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Information about historical bows and arrows in the Philippines

Requested from NatMu by R. Boado at 10:11 PM on May 31, 2023.
Purpose: Research, experimental archeology, practical testing
Date of Coverage: 05/31/1100 - 05/31/2023
Tracking no: #NatMu-012429196954

Boado 10:11 PM, May 31, 2023

Good day Sir. /Ma'am,

I am local bowyer/archer and I am interested in making functional historical replicas of bows and arrows here in the Philippines and increase the knowledge pool of the general public. I am humbly and respectfully asking your office for any information about surviving archeological and historical finds about bows and arrows here in the philippines, the specific materials used, catalogue no. , origins, dimensions and measurements. I am also a member of ATARN if it helps. (Asian Traditional Archery Research Network)

Thank you and Mabuhay!

Malay 12:56 PM, Jul 21, 2023

July 21, 2023

Dear Rheimar Joseph Reyes. Boado,

In order for us to work further on your request, we need more information from you regarding your query. 

Furthermore, kindly refer to our attached file for the complete list of guidelines and the form to be filled out. You may submit these documents to this email:, or and indicate the FOI tracking number. You may use the reply function on the eFOI portal.

During the period of us awaiting your reply, your request will be put on hold. If we do not receive a reply on or before Oct 13, 2023 04:55:47 AM, your request will be closed.

We hope to hear from you at the soonest possible time.

Thank you.


Abby Joy Malay
FOI Officer


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