The Ortigas Foundation is proud to announce that it was invited to present an exhibit on the history of the Philippines via its Spanish-era churches entitled “The Lasting Links with Spain”, to be held at the Casa de America in Madrid, Spain from November 28, 2014 to January 31, 2015.

The exhibit features the history of Catholicism in the Philippines which finds its roots in the spice trade via the famous Manila Galleon, the establishment of the first communities and thatched churches, to the development and construction of the stone churches which have lasted through the centuries. This exhibit will be a prelude to the 500th year celebration of Christianity’s arrival in the Philippines.

The Ortigas Foundation Library Shop offers this holiday season its new exclusively designed products inspired from the Ortigas Foundation Library collections. Perfect as "pasalubongs" and gifts to your relatives and friends from abroad. You can check out our new products in the "Shop" tab and message us your orders at our contact us page.

Proceeds from the sale of these items will benefit the history, art and cultural programs of the Ortigas Foundation Library and the social development programs of the Ortigas Foundation.

We are giving away free copies of “Shades of Majesty: 88 Philippine Native Trees”, a hardbound book consisting of 212 pages, to libraries that offer free access to the public. The book is not for sale. School and Public libraries are our top priority. If interested, write us a letter using your library’s stationary. You can email the letter at

Writer-Director Ida Anita Del Mundo talks about her 2014 Cinemalaya Film Festival entry "K'na, the Dreamweaver", a film about the T'boli tribe of South Cotabato which was shown at the Ortigas Foundation Library on September 11, 2014.

In commemoration of the 76th Founding Anniversary of Quezon Institute, the hospital arm of the Philippine Tuberculosis Society, the Ortigas Foundation Library gives tribute to Doña Julia Vargas de Ortigas, one of the individuals responsible for the establishment of the institute.
The Ortigas Foundation Library has in its collection photos of the late Doña Julia on her campaign against tuberculosis, social gatherings and family portraits as well as the awards and certificates she received and newspaper and magazine clippings about her.

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Free Book: "Shades of Majesty: 88 Philippine Native Trees"
We are giving away free copies of the book to school and public libraries. If interested, write us a letter using your library's stationary and email the letter at


We are accepting book donations for our rehabilitation project of public school libraries in Samar and Leyte
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The OFI Library  is a Philippine study center with a collection of nearly 21,000 books, serials, images, and documents relating to Philippine history with some dating back to the 17th century.
The OFI Library produced mobile photo exhibits of Filipiniana imagery of various themes which are brought to different schools, universities, local museums, churches and other public venues in Manila as well as the provinces. Interested parties may request for these exhibits. Other exhibits featuring original library materials from the collections are held within the foundation premises.
The foundation also hosts conferences, lectures, seminars, workshops and other interdisciplinary events. The seminar and conference rooms provide the venue for our educational and cultural programs. These rooms are also available for rent for cultural, socio-civic, as well as corporate activities.