Casa Mercedes, the oldest fan maker in the Philippines, celebrates its 70th year of fan making heritage in the Philippines. This small enterprise was established by three sisters, Mercedes “Edeng” Diokno - Rovira , Dr. Leonora “Nora” Diokno - Casas and Angelita ‘Ling” Diokno - Olives in 1951. Today, the third generation Diokno-Olives family members are involved in running this small artisanal shop in San Juan.
Taking its tradition from classical Spanish style , Casa Mercedes fans have been a favorite of Manila society, from designers and First ladies. It has had the honor of providing royalty, like Queen Sofia of Spain and Empress Michiko of Japan a bespoke fan as a gift and proudly from the Republic of the Philippines.