NHCP: No historical accounts on birthplace of Lapulapu

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 04/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) has released a statement over the debate on the origins of Cebuano hero, Datu Lapulapu. The debate was brought by a controversial statement of Senator…

IN PHOTOS: Inside the Philippine Quincentennial Museum

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/27/2021

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…

PH Quincentennial Museum now open

Morexette Marie Erram 04/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippines finally has its own museum dedicated to pre-colonial life and the country’s participation in the first circumnavigation of the globe. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) on Monday, April…

PH Quincentennial Museum to be unveiled in Museo Sugbo

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The government is set to open its first museum dedicated to the pre-colonial history of the Philippines, and it will be housed in Cebu. The National Quincentennial Committee (NQC) announced in a statement…

Basilica, image of Snr. Sto. Niño declared as National Cultural Treasures

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu makes history again as two of its most precious historical icons were given the highest recognition in terms of heritage value. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) on Wednesday, April…

Pigafetta monument in Cebu City unveiled

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A monument to the Italian chronicler, Antonio Pigafetta, who has written the first historical records of Cebu and the Philippines has been unveiled at the Plaza Independencia grounds today, April 13, 2021. The…

Nat’l Museum to declare Basilica, image of  Sto. Niño de Cebu as National Cultural Treasures

Futch Anthony Inso 02/10/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The National Museum of the Philippines will declare the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño and the image of the Sto. Niño de Cebu as National Cultural Treasures. This was announced by National Historical Commission of…

IATF: Only 700 allowed to physically attend reenactment of first baptism in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Celebration for the quincentennial arrival of Christianity in the Philippines here in Cebu will go on albeit huge adjustments are to be made due to the continuing threats of the coronavirus disease 2019…

DOT exec welcomes NHCP ruling on Limasawa as 1st Mass site

Joey Gabieta - @inquirerdotnet 08/24/2020

TACLOBAN CITY—The head of the Eastern Visayas office of the Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the decision of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) supporting earlier findings that Limasawa in Southern Leyte was the site…

Mactan Shrine one of the lead sites of 122nd Independence Day

Rosalie Abatayo 06/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For the second straight year, the Liberty Shrine in Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City will be one of the lead sites in the celebration of the Philippine Independence Day. The National Historical Commission of the…

NHCP: There is no new design of the PH flag

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There is no new design of the Philippine flag. This was the clarification of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) after an image of a supposed new design of the Phillippine…

NHCP releases new portrait of Datu Lapulapu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — State experts on Thursday, May 7, 2020, released to the public a ‘photo-realistic’ painting of Datu Lapulapu. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) unveiled the new portrait of Datu Lapulapu from…

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