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National Museum eyed as custodian of Imelda Marcos paintings

APPALED.  Imelda Marcos, who built the Cultural Center of the Philippines when she was first lady in the 1970s to showcase Filipino culture and arts, reads her statement of disgust over the controversial and “blasphemous” CCP art exhibit, which she viewed on Monday.  INQUIRER PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) has asked the Sandiganbayan to assign the National Museum as the custodian of former first lady Imelda Marcos’ prized artworks believed to be part of the clan’s alleged ill-gotten wealth. In a comment filed before the antigraft court’s special division, the government through the PCGG told the […]

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Restoration work in historic Fort Pilar raises furor

WHITE WALLS in Zamboanga City’s Fort Pilar as part of renovation work.         Photos from Facebook account of Councilor Vincent Paul Elago

A project of the National Museum to restore a building at historic Fort Pilar here has raised a furor among netizens, who said the agency had tampered with the way the structure looked.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Did you know: Museo-Biblioteca de Filipinas

The Museo-Biblioteca de Filipinas, considered the precursor of the National Museum, was opened on Oct. 24, 1891, at the Casa de la Moneda on Calle Cabildo in Intramuros. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

23 drug users, dealers arrested in Intramuros raid

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Twenty-three suspected drug users and dealers were arrested during an early-morning drug bust by the Manila Police District in Intramuros, Manila, on Friday.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Abandoned tricycle yields 3 bodies near National Museum


Three heavily tattooed men were shot dead Thursday morning in Manila near the National Museum in what police believe to be a turf war between rival drug groups.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »