Angat Buhay’s ‘Museum of Hope’ now open to the public

Image: Angat Buhay Foundation
Image: Angat Buhay Foundation

The Angat Buhay Foundation, the NGO that former Vice President Leni Robredo set up after stepping down from office this year, announced that its Museo ng Pag-asa (Museum of Hope) is now open to the public.

The museum contains some of the memorabilia collected throughout Robredo’s presidential campaign in the run-up to the May presidential election. Supporters gifted the campaign with various items including paintings, sculptures, artworks, and other installations that were inspired by the Kakampink movement.

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Kakampink is the term Robredo’s supporters call themselves, in reference to the former VP’s campaign color. The campaign was noted for having sparked a widespread volunteer movement among its followers.

“Through the help of artists and designers, architectural and construction teams, and many more talented Filipinos who shared their time and talent, the Museo ng Pag-asa has become a symbol of genuine volunteerism and bayanihan,” Angat Buhay wrote online.

“The museum is curated to emphasize hope — hope for a democracy that works for the people, especially those at the margins. This is manifested in the permanent exhibit that presents physical and digital art forms that capture the recent ‘pink’ phenomenon that made an indelible mark even after the recent elections.”

“This ‘pink’ campaign involved millions of Filipinos who gave their personal time and resources to drive a people-centered democratic project that has gone beyond electoral politics and has shifted to civil society action,” the group added.

The museum is open Mondays to Saturdays from 10am and 4pm and can accommodate 50 people at a time. While admission is free, the museum will only allow people with reservations to enter.

Interested visitors may book slots here, and wait for confirmation via email. Guests will be asked to present their booking confirmation, vaccination card, ID, and a filled-out health declaration form.

The Museo ng Pag-asa is located at 84 Cordillera St., Santa Mesa Heights, Quezon City.

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