Security Bank Gallery - National Art Gallery (National Museum of the Philippines)
The newest Gallery of the National Art Gallery is a hall dedicated to the life and works of the National Artist for Sculpture Guillermo Tolentino.
A interesting piece in this gallery is the maquette of the Triumphal Arch of theCommonwealth of the Philippines, which should have been built at the planned Capital at Quezon City. World War II intervened and it was never built. The piece was once displayed at the Pasig City Museum before its transfer at the National Art Gallery.
Also, he marks the busts he made with the name of the subject in our writing system Baybayin (not Alibata). Before he really focused on sculpture, he did some other art forms.
You could see a lithograph of his work “Filipinos Ilustres” having our National Heros in a “class picture” like manner.
How to help the people of the Philippines affected by Typhoon Yolanda / Haiyan:
As always, perform due diligence with ANY and ALL charity groups and/or non-profits soliciting donations for victims of natural disasters. Give help, but don’t give blindly. Remember: in most (if not all) cases, financial donations will make the most impact. Also, here is Google’s Person Finder to help families separated by the storm locate one another. Tumblr: please reblog and share this and keep the people of the central Philippines in your thoughts and prayers.
- Philippine Red Cross
- American Red Cross (with instructions on how you can make financial donations to the Philippine relief effort through Red Cross offices in the U.S.)
- Australian Red Cross
- Embassy of the Phillipines (Washington, D.C)
- Sagip Kapamilya Telethon (via ABS-CBN TV network)
- World Food Programme
- Catholic Relief Services
National Museum of the Philippines - National Art Gallery
I went to the National Museum yesterday to take advantage of my long break from Review Classes and to enter the museum for free. Like last year, some Galleries are still in the works, in renovation (for example, the gallery of the other paintings by Juan Luna). But still, the museum keeps getting better and there is a very new Gallery dedicated to National Artist for Sculpture Guillermo Tolentino’s works. But still, they need to work on brochures, and clearer directional signs throughout the building.
Aside from the National Art Gallery, I also visited the Museum of the Filipino people but maybe due to the impending construction of the Museum of the Natural History in the DOT Building, the collections there are still not curated properly. Anyway, those will be the subject of the succeeding posts here.
I also have previous posts regarding my visit last year, click this link to see them.
Someone posted a comment on this post earlier, thanks for the additional information!
I might be leading to the hint that the streets in Sampaloc that refers to first names of people might be some of the family members of the original owners of the Sulucan Estate in Sampaloc (Bustillos, Balic Balic and UST) are originally owned by the Poor Clares but when they disposed their lands in Sampaloc, the clan of Antonio dela Riva had most of the land, donating some of it to the University for the use of the University.
Additional info, the landowners specifically stated that the names of the streets in their donated estate will not be changed for perpetuity or else those lands will revert back to the original owners. The most visible of these streets is Calle Espana, well you could see that the road is in between two roads named after Manuel Quezon (Quezon Boulevard in Quiapo and Quezon Avenue in Quezon City).
PS: You might now notice that I’m already inactive the past months here. I’ve been busy because in the same semester, I enrolled for the Board Exam Review Classes and my Last Semester in UP. Bad News: I won’t be taking the much awaited Board Exam this November. Good News: I passed, and will graduate this semester. That’s all.
Converting a elevated Mass Transit system to a Subway and Bus Way.
Inspired by the study and proposal of the DOTC to build a subway train line along EDSA, possibly rendering MRT obsolete. And this is how to build and convert the MRT Track ROW into a Bus Rapid Transit system.
Hi Tumblr, It’s been a while.
LOBOC TOWER. This is what remains of the historic Church of San Pedro tower in Loboc, Bohol province, after a major 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the region on Tuesday, leaving scores dead and destroying churches and buildings in and around one of the Philippines’ major tourist hubs. LOBOC VICE MAYOR PABLIO SUMAMPONG/CONTRIBUTOR
The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is considering going “underground” to solve Metro Manila’s traffic problems.
If you’re studying in Urban Planning or Transportation Planning, you’ll know that our current Light Rail Transit system in Metro Manila has a less capacity than what we call the subway. (Can we call it Rapid Rail Transit Instead?)
I’ll not say it’s feasible or what, but there are so many things to consider in developing an infrastructure project as big as this, and DOTC’s target of January 2014 isn’t enough to finish a comprehensive study on this.
Million People March 8/26/2013
Quirino Grandstand, Manila
This is not your usual protest. The count was 400,000 people attended. Usual faces during protests, first time to attend a protest and some attended their last protest when President Estrada was ousted from Malacanang.
Some of them are the usual protesters with flags, effigies and their fists in the air.
Some are students from the grossly underfunded Public Schools and State Universities.
Some are private school students automatically paying 12% VAT on every item they buy.
Some are medical workers from Underfunded Public Hospitals.
Some are from the posh and gated villages paying business, income and real estate taxes from what they own and earn to the government.
Some are from the middle class, paying so many taxes and contribution of government services, saving a little for themselves and the families they raise.
Some are from the poor, those who badly need the care of the government.
All Filipinos from all walks of life were represented in this protest and is rallying for a single cause: the abolition of the Pork Barrel in any name or mean and the prosecution of those who misused the public funnds. This is the biggest and the strongest protest so far in the Aquino Administration and the most memorable and significant commemoration of the National Heroes Day Holiday so far, in living memory.
The real battle has began. The Executive Department already submitted the Proposed 2014 Budget with the PDAF (Pork Barrel) still in the details, and we, as taxpayers and the Filipino People must see to it that the taxes, the nation’s budget is well appropriated and well spent. The deliberations on the 2014 Budget is ongoing.
If the Rizal Statue could talk, what is his reaction on this happening in front of him?
It is not up to the senators to determine whether an NGO is bogus or not. Alangan naman na kami pa ang magsasabi na, ‘Uy, bogus ‘yan.’ How will we know?
Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on the Ghost NGO’s.
NB: He just gave away 300+ million pesos of his Pork to ghost NGO’s.
"Basta ‘wag lang manghihingi sa amin ang mga tao (Well, as long as people don’t ask assistance from us)!"
"E ano’ng ibibigay namin? Hindi naman puwede yung pinaghihirapan namin dahil sa personal naman namin ‘yun, sa mga anak, sa mga pang-araw-araw na panggastos namin (What are we going to give them? I don’t think it’s fair to spend our hard-earned personal cash because we use that for our kids and our daily needs)."
Putting a second function to City Plazas or any other open spaces (Engineering Concept)*
This is a concept to introduce a subterranean rainwater catchment reservoir / pumping facility underneath open urban spaces to introduce a new use to the plaza and to control excessive flooding, especially in low lying areas.
The concept includes collecting first the rainfall into the subterranean reservoir while it rains and then pumping it out of the tank into the main drainages when the rain stops and the waterway levels subside. In that way, it minimizes the rainwater that directly discharges into the rivers, minimizing the swelling of the river into near capacity thereby minimizing the flood.
Actually, the concept has been introduced already in Bonifacio Global City, where the subterranean tank is located in Burgos Circle.
*made because of boredom, familiar landmarks are used for easier visualization
Good day Iskolar ng Bayan! Three ways to help #IskoOperations
1. If it is safe to travel, you can bring donations to the new UP CHK GYM
2. If NOT, you can text your address where a USC officer can pick up the goods and any amount of monetary donations (make sure roads are passable). Text 09178725396.
3. Monetary donations are accepted through the USC bank account:
Name: University Student Council UP Diliman
Account No. 393989700047
Branch: UP Campus Branch
Inform 09178415593 for monitoring.
Thank you and let’s continue to help each other out! Serve the People!