Category Archives: Education

Fort Santiago Dungeon is now open

Fort Santiago will reopen its gate to the public beginning February 10 after the success of the biggest architectural festival held in the country this month.

Fort Santiago was the central headquarters of colonial military high command, its dungeons assumed a notorious image.

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Black legend surrounding this prison facility states that as the tide rose, prisoners would drown or suffocate as the water depleted the air in the chambers. However, this legend remains a legend for we now know that despite being near a body of water, the entire dungeon facility is actually above sea level, and that the entire cavern complex is actually a small hollowed-out hill adjacent to the Baluarte de Santa Barbara.

Meantime, here’s the updated Intramuros Sites and Museums Admission Fees for your reference.

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Free Planetarium Shows

For those who love astronomy and interested in astronomical events here’s an activity for you!

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In celebration of National Astronomy Week (February 16 – 22, 2020), PAGASA will hold free planetarium shows and telescoping sessions that will be held at the PAGASA Planetarium on Agham Road and PAGASA Observatory in UP Diliman, Quezon City, respectively.

Kids and kids at heart will surely love this event!

Miniature Spanish Town and Manunggul Jar

The town of San Diego described by Dr. Jose Rizal in Chapter 10 of the Noli Me Tangere is a microcosm of a typical Spanish pueblo or town. An interactive video presentation of the miniature San Diego comes to life in the Spanish period National Historical Institute.

I’m not sure what museum this picture was taken from (or was it at the National Historical Institute).

A brief note was written at the back of the picture.

The showcase for pre-conquest history of the Philippine includes a replica of the Manunggul jarAmbahan writings on bamboo tubesCalatagan jar and Laguna copperplate which contain ancient inscriptions.