Countdown to 500 Years Special – “Memorials to the 500 Years”
“Memorials to the 500 Years” with National Artist Kidlat Tahimik (Immortalizing History Through Film), Ar. Reynaldo S. Lita (The Lapulapu Memorial Shrine and the Marking of the First Circumnavigation Route), Rommel R. Aquino (Conserving the Memorials Associated with the 500 Years), Ian Christopher B. Alfonso (Museum of Philippine Early History in Butuan), Atty. Lucille Karen Malilong (The New Nayong Pilipino), Marian Pastor Roces and Ar. Royal Pineda (Bangkota: The Philippine Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai); moderated by Asec. Howard Lance Uyking (Department of Tourism) and Alvin R. Alcid (National Historical Commission of the Philippines)
This was the alternative activity in lieu of the 1-year countdown to the main event of the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines (2021 QCP)—500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan—due to COVID-19 pandemic. Various stakeholders of the 2021 QCP will come together to keep the public abreast about the milestones in 2021 through “Countdown to 500 Special.” The public joined in the discussion primarily on the official Facebook page of the National Quincentennial Committee.