While the group was checking out the Quezon Memorial Shrine Museum, we had the chance to interact and interview one of the workers from the National Historical Institute, Ms. Doris Barnacchea.
Transcript of the Interview:
Interviewee: Ms. Doris Barnacchea *(Italicized) - English Translation
Interviewer: Charisse Malolot
Cha: Hello po, pwede po ba kayong ma-interview?(Cha: Hello, may we interview you?)
Ms. Doris: Sige, okay lang.(Ms. Doris: Sure, it’s okay.)
Cha: Ano po sa tingin ninyo na kailangan pa po iimprove sa museum? Kayo po, personal view niyo po?(Cha: What do you think needs to be improved in the museum? What is your personal view?)
Ms. Doris: Yung arrangements siguro ng mga gamit kasi syempre, talaga yung sa mga marunong talaga ng designs iba yun. Kasi nasa theme namin dito, yung life, works at achievements ni President Quezon. Nag-start kami sa photo panels na yung nagstart diba sa Baler, tapos yung sa kanyang parang early political career tapos senate naman siya, tapos sa presidency niya. Pagdating dun sa dulo yung personal na gamit and yung deathbed. (Ms. Doris: I think the arrangement of the materials should be improved because the professional designers would do them differently. What usually happens here is that we do the life, works then achievements of President Quezon. We started with the photo panels like in Baler,then his early political career, his senate life and finally, his presidency. At the end part of the museum, it is all about his personal life and death bed.)
Cha: Bale, yung order po talaga?(Cha: So your concern is really the order?)
Ms. Doris: Sa bandang dulo kasi diba yung namatay na siya? Sa sick bed niya. Ngayon kung talaga i-arrange yan, lalo na yung mga show cases na malalaki, na hindi na dapat ganoon ang pagkagamit kasi pati nga yung mga panel boards namin ano na iyan, obsolete na yan at dapat mga signal boards na. Isa yan sa mga dapat na projects ng office namin kaya lang wala pang budget. Iyon ang problema palagi. (Ms. Doris: At end, you’ll find out about his death right, especially his sick bed? If it would be more organized then that would be better. His showcases should not be included anymore, and our panel boards are already obsolete, that is why we plan to use signal boards already. Well, that is supposed to be one of the projects of our office; unfortunately, we still do not have the budget. Budget is always the problem.)
Cha: Ahh. Pero Ma’am ano po kaya, total, palagi naman po kayo nasa Memorial, ano po kaya sa labas, ano po yung feel niyong kailangan palitan, as dumadalaw-dalaw dito sa Circle?(Cha: Ahh. But, Ma’am, for you, since you are always here in the Memorial, what about the outside environment of the Circle? As a visitor, what do you think needs improvement?)
Ms. Doris: Dapat kasi dito sa amin, open space yan para ma-focus ng husto yung monument. Walang dapat naka-obstruct na ano diyan. Eh ngayon sa kanila, yung sa Circle ang gusto naming maalis yung, kita mo na-commercialized na ng husto. Sana na wala na yung mga ganoon. Kasi yung mga pumunta sa shrine...(Ms. Doris: Here in our place, there should be I an open space so that the monument would be seen clearly and given more emphasis. There should be no obstructions. But for the Circle, we actually want to remove those commercialized stalls. As you can see, the place became very commercialized. We did not want that to happen. Since those who are going to the shrine...)
Cha: Medyo dumadami nga po, crowded na. (Cha: There are a lot already. It is becoming crowded.)
Cha: O sige po, okay na po. Salamat po.
(Cha: Okay, that's all. thank you.)
*** End of Interview***