The United Architects of the Philippines joins the nation in celebrating the National Heritage Month (May 2020).
By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 439 s. 2003, the month of May is National Heritage Month. The celebration takes a prime in creating 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 (NGAs), schools, Philippine embassies and consulates, public libraries, and private institutions to participate in the national event by encouraging them to initiate various heritage-related activities including heritage-related tours, lecture demonstrations, conferences, exhibits, online advocacies, clean up drives in declared cultural and historical sites, and more.
For 2020, the theme for the National Heritage Month is “Mga Kuwentong Pamana” (Stories of Heritage) to highlight the social and cultural impact of sharing knowledge, experiences, stories of Filipino heritage in the preservation of our country’s legacies. The theme also calls the public to foster their creativity in sharing heritage stories and information in new ways, that will engage more people to promote, connect, and appreciate our rich cultural heritage for the enjoyment of present and future generations.
The objectives of the celebration are: To encourage the Filipino people to share their own experiences, stories, and knowledge of their local heritage in order to establish a deeper connection and encourage more people to participate in the preservation of the Philippine heritage; To cultivate the Filipino minds to be more aligned with the goal of preserving and promoting our local culture and tradition through various engaging activities including trainings, forums, story-telling, and other related events; To strengthen the Filipino legacy and nationalistic spirit by developing efficient and creative ways of sharing knowledge relative to the Philippine heritage that will increase public engagement and deepen the sense of pride between people and heritage.
Registration starts at March 12, 2018, Monday, 1:00 p.m.