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Historic Aguinaldo Mansion Hosts pSaysay’s First Creatives Meeting

Museo ni Emilio Aguinaldo from the website of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines

For the first time since Project Saysay’s formation in 2013, the youth-led project gathered its volunteer scholars, cultural workers, graphic artists, educators, and IT professionals for its first Creatives Meeting last 24 March 2018 at the Museo ni Emilio Aguinaldo at the Aguinaldo Mansion, Kawit, Cavite – two days after the State launched its one-year countdown to President Emilio Aguinaldo’s 150th birth anniversary in 2019.

The Creatives Meeting was called in response to the expanding programs and reach of the advocacy.

From being a mere distributor for years of free posters featuring quotes superimposed on the profiles of great Filipinos, Project Saysay has evolved into generator of relevant, useful, and inspiring information sourced from history. Among these are teaching resources like the online posters available on its Facebook page (; some notable musical compositions thru its incubator project, Project Huni (; and the product of merger with Project Vinta (; as well as lectures, and exhibits. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) has been a "big brother" to Project Saysay by extending its technical support to the latter's various activities. One of these is Project Saysay holding its major activities in various history museums of the NHCP: Serafin D. Quiason Resource Center (formerly Historical Data Bank) at the NHCP Central Office; Museo ni Manuel Quezon at the Quezon Memorial Circle; Museo ni Jose Rizal at Fort Santiago, Intramuros; Museum of Philippine Social History in Angeles; and the Museo ni Apolinario Mabini, both in Tanauan City, Batangas and at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines Main Campus in Sta. Mesa, Manila, to name few.

On 23 March 2018, Project Saysay, together with the NHCP and Philippine History in Color, launched an exhibit called “Mga Kulay ng Digmaan” (Colors of the War) at the Museo ni Jose Rizal at Fort Santiago in Manila. The exhibit features 23 rare photos of World War II from the collection of University of the Philippines Diliman history professor Ricardo Trota Jose. The exhibit will run until 1 April 2018, to be transferred to the Dambana ng Kagitingan in time of the Philippine Veterans Week.

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