RIZAL NATIONAL PARK: MANUEL QUEZON’S HOMAGE TO RIZAL’S PLACE OF EXILE

By: Albert Vincent F. Barretto Former President Manuel Luis Molina Quezon will forever remain in the hearts of the Dapitanons not only for his efforts to achieve Philippine independence from foreigners, but also for preserving the memory of the place of exile of Jose Rizal in Dapitan. In the late 1920s, then-Senate President Quezon visited continue reading : RIZAL NATIONAL PARK: MANUEL QUEZON’S HOMAGE TO RIZAL’S PLACE OF EXILE

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

Epifanio de los Santos: Commemorating the Filipino genius on his 150th Birth Anniversary

By Francis Kristoffer L. Pasion, Museum Researcher II   Portrait of Epifanio de los Santos by H.A. Coniconde Most of us associate the name “Epifanio de los Santos” to that main thoroughfare in Metro Manila, the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, or EDSA. The name has effectively been overshadowed by the toxicity of the traffic continue reading : Epifanio de los Santos: Commemorating the Filipino genius on his 150th Birth Anniversary

158th Birth Anniversary of Mariano Ponce

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) spearheaded the commemoration of the 158th birth anniversary of Mariano Ponce. As per directive of the IATF last 21 March 2021, which placed Bulacan under General Community Quarantine (GCQ), the NHCP Museo ni Mariano Ponce, together with the Provincial Government of Bulacan and Municipality of Baliwag, cancelled the continue reading : 158th Birth Anniversary of Mariano Ponce

152nd Birth Anniversary of Emilio Aguinaldo

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines spearheaded the commemoration of the 152nd birth anniversary of Emilio Aguinaldo. As per directive of the IATF last 21 March 2021, which placed Cavite under General Community Quarantine (GCQ), the NHCP Museo ni Emilio Aguinaldo, together with the Municipality of Kawit, cancelled the event. In lieu of regular commemorations, continue reading : 152nd Birth Anniversary of Emilio Aguinaldo

122nd anniversary of the 1899 Philippine Republic

Dr. Prospero E. de Vera III, Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED ) led the flag-raising ceremonies during the 122nd anniversary of the 1899 Philippine Republic at the patio of the Barasoain Church Historical Landmark, Malolos, Bulacan. In the picture are Governor Daniel Fernando, Vice-Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado, and Mayor Guilbert  Gatchalian. Guest-of-honor, continue reading : 122nd anniversary of the 1899 Philippine Republic