US Embassy, Ayala Foundation launch ‘Liberation: War and Hope’ exhibit

THE United States Embassy and Ayala Foundation’s Filipinas Heritage Library launched in July Liberation: War and Hope, an exhibit illustrating the strength of the US-Philippine alliance in rebuilding and recovery after World War 2.

  Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Heather Variava joined Ayala Foundation President Ruel Maranan, Ayala Museum Senior Director Mariles Gustilo, as well as distinguished historian and curator Dr. Ricardo Jose at the exhibit launch at the Ayala Museum in Makati City.  

In her remarks, Variava highlighted the unbreakable bond formed between Filipinos and Americans during the war, and reaffirmed the continued promise of the US-Philippine relationship as enduring friends, partners, and allies.

The exhibit is the much-anticipated opening display of the Ayala Museum as it once again welcomes the public after two years of renovation. Made possible through a US Embassy grant extended to the Filipinas Heritage Library in 2019 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the last world war,  Liberation: War and Hope walks the path of the Philippines as it moved to a sense of normalcy, independence, and hope after centuries of oppression, struggle, and rebuilding with the help of the Americans.

Liberation: War and Hope is located at the second floor gallery of the Ayala Museum Complex. The exhibit is free to all visitors and runs until September 25.