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Villar issues new DPWH circular to protect heritage structures


Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar issued anew an order directing its regional and district offices and engineers to ensure the protection of heritage properties in various state-run infrastructure projects.

Department Order No. 12 series of 2019 was issued on Feb. 19, less than a year since Villar’s Memorandum Circular No. 2 which called the attention of DPWH and Department of the Interior and Local Government officials to preserve and protect heritage sites, and closely coordinate with national cultural agencies.

In Villar’s recent order on the “strict preservation and conservation of national cultural heritage,” he underscores the policy of the State under the 1987 Constitution to conserve, develop, promote and popularize the country’s heritage assets directing DPWH officials and engineers to coordinate with the national cultural agencies on projects affecting these heritage assets.

“For this purpose,” the order notes, “all building officials, project engineers and implementing offices are directed to consult and coordinate with the NCCA (National Commission for Culture and the Arts) and other NCAs (national cultural agencies), prior to any issuance of permits/certificates for any proposed construction, renovation, retrofitting or demolition activities that may affect the integrity of historical and cultural sites or any adjoining historical, or cultural sites.”
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National Museum to convert Malacañang sa Sugbo into a museum

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The National Museum plans to transform the Malacañang sa Sugbo into a museum.

Secretary Michael Dino, Presidential Assistant to the Visayas, made this disclosure in a statement sent to reporters on Saturday.

Dino said he received a letter from National Museum Chairperson Evangelina Lourdes Arroyo-Bernas expressing interest in re-establishing their presence in Cebu City through the restoration and conversion of the Malacañang sa Sugbo into a museum.

In her letter, Bernas said that Malacañang sa Sugbo would complete the Central Visayas regional museums of the National Museum. There is now an existing National Museum branch in Tagbilaran City, Bohol and a forthcoming branch museum in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, which is scheduled to be opened in 2021.

“I personally consider the ongoing absence of the NM (National Museum) in the international gateway and educational, cultural and tourism hub of the central Philippines to be incomprehensible and have made rectifying this glaring deficiency one of my top priorities as Chairperson,” added Bernas in her June 20 letter.


The National Museum also assured Secretary Dino and the Office of the President that they would be responsible for funding the maintenance, repair, restoration, conversion, and operation of the building once Malacañang sa Sugbo will be transferred to their management.

“I am informed that the agency’s current MOOE appropriations are sufficient to cater to necessary security and basic maintenance in the current fiscal year, and that management and technical staff are ready to formulate a detailed program for necessary infrastructure and equipment capital outlays in time for the 2020 budget,” said Bernas.

With Bernas’ assurance that they have the funding for the restoration and operation of Malacañang sa Sugbo, Dino said he did not hesitate to ask for approval from Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III. He added that he got a verbal approval for the proposal from the two Cabinet officials.

Secretary Dino then wrote a letter to Executive Secretary Medialdea last July 8 asking for the consideration and approval of Bernas’ request. “It must be noted that there exists no National Museum in Cebu, which is at odds with Cebu being the queen city of the south, and the main hub for education, business, and economy outside of Metro Manila,” said Secretary Dino in his letter to the executive secretary. He also plans to write similar letter to Secretary Dominguez.

This development is timely for the quincentennial commemoration of Magellan’s arrival in the Philippines, which will be celebrated in 2021.

Dino noted that the Malacañang sa Sugbo structure itself is a testament to the design and architectural skill of the Filipinos. Visayan historical artifacts could be housed in the planned museum.

“I believe that restoring the Malacañang sa Sugbo to its former glory and making it a national museum would not only protect our cultural heritage but also enrich the Cebuano culture, and stand to be a showcase to the whole world,” Secretary Dino reiterated.

Read more: https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/...lacanang-sa-sugbo-into-a-museum#ixzz5te5KQEXm
 

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Thank you for sharing. San Fernando Station was on my to-visit list when I was in the city last July. But on the way from the heritage houses along Consunji Street going to the capitol, I was greeted by stray dogs running towards my direction. After seeing the capitol, I forgot to drop by the station. It completely escaped my mind as I was worried about facing those dogs again :))

Will try again when I get the chance to return to San Fernando.
 

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Heritage walk for downtown Cebu City eyed
October 14, 2019


A HERITAGE walk in the heart of Cebu City is being eyed for the quincentennial celebration in April 2021.


Kenneth Cobonpue, the recently appointed head of the Visayas Quincentennial Committee, said among the things they discussed during their first meeting with the Archdiocese of Cebu last Oct. 4, 2019, was to redevelop portions of downtown Cebu City.


“Definitely, there will be physical rehabilitation and renovation. We will have to map out a heritage walk and areas for redevelopment. Kind of like a master plan for that area,” he said.

The quincentennial celebration aims to highlight both the spiritual and socio-cultural aspects of the milestones of the 500 years of victory of Lapu-Lapu and his fellow warriors in the Battle of Mactan and the 500 years of Christianity in the country, Cobonpue said.

A heritage walk is a walking trail and/or driving routes in urban and rural settings that are identified in most cases by signage and guidebooks as relating to cultural heritage.

According to encatcScholar, an online publication designed to be a tool for education and learning on arts and cultural management and policy, heritage walks can be considered important experiential model for heritage education.

The tours involve physically walking in the area which allows for “personal observations” and offers several nuances of heritage sites in their original context, it said.

Although they have yet to finalize which areas will be included in the heritage walk, Cobonpue said it will initially start in the Parian area, head to the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral and then continue all the way to the Plaza Independencia area.

“In that first meeting, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella was very open to it to work together with the Department of Tourism (DOT)... Possibly, there will be road closures. We will adopt that like the ones in Europe. That there’s a pedestrian zone, a road closure,” Cobonpue told SunStar Cebu.

Barangay Parian in Cebu City was once a small community of Chinese traders. It became a residential headquarters of most of the businessmen and entrepreneurs in Cebu. It now houses the Heritage of Cebu Monument, including a museum and an ancestral house.

Cobonpue said they target to launch the heritage walk before the celebration of the quincentennial. He also said they have yet to revisit previous studies made for the heritage walk.


“Wala pay gi-identify (None has been identified) which specific roads these are. Several studies have already been made for the walk, but we have to revisit all of them because we will have to make our own study on present ones. We will be convening a group of architects and a group of urban planners and stakeholders for this,” he said.

“We just trace the place and make it walkable at night. We will probably add more lights. We have to develop our sidewalks. Of course, safety is also very important,” he added.

He said the redevelopment will eventually result in the opening of cafes and restaurants in the area.

Read more: https://ph.news.yahoo.com/heritage-walk-downtown-cebu-city-180400383.html
 

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Heritage walk for downtown Cebu City eyed
October 14, 2019


A HERITAGE walk in the heart of Cebu City is being eyed for the quincentennial celebration in April 2021.

Kenneth Cobonpue, the recently appointed head of the Visayas Quincentennial Committee, said among the things they discussed during their first meeting with the Archdiocese of Cebu last Oct. 4, 2019, was to redevelop portions of downtown Cebu City.


“Definitely, there will be physical rehabilitation and renovation. We will have to map out a heritage walk and areas for redevelopment. Kind of like a master plan for that area,” he said.

The quincentennial celebration aims to highlight both the spiritual and socio-cultural aspects of the milestones of the 500 years of victory of Lapu-Lapu and his fellow warriors in the Battle of Mactan and the 500 years of Christianity in the country, Cobonpue said.

A heritage walk is a walking trail and/or driving routes in urban and rural settings that are identified in most cases by signage and guidebooks as relating to cultural heritage.

According to encatcScholar, an online publication designed to be a tool for education and learning on arts and cultural management and policy, heritage walks can be considered important experiential model for heritage education.

The tours involve physically walking in the area which allows for “personal observations” and offers several nuances of heritage sites in their original context, it said.

Although they have yet to finalize which areas will be included in the heritage walk, Cobonpue said it will initially start in the Parian area, head to the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral and then continue all the way to the Plaza Independencia area.

“In that first meeting, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella was very open to it to work together with the Department of Tourism (DOT)... Possibly, there will be road closures. We will adopt that like the ones in Europe. That there’s a pedestrian zone, a road closure,” Cobonpue told SunStar Cebu.

Barangay Parian in Cebu City was once a small community of Chinese traders. It became a residential headquarters of most of the businessmen and entrepreneurs in Cebu. It now houses the Heritage of Cebu Monument, including a museum and an ancestral house.

Cobonpue said they target to launch the heritage walk before the celebration of the quincentennial. He also said they have yet to revisit previous studies made for the heritage walk.

“Wala pay gi-identify (None has been identified) which specific roads these are. Several studies have already been made for the walk, but we have to revisit all of them because we will have to make our own study on present ones. We will be convening a group of architects and a group of urban planners and stakeholders for this,” he said.

“We just trace the place and make it walkable at night. We will probably add more lights. We have to develop our sidewalks. Of course, safety is also very important,” he added.

He said the redevelopment will eventually result in the opening of cafes and restaurants in the area.

Read more: Heritage walk for downtown Cebu City eyed
It's efff....about time. ln 2002, I took a couple of my non Pinoy colleagues to walk through the historical center, it was kinda beat up, and one area trashy. Last year, and Jan this year, again, the centro historico of the Cebu is still looking beat up although a lot more commercial. For one thing, the Fort San Pedro need to be restored/rehabilitated to a proper museum (the whole area) and they should STOP renting it out as a banquet venue (like debuts/birthdays and that crap). They should get Barnes of the National Museums to help them get it to WORLD not tianggue class. Yeah about time, no need to put up fancy structures, but preserve the surrounding, preserve the Plaza Independencia, remove those cheap made in China Las Vegas lighting system, proper landscaping, and maintenance.
 
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National Museum to convert Malacañang sa Sugbo into a museum

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The National Museum plans to transform the Malacañang sa Sugbo into a museum.

Secretary Michael Dino, Presidential Assistant to the Visayas, made this disclosure in a statement sent to reporters on Saturday.

Dino said he received a letter from National Museum Chairperson Evangelina Lourdes Arroyo-Bernas expressing interest in re-establishing their presence in Cebu City through the restoration and conversion of the Malacañang sa Sugbo into a museum.

In her letter, Bernas said that Malacañang sa Sugbo would complete the Central Visayas regional museums of the National Museum. There is now an existing National Museum branch in Tagbilaran City, Bohol and a forthcoming branch museum in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, which is scheduled to be opened in 2021.

“I personally consider the ongoing absence of the NM (National Museum) in the international gateway and educational, cultural and tourism hub of the central Philippines to be incomprehensible and have made rectifying this glaring deficiency one of my top priorities as Chairperson,” added Bernas in her June 20 letter.

The National Museum also assured Secretary Dino and the Office of the President that they would be responsible for funding the maintenance, repair, restoration, conversion, and operation of the building once Malacañang sa Sugbo will be transferred to their management.

“I am informed that the agency’s current MOOE appropriations are sufficient to cater to necessary security and basic maintenance in the current fiscal year, and that management and technical staff are ready to formulate a detailed program for necessary infrastructure and equipment capital outlays in time for the 2020 budget,” said Bernas.

With Bernas’ assurance that they have the funding for the restoration and operation of Malacañang sa Sugbo, Dino said he did not hesitate to ask for approval from Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III. He added that he got a verbal approval for the proposal from the two Cabinet officials.

Secretary Dino then wrote a letter to Executive Secretary Medialdea last July 8 asking for the consideration and approval of Bernas’ request. “It must be noted that there exists no National Museum in Cebu, which is at odds with Cebu being the queen city of the south, and the main hub for education, business, and economy outside of Metro Manila,” said Secretary Dino in his letter to the executive secretary. He also plans to write similar letter to Secretary Dominguez.

This development is timely for the quincentennial commemoration of Magellan’s arrival in the Philippines, which will be celebrated in 2021.

Dino noted that the Malacañang sa Sugbo structure itself is a testament to the design and architectural skill of the Filipinos. Visayan historical artifacts could be housed in the planned museum.

“I believe that restoring the Malacañang sa Sugbo to its former glory and making it a national museum would not only protect our cultural heritage but also enrich the Cebuano culture, and stand to be a showcase to the whole world,” Secretary Dino reiterated.

Read more: National Museum to convert Malacañang sa Sugbo into a museum
sayon ra man gud kaayo pag neglect sa Cebu by the national government. only lang sila maka realized when they see Cebu shine on its own merits. tungod kay ang mga Cebuanos real fighter like lapu-lapu.
 

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Heritage walk for downtown Cebu City eyed
October 14, 2019


A HERITAGE walk in the heart of Cebu City is being eyed for the quincentennial celebration in April 2021.

Kenneth Cobonpue, the recently appointed head of the Visayas Quincentennial Committee, said among the things they discussed during their first meeting with the Archdiocese of Cebu last Oct. 4, 2019, was to redevelop portions of downtown Cebu City.


“Definitely, there will be physical rehabilitation and renovation. We will have to map out a heritage walk and areas for redevelopment. Kind of like a master plan for that area,” he said.

The quincentennial celebration aims to highlight both the spiritual and socio-cultural aspects of the milestones of the 500 years of victory of Lapu-Lapu and his fellow warriors in the Battle of Mactan and the 500 years of Christianity in the country, Cobonpue said.

A heritage walk is a walking trail and/or driving routes in urban and rural settings that are identified in most cases by signage and guidebooks as relating to cultural heritage.

According to encatcScholar, an online publication designed to be a tool for education and learning on arts and cultural management and policy, heritage walks can be considered important experiential model for heritage education.

The tours involve physically walking in the area which allows for “personal observations” and offers several nuances of heritage sites in their original context, it said.

Although they have yet to finalize which areas will be included in the heritage walk, Cobonpue said it will initially start in the Parian area, head to the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral and then continue all the way to the Plaza Independencia area.

“In that first meeting, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella was very open to it to work together with the Department of Tourism (DOT)... Possibly, there will be road closures. We will adopt that like the ones in Europe. That there’s a pedestrian zone, a road closure,” Cobonpue told SunStar Cebu.

Barangay Parian in Cebu City was once a small community of Chinese traders. It became a residential headquarters of most of the businessmen and entrepreneurs in Cebu. It now houses the Heritage of Cebu Monument, including a museum and an ancestral house.

Cobonpue said they target to launch the heritage walk before the celebration of the quincentennial. He also said they have yet to revisit previous studies made for the heritage walk.

“Wala pay gi-identify (None has been identified) which specific roads these are. Several studies have already been made for the walk, but we have to revisit all of them because we will have to make our own study on present ones. We will be convening a group of architects and a group of urban planners and stakeholders for this,” he said.

“We just trace the place and make it walkable at night. We will probably add more lights. We have to develop our sidewalks. Of course, safety is also very important,” he added.

He said the redevelopment will eventually result in the opening of cafes and restaurants in the area.

Read more: Heritage walk for downtown Cebu City eyed
what is the latest development on this project with kenneth c. ? i like the idea of turning the old section of cebu into a walkable park.
 
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