San Juan City – The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) Chairman Rene R. Escalante and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Assistant Secretary Eduardo Ramos will lead the opening of the El Deposito Museum on 18 February 2019, 10:00 a.m., at Pinaglabanan Street, San Juan City.

Chairman Escalante will deliver the welcome remarks while San Juan City Mayor will provide an inspirational message.  DPWH Assistant Secretary Ramos will give a message and NHCP Acting Executive Director Ludovico D. Badoy will deliver the closing remarks.  Formal opening of the Museo El Deposito will immediately follow.

The new museum offers innovative exhibits and interactive technologies narrating the history of the 1882 Carriedo Waterworks, which provided potable water to Manila during the 19th century.  It features original artifacts, such as 18th and 19th century coins, an original hydrant used by the waterworks and objects unearthed from El Deposito‚Äôs premises.

The NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote Philippine history through its museums and publications, and preserve historical heritage through conservation and the marking of historic sites and structures.

For more information, contact the Historic Sites and Education Division at NHCP tel. nos. 523-1019, 335-1217.