NHCP REMEMBERS CARMEN GUERRERO-NAKPIL ON HER BIRTH CENTENNIAL

Carmen Guerrero-Nakpil   We, at the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), join the family and friends of Carmen Guerrero-Nakpil, former Chairperson of the National Historical Commission (NHC), a forerunner of the NHCP, in commemorating her birth centenary on 19 July 2022. Guerrero-Nakpil served as Chairperson of the NHC from June 1967 to March continue reading : NHCP REMEMBERS CARMEN GUERRERO-NAKPIL ON HER BIRTH CENTENNIAL

KATIPUNAN: A PRECURSOR TO A WOKE GENERATION

KATIPUNAN: A PRECURSOR TO A WOKE GENERATION Christian Bernard A. Melendez Senior Shrine Curator, Museo ng Katipunan-Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine  In today’s world, the reality is that injustices, biases, racism are prevalent—from hatred towards the other gender to prejudices to skin color. However, to counter this hatred, there are human beings who exert their efforts in continue reading : KATIPUNAN: A PRECURSOR TO A WOKE GENERATION

A 19th Century British Company in Manila through an NHCP Rare Manuscript

Diana A. Galang Librarian, Serafin D. Quiason Resource Center National Historical Commission of the Philippines The Philippines witnessed significant economic changes in the 19th-century. Among these was the end of the famed Galleon Trade in 1815 after almost two centuries of pioneering globalization and exposing the Philippines to the world. It opened new opportunities to continue reading : A 19th Century British Company in Manila through an NHCP Rare Manuscript

Visualizing the GOMBURZA

Eufemio Agbayani III Historic Sites Development Officer II As we approach the sesquicentennial of the execution of the three martyred priests, Fathers Jose Apolonio Burgos, Mariano Gomes, and Jacinto Zamora on 17 February 2022, we stumble upon an unresolved problem – how do we remember them visually? At first glance, the answer is easy. There continue reading : Visualizing the GOMBURZA

Remembering the GOMBURZA throughout the Years

Eufemio O. Agbayani III Historic Sites Development Officer II Although the three martyred priests whom we collectively call Gomburza—Fr. Jose Apolonio Burgos, Fr. Mariano Gomes, and Fr. Jacinto Zamora—died by garrote as a result of false accusations, their tragic execution on 17 February 1872 became a pivotal point in Philippine history. They were, in the continue reading : Remembering the GOMBURZA throughout the Years

SPARKS OF RESISTANCE: 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1872 CAVITE MUTINY

2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Fathers Mariano Gomes, Jose Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora or more well known as Gomburza. Historians like Teodoro Agoncillo recognize this event as the precursor to the rise of Filipino nationalism. But one must look back first the incident that paved the way to their martyrdom: continue reading : SPARKS OF RESISTANCE: 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1872 CAVITE MUTINY

Kalayaan Over Karangyaan – Pursuing Independence in Exchange for Personal Wealth

By: Christian Bernard A. Melendez, Senior Shrine Curator, Museo ng Katipunan-PMS “Magbigay ayon sa kakayanan, kumuha batay sa pangangailangan.” This is the general adage of community pantries sprouting all over the country, the first of which was started by an ordinary citizen in Quezon City. Known as the Maginhawa Community Pantry, this concept of bayanihan continue reading : Kalayaan Over Karangyaan – Pursuing Independence in Exchange for Personal Wealth

Recognizing José Felipe Del-Pan, Champion of Nascent Philippine Studies, on his 200th Birth Anniversary

On 26 May 2021, we will mark the 200th birth anniversary of Jose Felipe Del-Pan, a man who contributed to the genesis of Philippine studies. Although he was born a Spaniard, he deserves the recognition of Filipinos for his pioneering work. To honor Del-Pan’s memory, the National Quincentennial Committee will launch a new edition of continue reading : Recognizing José Felipe Del-Pan, Champion of Nascent Philippine Studies, on his 200th Birth Anniversary