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IN PHOTOS: Inside the Philippine Quincentennial Museum

IN PHOTOS: Inside the Philippine Quincentennial Museum

CDN Digital Photo by Morexette Marie Erram

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) on Monday, April 26 opened the Philippine Quincentennial Museum in Museo Sugbo, Cebu City as the country commemorates the quincentenaries of the Magellan-Elcano Expedition’s arrival in the archipelago and the Victory at Mactan.

Touted as the first museum of its kind in the country, the Philippine Quincentennial Museum has two galleries showcasing the nation’s role in the first circumnavigation of the world and pre-colonial life of our ancestors.

IN PHOTOS: Inside the Philippine Quincentennial Museum

CDN Digital Photo by Morexette Marie Erram

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Here are some photos that were taken inside the new museum last Monday after the ceremonial unveiling of its marker.

CDN Digital Photo by Morexette Marie Erram

 

CDN Digital Photo by Morexette Marie Erram

 

CDN Digital Photo by Morexette Marie Erram

 

IN PHOTOS: Inside the Philippine Quincentennial Museum

CDN Digital Photo by Morexette Marie Erram

 

IN PHOTOS: Inside the Philippine Quincentennial Museum

CDN Digital Photo by Morexette Marie Erram

 

IN PHOTOS: Inside the Philippine Quincentennial Museum

CDN Digital Photo by Morexette Marie Erram

 

IN PHOTOS: Inside the Philippine Quincentennial Museum

CDN Digital Photo by Morexette Marie Erram

 

CDN Digital Photo by Morexette Marie Erram

NHCP chairperson, Dr. Rene Escalante, said the museum’s purpose is to disprove misconceptions that locals, prior to the arrival of the Spanish colonizers, were savages and barbaric.

“(This is a) testament to the National Quincentennial Committee to correct the misconception that our ancestors were savages and barbaric,” said Escalante in a speech.

The NHCP executive also thanked the provincial government for not hesitating to make space for the Philippine Quincentennial Museum in Museo Sugbo.

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TAGS: 2021 Quincentennial Celebrations, Cebu City, Museo Sugbo, National Historical Commission of the Philippines, NHCP, Philippine Quincentennial Museum, Quincentennial Commemorations in Cebu
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