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MAY IS NATIONAL HERITAGE MONTH! Celebrate with Us!


Every year, National Heritage Month is being celebrated in the month of May by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 439. The celebration aims to create among the Filipino people a consciousness, respect, and love for the legacies of the nation’s cultural history.

As part of the said celebration, the NCCA enjoins all cultural agencies, national government agencies, schools, Philippine embassies and consulates, public libraries, and private institutions to participate in the national event by encouraging them to initiate their own heritage-related activities for the month of May. 

About the 2022 Theme

This 2022, the National Heritage Month proudly banners with the theme: “PAMANANG LOKAL: Binhi ng Kulturang Pilipino” which highlights the importance of preserving and promoting local heritage within a community and its impact on shaping the Filipino cultural identity.

It calls on the public to come home to our cultural roots and appreciate the rich legacies passed on from different generations.

The poster piece is made by Raquel Gilbuela, 2022 National Heritage Month Digital Poster Competition Winner.

 


Objectives

      1. To highlight the importance of preserving and promoting local heritage within a community and its impact in shaping Philippine cultural identity;
      2. To encourage the Filipino nation in promoting and caring for the local heritage within their community;
      3. To help stakeholders identify distinct cultural resources of their community and generate interest in programs relative to heritage conservation including cultural mapping and heritage forums.

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MESSAGES FOR NHM


MEMORANDUM ISSUANCES

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FLAGSHIP ACTIVITIES

National Committee on Archives:

Sinupan Kumustahan: Usaping Adbokasiya at Iba Pa Mula Sa Akademya
Aired 25 May 2022

This 2nd part of a series of roundtable discussion features panelists from different public and private academic institutions. This event will focus on discussing various advocacies, issues, and concerns of the Archives Sector on the perspective of the academe. 

National Committee on Art Galleries:

Beneath and Beyond the Walls: The Roles of Art Galleries in Cultural Heritage
Aired 15 May 2022

The event is the maiden installment of a series of seminars and fora about the many facets of art gallery practice. This webinar will discuss on how art galleries should work in the perspective of heritage in a larger arts and cultural landscape.

National Committee on Historical Research:

Pamana Caviteño: Cavite Heritage Month Celebration

A set of events were conducted through help of Cavite Studies Center, De La Salle University – Dasmariñas, and Cavite Provincial Tourism & Cultural Affairs Office. Catering various demographics of Caviteños, the Committee offered events such as competitions, webinars, and workshops.

National Committee on Libraries and Information Services:

Aklatan: Sinupan ng Nakatalang Kaisipan at Kasaysayan (Part 1 and Part 2)
Aired 18 and 25 May 2022

This two-day webinar is a presentation of the role of libraries on the preservation of our cultural heritage and how it will be preserved and mapped using the same techniques used in mapping various cultural heritage forms.

National Committee on Monuments and Sites:

Pamana Obscura

A two-part limited webinar presentation focusing on perhaps little-known facets of Philippine heritage where documentation of heritage sites is concerned; traditional materials used, plus an added feature on traditional cuisine as an offshoot of traditional materials utilized in traditional built heritage.

Gastro Obscura: The Sweetness of Sacred Eggs, an investigation on the use of egg whites in traditional lime mortar application in the building of heritage churches, and the destiny of egg yolks in traditional Philippine desserts. 

Digital Obscura: Finding Significance in the Finer Details. This part tackles some case studies created about the Baroque churches of the Philippines, Intramuros City, and PGH Nursing Home

National Committee on Museums:

PalayKamalayan: The Rice Science Museum Video Presentation
Aired 04 May 2022

A virtual tour featuring the DA-PhilRice Rice Science Museum to show the traditional farming implements, rice diversity, and modern faming practices. This will also show how can we improve farmers practices to help achieve country’s rice self- sufficiency.


Ang Pinaglabanan: Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine Complex Video Presentation
Aired 18 May 2022

A virtual tour featuring the various NHCP-owned museums within the Pinaglabanan Shrine Complex – Museo ng Katipunan, Museo El Deposito and the El Deposito Underground Reservoir to show the historical development of Manila’s former waterworks system, how it contributed to the social and economic progress of the country in the 19th century, and its vital role during the early course of the Philippine Revolution.


NCCA ACTIVITIES

NCCA GALLERY METROPOLITAN THEATRE
Saka

“Saka” honors the hard labor of the farmers who provide food security to the nation. Departing from the romanticized depiction of farmers in golden fields, Dante Claros Palmes’ exhibition is educative and thought-provoking, yet remains faithful in its accessibility. The works, while employing traditional carving techniques, also utilizes contemporary methods in art practice. 

Istilong Intramuros

The exhibit, which is based on a book which is currently in development, aims to bridge the gap in our understanding and appreciation of Intramuros’ unique character and stylistic identity by the end of the Spanish colonial regime. It is divided into two major parts: Housing the People, which explores the Bahay na Bato, its indigeneity, as well as its place as the prevailing architecture of Intramuros; and Housing God and King, which presents how power and dominance is projected in the churches, state buildings, palaces, and the fortifications of the Walled City.

Mga Hiyas ng Sineng Pilipino

As part of its regular programming and in cooperation with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), “Mga Hiyas ng Sineng Filipino” aims to bring back to the big screen some of the most important restored films of Philippine Cinema. A series of local heritage-themed films was shown in the MET’s Main Theater.

 

Tuloy Ang Palabas Sa MET

Tuloy ang Palabas sa MET, a monthly online program highlighting the richness and vibrance of Filipino performing arts traditions. For the duration of the first season, TAPSM will feature the National Artists, to commemorate the 50 Years of the Order of National Artists this year. On TAPSM’s seventh episode this May, the MET will honor National Artist for Dance Ramon Obusan by featuring the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group (ROFG). They performed a selection of numbers showcasing local Philippine festivals, including the Pista sa Obando, Santacruzan, and Pahiyas. 


DIGITAL PROMOTIONS

TEASERS.

OFFICIAL NHM JINGLE. This is the official jingle for the National Heritage Month celebration created through the NHM Jingle Competition in 2020.

 

HIMIG NG PAMANA

Composer/Arranger: Neil Salarda
Lyricist: John Willace Tubalde
Interpreter: Rene Jose Campomanes

DIGITAL BANNER. The Digital Banners for NHM 2022 is now separated into two different versions that will mostly fit the Facebook cover photo size requirements, aside from the previous banner and tarpaulin design, in a 2:1 ratio. To know which parts should be edited, get it here

Editable files can be downloaded here. Branding fonts can be downloaded here.

PROFILE PICTURE FRAME. This is the official Facebook Profile Frame for the 2022 NHM celebration! This frame will be active and launched on April 18, 2022. Twibbonize your profile photo here!

FEATURE FRAMES. The 2022 NHM Frames can be used for your heritage-related content postings on social media pages! The following frames can be downloaded here.

Feature Frame, Square Ratio

Feature Frame, 16:9 Template 1

Feature Frame, 16:9 Template 2

ZOOM BACKGROUND. This 2022 NHM Zoom Background can be used during online meetings or webinar sessions to further promote the celebration. Make sure to have a plain background while in use for better results.  The NHM Zoom Background can be downloaded here

Zoom Background Version 1

Zoom Background Version


Too many links? Worry no more! The Agency Kit has it all!

The 2022 NHM Agency Kit includes downloadable versions of the following: 

  • NHM Logo Variations
  • 2022 NHM Poster Pack
  • 2022 NHM Banner and Banner Specs
  • 2022 NHM Zoom Background
  • 2022 NHM Feature Frames
  • 2022 NHM Branding Fonts
  • 2022 NHM Digital Briefer
  • 2020 NHM Souvenir Program

PARTICIPATE IN THE CELEBRATION! 

Organize your own heritage-related activity!


Agencies and non-government organizations are encouraged to organize their own heritage-related activities including forums, online workshops and lectures, and engage the public to participate in them. Such activities can be submitted to the NCCA for inclusion in the 2022 NHM Souvenir Program! 

Join the NHM Online Campaign Thread!


Share heritage information and trivia with the public! Promote the celebration by using the 2022 NHM digital collaterals on your respective websites and social media accounts. Don’t forget to use the hashtags
#NHM2022 and #PamanangLokal in all your posts relative to the celebration!  

Take part in NHM activities of the NCCA and other agencies!

All are encouraged to participate in initiatives relative to the conservation and preservation of Philippine cultural heritage. Join forums, workshops, competitions, and other activities of the NCCA and other cultural organizations to raise awareness and promote solidarity in caring for our local culture and the arts!

NHM is a Peaceful, Nonpartisan National Celebration!

The annual celebration of National Heritage Month is a peaceful, non-partisan, and not election-related event. COVID-19 Alerts are still raised at various levels in different parts of the country. Thus, the NCCA reminds all stakeholders to adhere to the prevailing protocols relative to physical gatherings in their respective areas. Government entities are likewise advised to refer to the Memorandum from the Office of the Executive Secretary dated November 8, 2021, entitled Reminder to Uphold Political Neutrality in the Government Service at all Times and the Joint COMELEC-CSC Advisory on Electioneering and Partisan Political Activities issued on March 29, 2016, in conceptualizing their NHM activities. Please refrain from using NCCA-produced materials for political gains to maintain the focus on advocacy.


Since its founding as the Presidential Commission on Culture and the Arts on January 30, 1987, under Executive Order No. 118, the now National Commission for Culture and the Arts is now commemorating its 35th (Coral) Anniversary! Take part and enjoy various NCCA activities in line with the celebration.

For inquiries and clarifications, e-mail us at nhmsecretariat@gmail.com. Visit the NCCA social media accounts (@nccaofficial) and the NCCA website (www.ncca.gov.ph) for more information.


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