And just like that, the month of May has arrived. While there is Labor Day, the Maytime festivals, and summer that this month is known for, not many people know that May is also the month for Philippine Heritage as the country celebrates National Heritage Month at this time of the year.
the Romualdez house in Pandacan (from the Urban Roamer archives)
First decreed to be celebrated by Presidential Proclamation No, 439 on August 11, 2003, the celebration of the National Heritage Month aims to raise awareness on the country’s heritage and instill a sense of pride, respect, and appreciation for our heritage. With these values instilled in our people, it is hoped that through this celebration, there will be more efforts that will be made to preserve and promote the country’s heritage as priceless links to our past as well as a source of livelihood being attractions visited by many who come from different parts of the country and the world as well.