Unveiling of the Philippine Bamboo Flag Gallery

On June 11, the first Philippine Bamboo Flag Museum was launched at the Ayala Triangle in Makati as part of the city’s celebration of the 115th Philippine Independence Day. The event was led by Ayala Land under its Make It Makati: Make It Happen campaign.

Did you know that bamboo was used to build military fortifications; soldiers fired from behind thick bamboo groves in the battlefield?

The Bamboo Flag Museum is a walk-through museum with a gigantic Philippine flag made from bamboo sticks placed together as a facade. As you go inside, a gallery exhibit entitled, “Grass: Routes of a Nation” is on view. One can take a peek at the history of the Philippines through the images and vignettes showcased inside the museum. Musical instruments, which visitors can touch and play with, are also displayed inside.

From left, Ayala Land vice president Meann Dy, Ayala Land President Tony Aquino, Makati Representative Monique Lagdameo and National Historical Commission of the Philippines Chair Maria Serena Diokno led the unveiling of the first Philippine Bamboo Flag Museum

The museum, which stands five feet tall and occupying 50 square-meters of the Ayala Triangle, was built using bamboo, a material known to be sturdy and versatile, and a familiar symbol of Filipino resiliency.

To know more amazing facts about bamboo, visit the  Ayala Triangle Gardens to see the Bamboo Flag Gallery entitled: “Grass: Routes of a Nation” that will showcase the resiliency and optimism of Filipino spirits.  The exhibit is open Open to the public from June 11 to July 31

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