Because of LPA (Low Pressure Area), for the last minute before the departure, I decided not to go with them in going to Mindoro for a safety concern. I don’t want to risk myself in danger and according to PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) the status of the sea is very rough. Because it is a long weekend and I don't have any scheduled travel I felt the boredom fortunately I saw the post of Jun - Lakwatserong Opis Worker on Fb, he will go to Manila and visit its tourist spots so without any hesitation I messaged him and joined him with his tour around Manila. Good thing is he is willing to guide me.
Spontaneous tour around Manila. At 10:00AM the time of our meet-up at LRT Central station. we opted the first of our destination was the Museum of the Filipino People building because it is Sunday the
is free admission.
The guidelines of the visitors are not permitted inside the Museum are smoking, food and drink, touching
the museum objects, flash photography, commercial photography, videography,
tripods, large bags and carriers, wrapped packages, umbrellas and pen and art
materials. The National Museum Gallery is open from 10:00AM to 5:00PM Tuesdays
to Sundays and close on Mondays. National
carried a large number of defensive weapons these included breastplates,
leather doublets, shields and protective helmets they are made of copper called
morions also carried offensive weapons for hand to hand combat like swords and daggers it
also carried long distance firing. The quality of the swords reflected on the
social status of the wielded them.
Nearly four centuries after the San Diego had sunk, divers unearthed hundreds of the different materials from the wreck sites the objects covered with corals and sediments turned to be remains of porcelain, stoneware, earthenware, metals coins and jewelry.
Among the recovered items were objects typically found in battleship: Spanish helmets, japaneese swords and Purtuguese canons but some artefacts were unusual for a warship luxury items such a jewelry blue and white porcelain, fine ceramics and glass.
Blue and white ewer with floral design
Lena shoal Palawan late 15th Century
Ewer Chingpai white ware
Kalayaan palawaan late 12th Century
Buckles are divided into 3 classes – not clearly to be distinguished one from another buckles from closing, with a tongue or a pin buckles to support object with a ring to which a hanger is connected and shoe buckles. The Buckles is frequently decorated to watch the hangers.
Japanese mercenaries on the San Diego armed with two swords, a long one called a Katana and a short a wakizashi they sometimes also carried a dagger or “tanto”
Sword handle - tang is inserted in the rectangular orifice and the hilt protected the hand. The connection between the hilt and the pommel was designed to balance the weight of the blade.
This is called the plank built, edge pegged technique which is still used by present day Filipino boat builders including the Sama and Ivatans. To construct the Butuan boat, large trees were cut and curved into planks. The planks were arranged edge to edge and fastened using wooden pins or dowels which are driven into holes on the edge of each plank. On the inner side of the boat the plank arranged at regular intervals with raised rectangular protrusions or lugs from thesame plank, through which holes were diagonally.
Skullcap Fossilized scalp of Tabon woman
National Art Gallery
Spoliarium by Juan Luna
The painting features a glimpse of Roman history centered on the bloody carnage brought by gladiatorial matches. Spoliarium is a Latin word referring to the basement of the Roman Colosseum where the fallen and dying gladiators are dumped and devoid of their worldly possessions.
At the center of Luna’s painting are fallen gladiators being dragged by Roman soldiers. On the left, spectators ardently await their chance to strip off the combatants of their metal helmets and other armory. In contrast with the charged emotions featured on the left, the right side meanwhile presents a somber mood. An old man carries a torch perhaps searching for his son while a woman weeps the death of her loved one.
The Spoliarium is the most valuable oil-on-canvas painting by Juan Luna, a Filipino educated at the Academia de Dibujo y Pintura (
Philippines) and at the Academia de San Fernando in . With a
size of 4.22 meters x 7.675 meters, it is the largest painting in the Madrid,
Spain Philippines. A
historical painting, it was made by Luna in 1884 as an entry to the prestigious
Exposicion de Bellas Artes (Madrid Art Exposition, May 1884) and eventually won
for him the First Gold Medal. Source: National Museum
Shot glasses for acrylic paint - Mauro “Malang” Santos
After mixing his peculiarly saturated colors, Malang found shot glasses as ideal containers in which to dip his brush before applying paint on his canvases. He used wooden base especially fabricated to hold shot glasses in place.
Paint box for outdoors - Romulo Galicano
As one of the founders of Dimasalang group of painters that promoted impressionist and figurative styles. Galicano espoused painting outdoors and depicting scenes captured from real life observations.
Sperm Whale / Physeter catodon - A sperm whale occurs in all oceans the largest is 18 meters long and weighs over 53,000 kilos.
Sundays FREE admission
Individual (up to 50 individuals)
Adult (60 yrs old and above with ID) – 150.00
Student (with ID) – 120.00
Children (4years old and below) - Free
GROUP (more than 50 individuals)
Adult – 120.00
Senior Citizen – 120.00
Student (including children with ID) – 40.00
Please make your reservation at the Museum Education Divisision on Mondays to Fridays from 8:30AM – 4:30PM only