Nov 9: Unveiling of Marker at the Old Philippine Chancery as a Philippine Historical Landmark
November 9, 2018, Friday
The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
is proud to announce that its
Old Chancery Building
has been designated as a
Philippine National Historical Landmark
by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines
A Ceremony to Unveil the Historical Marker will take place at
1617 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington DC
Followed by a Presentation to commemorate the 83rd Anniversary of the
Establishment of the Philippine Commonwealth
Dr. Rene Escalante
National Historical Commission of the Philippines
Featuring the Audio Recording of the Program Celebrating
the 7th Anniversary of the Commonwealth on November 15, 1942
Light refreshments will be served.
Please click here to register.
A national historical landmark so designated by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines is a site or structure that is associated with events or achievements significant to Philippine history. Originally purchased by the Philippine Commonwealth to serve as the Office of the Philippine Resident Commission in Washington DC, the building on 1617 Massachusetts Avenue NW became the first Chancery of the Philippine Embassy in the US Capital after independence in 1946.
About the Speaker
Dr. Rene Escalante was appointed by President Duterte as Chairperson of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines where he has held the position of Commissioner since 2010. Prior to his appointment, he served as Chair of the Department of History of De La Salle University (2006-2013), was elected Chair of the National Committee on Historical Research of the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (2007-2010), and was appointed member of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Technical Panel on History from 2007-2009. In 2003, Dr. Escalante was sent to Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee as an exchange professor. While in the U.S., he conducted research in the National Archives and Records Administration, Library of Congress, and New York Public Library.
This program is organized by Sentro Rizal Washington DC, US-Philippines Society, Philippines on the Potomac (POPDC) and the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Washington DC.