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The Pilipinas Panorama Community (PPC) is a thematic Wikimedia organization based in the National Capital Region of the Philippines.

The community was founded by Filipino Wikimedians advocating equity, cultural heritage, history, language & ethnicity, art, freedom of panorama, and Wikimedia's Movement Strategy, contributing to expand the global availability of free knowledge.

GLAM Initiatives

GLAM is the acronym for Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums. The Pilipinas Panorama Community aims to initiate partnerships and collaborations with libraries, museums and cultural institutions primarily located in the Philippine capital of Metro Manila.

GLAM initiatives have become important in facilitating verifiable data and information for the more accessible Wikipedia and its sister projects.


Ayala Museum

Members of the Pilipinas Panorama Community (PPC) conducted a photowalk at the Ayala Museum in Makati City, Metro Manila. The museum is privately run by the Ayala Foundation which houses archaeological, ethnographic, historical, fine arts, numismatics, and ecclesiastical exhibits.

The participants of the GLAM photowalk were Johnny Alegre, Jocelyn Alegre, Ralff Nestor Nacor, Charrie Anne Nacor, and John Paul Antes. They visited the exhibits of (1) Diorama Experience of Philippine History and (2) Crossroads of Civilizations which includes the Gold, Textile, and Ceramics Galleries. The PPC Board also met and share stories with Senior Museum Curator (Head of Conservation) Kenneth Esguerra who presented "Unraveling the AIA Philippines Art Collection" at the museum as part of his Curator's Tour. The event is a part of the Manila 23: The 23rd Manila Meet-up.

Date: May 26, 2024 (Sunday)
Location: Makati City, Metro Manila


Museo San Agustin

Members of the Pilipinas Panorama Community (PPC) conducted a photowalk at the Museo San Agustin in Intramuros, Manila. The museum is located in San Agustin Church which is a one of four Philippine churches constructed during the Spanish colonial period to be designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines.

The participants of the GLAM photowalk were Johnny Alegre, Jocelyn Alegre, Ralff Nestor Nacor, Charrie Anne Nacor, and John Paul Antes. They visited the collection of religious artifacts showcasing the historical roots of Roman Catholicism in the Philippines. The event is a part of the Manila 21: The 21st Manila Meet-up which also includes the Movement Charter Conversation in the Philippines.

Date: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)
Location: Intramuros, Manila City


Philippine National Museum of Natural History

Members of the Pilipinas Panorama Community (PPC) conducted a photowalk at the Philippine National Museum of Natural History in Ermita, Manila. The museum is the national natural history museum of the Philippines.

The participants of the GLAM photowalk were Johnny Alegre, Jocelyn Alegre, Alex Umali, Ralff Nestor Nacor, Charrie Anne Nacor, and John Paul Antes. They visited the twelve (12) permanent galleries that features the rich biological and geological diversity of the Philippines. The event is a part of the Manila 20: The 20th Manila Meet-up which also includes the Movement Charter Conversation in the Philippines.

Date: October 29, 2023 (Sunday)
Location: Ermita, Manila City


Instituto Cervantes de Manila

At the Instituto Cervantes, PPC Head Johnny Alegre (Buszmail) met Gemma Cruz-Araneta, Chairperson Emeritus of the Philippine Historical Conservation Society and former National Museum director.

He also met author Christina Hyo-Jung Lee, Princeton University Professor and Director of Graduate Studies (Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese). Dr. Lee delivered a lecture on the occupation and pillage of the Spanish colonial capital of Manila by the British fleet for 20 months between 1762 and 1764; and a host of topics on digitization of priceless centuries-old books about the Philippines.

Date: July 20, 2023 (Thursday)
Location: Intramuros, Manila City


Filipinas Heritage Library

Johnny Alegre (Buszmail), head of the Pilipinas Panorama Community, signed one of his earliest compositions from his student days in the University of the Philippines College of Music. This is part of his donation of personal archives to the Filipinas Heritage Library of the Ayala Foundation. He was accompanied by John Labella, Filipinas Heritage Library head.

Date: July 07, 2023 (Friday)
Location: Makati City, Metro Manila


Philippine Panorama Project

The Philippine Panorama Project is an initiative of the Pilipinas Panorama Community aiming to collect media files of cultural heritage in every Philippine town for Wikimedia Commons, also includes GLAM as part of its initiatives.

Philippine Panorama Project/GLAM is a PPC subproject that focuses on Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums through the navigable expanse of the Philippines. Photowalks relating to GLAM are organized by the PPC community.



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