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Republic of the Philippines
EMBASSY OF THE PHILIPPINES
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA
1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Australia

Countdown to PH Quincentennial Commemorations

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CANBERRA, Australia (12 August 2020) – The year 2021 is a landmark year as the Philippines celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan and the role of the Philippines in the first circumnavigation of the world.

The Philippine Embassy in Canberra invites everyone to the official Facebook page of the National Quincentennial Committee of the Philippines (@nqc2021) to participate in online lectures on Philippine culture and history.

A special online program led by Deputy Speaker of the Philippines House of Representatives Hon. Loren Legarda features “Road to 500: A Philippine Quincentennial Special” on the different aspects of the country’s preparation for the quincentennial and aims to educate the public on the pre-colonial history of the Philippines. Road to 500 may be accessed at the official Facebook page of Deputy Speaker Legarda (@conglorenlegarda).

Viewers may follow the program as scheduled in Philippine time:

19 August, 10:00 AMFrom Magellan to Quezon: Our Heritage of Compassion
08 September, 10:00 AMRoad to 500
15 September, 10:00 AMOur Ancestors and the Peace Process
14 October, 10:00 AMInteresting Things in the Museums of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines
24 October, 10:00 AMThe Filipino as Humanitarian Champion
27 October, 10:00 AMRoad to 500
05 November, 10:00 AMResurrecting the Balangays through Sama Bajau Indigenous Boar Building Technology
17 November, 10:00 AMRoad to 500
25 November, 10:00 AMLearnings from Pigafetta’s Account of the First Circumnavigation of the World for Teachers
02 December, 10:00 AMSeeing Our Ancestors in our Traditions and Customs
09 December, 10:00 AMTattooing in the Life of our Ancestors
15 December, 10:00 AMRoad to 500

The quincentennial celebrations highlight the significant role of the Philippines in the world maritime history and an important moment in East-West encounter. -- END

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