Catbalogan rolls out first module of Cultural Heritage Mapping

City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan through the City Tourism, Culture, Arts and Information Office convened last October 14, 2017 select primary and secondary teachers under the Division of Catbalogan City of the Department of Education for the roll-out of the Cultural Heritage Mapping Project of the Provincial Government of Samar.

The said project was being implemented for all 24 municipalities and 2 cities under the province and in coordination with the UST Graduate School – Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics (UST GS – CCCPET) and will map all natural heritage, built heritage, movable and intangible heritage and others covered under the said project.

An estimated of nearly 100 school teachers were identified to map all barangays of the city and to be assisted by the barangay officials as well as city scholars being sponsored by the city government.

“Tanan nga mga mauswag nga ciudad ha bug-os nga kalibutan, nasusukol it kamauswag ha pagkilala hit ira gin-agian o history, mga kalungganayan o treasures, ngan iba pa nga magpapakilala kun ano an mayda hira,” Mayor Step shares the importance of heritage to the development of any city.

Mayor Step further emphasized that by knowing our heritage will we learn to appreciate, to care and to protect for this generation and for the next.

(Photos by Paulus Aragon; Article by Ador Hurtado)

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