Mariano Ponce

We join the Filipino people in remembering Mariano Ponce on his 106th death anniversary (23 May 1918). He made history for his involvement in the Propaganda Movement and the Revolution, and he also wrote history, especially during the latter part of his life. Born in Baliwag, Bulacan on 22 March 1863, he finished medicine at … Read more

Gold Kinnari

Viewing the gold kinnari at the museum is perfect timing. It is an auspicious timing actually, because it is Vesak month, also known as Saga Dawa among tantric practitioners. Buddhists believe that the kinnari or kinnara is, respectively, a female or male demigod who serves the deities. Fond of music, the female plays cymbals, and … Read more

National Cultural Property

National Cultural Property (Pambansang Yamang Pangkalinangan) An official type of declaration by Philippine heritage agencies that refers to a unique cultural property that possesses outstanding or highly exceptional historical, cultural, artistic, and scientific value, and is also known as Grade I Cultural Property. Isang opisyal na uri ng deklarasyon ng mga ahensyang pang-pamana sa Pilipinas … Read more


Heritage A property imbued with age, such as a tangible object/structure or intangible tradition, that is valued and passed on to posterity. You may want to read: Pook Pamana (Heritage Zone)

St. Scholastica’s College

St. Scholastica’s College A formerly all-girls school located along Calle Pennsylvania (Leon Guinto Street) corner Calle Vito Cruz. Established by Benedictine Nuns from Germany in 1906 at Tondo. Relocated to its present site in 1914. Famous for its Conservatory of Music which was established in 1907. Famous buildings include the College Chapel by George Asp, … Read more