Barangay San Lorenzo Donates Half a Million to the National Museum
June 27, 2011
The National Museum of the Philippines received more than half a million pesos worth of equipment from Barangay San Lorenzo, Makati last June 27, 2011. From hi-tech projectors to top-of-the-line cameras and computers, Barangay San Lorenzo has provided the Museum Education Division of much-needed equipment for its school and public programs. The Barangay, headed by Ernesto A. Moya, expressed the importance of donating such equipment to the nation’s leading repository of tangible cultural heritage. He quipped, “We are here to help the National Museum. We have been working with the museum for some time now and found out that they were lacking funds for their educational services. It is the Filipino people who will directly benefit from it so we decided to extend a helping hand.”
As a premiere research and educational institution, the National Museum aims to provide the most updated and current information to the public. Collaborative partnerships have been integral to the growth of the museum and all its branches throughout its 110-year history.
Headed by Dir. Jeremy Barns and the Board of Trustees including Chairman Ramon del Rosario, Jr.; Senator Edgardo J. Angara; Congressman Salvador Escudero; NCCA Chair Felipe de Leon; National Artist Virgilio Almario; National Scientist Benito Vergara; Historian Rene Avellana; Corazon Alvina; Marinela Fabella; Felicity Sta. Maria; and Ma. Isabel Ongpin, the museum is currently restoring and renovating its facilities to provide the Filipino public with a world-class museum experience. (C. Tugade)