THESE ARE OUR ADVOCACIES
10 Point Agenda
The 500 year commemoration of the arrival of the holy image of the Santo Niño de Cebu is a momentous event in our lifetime. The Augustinians, caretakers of the miraculous image, have agreed upon a 10 point agenda that covers numerous aspects of the spread of the Catholic faith and enriching our nation’s history.
OFFICIAL LAUNCHING OF THE 500 YEARS COMMEMORATION
Given the significance of the 500th anniversary, a launching will be held on Nov. 13 (the 1665th birthday of St. Augustine) at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño, Cebu City. Major activities include unveiling of the commemorative logo, launching of the official website and presentation of plans of the 500 Years celebration.
KAPLAG AND AUGUSTINIAN PRESENCE IN THE PHILIPPINES
The commemoration of Kaplag (discovery/finding of the image) is essentially the celebration of Augustinian presence in the country. As part of the build-up activities for the 500th quincentennial celebration, this will be highlighted with the Augustinian legacy mapping (Activity no. 2).
CONSERVATION PLANS FOR THE AUGUSTINIAN BASILICA AND THE SURROUNDING STRUCTURES
As the home of the oldest religious icon of the country, the conservation of the Basilica and its surrounding structures ensures that the cultural, historical and scientific values of the century-old Basilica will be more aptly emphasized. This offers a more welcoming environment and more accessible to the ever-increasing pilgrims and tourists in the coming 2021.