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Quincentenario: Quincentennial Commemoration in the Philippines 1521-2021
The 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan and the Philippine part in the first circumnavigation of the world

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The 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines are a collective celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan, the Philippine portion of the first circumnavigation of the globe, and several other related events. For this purpose, the National Quincentennial Committee (NQC) was created, following Executive Order no. 55, s. 2018.

The milestones being celebrated are the 500th anniversary of the Philippine part in the first circumnavigation of the globe, from 16 March 2021 to 28 October 2021, and the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan on 27 April 2021. In addition, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is presiding over a celebration of the 500th anniversary of Christianity being introduced in the country.

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2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines AVP. Video courtesy of National Quincentennial Committee and National Historical Commission of the Philippines.


The Quincentenario Portal

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WikiPilipinas welcomes you to the Quincentenario Portal, our site’s gateway to comprehensive, Filipino-centric information that deals with the historical significance of commemorating the 500th anniversary of the victory of Lapulapu at the Battle of Mactan, the Philippine part in the first circumnavigation of the globe, the first Catholic Mass in the country, and several other related events. The portal is designed to provide you with encyclopedic articles on the important events, relevant personalities, and momentous places that thematically form the backbone of the quincentennial celebration. Carefully written and researched by our editorial team and contributors, these contents bear the marks left by a rich history that bespeak our ancestors’ ideals, sacrifices, and struggles. Feel free to browse through our outline and articles, which are insightfully presented to provide you with accurate and explicit information that can further shape your knowledge and inspire you to know more about our identity as a freedom-loving nation.

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