12 August, 1887

TODAY IN PHILIPPINE HISTORY:

The National Library of the Philippines, formerly known as the Museo-Biblioteca de Filipinas, was established by a royal order of the Spanish government.

It opened officially on October 24, 1891 at the Casa de la Moneda in Intramuros, then home of the Philippine Mint, with around 100 volumes and Julian Romero and Benito Perdiguero as director and archivist-librarian, respectively.

Today, the National Library’s most-prized possessions include Dr. Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere, El Filibusterismo and Mi Ultimo AdiĆ³s. Three of his unfinished novels and the Philippine Declaration of Independence are kept in a special double-combination vault at the Rare Documents Section of the Filipiniana Division’s reading room.

(Ref: Philippine News Agency; Photo (c) Sky Harbor)

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