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NHI Chair ambeth ocampo responds to wawam.wordpress on rizal’s house painted green

 reply posted here: https://wawam.wordpress.com/2009/06/19/shocking-historian-wants-us-to-appreciate-rizal-through-trivial-purssuits-we-need-significance-meaning-from-our-heroes-not-trivia/

reply from ambeth ocampo:

Thank you for reading the column and having strong feelings about the preservation of our heritage.

Before you see red while seeing Rizal’s house in green we hope you can at least read the reasons for the change:  http://opinion.inquirer.net/inquireropinion/columns/view/20090603-208524/Why-Rizals-house-turned-green

People who have complained demand restoration of the house to the “original” color but then the funny part here is that the NHI HIstorica Preservation division before repainting the house scraped off layers of paint from a part of the house and, believe it or not, the green everyone hates today happens to be the “original” color when the reconstructed house was opened to the public 50 years ago.

Perhaps it is the shock of the old rather than shock of the new.

Dr. Ambeth R. Ocampo
 Chairman National Historical Institute

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  1. June 23, 2009 at 5:10 am

    Agreed … green may have been the original color of the Rizal Shrine when it was reconstructed 50 years ago. Does it necessarily follow that this was its original color during the late 19th century?

    It is possible that Ambeth Ocampo made an unsound conclusion here. The shrine’s color in the 1950’s has absolutely no concrete link with what it may have been in the late 19th century.

  2. joey
    July 15, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    “the funny part here is that the NHI HIstorica Preservation division before repainting the house scraped off layers of paint from a part of the house and, believe it or not, the green everyone hates today happens to be the “original” color when the reconstructed house was opened to the public 50 years ago.”

    found an earlier photograph of the reconstructed house in the late 1950’s, its WHITE
    please visit this site… http://oldphilippinephotos.co.cc/about/laguna/jose-rizal-house/

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