The Peineta: Combing Through Its History
by Mr. Martin Tinio Jr.

27 October 2017 | 11:00 AM

Martin Tinio, Jr. is a gentleman farmer, interior designer, antiques collector, world traveler, genealogist, writer and historian.  Educated in Europe and the United States, he has written books and monographs on Philippine social history, architecture and landscaping, as well as furniture, silver, jewelry and ivory of the colonial period.

A former museum curator of the Intramuros Administration and of Malacañang Palace, he designed Casa Manila in Intramuros and restored several period houses in Kawit and Taal.

While documenting the architectural heritage of the country in the last 50 years and amassing 75,000 photographs in the process, he has covered 90% of the Philippine road network and has literally eaten his way from Batanes to Jolo.

He reads in 9 languages and loves doing research at the Lopez Library and the National Archives.  He is obsessed with researching his family tree and has 69,000 names in the Tinio side alone.

The Nonesuch Salon will be at 2/F Sionil Jose Function Room.