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Philippine Culture and Arts in Washington DC: Reflections by Virgilio Almario

Erwin had an interesting conversation with NCCA Chair and National Artist Virgilio Almario about Filipino artists with links to Washington. DC. Thanks to the US-Philippine Society and the Philippine Embassy for organizing this event!   Advertisements

The Quezons at the White House

President Quezon and his family stayed at the White House 76 years ago last month (May 1942). Titchie’s article about that stay — based on archival documents, diaries, and vintage newspapers — appears in this week’s issue of Positively Filipino . Special thanks to Manolo Quezon. Photo Credit: The Philippines on the Potomac Project Collection. Last […]

June 11 Discussion about Philippine Art in Washington, DC

Erwin will be discussing Philippine art in Washington, DC with NCCA Chair and National Artist Virgilio Almario on June 11 at the Philippine Embassy. Details here:  

Remembering Fernando Amorsolo

We remember National Artist Fernando Amorsolo today, his 126th birthday. In this photo, he is shown completing several presidential portraits that can now be found among the art collection of the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC. His other paintings can be found among the art collections of the US Supreme Court, the Harry S. Truman […]

Music Among the Ruins of World War II

We have just acquired an original program featuring the Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) in one of their post-war Manila concerts in 1945. (Several names in the program are familiar and have appeared here on our POPDC page on various occasions.) The MSO famously played in the middle of the rubble of Santa Cruz Church in […]

POPDC Tour of Foggy Bottom Neighborhood

We were excited to take members of the World Bank – IMF Filipino Association on a POPDC-themed walking tour of the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Here we are in front of the Manila House.

POPDC @ the Manila House

Proud to join the Rita M. Cacas Foundation (RMCF), the Toribio Family and the Philippine Arts, Letters & Media (PALM) Council on the 1st anniversary celebration of the Literary Landmark Dedication Ceremony of the Manila House. The Manila House served as the center for social life of Filipinos in DC from the late 1930s until […]