City of Manila – The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), in coordination with the City of Manila and other national and local government agencies will conduct a simple program commemorating the 123rd anniversary of Philippine-American War on 4 February 2021, 8:00 a.m., at Sociego St. cor. Silencio St., Sampaloc, Manila.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will lead the conduct of the National Anthem and the wreath-laying activity. The program will be led by Manila Vice Mayor Maria Sheilah Lacuna-Pangan, National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) Chairman Rene R. Escalante, ACT Teachers Party-list Representative France L. Castro, former representative Antonio Tinio, and Barangay 586 Chairman Danilo B. Tibay.

The event will also highlight the unveiling of the historical marker titled, “Ang Pagsiklab ng Digmaan Laban sa Estados Unidos” which will be led by Vice Mayor Lacuna-Pangan and NHCP Chairman Escalante.

The Philippine-American War started at Sociego St. cor. Silencio St. in Sampaloc, Manila when the 1st Nebraska Infantry Regiment first fired shots against the Filipino forces. To commemorate the event, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 11304 declaring every 4 February to honor the sacrifices and bravery of the Filipinos who fought and died during the Philippine-American War.

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.