Carriedo Exhibit now at PNU Manila
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and ProjectSaysay, in partnership with the Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral sa Kasaysayan of the Philippine Normal University, open once again the “Canales de Carriedo” exhibit at PNU Manila from October to November 2018.
The exhibit honors 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.
Juan Paolo Calamlam, History Researcher II of the NHCP and former Research Director of ProjectSaysay, wrote and curated the exhibit, while ProjectSaysay Founder and Executive Director Ian Christopher Alfonso designed the exhibit. Designed as traveling exhibit, it was inaugurated at the NHCP at Ermita, Manila in August 2018. It will be transferred to Escolta and San Juan City soon.
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:  Distribute quality posters to Philippine schools for free, here and abroad, featuring the words of wisdom of great Filipinos;  generate sensible and accurate online materials that are shareable and attune to the needs of time; and  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.