Nayong Pilipino exhibit opens in Tayabas

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TAYABAS CITY – Nayong Pilipino Foundation’s (NPF) over 150 artifacts are on display at the Casa Comunidad de Tayabas in Quezon Province.

Occupying the historical building is the  collection of ethnographic artifacts from various ethnolinguistic groups, from textiles, farming tools, ritual items, hunting and warfare, and domestic objects, which the Foundation has treasured and cared for in the last five decades.

The exhibit titled “Masaganang Ani” is one of the highlights of Mayohan Festival which commemorates the bountiful harvest in the city.

NPF Executive Director Gertie Duran-Batocabe said that the exhibition is a celebration of Filipino creativity as it spotlights the unique and skilled craftsmanship of indigenous groups from different “Nayon” in the country.

“It is time for the Filipino craftsman to tell his narrative,” she said.

NPF has been doing its mandate of promoting culture and heritage hence the agency launched its traveling museum project  early this year which aims to bring our ethnographic collections nearer to the general public.

“This is our fifth exhibit this year and I can say that it is the most exciting because it is happening during the most festive time in the City of Tayabas,” said Duran-Batocabe.

The exhibit, which will run until June 15, 2023,  was made possible through the NPF’s partnership with Oplan Sagip Tulay (OST) Tayabas and the Local Government of Tayabas.

Admission to the exhibit is free. To get full information about NPF’s upcoming exhibits, follow Nayong Pilipino Foundation on Facebook and Instagram.


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