Learn the Tagalog culture and history as we explore house museums on a day tour of the heritage town of Taal, Batangas on July 18, 2015 (Saturday).

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The article "Heritage at its Best", which appears in the third issue of the magazine Taste, Travel and Trends, showcases selected heritage churches in the province of Ilocos - some of which can be found in the Ortigas Foundation Library's book, "La Casa de Dios". 

The "Taste, Travel and Trends Magazine" is available at The Ortigas Foundation Library Shop at Php 150.00. 

Text and photos by Betty Lalana of the Ortigas Foundation. 

The Ortigas Foundation Library’s collection of early illustrated books and albums dating back from the Spanish colonial period were featured in the Collector’s World section of Arts of Asia’s March-April 2015 issue, in a 7-page article by Mr. Jonathan Best.

The Arts of Asia magazine is published in Hong Kong and supports numerous museums and cultural organizations around the world.  More than just a magazine, each issue serves as a historical record of Asian art for scholars and researchers.  It is a high grade and high quality publication.

The Ortigas Foundation Library is a distributor of the Arts of Asia magazine in the Philippines.  Grab your copy now at the Ortigas Library Shop at P500.00

The re-enactment of the 1945 concert of the Manila Symphony Orchestra held at the Meralco Theater. It served as the closing event of "Chronicles of War", a lecture and event series organized by the Ortigas Foundation, Inc. in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Manila.

Watch here: Part 1 and Part 2

Mr. James Zobel, Executive Director of the MacArthur Memorial Library in Norfolk, Virginia, talks about the destructive aspects of the Liberation of Manila and the issues that may provide closure to those tragic days of February1945 in his lecture at the Ortigas Foundation Library.

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July 18, 2015 - A Walk Through History: Taal, Batangas Day Tour
Learn the Tagalog culture and history as we explore house museums on a day tour of the heritage town of Taal, Batangas.
We have now opened our Conservation Services to the public.
The Ortigas Foundation Library's foreign-trained conservation team has over ten years of experience in book and paper restoration. Our services are reasonably priced and any income derived is for the continued operations of the library.
Free Books for School and Public Libraries: "Philippine Herbs: For Healthy Cooking, Common Cures and Concoctions" and "Shades of Majesty: 88 Philippine Native Trees"
Seminar and Conference rooms are available at the Ortigas Foundation Library.
We are accepting book donations for redistribution to school and public libraries around the country.
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