2021 is the Year of Filipino Pre-Colonial Ancestors
Posted on 04 August 2021
By NQC Secretariat
virtue of Proclamation No. 1128, s. 2021, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte declared the year 2021 as the Year of Filipino Pre-Colonial Ancestors (YFPCA). The National Quincentennial Committee (NQC) is tasked to lead the observance along with the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines. The committee convened a national technical working group composed of cultural, educational, and diplomatic government agencies to guide the country in this observance.
During its 2nd meeting, the YFPCA TWG adopted the theme “Our Origin, Our Identity.” It advocates the need to emphasize our pre-colonial ancestors–their world, way of life, sense of being–as the country commemorates this 2021 series of 500 years milestones (or quincentennials). It also exudes the thrust of the 2021 QCP to view Philippine history from our viewpoint.
The YFPCA TWG moved that the observance be extended to 30 August 2022 to give the Filipinos enough time to celebrate.