Manila by Night

Manila by NightOriginal Commemorative Screening PosterFilm by Ismael BernalExperimental Cinema of the Philippines1985 Collection: Archivo 1984 Gallery This 1985 poster for a commemorative screening of “Manila by Night” was in leiu of none for the 1980 premier. (A newspaper advertisement was however released when it was first shown.) The film was directed by the inimitable … Read more

The Spoliarium by Filipino painter Juan Luna

The Spoliarium by Filipino painter Juan Luna is probably the most famous painting in the Philippines. Luna, working on canvas, spent eight months completing the painting which depicts dying gladiators. The painting was submitted by Luna to the Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes in 1884 in Madrid, where it garnered the first gold medal. The … Read more

IKABOD: Let’s Makebaka, Don’t Be Takot!!!

IKABOD: Let’s Makebaka, Don’t Be Takot!!! Illustration, writingOffset printingPaper, printer’s inkCollection: Beda Requejo Severino “Nonoy” Marcelo, a cartoonist, was among the Philippines’ most effective social critics from the 1960s to the 1980s. His characters left an indelible mark in the national imagination: the rat Ikabod Bubwit, and the cool downtrodden Tisoy, a half-American street punk … Read more

Pugad Baboy One

Pugad Baboy One The first compilation of Pugad Baboy comic stripsCartoons and narrativeApolonio “Pol” Medina Jr.1997Collection: Design Center of the Philippines Pugad Baboy by Pol Medina Jr. caught the Filipino popular imagination for its simultaneously droll, critical, and affectionate view of Filipino life in urban poor precincts. Featuring a large cast of characters familiar in … Read more

Portrait of Jose B Lingad

Portrait of Jose B Lingad Born in Lubao, Pampanga, he led the Southern District, East Central Luzon Guerrilla Area, USAFFE which was organized on 3 April 1941. He later estalished the Pampanga Military Distrct in September 1942. He was elected Governor of Pampanga (1948-1951), appointed to various offices under the presidency of townmate Diosdado Macapagal, … Read more