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The LMG Centennial History in 100 tweets

Writer and diplomat Leon Ma. Guerrero's 100th birth year will be celebrated in an interactive exhibit from March 25 to April 12, 2015 at the Ayala Museum. Co-presented by Filipinas Heritage Library, the exhibit will feature 100 tweet-length pieces of his work, as well as books and memorabilia. The exhibit will open with an invitation-only event on March 24 (the day of his birth) at 6pm, and will run on Museum hours from 9am to 6pm, Tuesdays to Sundays. Admission is free, giving the public a chance to re-connect with one of the foremost nationalists of his era.

He is known to a generation of students as the translator of Noli and Fili and the biographer of Rizal. His book The First Filipino won first prize in the Rizal Centennial Biography Contest in 1961. His essays in Spanish, published under the title El Si y El No, won the Premio Zobel two years later.

In 1954, President Ramon Magsaysay appointed Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Leon Maria Guerrero, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, the first Philippine Ambassador to Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Guerrero was also ambassador to Finland, Sweden, and Denmark.

The New Statesman of London described him as “…a unique member of his profession. His speeches are so fresh, so sensible, so free from the conventional emptiness of official utterances…” Amb. Guerrero established the Philippine Society of London, whose members included British businessmen and firms with interests in the Philippines, British subjects interested in our culture, and Filipino residents in London.

Amb. Guerrero placed a marker on No. 37, Chalcot Crescent, the house where Rizal lived while annotating Antonio de Morga’s Suceso de las islas Filipinas in London. After 7 years on British soil, Amb. Guerrero was sent to Spain in 1962 where he represented the Philippines until 1966. He was instructed to make representations with the Spanish government for copies of official documents about the North Borneo question.

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Filipinas Heritage Library Remembers Battle for Manila at the Ayala Museum

Hundreds of participants including survivors, veterans, former internees, teachers, and students joined the Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) in commemorating the 70th year of the Battle for Manila from February 3 to March 3 at the Ayala Museum through a series of lectures and an exhibit.

Manila, My City at War! opened on February 3 with talks by Roderick Hall, whose collection of 2,000+ books on World War II - Philippine Theater, is now housed at FHL; Robin Pettyfer, nephew of former University of Santo Tomas internee Rupert Wilkinson; writer and filmmaker Uro de la Cruz, who has brought the works of Filipino pre- and postwar photographer Teodulo Protomartir to public consciousness; and Col. Emmanuel V. de Ocampo, President of the Veterans’ Federation of the Philippines.

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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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FHL launches The Printed Word with maiden lecture, “Revelations of the Book”

Filipinas Heritage Library’s newest offering, The Printed Word is a lecture series revolving around the history of the book and other facets related to it. It aims to contribute to the promotion of reading and appreciation of the publishing industry and of Filipiniana publications.

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