"I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past."

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Bakwit narrates the ability of displaced people to reassert their collective identity and to recreate their community in a meaningful way. Jowel Canuday's analysis is a welcome contribution to the understudied issues on forced  migration in Southeast Asia and beyond.

The Murillo Velarde map (20x30in) is the high point in cartographic heritage, joining Spanish science and Filipino artistry. This map includes the shoal originally called Panacot, today known as Panatag (or Scarborough). 

A 1928 map of Fort McKinley now Bonifacio Global City (20x30in on foam board) depicting the life in the former American military base and the surrounding towns and people. Vignettes surround the poster, depicting Philippine history from a racist albeit silly point of view.

Coconuts were delivered to the marketplace  via the waterways or esteros of Manila, a very efficient way of transporting an otherwise cumbersome and heavy load.

News and Announcements

The Ortigas Foundation Library will be closed
from September 22-25, 2017 (Friday - Monday)
Regular library operations will resume on September 26 (Tuesday)
September 5-6, 2017
Workshop on Traditional Decorative Bookbinding
Ortigas Foundation Library
2F Ortigas Building
To reserve, please call 631-1231 local 187 or 182
Ortigas Foundation Library Exhibit - Bataan Death March - Remembered
Ground Floor of Casa Candaba, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
Bagac, Bataan
Call 631-1231 local 187 (Ortigas Foundation Library)
Call 332-5338 or 332-5286 (Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar)
Ortigas Foundation Library Exhibit - The Churches of the Philippines: Our Lasting Links with Spain 
Casa Candaba, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
Bagac, Bataan
Call 631-1231 local 187 (Ortigas Foundation Library)
Call 332-5338 or 332-5286 (Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar)
DVD: Heneral Luna - The official DVD of the film "Heneral Luna" is now available for sale at P699 at the Ortigas Foundation Library Shop. Grab your copy now!
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.
Seminar and Conference Rooms are available at the Ortigas Foundation Library.

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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.