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NHCP, ProjectSaysay honor Spanish philanthropist Carriedo

In celebration of History Month 2018, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and ProjectSaysay opened the exhibit “Canales de Carriedo” at NHCP Building Lobby in Manila on August 8. It coincided with the one-day big sale of selected titles of the agency. Joining the opening of the exhibit were NHCP Acting Executive Director Ludovico Badoy and the descendants of Francisco Carriedo, an 18th-century Spanish resident of Manila who left a huge sum of many to build a waterworks system for the city’s inhabitants. Even though he willed it in 1733, the dream waterworks of Carriedo for Manila was realized only in 1882.

The exhibit was followed by a lecture in honor of the great Manila benefactor Carriedo by Juan Paolo Calamlam, History Researcher II of the NHCP and former Research Director of ProjectSaysay. Calamlam was sent by the NHCP to Spain to research on the early Philippine waterworks history in 2016. He also wrote and curated the exhibit, while ProjectSaysay Founder and Executive Director Ian Christopher Alfonso designed the exhibit.

ProjectSaysay Inc. is a registered non-government organization with a mission to spread the ideals and values of great Filipinos through dissemination of relevant, useful, and inspiring information sourced from Philippine history in three ways: [1] Distribute quality posters to Philippine schools for free, here and abroad, featuring the words of wisdom of great Filipinos; [2] generate sensible and accurate online materials that are shareable and attune to the needs of time; and [3] create platforms to express creativity and academic exchanges related to history and culture. Since its establishment in 2013, ProjectSaysay has distributed 4,363 12”x18” matte-laminated sticker on 3mm sintra poster prints to 2,055 classrooms and libraries of 182 schools, institutions and offices, here and abroad.

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