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The museum hall is enveloped by the mural (set in canvass) of Carlos “Botong” Francisco narrating the history of the country from precolonial to postwar times. The work, titled Filipino Struggles through History (1968), is the last major work of Francisco.

Photo by I.R. Arenas

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The museum gallery guard reads the label of the painting of Speaker Jose Laurel Jnr, who is staring at everything within view. I imagine the figure equally bored as the guard.

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Photo by I.R. Arenas