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Road to 500 features Flagship Quincentennial Projects

July 20, 2020

For the second Episode of Road to 500, with the theme “Flagship Projects”, House Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda, together with NHCP Chair Rene Escalante and Professor Xiao Chua, will feature and discuss the government’s efforts for the upcoming 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan and related events in 2021 and how these endeavors have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The second episode will air tomorrow, July 21, 2020, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/conglorenlegarda and will be shared on the Official Facebook pages of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, National Museum of the Philippines, Department of Education, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Upcoming episodes will also feature the different aspects of the country’s preparation for the quincentennial.

In 2021, the country will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan, the Philippine participation in the first circumnavigation of the planet, and other related events, collectively known as the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines.

Road to 500 is organized by the Office of Deputy Speaker Legarda, in partnership with the National Quincentennial Committee Secretariat, National Historical Commission of the Philippines, the Department of Education, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the National Museum of the Philippines, and the Department of Foreign Affairs.