The University of the Philippines System, the University of the Philippines Los Baños and the UP Los Baños Museum of Natural History joins the nation in commemorating the 500 years of the first circumnavigation of the world and the victory of Lalu-Lapu and his troops in the Battle of Mactan. UP is holding a year-long commemoration with the theme “Gahum sa Buut: Tindig at Pamana ng Bayan” as the University’s contribution to the nation’s quincentennial celebration.

It seeks to highlight perspectives on the Conquista from the lens on how we, as a people, understand our shared past and advance a holistic and inclusive history of the nation. UP’s commemoration is interdisciplinary, taking into account the expertise of its constituent universities from UP Baguio up north to UP Mindanao down south.

It aims to facilitate a series of activities geared towards collaboration of academic units across UP System and engagement of multiple publics in and out of the University. These include academic conferences and trainings, cultural performances, art exhibits, and competitions utilizing online platforms in the light of the current public health crisis.

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements by the Museum in its website and social media platforms.

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