shortfilmThe Batangas and Laguna cluster of museums of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines: the Museo ni Jose Rizal, Calamba City, Laguna; Museo ni Miguel Malvar, Sto. Tomas, Batangas; Museo nina Marcela Mariño at Felipe Agoncillo, Taal, Batangas; and Museo nina Leon at Galicano Apacible, Taal, Batangas are launching a 30-minute short film competition on the life, times, and valorous deeds of Rizal, Mabini, the  Apacible brothers, and the Agoncillo family.  The competition entitled “Mga Bayani sa Pinilakang Tabing” will open on 16 August 2016, 2:00 p.m. at the Museo ni Jose Rizal, Calamba City, Laguna.

The competition encourages cineastes to creatively portray the character of these Filipino heroes on film using their handy cams or video functions of their mobile phones. Interested participants may register online ( and finished videos must be uploaded to the Facebook pages of the participating NHCP museums. The video that gains the most likes and shares from viewers will be declared the winner.

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines is the government agency mandated to promote Philippine history through its museums, research and publications, and preserve the nation’s historical heritage through conservation, and the marking of historic sites and structures.