MARIKINA CITY NAMES 6 HISTORICAL SITES
MARIKINA CITY – The Marikina City government has nominated six historical sites as part of the National Museum of the Philippines list of significant cultural properties in the country.
These are the Shoe Museum, Our Lady of the Abandoned Church, Jesus dela Peña Chapel, and the ancestral houses of Kapitan Moy as well as the Chanyungco and Zamora families, said Raquel Flores, museum curator of the National Museum.
A group of experts from the National Museum is slated to discuss on December 5 the six historical locations named by the city council as Philippine cultural properties.
Experts Set to Deliberate Marikina’s Six Historical Sites as Philippine Cultural Properties
Flores and other officials from the National Museum including Yen Mariano, museum researcher and administrative head; Roderick Manaloto, administrative officer; and, Eric del Rosario, administrative assistant, were in Marikina City earlier and talked about the National Museum, the cultural properties of the country, the laws governing its creation and declaration, and the process of being declared as part of this coveted list.
Every year, the National Museum comes up with a list of Important Cultural Properties and National Cultural Treasures to declare these areas as an “intrinsic part of the patrimony of the Filipino people and are central to the legacy that the present generation should take special care to steward for the generations to come.”
Once a historical site or landmark is declared an Important Cultural Property or National Cultural Treasure, it will receive funding from the national government for its protection, preservation, and conservation.
“They will be provided priority in government funding and protection so that these structures will be preserved and conserved,” Flores said in an interview after her presentation.
It may take the team of experts from the National Museum about a year to decide whether the nominated sites will be included in their list.
“They (team) will check and validate the data about these historical sites. It will be a collegial decision. The team should be composed of at least three experts. We’ve managed to have five,” Flores explained.