19 February, 2011

M159-85: Cultural Center of the Philippines Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with brown border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Main Building or the Tanghalang Pambansa, and the fountain.

CCP houses four theaters (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo or the CCP Main Theater, Tanghalang Aurelio V. Tolentino or hte Little Theater, Tanghalang Huseng Batute or the Studio Theater, and Tanghalang Manuel Conde or the Dream Theater); a museum of ethnographic exhibits and a changing exhibit of Philippine art or ethnography, galleries, and a library on Philippine art and culture.

M159-85: Cultural Center of the Philippines Postcard

HISTORY
At a Cebu proclamation rally
for her husband in September 1965, Imelda Marcos expressed her desire to build a national theater. In March 12, 1966, by Presidential Proclamation No. 20, 17 hectares of reclaimed land by the edge of Manila Bay are decreed as the site of the envisioned Cultural Center. Formal ground breaking ceremonies were held on April 17, 1966.

In July 25, 1966, Executive Order No. 30 was signed to create the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) "for the purpose of preserving and promoting Philippine culture in all its varied aspects."


The Php50 million center was designed by Leandro V. Locsin and was finished after three years.
The center inaugurated on September 8, 1969 with California Governor and Mrs. Ronald Raegan as guests.

SOURCES:
Cultural Center of the Philippines Wikipedia Entry
Cultural Center of the Philippines | Timelime
Cultural Center of the Philippines Website

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