoe Museum

It's just fitting that Marikina City, being popularly known as the shoe capital of the Philippines , houses the Shoe Museum.

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Marikina Shoe Museum

Things You Have to See to Believe: The city of Marikina in the Philippines is a town entirely devoted to shoes, and a shoe museum stands erected holding 200 pairs of former First Lady Imelda Marcos' size 8.5's before she was exiled.

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Co Tec Tai Medical Museum

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First of its kind in the Philippines, the Co Tec Tai Medical Museum showcases the history of medical practice and health care in the Philippines.

The museum is located at the 4th floor of the Sonlie Building, 2652 Taft Avenue Pasay City (between Edsa Rotonda and Libertad street). It is open Mondays to Saturdays from 9 AM to 5 PM. Visitors are welcome to visit in large groups. Students in high schools, colleges, and especially in the health sciences are welcome to tour the museum. Admission is free!

Comics Art Museum The Philippine Comics Art Museum

Located in San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines
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Filipino Comics Artists 1886-2006

komikerodin, The Philippine Comics Art Museum  wrote on Nov 6, 2011: A video I made in 2006. A lot of things have changed since then. But I wanted to show this now to all those reading and creating new komiks in the Philippines today.

Museo Musiko

The music and the instruments that you will find in this virtual museum come from my own private collection displayed in a little museum in my house.

The Boat People Museum

was set up to commemorate the former Philippine Refugee Processing Center in Morong, Bataan which was used in 1980-1994 as a temporary resettlement and preparation area for boat refugees from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The Museum is about the story of suffering, people diaspora, and the triumph of the human spirit. It is about compassion, cooperation among various peoples, NGOs and governments, and about the United Nations. It is a story which unfortunately repeats itself. Yet there are small untold heroes. The Museum was set up with meager funds and volunteer help, mainly from those who were involved earlier as employees of the camp. Photos and small memorabilia were gathered from the villagers, as well as from visitors. An authentic boat that was used in the migration was refurbished and is a real monument to this period.

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Art Museums - Galleries - Etc.

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The GSIS Museo ng Sining

was established in April 1996. Its creation is a tribute to the creative endeavors of the contemporary Filipino. Its vision is to help define the growth and glorious flowing of Philippine visual arts.

Philippine Contemporary Art

A SAVAGE LOOK AT INDIGENOUS ART

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Kulay-Diwa Gallery of Philippine Contemporary Art

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The Museum at De La Salle University - Manila

is a university-art museum with a collection of Philippine modern art

Blanco Family Museum

The famous family of painters welcomes visitors to their private museum, housing their vast collection of artworks. The head of the clan, renowned artist Jose "Pitok" D. Blanco has obviously handed down to his children his creativity and talent. His wife also does paintings and all of them are known for their colorful canvasses, which depict rural life.

Address: 1312 Ibañez St., Brgy. San Vicente, Angono, Rizal
Tel. No.: (+632) 651-0042

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Hiraya Gallery

A Gallery of Philippine Contemporary Art whose goal is to discover and promote the works of young, talented but deserving Filipino Artists and to foster cultural interaction and exchanges with the local regions and other countries. Website contains info about the current exhibit, updates, and works and biography of various artists

VARGAS MUSEUM

On the Second Floor visitors will find The Main Gallery of the museum where the exhibit of the permanent art collection is displayed. On occasion it hosts special exhibitions such as those touring from abroad or local collections that require ideal conditions for display.

The Third Floor houses the archives, library and the Vargas memorabilia. It also has an exhibition space called The North Wing Gallery where photography and mostly contemporary art are exhibited

The building of the museum was formally inaugurated in 1987, almost nine years after Mr. Vargas bequeathed his collection to the University of the Philippines

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Artasia Gallery

An online gallery and a platform for online exhibitions of Filipino artists. Concentrates on the contemporary concepts revolving around modern painting and sculpture in the Philippines

Filipinoart

has been showcasing filipino artist around the world since November 2003.

Filipino.art.org is open to all Filipino artist , gallery , collectors,  and enthusiast to submit news about shows , activities, websites, reviews, essays and others.

Pinoy Art

online gallery offers a wide range of artpieces by 25 established contemporary Filipino artists

A    s   i    n    t   a Digital photographic artworks and drawings showcasing political upheavals, human rights incursions and protests in Philippine society
Ancient Goldworking - Treasures

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Videos - Forgotten Philippines: Gold of Ancestors part 1, 2 & 3 Gold found in the Sitio Magruyong site sheds a light on the important relationship between Southeast Asian Srivijayan empire and the Philippines

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Anthropological reflection on Philippine masks

Visayan burial masks

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Gold death mask found in Plaza Independencia | The Heritage of Cebu

Bisayans who could afford would cover their deads eyes, nose and mouth with gold so that they would be welcomed well in the next world.

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Was gold really present in Cebu during the Pre-Spanish Era? Together let us answer this question through this episode of Kabilin entitled BULAWANONG SUGBO.

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SURIGAO TREASURE

In 1981, Berto Morales, a farmer employed as a bulldozer operator in an irrigation project in Surigao struck gold. He discovered a treasure trove of gold ornaments while bringing down a hill to collect filling materials. The discovery, hitherto unknown to the public, is among the largest collection of Philippine archaeological gold in the country as well as in the rest of the world.

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PHILIPPINE TREASURES (GMA7 Special)

Philippine Treasures, a special documentary about some of the country's historical artifacts, most important relics from the Philippines' literally rich pre-colonial past and many others. The documentary is hosted by Ms. Mel Tiangco with reporting by Mariz Umali, Cesar Apolinario, Tina Panganiban-Perez, and John Consulta.

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Ancient Visayan Goldworking

The many different kinds of large and small beads, all of what they call filigree work here.. is clear evidence that they did careful, delicate and beautiful work even better in their antiquity than now since all the ancient gold work is of higher gold content and craftsmanship than what is being made now... [like the kamagi], a piece of jewelry of greater value and curiosity than could be expected of a people apparently so crude and uncivilized (Alcina 1668a, 3:121). As Alcina said century later, "One who knows how to make them today is hard to find." Source: Barangay: Sixteenth-Century Philippine Culture and Society by William Henry Scott

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www.folklore.philippineculture.ph Heritage Culture - general:

Traditional & Indigenous Literature - Arts - Crafts - Folklore & "other Traditions" - Etc.

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Filipino - Costumes & Dresses - Traditional & Ethnic

www.churches.heritage.aboutphilippines.ph Historical Churches, Cemeteries & Fortifications
www.cebu.heritage.aboutphilippines.ph

Cebu Heritage

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Historical Videos - Photos from Cebu

www.architecture.philippineculture.ph

Architecture

Now and Heritage - Buildings, Houses, Shelters, Bridges, Etc. & ethnic, indigenous architecture

www.transport.heritage.aboutphilippines.ph

Heritage: Transportation

  • Heritage of Railway and Tramway systems

  • Tartanilla, Kalesa (Calesa - Karitela) & Carromata (Karomata)

  • Roads, Bridges - Etc.

  • Maritime e.g. Boats & Lighthouses - Etc.

www.history.aboutphilippines.ph History of the Philippines

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Orders, decorations, and medals

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The history of "Philippine Refugee Centers"

in Palawan and Morong, Bataan

and the refugees "The Boat People" in the Philippines

www.death.philippineculture.ph Death, the Dead, Funeral, Burial & Mourning, Beliefs, Rituals
www.muslim.philippineculture.ph Mosques
www.music-songs.philippineculture.ph

Traditional & Ethnic Musical Instruments

& Music & Songs

www.philippineculture.ph

Festivals - Fiestas - Events

Calendar of Festivals & Events

www.Arts.PhilippineCulture.ph

Film art etc. - Heritage

Etc.

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National symbols of the Philippines National symbols of the Philippines

Mga Pambansang Sagisag Ng Pilipinas

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Spanish Archives Discovering Philippines - Spanish Archives

so many great historical informations

IFUGAO TRIBAL ART AND ANCIENT COLLECTIONS - ARTIFACTS
PALAWAN TRIBAL ART AND ANCIENT COLLECTIONS - ARTIFACTS
The Great White Tribe in Filipinia

by Paul T. Gilbert

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A short Presentation regarding the Evolution of Philippine Architecture

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Last Supper woodcarving

housed at Paulino family chapel in Ponso, Polangui, Albay.

This marvelous sculptural work is an obra maestra of master carver Justino 'Paloy' Cagayat Jr. of Paete, Laguna.

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