via Philippine News Agency, 13 January 2023: New museum in Iloilo City celebrates Philippines’ maritime history.
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) on Friday opened the Museum of Philippine Maritime History in Iloilo City that showcases the country’s rich maritime history.
NHCP chairperson Dr. Rene Escalante said the museum has two galleries at the ground floor of the refurbished old Customs House located at Muelle Loney Street, corner Aduana Street in the city proper.
The first wing tackles about Philippine maritime history until the end of the Spanish period, while the second wing is focused on the American period up to the current.
The museum also showcases other auxiliary facilities such as the “parola,” custom house, traditions that are related to sea transport and major tragedies that happened in the country.