“The efforts of creative individuals such as Marian Pastor Roces, John Silva who just mounted a wonderful exhibit of Philippine churches in Madrid, and indeed, Ed Calma who has lent his architectural expertise to international exhibits and museum projects, cannot remain unnoticed, especially in a country still somewhat inchoate owing to governance issues.
We can add Jeremy Barns, who’s been doing a wonderful job at our National Museum; Nina Lim-Yuson who established Museo Pambata where she still serves as president and CEO; Cora Alvina, esteemed anthropologist and past president and current trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila; Felice Prudente Sta. Maria, cultural historian and author, recently of The Foods of Dr. Jose Rizal; and Senator Loren Legarda, who has always espoused environmentalism, and continues to promote our outstanding cultural features, such as recently, the T’boli dreamweavers and the preservation of baybayin. She has also recently pushed for a provision on Heritage Sites Conservation under the 2015 budget.”
— Alfred A. Yuson, PhilStar