This May 2018, let’s be one in celebrating the National Heritage Month!

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 439 s. 2003, the National Heritage Month (NHM) is done during the month of May of every year, in recognition of the need to create among the people a consciousness, respect, and love for the legacies of Filipino cultural history.

As the leading agency in promoting culture and arts in the Philippines, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), through the Subcommission on Cultural Heritage (SCH), spearheads the celebration of NHM 2018 with the theme “Pambansang Pagkakaisa Para sa Pamana” (National Unity for Heritage) to highlight the unifying force of a common heritage as a nation and underscore the need for national unity to ensure that such heritage is preserved for the enjoyment of future generations.

The NHM Opening Ceremonies will be held in SM City Davao on May 2, 2018, and will include cultural performances and commemorative messages from Mayor Sara Duterte of Davao City and Fr. Harold Ll. Rentoria, SCH Commissioner. In honor of the said event, the official NHM stamp launching with representatives from the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will also be part of the ceremony.

As one of our partner organizations, the Filipino Heritage Festival Inc. (FHFI), led by its President, Ms.Armita B. Rufino, and Financial Officer Araceli R. Salas, will be conducting an array of cultural activities such as Philippine games; exhibits regarding heritage conservation, preservation, and development; and youth forums in the cities of Taguig, Davao, Tuguegarao, Cabanatuan, and the Province of Aklan.

As their participation in the NHM celebration, cultural agencies, government offices, and private institutions submitted their activities in relation to the event which was included in the NHM Calendar of Activities. Such activities include heritage-related tours, lecture demonstrations, conferences, exhibits, online advocacies, and clean up drives in declared cultural and historical sites, which aim to increase public awareness on the value of cultural heritage and its role in shaping the Filipino identity.

Visit the 2018 National Heritage Month microsite

For questions on this press release please contact Mr. Rene S. Napeñas, Head of the NCCA Public Affairs and Information Office through numbers 527-2192 loc 625 or email your queries to [email protected].