THE OPENING of the Filipino Food Month will take place this March 29, 2022 at the lobby of the Manila Metropolitan Theatre with which 4 institutions of agriculture, tourism, culinary and arts will collaborate.

Being spearheaded by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in cooperation with the Philippine Culinary Heritage Movement, Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) the NCCA will be at the helm of the activity.

At the lobby of the Metropolitan Theatre kung will have performances from lara Maigue on the song “sa kabukiran” before video messages of Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William D. Dar and National Commission on Culture and The Arts (NCCA) Chairman Arsenio Nick Lisazo.

Further, after messages on agriculture at heritage will be another performance of Arman Ferrer on the song “Bahay Kubo” before the messages of Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadeth Romulo Puyat and Chef Jam Melchor ng Philippine Culinary Heritage Movement of the food tourism side.

Another performance will take place with Sindaw Philippines dancing the Manlalatik before the baging of gong by the Department of Agriculture, Department of Tourism, Philippine Culinary Heritage Movement and National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

After the historic opening with the banging of gong there will be yet another performance from the group SB19 performing their song “what”, a press conference will be held before another performance from both the sindaw Philippines and the Halili Cruz Dance Company, the event will be hosted by Issa Litton at Xian Lim.

The Filipino Food Month isa an activity that will showcase agricultural tourism and the colorful and delicious culinary heritage of the Philippines.///Mj Olvina-Balaguer, 09053611058, and DZMJ ONLINE MAKABULHANG JORNALISMO YOUR HAPPINESS CHANNEL


Call for Nominations: 2022 Young Historian’s Prize

February 28, 2022

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Young Historian’s Prize. Deadline of Submission is on April 15, 2022.

The NCCA, through its National Committee on Historical Research (NCHR) conceptualized the Young Historian’s Prize (YHP) to recognize the potential of young Filipino scholars on the basis of their single original work in the field of Philippine history and historiography intended to foster a sense of national identity, pride, and national interest of the country.

The Young Historian’s Prize shall be given to an individual whose work has met the following criteria: the nominee must be a Filipino citizen between 21-40 years old at the time of submission; must be single authorship; original work; entry must be written in proper academic style; entry can either be published or publishable work; and must have used primary sources that can contribute to the enrichment of Philippine history and historiography.

A duly accomplished nomination form must be submitted along with author’s curriculum vitae, NSO certified birth certificate, notarized sworn statement of authorship, manuscript in a PDF file soft copy and three sets of hard copies all of which should not bear the author’s name or any reference to the author; and two (2) endorsement letters from an academic institution, local historical society, or practicing historian to:

The Young Historian’s Prize Secretariat

Program and Project Management Division (PPMD)

Cultural Heritage Section

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts

NCCA Building, 633 General Luna Street, Intramuros 1002 Manila

The winners for the past three years were Escuela Nautica de Manila:  Nautical Education in the Nineteenth Century Philippines by Vergel E. Ay-ad (2017), A History of Mental Health Institutions in the Philippines 1898-1935 by Francis Justine M. Malban (2020), and Public Works and the Spanish Colonial Agenda of Sanitation, Order, and Social Control in the Late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Manila by Ros A. Costelo (2021).

For more information, you may coordinate with the Young Historian’s Prize Secretariat at telephone number (02)8527-2192 local 308, or through e-mail at You may also visit and Facebook page for further details.