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Storytelling in the Library

The Filipinas Heritage Library celebrated fourteen years of serving and promoting literacy and Philippine art, history, and culture last August 28, 2010. The Filipinas Heritage Library began in 1974 as part of the Ayala Museum through the donation of materials from the Ayala Corporation and the Zobel de Ayala family. In celebration of the centennial of the 1896 Philippine Revolution, the library was given a new home in 1996 in the Nielson Tower, marking the Ayala Foundation’s commitment to providing a knowledge network on the Philippines.

Art and Architecture under Martial Law

Filipino art and culture was institutionalized during the martial law regime when in 1973 the Constitution stated that "Filipino culture shall be preserved and developed for national identity"; therefore the "arts and letters shall be under the patronage of the State." Government support for the arts was shown in the architecture and other cultural institutions commissioned by the first lady, Imelda R. Marcos.


10.10.10. Run for Pasig River!

On October 10, 2010, 120,000 runners from different sectors such as government offices, schools, business corporations, and many more are expected to come together for one common cause--to save Ilog Pasig and give the coming generations a clear future.


Filipinas Heritage Library: Fourteen Years of Promoting Literacy and Philippine Art, History, and Culture

The Nielson Tower has had numerous permutations since it was built in 1937. From being a passenger terminal to becoming a tower, to serving as a police headquarters, and even a restaurant, it has served different purposes throughout its existence. In 1996, it became the home of the Filipinas Heritage Library. This August 23, 2010, the Filipinas Heritage Library celebrates its fourteen years of serving as a catalyst for Philippine culture and literacy.


'The Future of the Book': Changing the landscape of Philippine book publishing

The National Book Development Board (NBDB), Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP), Filipinas Heritage Library and Vibal Foundation, Inc. will hold the country's first-ever digital publishing conference aptly titled, 'The Future of the Book', with the theme: "Book Publishing in the Global Digital Arena" on 13 and 14 of September 2010 at the UP-Ayala Technohub in Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City.


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