Three Muslim women’s lives are the focus of this intense documentary by director Sheron Dayoc. They have been living for the longest time in refugee camps, lost their husbands, but undeterred to fight for their wellbeing and peace in their community. If you want to understand the plight of Muslim peoples in their desperate daily existence, this is an important documentary to see. Sheron Dayoc will speak that evening. Please make time for travel so you can be here for the 6:00 pm showing. Admission is free but we appreciate used books for our distribution to selected libraries throughout the country.

Sep 29, 2016, Thursday, 6:00pm
2F Ortigas Foundation Library, Ortigas Bldg., Ortigas cor Meralco Ave., Pasig City. 
Director will be speaking before and after the film showing. 
Free admission, seats limited, reservation required.
Please call 631-1231 local 187 or 181

The Parian Gate was one of the gates of the Walled City or Intramuros in Manila. The Parian Gate was the only gate that Chinese traders were allowed to use to enter and exit Intramuros. It faced Binondo, the Chinese section of Manila.

Bakwit narrates the ability of displaced people to reassert their collective identity and to recreate their community in a meaningful way. Jowel Canuday's analysis is a welcome contribution to the understudied issues on forced migration in Southeast Asia and beyond.


The study clarifies present situations of local level politics from a social anthropological point of view. The case studies presented in this book are an attempt to examine the variable ways in which global processes of the formation of nation-states draw the peoples of Southeast Asia into local politics. Problems discussed here include relations of customary law to national law; processes of resolving conflicts and disputes; questions of land tenure; development policies and local adaption to them; discourses of political culture; formation of ethnic identity and interethnic relation.

While exiled in Dapitan, Rizal worked with the same energy and intensity he had in year in Europe. He constructed the town's first water system, equipped the town with lighting system, established a school and a hospital, and also bought, cultivated and managed sixteen hectares of farmland in Talisay. It was in Dapitan that he met Josephine Bracken, his future wife. 


News and Announcements

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
July 29, 2016
Book Launch
1. RE: Recollections, Reviews, Reflections
2. Yayoi Kusama: Inventing the Singular
04:00 pm
Ortigas Library, 2F Ortigas Building, Ortigas Ave, Pasig City
July 27, 2016
Finding our Heroes
Philippine Guerrilla Files from the United States National Archives
The Brigadier - General Francis H. Licuanan Jr. Collection
By Francisco Licuanan III
Philippine Veterans Affairs Office
Filipino Veterans Foundation
Librarians, researchers, history teachers and interested public are welcome to attend.
02:00 - 05:00pm
Ortigas Library, 2F Ortigas Building, Ortigas Ave, Pasig City
Seats are limited, so please call 631-1231 loc 187/181 for reservations.
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.