President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has declared 2023 to 2033 as “Dekada ng Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas,” part of the administration’s efforts to strengthen the Filipino people’s nationalism, respect for heroes and pride for the people’s accomplishment.
A two-page Proclamation No. 396 dated November 7 and signed by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin directed the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) to lead, coordinate and supervise the observance of the “Dekada ng Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas.”
The NHCP is also directed to identify the programs, projects, and activities for the celebration of the Dekada. It is set to celebrate its centennial anniversary, marking 100 years since the establishment of its predecessor, the Philippine Historical Research and Markers Committee (PHRMC).
Under the proclamation, the public is encouraged to participate in the endeavor and is “to render the necessary support and assistance to the NHCP, and to actively participate in the observance of the ‘Dekada ng Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas’.” | PND