with Dr. Jaime Laya

Let your imagination soar with Manila's 450 years of history revealed through maps, engravings, and old photos!

Join us for Manila Unpacked: 1570-2020 with art and culture luminary Dr. Jaime Laya — the first entry in our new Discovery Lectures series.

Discovery Lectures is a new series that unpack familiar topics from Philippine art, culture, and history from a more curious point-of-view, focusing on underreported aspects that will bring forth something new to the familiar. 

About Dr. Jaime Laya:

Dr. Jaime C. Laya authored books on culture and heritage including Philippine Heritage Homes and Intramuros of Memory. He has served as Minister of Education, Culture, and Sports; Minister of Budget and Management, Governor of the Central Bank of the Philippines, Chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts; and Founding Action Officer of the Intramuros Administration.


NOV 21, SAT, 4pm-5pm – Lecture 1: 1570-1700s

NOV 28, SAT, 4pm-5pm – Lecture 2: 1700s-2000s

Ticket Rate Per Session:

P400 Regular

P285 Senior/PWD/Members

P250 Student/Teacher

P640 Season Pass (for both lectures)

Cut off for Nov 21 tickets will be on Nov 21, 12NN.

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