Department of the Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya issued Memorandum Circular No. 2021-023 on 19 February 2021 cascading to all local government units and attached agencies the participation in the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines. One may access the guidelines in participating in the milestones via https://nqc.gov.ph/en/joinus/.
Among the prescribed activities are:
1. Display quincentennial banners in public spaces and edifices from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022.
2. Play the quincentennial theme song “Bagani,” along with other songs in the Limandaan album, in public spaces and programs.
3. Incorporate, print and/or embroider the quincentennial logo on the official uniforms and in the official letterheads, streamers, and other applicable public documents.
4. Upload on respective government pages the educational and promotional materials of the quincentennials.
5. Reproduce the educational and promotional materials—in print and online—the NQC is producing for wider dissemination.
6. Conduct online activities from 2021 to 2022 that:
6.1. retell the heroism, gallantry, and nobleness of various historical figures in history, especially the local heroes and eminent people the locality has produced;
6.2. honor the modern-day great examples of greatness and compassion;
6.3. celebrate the overseas Filipino workers; and
6.4. highlight our achievement as a people in science, arts and culture, and various fields.
7. Make relevant the 2021 QCP in our fight against the coronavirus 2019 pandemic.
8. Participate in the quincentennial D-Day or the national celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan on 27 April 2021 by:
8.1. Sprucing up historical landmarks, monuments, and plazas in time for the simultaneous flag-raising ceremony at 8:00 a.m.;
8.2. Offering flowers and wreaths at the pedestals of local and national heroes and other illustrious figures in your localities;
8.3. Hanging and displaying of Philippine flags in public spaces for the period of 20-27 April 2021;
8.4. Performing live or in canned music the quincentennial theme song;
8.5. Illuminating in blue at 6:00 p.m. the government edifices, monuments, and other public spaces to celebrate our maritime civilization and our ancient maritime ancestors;
8.6. Streaming the conduct of the public events online to mitigate the influx of people; strict observance of IATF guidelines in public gatherings is a must; and
8.7. Sharing the quincentennial features found on the official social media pages of NQC and Presidential Communications Operations Office on or before the D-Day online on respective government social media pages.
All materials can be downloaded and/or accessed at https://nqc.gov.ph/en/joinus/ or from the following links:
About us [https://nqc.gov.ph/en/about]
Watch our promotional video [https://youtu.be/ptgU1ZUgFZc]
Listen to Quincentennial Soundtrack [https://spoti.fi/3nxWXPa]
Watch our lectures [https://portal.nqc.gov.ph/]
Quincentennial activities here [https://bit.ly/3dHrnKF]
This 2021, we will commemorate the Philippine part in the achievement of science and humankind in circumnavigating the planet for the first time. Central in this commemoration is the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan on 27 April 2021. These and more are collectively known as the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines by virtue of Executive Order No. 103 (2020).