500-Day Countdown to 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines – Kenan Aman Dangat Monument, Basco, Batanes

Various LGUs and government agencies will light up historic sites, monuments and landmarks, cultural centers, public spaces, and edifices simultaneously at 6 p.m. as a show of national solidarity to the 500 days to the 2021 QCP

Three sites will lead the nation in this national solidarity event: Manila, Lapu-Lapu City, and Davao. These sites constitute the 21 historic sites and landmarks across the country to be featured in the 21-count to 6 p.m. The selection of 21 monuments are based on their representation of greatness, anciency, and heroism of our nation before and after Lapulapu.

The official theme song, “Bagani,” will be introduced in this event. The Lapu-Lapu countdown’s event title is “Mangayaw.” Directed by Lutgardo Labad, written by Floy Quintos, and produced by Junjet’s Productions, the program revolves on the world of our Visayan ancestors. It will be 300-strong cast-and-crew program. Among the performers are Cebu Philharmonic Orchestra, various chorale and dance troupes in Cebu like Loboc Children’s Choir, and other companies from various places in the Visayas.

The event title of the Manila Countdown is “Sinong Bayani,” Directed by Maribel Legarda and written by Froilan Medina. It will feature the continuing greatness and heroism 500 years hence since the time of Lapulapu. It is produced by the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA).

The Davao Countdown’s event title is “Mindanao: Unconquered,” directed and written by Harold Quibete, with HQ Production as the producer of the program. It will concentrate on the unvanquished heritage of our ancestors as seen in Mindanao.

For queries, contact
Ms. Ayesha H. Sayseng (for Lapu-Lapu Countdown)
Mr. Mark Kiven Oriendo (for Davao Countdown)
Mr. Josef Alec Geradila (for Manila Countdown)
National Quincentennial Committee Secretariat
2nd Floor, National Historical Commission of the Philippines Bldg., T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila
[email protected] | (+63) (02) 5335-1200 loc. 145

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