BTS-Vibe Proposed Logo for the Memory Project

Posted on 16 June 2021
By National Quincentennial Committee Secretariat

ARMY, chilax. ? This was one of the logo studies for the National Quincentennial Committee’s (NQC) National Memory Project Philippines (NMP). It has the element of the stiffed stylized baybayin [ka] for “kasaysayan” (history) superimposed on a square creating an imagery of a door, opening. It also bears the colors of the National Flag.

Launched last August 2020, NMP is the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines’ Library and Museums. Soon to include the catalogs of various local studies centers, museums, and local history research institutions in the country, NMP eases researchers’ burden on looking for Philippine historical sources. The NHCP will develop this site into a digital library so that people may enjoy the wealth of its historical and museum collections for free, in the name of pushing national and local historical research forward. It is also a fulfillment of the NHCP’s commitment to the Local Historical Committees Network’s National Action Plan 2019-2022 (a.k.a., The Baler Agenda). You may access it here This week, the NHCP Library announced that it now already opened to the general public at Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila. It is free but one has to check these guidelines before trooping to NHCP:

The NHCP and the NQC chose the second proposal as the logo of the NMP, inspired by the 16th-century tattoo pattern of a Visayan warrior documented by the Boxer Codex. Nonetheless, the first proposal evokes profound meaning, too. The two studies were both designed by illustrator, Alvin D. Lorena, now the designer of the online content of the National Archives of the Philippines.

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Seeing this post? Curious what this is about? 2021 is the Year of Filipino Pre-Colonial Ancestors by virtue of Proclamation No. 1128, s. 2021. Also in this year, we commemorate the Philippine part in the achievement of science and humankind in circumnavigating the planet for the first time. Central in this commemoration is the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan on 27 April 2021. These and more are collectively known as the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines by virtue of Executive Order No. 103 (2020). Know more about the event here: ?

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