On the eve of the national day for the 500 th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and National Quincentennial Committee (NQC) will open the Philippine Quincentennial Museum on April 26 at 4:30 p.m. in the Museo Sugbo, Cebu City. It features the Philippine part in the first circumnavigation of the world 500 years ago and the Philippine pre- colonial history. It will further debunk the idea that we were discovered by Magellan and that our pre- colonial ancestors were savages and barbaric.
NHCP will turn over the museum to the Provincial Government of Cebu. NHCP Chairperson and NQC Executive Director Rene Escalante and Cebu Provincial Governor Gwendolyn Garcia will receive the museum.
Previously, the Commission transferred to the Provincial Government the previous museum in the site it developed and curated, the Museum of Philippine Political History in 2008.