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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

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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 »

3 pedicab drivers found shot dead near the National Museum

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The bodies of three “kuliglig” (motorized pedicab) drivers were found stacked on a pedicab before dawn Thursday in Manila.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

National Museum employees air gripes

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NATIONAL Museum employees call for the resignation of several officials, showing their photos in a press conference Friday.

Disgruntled employees of the National Museum are calling for the resignation of its top officials over the questionable transfer of its P300-million endowment fund to private banks.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Something rotten at Museum

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Newly-elected party-list Rep. Roy Señeres says the Philippine ambassadors in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan and Syria should be held accountable for the sexual exploitation of runaway Filipino domestic helpers now living in the embassies’ refugee centers.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Museum urged to expedite taxidermy on ‘Lolong’

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The Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau of the environment department is pressing the National Museum to expedite the stuffing and preservation of “Lolong,” the world’s biggest saltwater crocodile in captivity that died in Agusan del Sur last February.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Employees want National Museum execs ousted

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Curators and employees of the National Museum are calling for the resignation of the institution’s top two executives over alleged unpaid benefits, harassment and oppression.

Posted: April 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Origins of Benguet mummification

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IN REPOSE throughout the centuries, a mummy is interred with rows of human skulls at the Opdas burial cave in Kabayan, Benguet, in this 1981 photograph. Carving detail beside the mummy shows samples of tattoo designs preserved on the skin of some of the mummies. TOMMY HAFALLA/CONTRIBUTOR

The sciences, both human and applied, are picking up from where oral traditions left off in explaining lingering questions over the practice of mummification in Benguet.   But scholars and experts still differ over several key aspects of a practice that has been extinct for centuries. For instance, the jury is still out on the [...]

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t to turn old tourism building to museum annex

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With a P500-million budget, the government is set to “retrofit” the old Department of Tourism (DOT) building in Rizal Park as an extension facility of the National Museum, the country’s repository of its natural and cultural heritage.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Did you know: National Museum

The National Museum located on Padre Burgos Drive in Manila was established in October 1901. Originally named the Insular Museum of Ethnology, Natural History and Commerce, it is tasked with the preservation and protection of cultural properties for safekeeping.

Posted: October 30th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Stop maligning museum officials, employees told

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Only the Civil Service Commission (CSC) may resolve questions on appointments to the National Museum, according to the chairman of the institution’s board of trustees.

Posted: October 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

National Museum opens doors in October, but bars employees from speaking to media

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The National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) is opening its Manila galleries free to the public this whole month, but its museum employees have been prohibited from speaking to the media on controversies hounding the cultural institution.

Posted: October 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov asks archaeologists: Keep digging in Quezon

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In this March 1, 2011 photo released by the Philippine National Museum, Filipino archeologist clean the area around a limestone coffin at Mount Kamhantik, near Mulanay town in Quezon province. Government archeologist have unearthed remnants of what they believe is a 1,000-year-old village on a jungle-covered mountaintop in the Philippines with limestone coffins of a type never before found in this Southeast Asian nation, officials said Thursday. AP PHOTO

Quezon Gov. David Suarez called on National Museum officials to continue exploring archaeological sites in Bondoc Peninsula following the discovery of a 1,000-year-old village and an ancient burial ground in the limestone Mount Kamhantik in Mulanay town.

Posted: September 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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