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Nov 9: Unveiling of Marker at the Old Philippine Chancery as a Philippine Historical Landmark

November 9, 2018, Friday

3:30 PM 

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
Keynote Speaker

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.

Keynote Speaker

Rene Escalante, PhD
Chair, National Historical Commission of the Philippines

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.



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