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Museum lets e-learners catch up with ‘eternally young’ Rizal

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A MARTYR’S MIDNIGHT  A life-size image of Dr. Jose Rizal, the centerpiece of a newly upgraded museum depicting his life and legacy in Fort Santiago, captures the national hero in his last hours before his 1896 execution. NINO JESUS ORBETA

The man himself is “eternally young,” hence the place celebrating his heroism should be e-qually appealing. A modernized shrine and museum on the life and legacy of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, complete with interactive displays and cyberstations, was opened Friday at Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila, his place of incarceration before he was put to death by the Spanish colonial regime on Dec. 30, 1896.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US construction workers unearth mammoth tusk

The construction site where a wooly mammoth tusk was discovered is shown on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. AP

A United States museum official says construction workers have found a tusk from an ice age mammoth.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Museum of illusions opens

Imagine yourself being carried in King Kong’s hand, or crossing a wrecked hanging bridge on a deep cliff or mingling with dinosaurs.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Italian’s art doomed in Manila, cherished in Mandaluyong

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DON BOSCO. Photo by Andrew Tadalan

While his decades-old artwork in Manila may soon be torn down, his creations in nearby Mandaluyong City are being saved and cherished.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Museum instills pride in Valenzuelanos

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LIFE-SIZED statues of the trio dubbed  “Heroes of Valenzuela” (from left to right), namely, Delfin Velilla, Pio Valenzuela and Tiburcio de Leon.who joined the revolution against Spanish authorities. Contributed photo

With the recent opening of the Valenzuela City Museum, outgoing Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian hopes to realize a longtime dream: To inspire residents by introducing them to the city’s rich history, bustling industry and culture.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mandaue heritage plaza welcomes visitors

The heritage plaza of Mandaue City will be converted into a museum during the “Gabii sa Kabilin” today from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Posted: May 31st, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Chinese group seeks to convert Cebu building into museum

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GOTIAOCO building . photo: Edison A. delos Angeles

A 99-year-old building in downtown Cebu City has just been given another lease on life. A year after Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama condemned the Gotiaoco Building, the city council declared it as a historical landmark.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Town seeks enrichment in new museum

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PART of the museum is Laurel’s study recreated from the family’s former residence in Shaw Boulevard. MARICAR P. CINCO

The not-so-historic town of San Pedro in Laguna hopes to lure tourists and history buffs with the rise of an orchard and a museum devoted to former Vice President Salvador “Doy” Laurel.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Museum hopes to put Ilocos town on tourism map

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The newly opened Bacarra museum. Cristina Arzadon/Inquirer Northern Luzon

A bucolic town north of Laoag City, Bacarra, has been largely ignored by tourists on their way to to the more popular attractions in the province’s northern section because its town center is out of the usual road map.

Posted: November 21st, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Museum burglary may impact on tourism

THE recent robbery at the Fort San Pedro Museum may affect tourism in the 16th century historical landmark.

Posted: November 12th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Employees blame museum execs for decay of Imelda Marcos gowns, shoes

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In this photo taken Sept. 19, 2012, a branded high heel shoe, once worn by flamboyant former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, sits among equally-damaged shoes in a section of the National Museum in Manila, Philippine. Termites, storms and government neglect have damaged some of Imelda Marcos's legendary stash of shoes, expensive gowns and other vanity possessions, which were left to oblivion after she and her dictator husband were driven to U.S exile by a 1986 popular revolt. AP PHOTO/Bullit Marquez

Curators and employees of the National Museum have pointed to their top two executives as the ones to blame for the decay of the clothes and shoe collection of former First Lady Imelda Marcos.

Posted: September 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

US space shuttle lands in LA after final flight

A crewmember waves the U.S. flag as the Space Shuttle Endeavour taxis to an airline maintenance hangar aboard a NASA Boeing 747, at the conclusion of its last flight at Los Angeles International Airport, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. In a few weeks Endeavour will be towed through city streets to its new home at the California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

The US space shuttle Endeavour took its final flight Friday, making a spectacular series of flypasts over California before landing in Los Angeles where it will retire near its birthplace.

Posted: September 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Museum’s media gallery inspires students

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ANTONIO Abad Tormis, an editor and columnist of the now defunct The Republic News, is Cebu’s first postwar martyr of press freedom. Photo by Charisse Ursal

A visit to a museum has convinced Jessa Parreño to pursue a career in broadcast journalism once she completes a mass communication degree at the University of the Philippines College Cebu.

Posted: September 15th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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