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2019 National Observances and Commemorations




January 31, 2019

DepEd Memorandum No. 04, s. 2019

2019 NATIONAL OBSERVANCES AND COMMEMORATIONS, AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

To:




Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau and Service Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools
All Others Concerned

Being a member of the Steering Committee on National Observances, the Department of Education (DepEd), together with the chair, National Historical Commission of the Philippines, and other members, the Department of Interior and Local Government, and the Department of Tourism, announces the 2019 National Observances and Commemorations, and Related Activities listed in the enclosure in accordance with Administrative Order No. 23, s. 2011 entitled Creating a Steering Committee on National Observances.




The observances and commemorations, and related activities aim to:

a. raise the level of learners’ historical and cultural consciousness on the significance of the national commemorations;

b. instill in their minds the greatness of the Filipino race, the legacy of their national heroes, and the ideals of their nationhood; and




c. reawaken their sense of responsibility and patriotic commitment to truly demonstrate the spirit of heroism, patriotism, nationalism, unity and national identity.

This Memorandum will serve as a guide to all public and private schools nationwide to carry out meaningful activities integrated in school programs or events, as well as in classroom discussions in the following related subject areas:

a. Sibika at Kultura;

b. Heograpiya, Kasaysayan at Sibika (HEKASI);

c. Araling Panlipunan;

d. Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao (ESP);

e. Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH);

f. Filipino; and

g. English.

Regional, schools division, and district offices, as well as schools are enjoined to actively participate in the activities stipulated in this Memorandum.

Teachers shall receive appropriate service credits as stipulated in DepEd Order No. 53, s. 2003 entitled Updated Guidelines on Grant of Vacation Service Credit to Teachers, and DepEd Order No. 84, s. 2003 entitled Addendum to DepEd Order No. 53, s. 2003 (Updated Guidelines on Grant of Vacation Service Credits to Teachers), while nonteaching personnel should attend programs and activities on official time only.

Travel allowances and per diem of the DepEd national and technical working group members in attending and monitoring the different activities shall be charged to Building Partnerships and Linkages Programs (BPLP) Funds, subject to its availability, and the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations.

For more information, please contact the External Partnership Service-Special Events Unit, Department of Education Central Office, M-119 Mabini Building, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City at telephone nos. (02) 637-5832 and (02) 637-5834.

Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.

LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES
Secretary

LIST OF COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS FOR 2019

Milestone Events

QUARTERLegal BasisTITLE OF EVENTDATEVENUE
1st QuarterAO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011150th birth anniversary of Baldomero Aguinaldo26 February
2019
Baldomero Aguinaldo Shrine, Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011150th birth anniversary of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo22 March 2019Museo ni Emilio Aguinaldo, Kawit, Cavite
3rd QuarterAO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011150th birth anniversary of Pio Valenzuela A Filipino physician and revolutionary leader11 July 2019Valenzuela City
Proclamation No. 339 and AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 201175th death anniversary of Manuel Quezon1 August 2019Museo ni Manuel Quezon, Quezon City
4th QuarterAO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011150th birth anniversary of Mariano Trias12 October
2019
Gen. Trias, Cavite
AO No. 108, s.
1994
75th anniversary of the Leyte Gulf Landing20 October
2019
Palo, Leyte

National/Major Events

QUARTERLegal BasisTITLE OF EVENTDATEVENUE
2nd QuarterPresidential Proclamation No. 466, s 1989; and EO No. 203, s 198777th anniversary of Araw ng Kagitingan and Philippine Veterans Week5-11 April 2019Libingan ng mga Bayani, Taguig City
Presidential Proclamation No. 466, s. 1989; and Executive Order No. 2013, s. 198777th Araw ng Kagitingan9 April 2019Mt. Samat, Bataan
Presidential Proclamation No. 110, s. 1993; and Presidential Proclamation No. 28, s. 1962121st anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence12 June 2019Museo ng Republika ng 1899, Malolos, Bulacan;

Museo ni Emilio Aguinaldo, Kawit, Cavite;

Rizal National Monument, Rizal Park Manila;

Museo ng Katipunan, San Juan City;

Mausoleo de los Veteranos de la Revolucion, North Cemetery, Manila;

Bonifacio National Monument, Caloocan City

Museum of Philippine Social History, Angeles City, Pampanga
EO No. 55, s. 2018500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan and related events12 June (kickoff celebration) 2019
3rd QuarterRA No. 9492, s. 2007; and Act No. 3827, s. 1931National Heroes DayLast Monday of
August 2019
Libingan ng mga Bayani, Taguig City
History MonthWhole month of
August 2019
4th QuarterAO No. 27, s. 2012156th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio30 November 2019Museo ng Paglilitisni Andres Bonifacio, Maragondon, Cavite;

Andres Bonifacio Monument, Cloverleaf, Quezon City;

Bonifacio National Monument, Caloocan City;

Andres Bonifacio Shrine, Manila;

Andres Bonifacio Monument, Tutuban Center, Tondo;

Museo ng Katipunan, San Juan City;

Andres Bonifacio Monument, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Presidential Proclamation No. 126, s. 2001 Republic Act No. 1425, s. 1956123rd anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal30 December 2019Rizal National Monument, Rizal Park;

Museo ni Jose Rizal Fort Santiago-Manila;

Museo ni Jose Rizal-Calamba, Laguna;

Museo ni Jose Rizal, Dapitan City

Regular Events

QUARTERLegal BasisTITLE OF EVENTDATEVENUE
1st QuarterPresidential Proclamation
No.533, s. 2013 Presidential Proclamation No. 523, s. 2012
Ika-120 anibersaryo ng Araw ng Republikang Filipino23 January 2019Museo ng Republika ng 1899, Malolos City, Bulacan
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011104th death anniversary of Baldomero Aguinaldo4 February 2019Baldomero Aguinaldo Shrine, Kawit, Cavite
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s.201155th death anniversary of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo6 February 2019Museo ni Emilio Aguinaldo, Kawit, Cavite
Proclamation No.
72, s. 1999
Adoption Consciousness Celebration7 February 2019Quezon City
Presidential Proclamation No. 204, s. 2002147th death anniversary of G0MBURZA17 February 2019Gomburza Execution Site, Rizal Park, Manila Paco Park, Cemetery
Presidential Proclamation No. 1224, s. 200733rd anniversary of EDSA People Power Revolution25 February
2019
EDSA People Power Monument, EDSA cor. White Plains, Quezon City,

Pres. Corazon Aquino and Sen. Benigno Aquino monuments, P. Burgos cor. Bonifacio Drive, Intramuros;

EDSA Shrine, Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City
Presidential Proclamation No. 1737, s. 2009168th birth anniversary Paciano Rizal9 March 2019Paciano Rizal Shrine, Los Banos, Laguna
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 201162nd death anniversary of Pres. Ramon Magsaysay17 March 2019PRMH, Castillejos, Zambales
2nd QuarterEO No. 203, s. 1987Paggunita sa Capas10 April 2019Capas National Shrine, Capas, Tarlac
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011122nd death anniversary of Andres Bonifacio10 May 2019Museo ng Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio Maragondon, Cavite
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011116th death anniversary of Apolinario Mabini13 May 2019Museo ni Apolinario Mabini, Talaga, Tanauan City

Museo ni Apolinario Mabini, Dambanang Mabini sa PUP
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011160th birth anniversary of Felipe Agoncillo26 May 2019Museo nina Marcela at Felipe Agoncillo, Taal, Batangas
Presidential Proclamation No. 374, s. 1965 EO No. 179, s. 1994National Flag Days
121st anniversary of Flag Day/Araw ng Watawat
28 May 2019
12 June 2019
Heritage Park, Alapan II-B, Imus, Cavite
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f.s. 2011158th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal19 June 2019Rizal National Monument, Rizal Park, Manila,

Museo ni Jose Rizal, Calamba City,

Museo ni Jose Rizal, Dapitan City
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011159th birth anniversary of Marcela Agoncillo24 June 2019Museo nina Marcela at Felipe Agoncillo, Taal, Batangas
AO No. 23, Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011155th birth anniversary of Galicano Apacible25 June 2019Museo nina Leon at GalicanoApacible, Taal, Batangas
Presidential Proclamation No. 1696, s. 2008 RA No. 9187, s. 2002Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day30 June 2019 Baler, Aurora
3rd QuarterAO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011123rd death anniversary of Marcelo H. Del Pilar4 July 2019Museo ni Marcelo H. del Pilar, Bgy. San Nicolas, Bulacan
AO No. 33, s. 2012 Presidential Proclamation No. 361, s. 2000155th birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini23 July 2019Museo ni Apolinario Mabini, Tanauan City, Batangas
Museo ni Apolinario Mabini, Dambanang Mabini, PUP, Sta. Mesa
Proclamation No.
37, s. 2016
6th death anniversary of Jesse Robredo18 August 2019Museo ni Jesse Robredo, Naga Civic Center, Taal Avenue, Naga, Camarines Sur
RA No. 6741, s.1989141st birth anniversary of Manuel L. Quezon19 August 2019Museo ni Manuel Quezon, Q.C.
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011169th birth anniversary of Marcelo H. Del Pilar30 August 2019Museo ni Marcelo H. del Pilar, Bgy. San Nicolas, Bulakan, Bulacan
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011123rd anniversary of the “Battle of San Juan Del Monte”30 August 2019Museo ng Katipunan, San Juan City
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011112nd birth anniversary of Pres. Ramon Magsaysay31 August 2019PRMH, Castillejos, Zambales
Presidential Proclamation N. 246, s. 2011121st anniversary of the “Opening of Malolos Congress”15 September 2019Museo ng Republika ng 1899, Malolos City, Bulacan
AO No. 23, sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011154th birth anniversary of Miguel Malvar27 September
2019
Museo ni Miguel Malvar, Sto. Tomas, Batangas
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011109th birth anniversary of President Diosdado Macapagal28 September
2019
Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Library and Museum Lubao, Pampanga
4th QuarterAO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011162nd birth anniversary of Juan Luna24 October
2019
Museo nina Juan at Antonio Luna, Badoc, Ilocos Norte
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011158th birth anniversary of Leon Apacible25 October 2019Museo nina Leon at Galicano Apacible Taal, Batangas
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011144th birth anniversary of Gregorio del Pilar14 November 2019Gen. Gregorio del Pilar birthsite, Brgy. San Jose Bulakan, Bulacan
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011153rd birth anniversary of Antonio Luna29 October
2019
Museo nina Juan at Antonio Luna, Badoc, Ilocos Norte

Other events where NHCP acts as co-sponsor

QUARTERLegal BasisTITLE OF EVENTDATEVENUE
1st QuarterAO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011207th birth anniversary of Melchora Aquino6 January 2019Melchora Aquino monument, Banlat, Quezon City
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 201186th birth anniversary of Pres. Corazon C. Aquino25 January 2019Pres. Corazon Aquino monument, Roxas Boulevard, Manila
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 201174th anniversary of the Battle of Manila3 February 2019Triangle Hall, Manila
3rd QuarterAO No. 269, s. 200910th death anniversary of Pres. Corazon Aquino1 August 2019Pres. Corazon Aquino monument, Roxas Blvd., Manila
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011184th birth anniversary of Jacinto Zamora14 August
2019
Teodoro San Luis, Pandacan, Manila
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 201136th death anniversary of Sen. Benigno S. Aquino, Jr.21 August 2019Ermita, Manila and Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011123rd anniversary of the Cry of Pugad Lawin23 August
2019
Bahay Toro, Quezon City
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011102nd anniversary of Apolonio Samson Historical Landmark27 August
2019
Brgy. Hall, Brgy. Apolonio Samson
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011Heroes Day for the Volunteer Fire Chiefs and Firefighters of the PhilippinesTo followManila Chinese Cemetery
4th
Quarter
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 201187th birth anniversary of Sen. Benigno S. Aquino27 November 2019P. Burgos Drive, Intramuros, Manila
AO No. 23. Sec. 03 letter f. s. 2011120th anniversary of the Battle of San Mateo19 December 2019Licerio Geronimo Park, Bgy. Bagong Silangan, Q.C.

Other Related events

QUARTERLegal BasisTITLE OF EVENTDATEVENUE
MOA with DSWD


Proclamation No.
72, s. 1999
Adoption Consciousness CelebrationFebruary to 2019 NovemberQuezon City
Presidential Proclamation No. 1782, s. 2009Project W.A.T.C.H. (We Advocate Time Consciousness and Honesty)June to 2019 DecemberTo follow
Presidential Proclamation No.
25, s. 1998
National Music Competitions for Young ArtistsSeptember to 2019 NovemberCCP Complex, Pasay City
RA. 10743National Teachers’ Month and World Teachers’ DayOctober 5 2019Pres. Corazon Aquino monument, Roxas Blvd., Manila
RA. 8491, s. 1998Summit and Seminar Workshop – Proper Implementation of the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Phil.July to 2019 DecemberTo follow
RA. 142557th National Rizal Youth Leadership Institute (NRYLI)December 2019To follow
Administrative Order No. 23, s. 2011Other Programs/projects/events that maybe directed by the President and the National steering Committee for National Observances2019TBA

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