Father Jacinto Zamora

Among the three martyr priests, the least is known about Father Jacinto Zamora. His memory is even maligned by allegations that he enjoyed gambling and that it was supposedly why he became implicated in the Cavite Mutiny. However, he is remembered by his descendants as being loyal to his duties. On one occasion, according to … Read more

Golden Eyelids and Lips of the Dead

Golden Eyelids and Lips of the Dead Gold artifacts have been unearthed across the Philippines, shedding light on the sophisticated craftsmanship and burial practices of pre-colonial Filipino societies. These artifacts, including gold ornaments, jewelry, and ceremonial objects, have been discovered in various archaeological. Displayed at the UST Museum is a gold death mask found in … Read more

Panalo by Ferdie Montemayor

Panalo! (Winner!) FERDIE MONTEMAYORAcrylic on canvas (triptych). 106 x 266 cm. 2012 Ferdie Montemayor gained critical notice for his series of paintings on cityscapes in the 1990s. By the end of 2010, the artist shifted his work towards a series of action paintings of competitive games. This large triptych, Panalo, is a highlight of that … Read more

Dapang, SAMA traditional boat

A Sama Traditional Boat, Dapang, from the Nayong Pilipino Ethnographic Collection is exhibited at the National Museum of the Philippines – Zamboanga. In 2001, the Nayong Pilipino Foundation entered into a 20-year agreement with the National Museum of the Philippines for the boat’s Transfer Without Cost. Made of wood, bamboo, and textiles, the Dapang boat’s … Read more

A Classic Filipino Noche Buena

A Classic Filipino Noche Buena Noche Buena, derived from Spanish and translates to “Good Night”, refers to Christmas Eve, particularly the feast that accompanies it. This traditional dinner is often done at midnight after the entire family has heard the mass welcoming Christmas day. Here are some of the classic Filipino dishes that can be … Read more