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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.


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

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.


The Printed Word: Revelations of the Book

Filipinas Heritage Library ~ The Printed Word: Revelations of the Book A lecture and exhibition with book historian Dr. May Jurilla

22 March 2014, 3 pm - Ayala Museum 2F


69th Anniversary of the Battle for the Liberation of Manila

Memorare-Manila Foundation, Inc. invites you to join us at our Commemorative Ceremony on the occasion of the:

69th Anniversary of the Battle for the Liberation of Manila


FHL launches Filipiniana Online

MAKATI CITY, PHILIPPINES—History is within reach of your fingertips.

Ninety participating librarians, educators and cultural workers from Metro Manila and beyond attended the recently held launch of Filipiniana Online, the Filipinas Heritage Library’s (FHL) digital portal for its rare books, special collections and Rizaliana, last January 22, 2014 at the Ayala Museum.



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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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 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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