On January 17, 2013, Undersecretary Manuel L. Quezon III—that’s @mlq3 to you, Tumblr—spoke with TJ Manotoc of ANC Alerts, on PCDSPO’s ongoing project to digitally colorize archival photos from Philippine history.
Read [or watch!] the transcript of the Undersecretary’s interview on the PCDSPO blog, and view more photos from the interview on PCDSPO’s Facebook page.
This was quite awesome to observe. Check out the links, like what ought to be liked.
Why can’t we just accept that our identity is shaped by multiculturalism? All this talk about homogenization and finding the ‘essential’ Filipino is making me dizzy.
We’re a good mix. Let’s accept this and work with what we have. Maybe then we can begin to actually promote local culture.
Looking at old things like this box of ciggies from ages ago makes me nostalgic for another place, another time. Many people have written accounts about pre-War Manila and it all seemed so grand.
What happened to us?
Photo courtesy of the National Archives.
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