E. Aguilar Cruz Museum to open in Pampanga

By Karen Galarpe, abs-cbnNEWS.com

Posted at May 19 2010 05:22 PM | Updated as of May 20 2010 07:57 PM

MANILA, Philippines - A museum in honor of the late E. Aguilar ‘Abe’ Cruz, writer, newspaperman, artist, bon vivant, and UNESCO ambassador, will open on May 22 at Abé’s Farm at the foothills of Mt. Arayat in Magalang, Pampanga.

Artworks and memorabilia of the late UNESCO ambassador E. Aguilar Cruz are to be shown at the E. Aguilar Cruz Museum in Magalang, Pampanga . Credit: E. Aguilar Cruz Museum.

Called the E. Aguilar Cruz (EAC) Museum or Abé Museum, it will showcase Abe’s artworks, furniture collection, memorabilia and writing instruments.

Mt. Arayat. Painting by E. Aguilar Cruz. Credit: E. Aguilar Cruz Museum

The museum will also feature the book collection and achievements of the late Larry J. Cruz, son of Abe and founder of the LJC Group of Restaurants. Larry was also a newspaperman and broadcast journalist, press undersecretary, head of the then Bureau of National and Foreign Information, and publisher of Metro Magazine.

At the opening of the museum, two high school students from Magalang will be awarded scholarships by the E. Aguilar Cruz Foundation to a Hotel and Restaurant Management course at the Pampanga Agricultural College.

The foundation is awarding the scholarships with the view of honing the innate talent of the youth of Magalang. It is also the foundation’s way of giving back to the community.

For inquiries on EACF scholarship, call Abé’s Farm at (045)865-1930.