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The Library will be CLOSED from Dec 24, 2014 to Jan 5, 2015. Library services will resume on Jan 6, 2015.
 

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FHL and Google present online history of Baguio

This September, Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) joins the Ayala Museum in becoming the first cultural institutions from the Philippines to partner with Google Cultural Institute (GCI). Through its online exhibit on the GCI site, “We look before and after, and pine for what is not: A history of Pines Hotel and Baguio,” FHL makes some of its collections free and accessible to the public.

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Finding The Lost Art of Gabino Reyes Congson

For its next Printed Word exhibit and lecture, Filipinas Heritage Library presents “The Lost Art of Gabino Reyes Congson” on September 6, Saturday, 10:30 AM at the 2F Function Room of the Ayala Museum.

Gabino Reyes Congson illustrated popular covers for the iconic Philippine Magazine from 1936 to 1941. As Philippine Magazine editor and publisher AVH Hartendorp wrote, “Mr Congson’s drawings of Manila street characters are noted for their keen observation and humor, and those who understand anything of art will admire the economy and efficiency of the means he employs in transferring what he sees and thinks to his sketch pad.”

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State of the Nation Address : A Briefer

Written by Marianne G. Bugnosen (FHL Intern)

The State of the Nation Address or SONA, began during the Commonwealth of the Philippines. According to the 1935 Constitution Article VII, Section 5, “[t]he President shall from time to time give to the Congress information on the state of the Nation, and recommend to its consideration  such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”

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FHL Gets Physical With "Romancing the Book"

On 12 July 2014, nearly a hundred book lovers, cultural workers, educators, and students came together to share and listen to intimate stories about the book as a material object. The Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) once again invited May Jurilla to facilitate a lecture, this time entitled, Romancing the Book, which is the second installment of The Printed Word, a lecture series revolving around the history of the book and other facets related to it. The Printed Word aims to contribute to the promotion of reading and appreciation of the publishing industry and of Filipiniana publications.

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Now Online: The Roderick Hall Collection Annotated Bibliography

The Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) is pleased to announce that the Annotated Bibliography of the Roderick Hall Collection is now available online at http://rodhall.filipinaslibrary.org.ph.

This growing collection of over 900 books and papers on World War II in the Philippines is compiled by Roderick Hall, with a focus on personal experiences both civilian and military, within the Philippines, during the Japanese occupation.  The collection also includes books written by Japanese authors thus taking into account both sides of the war.   This collection is housed and available for research at the FHL.

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     Features

The Lumad of Mindanao

The indigenous cultural communities (ICC) in the Philippines are believed to make up about ten percent of the national population. Also known as cultural minorities, they had been pushed to the mountains and forests by lowlanders ever since towns and cities were built. Most of the ICC do not possess money or private property and, widely discriminated against, find it hard to integrate with mainstream society. With the destruction of the forests as well as with efforts of the lowland majority to assimilate them into Christian culture, the ICC struggle to protect their ancestral domain and cultural identity.

In 1986, fifteen of the more than eighteen ICC in Mindanao adopted the term lumad, a Bisayan word for “native” or “indigenous,” to distinguish themselves from the Christians and Muslims in Mindanao. Republic Act 6734, enacted during Corazon Aquino’s time, used the term to differentiate these ethnic communities from the Bangsamoro people.

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Music of the Lumad

Music of the LumadIn general, lumad music encompasses a wide repertoire of sounds performed for various occasions, and makes use of an extensive array of musical instruments...

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T’BOLI BEAUTY

The T’bolis believe that the gods created man and woman to look attractive so that they would be drawn to each other and procreate. Among the Lumads in Mindanao, the T’bolis stand out for their passion for beauty and personal adornment. This is evident in their costumes, body ornaments, hairstyle, and cosmetic practices.

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Retrato

Retrato is where the public can view the images in the Filipinas Heritage Library’s Photo Archive. It consists of searchable black-and-white images, in thumbnail size, depicting Philippine life through the late-19th and early-20th centuries. The images are documented according to a standard adopted by the Library.

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About LibraryLink

LibraryLink is a one-stop resource center for Filipiniana resources. It aims to provide one search engine or point of entry for researchers and students who are doing research on Filipiniana. LibraryLink provides a venue for interaction among researchers, library professionals, people from the publishing industry and the academe.

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