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ABOUT MUSEO PAMBATA The Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit organization that established the first children’s interactive museum in the Philippines in 1993. The Museo Pambata is a children’s museum with various educational programs in support of children’s rights and a broad range of creative and educational services for children and adults involved in children’s welfare. It is an institutional member of the Philippine Board on Books for Young People and a member of the Zero In Consortium of Museums. In 2000, Museo Pambata received the Pearl Anniversary Reading Advocacy Award from the Reading Association of the Philippines for having “redefined the concept of a museum and for advocating literacy and children’s rights.” It was also named the Most Child-Friendly Foundation in 2010 by the National Council for Children’s Television. “For inspiring the creation of new children’s museums in the Philippines and in Asia,” the Hands On! International Association of Children’s Museums and the European Museum Academy gave Museo Pambata the Children’s Museum Award Special Commendation in 2012 in Bologna, Italy. Museo Pambata was the only non-European museum shortlisted for the First Children’s Museum Award. Museo Pambata was also shortlisted at the 2016 Leading Cultural Destinations Awards (”the Oscars for museums”) as a Best Soft Power Cultural Organization. Since it opened in 1994, the Museo Pambata and its extension programs have welcomed almost 6 million visitors.

To our friends and supporters, Museo Pambata is all about the Filipino child, all about Filipino childhood, and nurturing, protecting and empowering a Filipino community – this is our curatorial message for my vision of Museo Pambata. I have a great curatorial team helping me create a better, newer and more relevant Museo Pambata. The curatorial team is composed of Dayang Yraola, Erwin Romulo, Arch. Timothy Ong and myself. To date, we have developed and created the concepts for the various rooms which will highlight the Filipino child and the value of culture and Filipino values. Palaruan – the playground will feature the pukyutan or a honeycomb, an original design of my father, National Artist for Architecture, Francisco “Bobby” Manosa. This playground will be donated by Tukod Foundation. The plans are endless as Museo Pambata is teeming with so much possibilities. All of this can be possible if only we can harness more people to support and sponsor our dream. Because of this, I have decided to leave my job and dedicate my time and energy to Museo Pambata to make this dream a reality. I need your help to make this come true. Together, we can make this happen. Thank you very much!

Bambi Manosa-Tanjutco President Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc.

Teachers are students for the day! These teachers attended a free dollmaking workshop with Ava Mikael for National Teachers’ Month.

Children learned about the European Union from their fellow children in a children’s summit titled Una sa Lahat, Bata.

World-renowned pianists Raul Sunico and Natascha Majek held a piano concerto as a fund raising event for Museo Pambata.


Our A.T.E. Academy graduates celebrated finishing a school year and moving up into a new set of challenges.

Manila residents flocked to our Manila Day exhibit, showcasing cardboard renditions of our capital city’s renowned landmarks.



Kids created their own works of art and viewed dolls made by female inmates in Ilo-Ilo in the Hilway exhibit.


FEBRUARY MAY Krtek, one of the Czech Republic’s most loved cartoon characters, paid us a visit through a special exhibit.



We were joined at Intramuros by many friends and supporters in transporting the Bayanihan Hopping Spirit House, a project of Alwin Reamillo.

Infinit-O Foundation and Sino Pinas taught our A.T.E. Academy students about the art and science of photography.



children and adult visitors

2,148 people reached thru Mobile Library outreach visits

39,127 facebook followers

48 birthday parties celebrated in the museum



of which are subsidized by the Ninong/Ninang Endowment Fund.

1,847 books donated to public and community libraries

20 A.T.E. Academy students

154 new volunteers and interns

1,113 participants of creative workshops held nationwide

GENEROUS SUPPORTERS NINONGS AND NINANGS Donors who gave P1M to the museum are considered lifetime sponsors. They are, in essence, godparents to the Filipino children who benefit from this educational museum they helped to build.

OPERATING RESULTS Years ended December 31

REVENUES Admissions and other fees Donations and grants Gift shop items Other income - net

COSTS AND EXPENSES Direct costs Activities, projects and programs Administrative and general expenses




Php 13,519,484 3,980,929 1,385,462 35,234 18,921,109

Php 9,892,206 3,310,835 1,027,438 1,251,463 15,481,942

10,840,304 2,624,290

9,654,404 2,164,157

4,226,492 17,691,086

4,748,761 16,567,322

Php 1,230,023

(Php 1,085,380)

Financial Statements of Museo Pambata Foundation Inc. were prepared/audited pro bono by UY SINGSON ABELLA & CO.

Aldaba-Lim Foundation, Inc. Ang Hortaleza Foundation A.Y. Foundation Atty. Gizela Gonzales-Montinola C Com Foundation Children and Youth Foundation of the Philippines Citi Foundation Coca-Cola Foundation Department of Environment and Natural Resources Department of Health Department of Tourism Development Bank of the Philippines DM Consunji Inc. Don Emilio T. Yap Enrique Zobel Foundation, Inc. Fe S. Panlilio Ford Foundation Philippines / Synergeia Foundation Globe Telecom, Inc. Government Service Insurance System Helena Z. Benitez Juan and Lualhati Cojuangco Foundation, Inc. Landbank of the Philippines Maria Cristina Lim-Yuson Maynilad Water Services Inc. Motorola Foundation National Steel Corporation PAG-IBIG Fund Petron Corporation Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office PHINMA Foundation Pioneer Life Insurance Inc. Security Bank and Trust Company Semirara Mining Corporation Sen. Francis N. Pangilinan Sen. Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. The Philippine Star WS Family Foundation

CASH DONORS: These donors provided valuable support that helped the museum fulfill its mission. Php 200,000 to Php 500,000 Aldaba-Lim Foundation Inc. Department of Science and Technology Golden ABC Juan Lualhati Cojuangco Foundation, Inc. Php 100,000 to 199,000 Ayala Corporation Bank of the Philippine Islands BISCOM, Inc. Laurie Westfall Maryknoll College Batch ‘68 Matilde Pelogallo Semirara Mining Corporation Washington Sycip Family Foundation Php 50,000 to Php 99,000 AON Insurance Atty. Gizela Gonzales-Montinola Child Learning Center of Makati Eiffel House Elizabeth Zobel Francisco Sebastian FWD Life Insurance Guevarra Foundation Luisa Ejercito Mega Subic Panalpina Business Service Center Paramount Life Insurance Smart Communications/PLDT Southpark Realty Php 20,000 to Php 49,999 AMON Trading A.Y. Foundation Ballet Manila Briarcliff Realty and Development Corporation Charles Ledesma Concepcion Montoya Delimondo Food Especialties First Metro Investment Generali Life Insurance Globe Telecom Green Cross, Inc.

Haldane Investment Insular Life Isabelita Poe Jing Mendoza Landbank of the Philippines Liberty Flour Mills Lorenzo Calma Miravite Consulting Group Myra Cruz (Magenta Holdings) PHINMA Pioneer Foundation PJ Lhullier Rita Ledesma SM Retail, Inc. Soledad Consing Synergeia Foundation Tan Yan Kee Foundation The Fookien Times Yearbook Wilcon Depot, Inc. Zalamea Actuarial Services Php 10,000 to Php 19,999 A. Magsaysay Inc. Alice Edano Amalgamated Investment Bancorporation American Wire and Cable Company Carolina Osteria Emily Abrera Essie Luminant Holdings, Inc. Isa Lorenzo Milcor Management Corporation Miramar Development SGV Foundation Php 1,000 to Php 9,999 A. Magsaysay Inc. Alice Altivero Amelita Guevarra Butchie Ayuyao CCP Apprentice Celia Consing Corazon dela Paz Councilor Anton Capistrano Councilor Bernardino Ang Councilor Casimiro Sison Councilor Christian Uy Councilor Edward Tan Councilor Krystle Bacani

Councilor Lonisito Chua Councilor Marjun Isidro Councilor Moises Lim Councilor Robert Ortega David and Hazel Zuellig EON, Inc. Evelyn Singson Ferdie Joson Florinda Miravite Fox Networks Grace Sumalpong Jeanette Zulueta Jing Consunji Jing Reyes Lilia de Lima Linda Atayde Lourdes Bonife Mama Sita Foundation Mary Ann Ojeda Peach Buencamino Restituto Tiangco Sinag Arts Foundation Sta. Ana Family USA and Co. Vicente Mills Willow Tree Learning Center IN KIND DONORS We are grateful to the following for their generous donation of goods and services in support of our programs and activities. A. Chan Sugar Corp./ BISCOM, Inc. ACS Manufacturing Corp. Adarna House Aficionado Perfume Alaska Milk Corporation Aldous Realo and Company Ang Hortaleza Foundation, Inc. Asiawide Refreshments Corporation Aspen Philippines, Inc. Bayview Park Hotel CADs Cares Colgate – Palmolive Philippines, Inc. Councilor Anna Yupangco Councilor Irwin Tieng Councilor Jesus Fajardo Councilor Nino dela Cruz

Councilor Ricardo Isip Councilor Ruben Buenaventura Del Monte Philippines, Inc. ESMJ catering Golden ABC Golden Donuts, Inc Jollibee Rizal Park Kreatives Krispy Kreme Philippines Lamoiyan Corporation Leslie Corporation Liwayway Marketing Mama Sita Foundation Maricel Montero Mercury Drug Corporation Monde Nissin Corporation Ninna Estrella Nutri Asia Philippines Parti Solutions Party Infinity Philippine Airlines Foundation Philusa Corpotaion Queensland Catering Ritz Food Product Corporation Rustan Commercial Corporation San Miguel Foundation Inc. Sorbelato & Soyablessed Sta Ines Pablo Catering Sterling Paper Products The Chef and Sauces Times Trading Unilever Philippines, Inc. United Laboratories Universal Robina Corporation Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna

2018 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Honorary Chairperson (representing the City of Manila) Chairperson President Vice President for Administration and Finance/ Treasurer Vice President for Exhibits and Programs Vice President for Marketing and Communications Corporate Secretary and Legal Counsel Members

Executive Director

Luisa Ejercito-Estrada, MD

Ma. Cristina Lim-Yuson, PhD Isabel MaĂąosa-Tanjutco Carolina Osteria

Zacharry Jose L. Yuson

Francisco D. Magsaysay

Wilfredo E.J.E. Reyes

Emily A. Abrera Zorayda Amelia C. Alonzo Junie S. Del Mundo Atty. Gizela Gonzalez-Montinola Laura Jimenez-Westfall Frances Regina O. Aguinaldo Ma. Marcella P. Montero

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