Road to 500: A Philippine Quincentennial Special

Watch Road to 500: A Philippine Quincentennial Special via Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda Official Facebook at 10:00 am (PH time) / 11:00 am (Japan Time)

Join Antique Lone District Representative and House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Congresswoman Loren Legarda on the new episode of her online show Road to 500: A Philippine Quincentennial Special on September 8Tuesday, 10am via her official Facebook page.*

With the theme “A Taste of Asia,” the episode features the role of food and spices, especially of our ancestors, in the first circumnavigation of the world.

Joining the discussion are Chaiperson Rene Escalante of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (and concurrently the Vice-Chairperson and Executive Director of the National Quincentennial Committee, Republic of the Philippines), food historian Felice Prudente Sta. Maria, book illustrator Mariel Ylagan Garcia, and historian Xiao Chua.

The Road to 500 is a monthly online program that aims to update the public of the preparations for the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan, the Philippine part in the first circumnavigation of the world, and other related events in 2021.

*The program will also stream LIVE via official Facebook pages of the National Quincentennial Committee, National Historical Commission of the Philippines, Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines, DepEd Philippines, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and National Museum of the Philippines.

📷 Mariel Ylagan Garcia’s watercolor illustrations of several Visayan food and delicacies from the book Kain Na! An Illustrated Guide to Philippine Food by Felice P. Sta. Maria and Bryan Koh (RPD Publications, 2019).