Do your early Christmas shopping with Ortigas Foundation Library's unique fund-raising items. Perfect for gifts and giveaways this yuletide season!

Proceeds from the sale of these items will benefit the history, culture and art programs of OFL and the educational development programs of the Ortigas Foundation.

Formerly named in honor of the American Admiral George Dewey who defeated the Spanish navy in the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898, the boulevard was renamed Roxas Boulevard in the 1960s to honor President Manuel Roxas, the fifth President of the Republic of the Philippines.

Plaza Moraga is situated in Binondo, the Chinatown of Manila. A thriving commercial area, it was the site of the very first ice cream parlor in the Philippines. Opened in 1899, Clarke's Cafe created a stir in those times by being able to offer ice cream to their patrons.

The Estero de Binondo was probably the busiest of all the esteros (waterways) in Manila. A lift bridge was installed in the early 1900s to allow the bancas and cascos (types of native boats) to cross into the trading areas near the markets where cargo was loaded and unloaded.

This book spans seventy years which, from a historical perspective, is a thin slice of time. Since the 1600s, soon after the Spanish had established its hold on the Philippines, religious sisters from Europe arrived and founded pioneer convent schools for girls such as the College of Santa Catalina, Santa  Rita Academy, College of Santa Isabel, and College of Concordia. Assumption College was founded in 1904; and the Benedictine sisters founded St. Scholastica's College in1906. 

News and Announcements

November 25, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Ortigas Foundation Christmas Bazaar!
11:00 am to 07:30 pm
GF V Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center (beside the Chapel)
 
Library Shop
Ortigas Library, 2F Ortigas Building, Ortigas Ave, Pasig City
09:00 am to 06:00 pm
Call  at 631-1231 local 181, 182 or 187
 
November 8-9, 2016
Common Paper Treatment and Intensive Book Repair Workshop
08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Ortigas Library, 2F Ortigas Building, Ortigas Ave, Pasig City
Slots are limited, pre-registration and payment required,
Call  at 631-1231 local 181, 182 or 187
 
September 29, 2016
Film Showing: The Crescent Rising
"Lives of Muslim women caught in the cross fire."
06:00 pm
Ortigas Library, 2F Ortigas Building, Ortigas Ave, Pasig City
Seats are limited, reserve at 631-1231 local 187 
 
September 16, 2016
Masterclass on Teaching Shakespeare
Free 3-hour session on for English teachers.
08:00 – 11:00 am and 01:00 – 4:00 pm
Ortigas Library, 2F Ortigas Building, Ortigas Ave, Pasig City
Seats are limited, call 555-3034 (Mr. Mike Cabigon, British Council) to reserve
 
DVD: Heneral Luna - The official DVD of the film "Heneral Luna" is now available for sale at P699 at the Ortigas Foundation Library Shop. Grab your copy now!
 
We have now opened our Conservation Services to the public.
The Ortigas Foundation Library's foreign-trained conservation team has over ten years of experience in book and paper restoration. Our services are reasonably priced and any income derived is for the continued operations of the library.
 
Seminar and Conference Rooms are available at the Ortigas Foundation Library.
 

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The OFI Library  is a Philippine study center with a collection of nearly 21,000 books, serials, images, and documents relating to Philippine history with some dating back to the 17th century.
 
The OFI Library produced mobile photo exhibits of Filipiniana imagery of various themes which are brought to different schools, universities, local museums, churches and other public venues in Manila as well as the provinces. Interested parties may request for these exhibits. Other exhibits featuring original library materials from the collections are held within the foundation premises.
 
The foundation also hosts conferences, lectures, seminars, workshops and other interdisciplinary events. The seminar and conference rooms provide the venue for our educational and cultural programs. These rooms are also available for rent for cultural, socio-civic, as well as corporate activities.