The Philippines' resiliency as a nation has often been compared with the pliant bamboo, which bends with strong winds only to emerge tall and proud.
This analogy is again highlighted as the first bamboo flag museum is unveiled in time for the 115th anniversary of Philippine independence from Spain.
The 50-square-meter structure built completely out of bamboo stands at the Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati City, near Ayala Tower One and Exchange Plaza.
Inside is an exhibit dubbed "Routes of a Nation" which features milestones in Philippine history alongside trivia about bamboo.
The exhibit was formally launched on June 11 by Makati City officials as well as representatives from Ayala Land and the National Historical Commission. (Text by Kim Patria)