Coconuts Manila: Non-profit launches digital library of Marcos-era independent publications to fight historical disinformation

Coconuts Manila: Non-profit launches digital library of Marcos-era independent publications to fight historical disinformation. “In order to combat the disinformation networks that are working hard to rewrite the Philippines’ history, the non-profit organization Bantayog ng mga Bayani (Monument to the Heroes) has launched a digital library that features an archive of independent and alternative publications that were in circulation during the years that President Ferdinand Marcos kept the country under martial law.”

Rappler: ‘Daang Dokyu’ launches online database for Filipino documentaries

Rappler: ‘Daang Dokyu’ launches online database for Filipino documentaries. “Daang Dokyu by FilDocs and Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), an online portal for Philippine documentaries dating back from 1913 up to the present, is now available for public access… The database is free for interested individuals who want to watch and listen to discussions, lectures, and masterclasses from filmmakers, artists, academics, and other industry stakeholders.” I explored for a few moments. Lots of content, easy to navigate.

Inquirer (Philippines): Internet archive of ‘subversive’ publications launched

Inquirer (Philippines): Internet archive of ‘subversive’ publications launched. “An ‘alliance,’ as they call themselves, of teachers, researchers, and other professionals in the education sector has launched a website archiving progressive publications and documents deemed ‘subversive’ by the military as it conducts an ongoing purge in various school libraries nationwide.”

Manila Times: The National Museum of the Philippines launches its new website

Manila Times: The National Museum of the Philippines launches its new website. “The new website hopes to strengthen the relationship of the museum with its communities, especially those who have limited access to our facilities brought about by closure due to health protocols or physical limitations. We intend it to be a reliable online information resource site that can serve the needs and interest of fellow government employees, and its varied audiences, locally, nationally, and globally. Some of its salient features are views to exhibitions in video format or 360 virtual tours, highlights to collections in our care, news and events, job opportunities in our museum and downloadable forms.”

Manila Bulletin: For its 134th anniversary, National Library pivots with a digital library initiative

Manila Bulletin: For its 134th anniversary, National Library pivots with a digital library initiative. “Among the key plans of the NLP is to continue the enhancement of its building and at the same time procure necessary equipment which would be vital in the development of its online facilities, among others, as part of its vision to focus on enhancing services and facilities contributing to the social and cultural development of Filipino society.”

GMA Online: New website introduces past, present Filipino Olympians

GMA Online: New website introduces past, present Filipino Olympians. “The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and the Philippine Olympians Association (POA) joined forces to set in motion a website that aims to tell stories of past and present Filipino athletes that competed in the Olympics. Titled ‘The Living Archive of Olympians PH,’ the website specifies the year when an Olympian competed in the quadrennial meet, including the Winter, Summer, and Youth Olympics.” The version I explored was in English, translation unnecessary.

Lifestyle Asia: Filipinas Heritage Library And Rick Rocamora Uplift Filipino WW2 Veterans In Virtual Exhibit

Lifestyle Asia: Filipinas Heritage Library And Rick Rocamora Uplift Filipino WW2 Veterans In Virtual Exhibit . “The Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) is partnering with photographer Rick Rocamora and filmmaker Howie Severino for a virtual multimedia exhibit about the Filipino veterans of World War II. Called A Long Road to Dignity, the multimedia exhibit will be freely accessible via Google Arts and Culture, starting on February 18, 2021.”

BusinessWorld: New website to focus on the culture of Negros

BusinessWorld: New website to focus on the culture of Negros. The island. Not anything else you might be thinking about. “WHEN one thinks of the island of Negros, one thinks of its role in the sugar trade and the fortunes that it created. Those fortunes came to polish some of the nation’s most illustrious last names: these include figures in politics, showbiz, business, and the arts. The Angelica Berrie Foundation is launching the Negros Season of Culture Website, addressing the region’s cultural assets which can be seen in its cuisine, art, textile, architecture, and literature.”

NME: The OPM Archive Foundation unveils online archive of digitised Filipino music artifacts

NME: The OPM Archive Foundation unveils online archive of digitised Filipino music artifacts. “The OPM Archive Foundation has unveiled an online archive collecting digitised artifacts of Filipino music, now open for virtual viewing. Earlier this week (August 26), the OPM Archive Foundation announced the digital archive, now open for online viewing and for donations of memorabilia.”

GMA News Online: American man collects thousands of antique photos that captured the beauty of old Manila

New-to-me, from GMA News Online: American man collects thousands of antique photos that captured the beauty of old Manila. “A 76-year old American citizen loves the Philippines so much, he has a collection of antique photos that show what the country had been like over the years. Many of the photos immortalized the beauty of old Manila. In an episode of iJuander, John Tewll shared that he has over 12,000 photos in his collection.”

Lifestyle .INQ: Mormons turn over 4 centuries of digitized Philippine Catholic records to CBCP

Lifestyle .INQ: Mormons turn over 4 centuries of digitized Philippine Catholic records to CBCP. “In a low-key but historic event, the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-day Saints (Mormons), through its Family Search arm, recently turned over digitized Philippine Catholic Church records spanning four centuries to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).”

CDN: Digital Cebuano, NCCA project goes online

CDN: Digital Cebuano, NCCA project goes online. “The project continues an earlier project with the NCCA [National Commission for Culture and the Arts] – the Shared Future project – which was completed in 2017. For this recent addition, the materials freshly digitized are the Nueva Fuerza newspapers and some more years of the Bag-ong Kusog newspapers, both high-traffic early twentieth century periodicals for local and foreign researchers. The project covers eight years (8) years of Nueva Fuerza and four (4) years of Bag-ong Kusog.” Cebuano is a language spoken by over 10 million people in the Philippines. See this article in Britannica. Some people argue that Cebuano is not a separate language at all but is a dialect of Bisaya.

Pilipinas Popcorn: Online Martial Law Museum Aims To Educate The Youth On Philippine History

Pilipinas Popcorn: Online Martial Law Museum Aims To Educate The Youth On Philippine History. “A few days before the commemoration of martial law in the Philippine, the Ateneo de Manila University launched its online Martial Law Museum … which aims to teach the public, especially the youth about these ‘dark days’ in the country’s history. A CNN Philippines report describes the site as a ‘retelling of history through art with visual timelines, short films, poems, and artwork,’ a collaborative work of history scholars, artists, and students.”

University of San Carlos: Cebuano Studies Center launches Nueva Fuerza Online Archive (Bag-ong Kusog)

University of San Carlos: Cebuano Studies Center launches Nueva Fuerza Online Archive. “The online archive is the product of the Shared Future Project: Enhancement of the Cebuano Studies Center, sponsored by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). The project was an envisioned collaborative project to digitize and provide an open-access collection of one of Cebu’s oldest newspapers. The online archive initially features digitized copies of Bag-ong Kusog from 1921 until 1926.” As I understand it, the newspaper that was Nueva Fuerza eventually became Bag-ong Kusog.