The Philippine Centennial Celebration
    Events and Activities Calendar





April 1998

DATE EVENT DESCRIPTION VENUE AGENCY
3 Centennial Anniversary of the Cebu Revolt Re-enactment/ Parade/ Exhibit Cebu City PCC, LGU
9 Araw ng Kagitingan Rites celebrating the heroism of the World War II veterans especially the victims of the Bataan march and the fall of Corregidor Mt. Samat PCC, LGU, DND-AFP, Veterans Foundation
12 103rd Anniversary of the First Cry of Freedom Rites and program of activities Pamintinan Cave PCC
3rd week (Holy Week) Moriones Festival A festival of the "Moriones", the colorfully masked soldiers and centurions who re-enact the beheading of Longinus Boac, Mogpog & Gasan, Marinduque DOT
  Semana Santa at Iguig Calvary Hills Traditional presentation of the passion and death of Christ on an 11-hectare rolling terrain of the larger-than-life size Stations of the Cross Iguig, Cagayan DOT
19 to 27 1998 Centennial Youth Leaders Program Forum and workshop for youth leaders nationwide George Dewy Covention Center, Subic , Olongapo PCC, DECS, DILG, LGU
25 Marlboro Centennial Tour Kick-off of the annual Marlboro cycling Tour Luzon PCC
25 101st Anniversary of the Isabelo Delos Reyes Manifesto Symposium, lectures and exhibits to be finalized PCC
  Inter-Island Centennial Blue water swimming competition Swimming competition to be held in Visayas and other Southern islands Visayas and Southern islands PCC, DOT, DENR and PRC Mgt.
26 Centennial Palarong Pambansa Start of this annual interschool/university sports event Bacolod City DECS
28 Roundtable Discussions on Women and Education As stated Philippine Normal University NCC-WS, NGOs, GOs, Academe



May 1998

DATE EVENT DESCRIPTION VENUE AGENCY
1 107th Anniversary of the Naic Assembly Symposium Naic, Cavite PCC, LGU
2 Opening of the EXPO Pilipino Opening ceremonies to be attended by HEPFVR and foreign dignitaries, display of fireworks Clark Field, Pampanga EXPO Pilipino, NCC, EXPOCORP.
3 Awarding of the winners of the Marlboro Centennial Cycling Tour As stated Quirino Grandstand Marlboro, PCC
3 to 4 101st Anniversary of the Capiz Revolt Rites and program of activities Capiz PCC, LGU
10 Opening of the Centennial Freedom Trail (CFT) site in El Cano Founding site of the Katipunan, Secret Society of the Revolution El Cano, Tondo PCC, LGU
10 101st Anniversary of the Death of Andres Bonifacio Wreathlaying/ Program of activities Andres Bonifacio Shrine, Mehan Garden, Manila PCC, LGU, ABCC
12 12th Centennial ASEAN Literary Prize Award Awarding ceremonies of the winners in the Centennial Literary contest to be finalized PCC
15 "Pahiyas" sa Quezon Festival Annual festivity in Quezon which involves trade fairs, parades, house decoration of "kiping" & procession Sariaya, Lucban, Quezon DOT, PCC
20 Centennial of the Philippine Navy & Opening of the Maritime Museum Inauguration of the Maritime Museum in celebration of the Philippine Navy's 100th year anniversary Philippine Navy Building PCC
22 Launch of the 100,000 Piso Commemorative note Presentation of the note to the public Heroes Hall, Malacanang PCC
27 Turn-over of the Binakayan Memorial site (CFT) to the Philippine Centennial Commission Site of the first major victory of the Katipuneros over colonial forces Binakayan, Cavite PCC, LGU
28 to 31 Centennial Congress for Higher Education A Congress for educators, professors and researchers where they will present theses, dissertations on the Philippine Centennial Manila Hotel CHED
May 28 to June 2 Centennial Decor Competition A decor competition among buildings along the major thoroughfares for the best Centennial decor using the flag, tri-color banners, etc. Metro Manila PCC, LGUs, CCP
May 28 to June 3 Sprucing up of Historical Markers and Heritage House Project Cleaning up, improvement and restoration of historical markers and sites Provincial cities and town halls PCC, LGUs, DILG
  Search for local Heroes and Heroines A per province search for "Mga Bayani ng Bayan" 77 provinces (nationwide) PCC, LGUs, DECS, DILG
  Launching of the Book on Symbols and Histories of LGUs As stated to be finalized DILG
May Flores De Mayo Procession of beautiful sagalas wearing gowns made by the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines. Rizal Park and The Manila Hotel DOT, NCC
May 28 to June 12 Two-week Festival Kick-off of the two-week intensive activities nationwide PCC
May 28 to June 12 Centennial Anniversary of the Battle of Alapan/CFT site Site of the first display of the Philippine Flag in victory / Re-enactment and Parade/Program of activities Imus, Cavite PCC, DOT
  FLAG DAYS celebration Week long celebration highlighting flag awareness and respect Tri-media campaign PCC
  Hundred Parade Contest Parade to mark the start of the National Flag day 77 provinces and 23 cities nationwide PCC, LGU, DILG
  Watawat ng Kagitingan A one-hour TV special on the evolution of the Philippine flag, the Battle of Alapan and activities related to the National Flag Day celebration nationwide PCC, CCP, DOT
29 Opening of the Centennial FreedomTrail CFT) site in Sta. Barbara Site of the first flag raising outside of Luzon Sta. Barbara, Iloilo PCC, LGU
29 to 31 Ortigas Center Centennial Street Party A party that will showcase street dancing and booths, food festivals and live shows to be held in an empty lot Ortigas Center, Pasig City PCC, Scaffold, Inc., Ortigas Center Asso.
30 Opening of the Centennial Freedom Trail (CFT) site in Tanauan Unveiling of the marker at the birthplace of Apolinario Mabini and opening of the Provincial Training Center Tanauan, Batangas PCC, LGU
31 Centennial Santacruzan A procession commemorating St. Helena's finding of the "True Cross", preceded by a 9-day novena in honor of the Holy Cross Rizal Park DOT



June 1998

DATE EVENT DESCRIPTION VENUE AGENCY
June Roundtable Discussions on Violence against Women Review of the Anti-rape Law Miriam College PCC-WS, NGOs, GOs, Academe
1 to 14 Philippine Centennial Arts Festival A two-week international arts festival featuring world renowned local and international artists in celebration of the Centennial of the declaration of Philippine Independence CCP Complex CCP, PCC
2 Awarding of the winners of the Centennial Decor Competition as stated CCP CCP, PCC
4 Inauguration of the Rizal Shrine / Centennial Freedom Trail site Site of Jose P. Rizal's exile Dapitan, Zamboanga PCC, LGU, DILG
5 Opening of the Centennial Freedom Trail (CFT) site in Pugad Lawin Site of the first revolution, known as the Cry of Pugad Lawin Quezon City PCC, LGU
5 Release of the Kalayaan special issue Special release of the NCC official newsletter nationwide PCC
6 Proclamation of the Miss Philippine Centennial & Lowering of the Centennial Time Capsule As stated EXPO Pilipino Freedom Ring, Pampanga PCC, EXPO Pilipino
7 Unveiling of the 20-meter high pylon of the Heroes Memorial Shrine As stated Fort Bonifacio PCC, FBDC
8 Intramuros Revisited Festive decors and activities in the Intramuros area where guests are requested to dress in costumes Intramuros PCC, Intramuros Administration (IA), NHI
8 to 14 Centennial Sale A major shopping promotion to be participated by all the major malls and commercial centers Major malls and other commercial establishments DOT
9 Opening of the Centennial Freedom Trail (CFT) site in Biak na Bato Unveiling of the marker at the site of the establishment of the Biak-na-Bato Republic San Miguel, Bulacan PCC, LGU
10 Opening of the Centennial Freedom Trail site in Barasoain Blessing and unveiling of marker at the site of the Ratification of Asia's first Democratic Constitution Barasoain Church, Malolos , Bulacan PCC, LGU
11 "Asalto sa Sentenaryo " and Project Bridges Final Countdown to the Centennial / Ceremonies and lighting of refurbished bridges over the Pasig river Rizal Park
Delpan, Jones, McArthur, Quezon, Ayala, Nagtahan, Lambingan, Makati-Mandaluyong, Guadalupe, Kalawaan and Bambang
PCC
OFL, CCP, DOT, Piso para sa Pasig
11 Opening of the Centennial Centennial Freedom Trail (CFT) site in Nagtahan Wreathlaying and unveiling of marker at the site of the death of Apolinario Mabini Mabini Shrine, Malacanang Park, Nagtahan, Manila PCC, LGU
11 3-Way Commemorative Stamp issue Launch of the 3-way stamp project of the Philippines, Mexico and Spain, this event will be attended by HEPFVR and visiting Heads of States Rizal Ballroom, Shangri-La Manila PCC, Philpost, PPF
11 to 15 4th Philippine Incentive Marketing Conference A conference on tourism marketing with particular focus on incentive marketing Subic, Olongapo PCVC
12 Centennial Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence Reception for the Heads of State, Exhibits, Cultural Shows, Trade Fairs, Fireworks display competition and the re-enactment of the Kawit flag raising. Kawit, Cavite PCC, CCP, LGUs, NHI, DOT, DILG, DECS
12 Centennial Parade Live coverage of all activities and telecast nationwide Luneta, Roxas Blvd., CCP PCC, CCP, LGUs, NHI, DOT, DILG, DECS
12 Baile ng Bayan A community dance in the evening of June 12 for the public CCP Complex and other areas in Metro Manila CCP
12 Opening of the Centennial Freedom Trail (CFT) site in Kawit Flag-raising/Opening of the Freedom Park/Site of the Declaration of Philippine Independence Aguinaldo Shrine, Kawit, Cavite PCC, LGU
12 to 14 Centennial Floats Exhibits An organized display of the floats that were used in the June 12 parade. CCP Grounds CCP
13 Balikbayan Centennial Ball A dance festival highlighting the customs, traditions and costumes of the era covering significant events leading to the Filipinos' cry for freedom World Trade Center DOT, PCC
13 International Fireworks Festival and Competition A festival of awesome fireworks display from other countries using indigenous materials sourced from their countries Rizal Park DOT
13 Centennial Golf Tournaments Start of the initial leg of the Philippine Centennial Golf Cup. Davao City and the USA RPGA, PCC
13 Program presentation to Honor the Youth on the first day of the bi-centennial As stated Quirino Grandstand, Luneta Park PCC
13 & 14 "The dolls nobody wanted" play Premiere showing of the play performed by the handicapped Meralco Theatre Nat'l. Ofc. of Mass Media & Rizal Council of Persons with Disabilities
13 Heroes Tour for the Youth Tour packages tailored for the youth to instill a greater sense of nationalism, patriotism and better appreciation of our cultural and historical heritage Nationwide DOT, Bureau of Domestic Tourism Promotion, DOT regional offices
June 13 to Aug. 15 Igkas-Arte A major Centennial exhibition featuring Filipino artistic achievements in visual arts, architecture, dance, music, drama, and literature during the Spanish period CCP Main Building CCP
14 Night of 100 Stars A variety show featuring local artists and celebrities Quirino Grandstand, Luneta Park Metro Pacific Corp.(MPC), PCC
19 137th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal Unveiling of the marker/opening of the Rizal Shrine and Audio-audio visual room at the birthplace of Jose Rizal Calamba Shrine, Laguna PCC
24 99th Anniversary of Apolinario Mabini's decalogue Symposium (lecture and open forum) to be finalized DECS, PCC



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