The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), through the Executive Council of the National Committee on Historical Research (NHCR), is pleased to announce the result of the judging for the Young Historian’s Prize 2017 held last June 17, 2019 at the NCCA Building in Intramuros, Manila.

The winner is Philip Vergel E. Ay-ad for his manuscript, Escuela Nautica de Manila:  Nautical Education in the Nineteenth-Century Philippines.  Mr. Ay-ad graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Tourism from the University of Santo Tomas in 2001.  He finished his Master of Arts in History in 2016 from Ateneo de Manila University, and earned his Teacher Certificate Program at the University of Santo Tomas in 2018. He is currently a freelance research assistant.

The Young Historian’s Prize is a project of the NHCR Executive Council which aims to recognize outstanding works by young Filipino historians who are 21-40 years of age.

Awarding ceremonies will be held on August 20, 2019 at the Rizal Park Hotel.

For more information, you may call the NCCA Cultural Heritage Section at (02) 527-2205 and 527-2207 or e-mail at