The Philippine Centennial Celebration
    Events and Activities Calendar





December 1997

DATE EVENT DESCRIPTION VENUE AGENCY
29 Rizal Shrine Opening Inauguration of the Shrine in Calamba Calamba, Laguna PCC, LGU, DILG
30 Rizal Shrine Opening Inauguration of the Shrine in Fort Santiago, Manila Fort Santiago PCC, IA, LGU, NHI
31 Kick-off of the Centennial Year A grand activity and a display of fireworks will be held at the Luneta Park to welcome 1998 Rizal Park, Quirino Grandstand NCC, CCP, DILG, LGU, DECS, DOT





January 1998

DATE EVENT DESCRIPTION VENUE AGENCY
4 101st Anniversary of the 15 Bicol Martyrs execution Rites/Parade/Re-enactment Bicol, Albay PCC
6 186th Anniversary of Melchora Aquino Tele-lesson PIA Bldg. DECS-PCC
6 Roundtable discussions on Women and Environment As stated Ecology Center, Quezon Memorial Circle PCC-Women Sector, NGOs, Gos, Academe
7 Kasaysayang Barangayan - Bicol Martyrs Symposium, open forum on the Bagumbayan martyrs to be aired over the radio PIA Bldg. DECS-Radyo ng Bayan
11 101st Anniversary of the Bagumbayan Martyrs Execution Rites and program of activities Luneta Park PCC, LGU
14 Acapulco-Manila Commemorative Regatta Race Start of race in Acapulco Acapulco PCC, MYC
17 First raising of the Philippine Flag in Mindanao Commemoration of the raising of the Philippine National Flag in Mindanao Mindanao PCC, LGU, DILG
17 Sinulog Festival Mardi Gras parade and procession Cebu City DOT
18 Sto. Nino Fiesta Grand procession of Sto. Nino images and Ati-atihan tribe contest Philtrade Grounds cor. Buendia and Roxas Blvd. DOT and the Congregacion del Santissimo Nombre del Nino de Jesus
Week of 19 Ati-atihan Festival Street celebration in honor of the Sto. Nino Kalibo, Aklan DOT
23 99th Anniversary of the Malolos Convention Rites and program of activities Malolos, Bulacan PCC, LGU, DILG
24 Dinagyang Festival Spectacle characterized by frenetic stomping of feet and drum beating Iloilo City DOT
28 Birth of Julian Felipe Commemorative Activity Band competition of Julian Felipe's work, Simultaneous symposia
Concert and exhibit in malls
Quirino Grandstand

PIA Bldg. Schools and malls
PCM, DECS, CHED, Radyo ng Bayan, NHI- NCCA
Jan. 30 to Feb. 12 Contemporary Japanese Crafts Exhibition As stated NCCA Galleries Japan Foun. Mla. Ofc. (JFMO), NCCA
Jan. 31 to Feb. 1 2nd Philippines-Japan Friendship Walk A version of the famous Filipino "Alay-Lakad" Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park , Muntinlupa City Quadrangle City of Manila, City of Muntinlupa, KO Foundation
Jan. to Mar. PBA Centennial Cup Playoffs of this annual professional basketball event Cuneta Astrodome and Araneta Coliseum PBA, PCC
Jan. to mid- Apr. Florikultura '98 The first international horticulture exhibition in Southeast Asia. Paskuhan Village, San Fernando, Pampanga DOT



February 1998

DATE EVENT DESCRIPTION VENUE AGENCY
1 to 8 "Nihon Eiga Sai '98" A festival of contemporary Japanese films UP Film Center/CCP JFMO, UP Film Center, CCP
Feb. Diwa ng Katutubong Sining A bi-annual art competition sponsored by Rotary International 3810 and NCCA Committee on Visual Arts to be finalized NCCA
5 to 15 1998 Philippine Arts Festival A 10-day arts festival featuring the country's leading artists CCP Main Theaters and grounds CCP, PCC
6 Execution of Roman Basa and other patriots Centennial tele-lesson PTV-4 DECS-NCC, PTV -4
7 to 16 Baguio Flower Festival Festival showcasing indigenous and imported varieties of Baguio City flowers. Includes exhibits, market encounters, plants and flowers demos and lectures and floral parade Baguio City DOT
8 and 10 Karate Demonstration A demo of the ancient Japanese form of martial arts SM Megamall, SM City Cebu JFMO, Phil. Karatedo Found. (PKFI), Shoemart
12 Roundtable Discussions on Women and Business As stated Assumption College, Makati City PCC-WS, NGOs, GOs, Academe
14 25th Nihongo Speech Contest As stated College of St. Benilde Auditorium, Taft Avenue JFMO, PHILAJAMES
14 to 22 Centennial outreach presentations As stated Regions PCC, CCP and other art & drama groups
15 La Solidaridad Founding Anniversary Symposium and Centennial Tele-lesson PTV 4 DECS-PPC
15 to 25 International Bamboo Organ Festival A 10-day series of cultural performances centered on the unique Bamboo Organ Las Pinas Church DOT
16 Roundtable Discussions on Women in Law and Politics as stated University of Santo Tomas, Manila PCC-WS, NGOs, GOs, Academe
17 101st Anniversary of the Battle of Zapote Commemorative activity and simultaneous symposia
Concerts and exhibits
Colleges and universities

City malls
PCC, CCP and other art & drama groups
17 126th Anniversary of the GOMBURZA Martyrdom Proclamation of the Paco Park as a historical shrine Paco Park PCC,LGU
17 & 18 Opening Ceremony of the Philippines-Japan Festival '98 Ceremonies to be highlighted by the Waseda Symphony Orchestra Concert CCP Main Theater Japanese Organizing Committee for the Philippine Centennial celeb. (JOCPCC)
18 to 22 "50 years of Filipino-Japanese Relations" exhibit As stated Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) Yuchengco Center for East Asia, PTTC, JOCPCC
18 to 22 National Trade Fair '98 Trade fair of locally produced products including an exclusive NCC booth for commemorative souvenir items Megatrade Halls 1 & 2

SM Megamall
Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP)
18 to 22 Centennial Chess Competition An invitational chess tournament to be held nationwide Manila and major cities nationwide PCC, Philippine Chess Federation
19 & 23 "Kabuki" Dance Lecture Demonstration A lecture and demo of the ancient Japanese cultural and artistic dance Grand Majestic Convention Center, Cebu City  
Feb. 20 to Mar. 1 PETA/BTT Performance in Manila "Romeo at Julieta: Isang Komedi" A spoof of the Shakespear classic love story Rajah Sulayman Theater, Fort Santiago, Manila Black Tent Theater (BTT) - Japan, PETA, IA, Fujitsu
21 "Bon-odpri" Dance Festival As stated Manila Polo Club Japanese Assn. Manila, Inc., Manila Kai,. Taiko Fed. of Ishikawa Prefecture, Asano Taiko Found.
22 "Wadaiko" Japanese Drum Show As stated Rizal Park Open Air auditorium Manila Kai, Taiko Fed. of Ishikawa Prefecture, Asano Taiko Found.
23 to 24 2nd International Conference on Japanese Studies: Philippines-Japan Bilateral Relations and Globalization A look into the relationship between the two countries , its shared history and culture Social Development Complex, Ateneo de Manila University AdMU, DLSU, Japan Foundation Manila Office (JFMO)
25 Soft opening of the EXPO Pilipino Initial opening of the EXPO to the public Expo Pilipino, Clark Field, Pampanga EXPO Pilipino, PCC, EXPOCORP.
25 12th Anniversary of the EDSA Revolution Mass in commemoration of the People Power revolution EDSA Shrine PCC, LGU
27 to 28 100 Taon: 100 Himig A 2-hour musical concert at the CCP in celebration of the Philippine Centennial featuring the best musical artists of the country CCP Tanghalang Francisco Balagtas CCP, PCC
27 Philippines-Japan Friendship celebration As stated Hotel Intercontinental Manila Philippines-Japan Society (PJS)
28 The "Takayama Ukon" International Symposium As stated UST Chiong Ching Kuo Hall Japan-Philippines Lord Takayama Ukon Int'l Organizing Committee



March 1998

DATE EVENT DESCRIPTION VENUE AGENCY
2 Cultural performance of the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Cultural Dance troupe As stated University Theater, UP Diliman UP, Phil. Embassy at Tokyo, RCBC
4 Fil-Japan Folk Dance and Music As stated University Theater, UP Diliman UP, Phil. Embassy at Tokyo, RCBC
4 to 5 Japan and ASEAN - Toward a New Dimension of Cooperation An intellectual exchange or open symposium regarding ASEAN countries' relationships Diamond Hotel, Manila Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (ISDS)
5 Kick-off of the 100 Days Countdown Launch of the "flag in every home" program/Unveiling of the countdown marker Malacanang PCC, DECS, DILG
5 to 30 KAMPANA Centennial Cycling Tour A 3-week cycling marathon to cover the entire archipelago As stated PCC, LGUs
Mar. 5 to June Centennial Tagisan ng Talino A competition enjoining all levels ala Battle of the Brains Quiz show to be finalized PIA, PCC, Focal Media Arts, Inc.
Mar 5 to June 12 Mga Himig ng Pagbabalik Tanaw ng ating Kalayaan A historical flashback that involves airing of Filipino compositions, historical vignettes and patriotic songs KBP member stations PIA, KBP
6 Release of the Kalayaan special issue Special release of the NCC official newsletter nationwide PCC
6 Phil-Japan Friendship Joint concert A concert featuring Japan's prime violinist Atsuko Temma and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra CCP - Main Theater JOCPCC, CCP
6 Paligsahan sa Kasaysayan Grand National Finals History quiz contest in 16 regions nationwide launched on September '97 Manila NHI, PCC, DECS
7 Philippine Centennial Movement (PCM) Local Chapter Congress - Luzon As stated Subic, Olongapo PCM
9 to 10 National Symposium on "History Makes Women, Women make History" As stated Balay Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City NCC-WS, NGOs, GOs, Academe
9 "Urasenke" Tea Ceremony As stated PSE Auditorium JOCPCC, Urasenke Foundation
12 Ladislao Diwa's Birth Anniversary Rites Cavite PCC
14 Philippine Centennial Movement (PCM) Local Chapter Congress - Visayas as stated Iloilo PCM
17 Anniversary of the Battle of Sta. Barbara Re-enactment and program of activities Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan PCC, LGU
17 to 27 and Apr. 14 "Whispering from the Earth:"Art, Light and Sound Performance A presentation featuring Ceramic artist Yji Toyosaki, Slide artist Sixto Carlos Escoda Roxas and Mitsuhiko Yoshida Galleria Duemila, SM Megamall and CCP WINS (Reverse Philippines)
21 Philippine Centennial Movement (PCM) Local Chapter Congress - Mindanao as stated Davao City PCM
22 101st Anniversary of the Philippine Army and the Tejeros Convention/CFT site Site of the founding of the Armed Forces of the Phlippines and Tejeros Convention. Exhibit featuring the Philippine Navy Rosario, Cavite PCC, Philippine Army
22 129th Birth Anniversary of Emilio Aguinaldo Re-enactment and activities to be finalized PCC
23 101st Anniversary of the 19 Martyrs of Aklan Parade and activities Aklan PCC, LGU
24 Anniversary of the Battle of Pasong Santol Rites Cavite PCC, LGU
25 to 26 Asian Fantasy Orchestra Asian Tour '98 As stated CCP - Main Theater JFMO, CCP, Manila Diamond Hotel
25 Anniversary of the Cry at Candon in Ilocos Sur Rites Ilocos Sur PCC
25 to 28 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Chapters World Congress International forum for leaders of PATA Chapters for the advancement of the worldwide PATA Chapter Network Cebu City DOT
25 to 29 Philippine Centennial Regatta Race Local regatta race Manila PCC, MYC
Mar. 27 to Apr. 3 1998 Philippine International Folklore Festival A week-long international festival featuring folk dance and music performances by some of the country's and world's leading folk groups CCP Complex and selected venues in Metro Manila CCP, PCC
29 Acapulco-Manila Centennial Regatta Race Awarding of the winners of the race, to be attended by HEPFVR Manila Yacht Club PCC, MYC
Mar. 29 to Apr. 3 PATA Annual Conference Annual General Meeting PICC, CCP Complex DOT, CCP
March Children of the World Festival and Congress A forum of the children, and for the children. to be finalized DECS
  First International Kite Flying Festival Kite flying exhibition, demonstration and promotion Manila DOT



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