MANILA – The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and the  National Council on Disability Affairs, in cooperation with the Department of Education, will lead the conduct of a history quiz dubbed as “Paligsahan ng may K sa Kasaysayan at Kultura ng Pilipinas” on 18 July 2016 at the 4th Floor of the NHCP Bldg., T.M. Kalaw Ave., Ermita, Manila.

The contest preludes the commemoration of the 152nd birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini, the “Brains of the Revolution,” on 23 July 2016 and the observance of the 38th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week with the theme “Karapatan ng Maykapansanan, Isakatuparan… Now Na!”

The contest, participated by students with disabilities in the secondary level, both from the private and public schools in the National Capital Region, has three groups:  the first group is for the blind and orthopedically handicapped, second group is for the deaf/hearing impaired and the third group is for students with autism.

The winners in the three groups will be awarded cash prizes, certificates and various historical publications of the NHCP.

Guests at the event will be the National Council on Disability Affairs Executive Director Carmen R. Zubiaga; Department of Education, Chief of the Student Inclusion Division Dr. Jose D. Tuguinaya, Jr.; Department of Education-NCR Dr. Jingle L. Sergote, and other officials from NCDA, TESDA and DOT.

The NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote Philippine history through its museums, research and publication, and preserve the nation’s historical heritage through conservation and the marking of historic sites and structures.