The PANABI is a monthly publication of the National Museum of the Philippines with offices at the Executive House Building, P. Burgos Street, Manila Philippines
The previous issues of PANABI were used as a forum of dissenting opinions forgetting what the newsletter aimed to disseminate - both the social and natural science researches and findings, the exhibitions of the collections of the NM.
The PANABI became the National Museum Post, but unfortunately lost its grip. It issued two newsletters for the whole year of 1992. Today, looking back to those years, PANABI once again appears in the limelight to continue the task of disseminating information of the National Museum to other institutions of learning the academe, the public. Definitely, the PANABI editorial staff would not allow the newsletter to be another forum for complaints and dissenting opinions. And to quote our Director's message "let not intramural local issues crowd the pages of this publication".
From the editorial staff our best efforts are our priority. Reminiscing the past, PANABI has done his story in the past (history) and he is back to tell another his-story of the National Museum.
Greetings for a bright New Year!
Mabuhay on the revival of our Museum's newsletter!
For a while so many events and more pressing commitments seemed to have overtaken the editorial staff of his newsletter, which ulitmately stopped publication when its editor transferred to the academic sector.
I am very pleased and I wish to congratulate the Museum employees who have taken the lead in re-organizing themselves into the new editorial staff of this newsletter.
As originally envisioned, this newsletter is expexted to be used positively for disseminating significant scientific findings, relevant programs and projects, as well as well-meaning activities which all contribute towards the attainment of the institution's objectives and goals. These important knowledge and information should be shared with other scholars and scientists, not only within our country but also with the rest of our colleagues throughout the world. Therefore, let not 'intramural' local issues crowd the pages of this publication. There are other administrative means for bringing certain problems and issues to the attention of the management or higher authorities. Definitely this newsletter is not the proper venue for any complaint or dissenting opinion.
Creative writing is encouraged for those employees who are inclined to write poetry, essays on cultural themes, or other artistic expressions. The publicatiob should be able to inculcate positive Filipino cultural values that uplift one's spirit and inspire him to do what is right, proper, and beneficial to others, particulary among his collegues in the museum world.
All good wishes to the Staff!
GABRIEL S. CASAL
Leo M. Batoon
Siony Valezco, Aimee Arvesu, Desiree Lumayno
Carol N. Magdaleno
Asst. Layout/Design Editor
Lutgardo "Boy" Ramirez
Jesus T. Peralta
Rosario B. Tantoco