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Project Saysay Goes Abroad

Center:  Ambassador Philippe Lhuillier receives Project Saysay posters from NHCP History Researcher Paolo Calamlam during the call on the Ambassador. (From left) Consul Mary Luck Hicarte, Ros Costelo, Maria Florinna Orillos-Juan, Francis Gealogo, Dr. Maria Serena Diokno, Filomeno Aguilar, Maria Mercedes Planta, Maria Teresa Trinidad Tinio and Consul General Emmanuel Fernandez. Courtesy of the Department of Foreign Affairs/

Philippine Ambassador in Madrid Philippe Lhuillier received ten Project Saysay posters from the National Historical Commission of the Philippines​ (NHCP) History Researcher Juan Paolo Calamlam​ during the call on the Ambassador in the Philippine Embassy in Madrid on 31 May 2017. Calamlam formerly directed the pSaysay research and translations committee.

The posters will be displayed in the Sentro Rizal in the our embassy in Madrid. Sentro Rizal is a unit in our selected foreign posts envisioned to be a repository, inter alia, of materials on Philippine arts, culture and language such as books, digital video discs, compact discs, films, magazines, artworks, tourism promotion materials, information materials, etc. that shall be made available to the public, both Filipino and foreign. It also organizes cultural programs and activities for Filipinos, especially for children overseas, to promote appreciation and understanding of Philippine culture and the arts.

Also gracing the turn over were Dr. Maria Serena Diokno, Dr. Maria Mercedes Planta and Ms. Ros Costelo of the University of the Philippines Diliman History Department, Dr. Maria Florinna Orillos-Juan of the De La Salle University History Department, Dr. Francis Gealogo and Dr. Filomeno Aguilar of the Ateneo de Manila University History Department, and Dr. Maria Teresa Trinidad Tinio of the Far Eastern University.

Joining Ambassador Lhullier were Consul General Emmanuel Fernandez and Consul Mary Luck Hicarte.

The NHCP and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) jointly conducted a two-day conference entitled, “Modernization of the Philippines in the 19th Century” at the CSIC Institute of History last 1-2 June 2017.

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