The National Historical Commission of the Philippines commemorated on 14 June 2021 the 50th death anniversary of Carlos P. Garcia who served as President of the Philippines from 1957 to 1961.
Floral offerings were made at the NHCP Museo ng Pamana at Kasaysayang Boholano in Loay, Bohol, the NHCP Presidential Car Museum in Quezon City, and his tomb at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City.
At two in the afternoon, the two NHCP museums offered a webinar entitled, “Respectable Independence: The Policies of President Carlos P. Garcia 1957-1961” with Atty. Severo Madrona, Jr. of the Ateneo de Manila University as speaker. The webinar can be watched through this link: https://www.facebook.com/101821106540229/videos/890154534871405
Earlier, on 11 June, an online exhibit entitled “The Political Life of Carlos P. Garcia” was uploaded to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his oath-taking as President of the 1971 Constitutional Convention. It featured colorized photographs from his long involvement in local, national, and international politics. We can view the online exhibit through this link: https://www.facebook.com/boholanomuseum/posts/923901341511066
The NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote and preserve Philippine historical heritage through research and publication, conservation, marking of historic sites and structures, and administration of national shrines and museums.