Remember back in May 9, when I posted this blog about spending a day with the original manuscripts of Rizal’s “Noli Me Tangere”, “El Filibusterismo”, “Mi Ultimo Adios”, and “Guillermo Tell”?
The people at the National Library told me that they’d tell me when the manuscripts would be put up on display after they were restored by visiting German conservators. Weeks passed with me not getting any word about it, so I assumed that something fell through.
Then I got this in the old email inbox:
Read the fine print: The original manuscripts of the “Noli” and the “Fili” will only be on display on JUNE 17, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. So if you’re not doing anything better — or even if you are — I suggest clearing up your calendar and taking a look at priceless artifacts of Philippine history you might not otherwise be able to see up close. Or at all.