04/20/15

BGC’s Bibliophile Haven

We normally think of Bonifacio Global City (BGC) as a bustling business and commercial district where many work, shop, and have fun. But BGC is also making a mark as a place for learning and knowledge with the presence of its landmark science-themed museum The Mind Museum not to mention the Korean Cultural Center where you can learn Korean culture in its many aspects from the traditional to the modern. (AKA the Korean wave)

Other than those 2 prominent landmarks, there is also another place to learn in this busy district, serving as an oasis of knowledge in the midst of tall skyscrapers with its rich collection of books, photographs, postcards, and other materials related to the Philippines. Today, we shall take a look inside this one of a kind and under-the-radar type of library.

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05/30/14

Library Roaming: The Ortigas Foundation Library

Part of being a possible volunteer for the Wikimedia Philippines’ Philippine Heritage Mapping project is the research work that needs to be done not only to gather information on the landmark you will be writing about in Wikipedia, but also finding the sources of such information that can be used as a solid foundation of sorts for that article in the sense that those sources that will be cited are reliable and thus, verifiable.

In the course of such research that I have been doing, I found myself visiting again a haunt that I sometimes visit during my student days, the Ortigas Foundation Library.

Ortigas Bldg

the Ortigas Foundation Library is located on the 2nd floor of the Ortigas Bldg. at the corner of Ortigas and Meralco Avenues.

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