via ABS-CBN News, 1 June 2018: Last week, the Juan Luna Building in Manila, which is the home of the National Archives of the Philippines, caught fire. Fortunately no historic documents were lost (the documents are kept elsewhere), but the building itself was historic.
Early this week, panic swept through the heritage conservation set, the culturati, historians, and concerned citizens of Facebook as news broke that our National Archives was on fire. That it was the building that was burning, and not all the documentation housed inside it, came almost as an afterthought.
Source: What we lost in the fire: Notes on our archives, and the buildings that house them
- 3 Injured in Binondo Fire | CNN, 29 May 2018
- Fire hits Binondo buildings; 3 hurt | Tempo, 29 May 2018
- Fire hits Land Management Bureau, National Archives in Manila | Rappler, 28 May 2018
- Fire hits National Archives building | Philippine Star, 28 May 2018
- 2 injured in Binondo fire | Manila Times, 29 May 2019
- Juan Luna Building, location of National Archives, affected by Binondo fire | GMA News, 28 May 2018
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