Tuesday, March 13, 2018
"BSP precolonial collection provides insights into a glorious past we Filipinos can be truly proud of. First, that we had a distinct culture and art tradition that resulted from a fusion of indigenous and diverse foreign influences. Second, that our ancestors had both the artistry and the technical ingenuity to craft these magnificent and complex gold pieces that remain much-admired by contemporary artisans. And, third, that we had a flourishing economy with active domestic and international trade conducted through barter and gold payment" - BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr.