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NHCP rejects bid to declare Lipa Carmelite Convent a nat'l historical landmark

Mar 01, 2018 - 7:48 AM

National Historical Commission of the Philippines Chairman Rene Escalante says the commission has no competency to validate and confirm the veracity of the apparitions that occurred at the site

MARIAN DEVOTION. Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church in Lipa City, Batangas. Photo via Shutterstock

Naples pizza-making wins UNESCO heritage status

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:45 PM

The art of the 'pizzaiuolo' joins UNESCO's list of 'intangible heritage,' securing the coveted status alongside a host of cultural treasures

WORLD HERITAGE. Members of the Pizzaioli Acrobats Coldiretti perform 'twirling' pizza to celebrate the Unesco decision to make the art of Neapolitan 'Pizzaiuolo' an 'intangible heritage,' on December 7, 2017 in Naples.  Tiziana Fabi/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Dayaw, PH’s indigenous peoples festival

Oct 13, 2017 - 6:36 PM

The 'Dayaw' festival brings together indigenous peoples from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao to share their culture and heritage

Priceless treasures lie in ruins at Iraq's Mosul museum

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:39 AM

Once home to priceless archaeological treasures Mosul s museum now lies in ruins

RUINS. A member of the Iraqi forces enters the destroyed building of the museum of Mosul on March 11, 2017 after it was recaptured from Islamic State (ISIS) group fighters. Aris Messinis/AFP

UNESCO set to expand World Heritage list at Istanbul meeting

Jul 07, 2016 - 11:18 AM

Candidates include 350 million year old fossils and works by Franco Swiss architect Le Corbusier

ON THE HERITAGE LIST SOON? In this file photo, a visitor looks at Notre-Dame-du-Haut chapel designed by Le Corbusier on September 9, 2011 in Ronchamp. Sebastien Bozon/AFP

Museo Pambata: Are we having casino for a neighbor?

Mar 30, 2016 - 3:38 PM

UPDATED Nina Lim Yuson president of the children s museum raises the alarm again that building a gaming casino in a heritage building like the Army Navy Club violates the National Cultural Heritage Act

CASINO? Will a casino also rise at the site of the historic Army Navy Club? File photo (L) from Museo Pambata website; Screenshot (R) from Yuson's video

Rizal’s descendant holds protest against Torre de Manila

Jan 02, 2016 - 12:19 AM

Isaac Reyes a descendant of the Rizal family calls the controversial Torre de Manila a national disgrace and supports the campaign for its demolition

NATIONAL DISGRACE. Isaac Reyes, a descendant of the Rizal family, holds signs calling for the demolition of the Torre de Manila, which he describes as a 'national disgrace'. Image courtesy of Isaac Reyes

Int'l conference highlights museums' role in boosting global solidarity

Dec 23, 2015 - 1:59 PM

Against the backdrop of globalization mutual respect for cultural backgrounds and cultural diversity can foster mutual learning and solidarity which on a greater scale can lead to sustainable and inclusive societies

HISTORY. Jaro Church is one of the heritage sites of Iloilo City, which hosted the ICOM-ASPAC 2015. Photo via Shutterstock.

Putting museums at the core of sustainable dev't

Dec 21, 2015 - 8:09 PM

Iloilo hosts the International Council of Museum Asia Pacific Conference 2015 which focuses on how museums can adapt to the changes in today’s social environment

(R-L) ICOM-APAC Chair Dr Song Xianchao, ICOM-Philippines Chair Gina Barte, ICOM-Korea Vice-Chair Professor Inkyung Chang and ICOM Executive Council member Dr An Laishun discuss how museums should contribute to sustainable development. Photo by Russel Jude Patina Mendez/ Rappler

UN asks ICC to investigate destruction of Mali mausoleums

Jul 19, 2015 - 9:37 AM

Under the 1954 Hague Convention the destruction of the World Heritage monuments is a war crime

HERITAGE. Workers begin the reconstruction of 15th-16th century mausoleums in Timbuktu, Mali in 2014. File photo courtesy of UNESCO

UN condemns 'destruction' of ancient Iraq city of Hatra

Mar 08, 2015 - 3:43 PM

UNESCO: The destruction of Hatra marks a turning point in the appalling strategy of cultural cleansing under way in Iraq

Members of the ICDC patrol around the ruins of al Hatra city in Iraq on Saturday, 03 January 2004. The city was built in approximately 150 BC by the Assyrian King Santrug I. Shawn Baldwin/EPA

#ShareIloilo: Restoring Iloilo's glory

Nov 14, 2014 - 9:19 AM

For tourism officer Ben Jimena Iloilo is on its way to regaining its Spanish era glory by way of a tourism boom

#ShareIloilo: Promoting heritage through cultural identity

Nov 14, 2014 - 7:36 AM

Heritage advocate Eugene Jamerlan says pride of place and identity is important to preserve heritage

Heritage, art, tourism mix in new Vigan hotel

Feb 10, 2014 - 2:30 PM

From an old balay nga bato a new hotel and art hub emerges in Vigan

NEW ART HUB. The Luna Hotel at night. Photo by Rappler

NHCP backs off from Torre de Manila issue

Nov 06, 2013 - 12:54 PM

The National Historical Commission now approves of the controversial Torre de Manila project that threatens to mar the Rizal Shrine sightline

NO TO CONDO. Petitioners who want the construction of DMCI Homes' Torre de Manila refer to the condominium as 'Terror de Manila.' Image from 'NO to DMCI's "Terror de Manila"' Facebook page

Artist, priest fight over Taal Basilica project

Oct 31, 2013 - 11:18 AM

Sculptor Ramon Orlina opposes an events venue being built beside the historic church in his hometown of Taal

HERITAGE GEM. The authenticity and beauty of the Taal Basilica may be threatened by the construction of an events venue on its left side. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Why cultural sustainability means investing in people

Oct 22, 2013 - 10:52 AM

Sustainable tourism is transformative; it should uplift the lives of the communities and local people

Carcar City in Cebu: From heritage town to heritage zone?

Sep 28, 2013 - 9:52 PM

Preservation of Carcar s landmarks will help foster tourism in the city

PRESERVE. This Rotunda was one of the landmarks threatened in 2002 by a road project. Photo by Wikimedia Commons/User dbgg1979

Life and Style wRap: Gucci show, French cafe with cats

Sep 21, 2013 - 9:30 AM

Plus the contentious origin of pearls; in Australia wine replaces beer as favorite drink

A WALK THROUGH STYLE HISTORY. Dutch model Bette Franke parades for Gucci. Photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Luang Prabang: Where East meets West

Dec 22, 2012 - 8:54 AM

In Luang Prabang adopted residents are helping keep Laos traditions and cultural heritage alive

CULTURAL THREADS. Laos traditional textile on display at a village stall. All photos by Zak Yuson

Cultural heritage tourism can create new jobs

Jul 11, 2012 - 5:33 PM

Cultural heritage tourism can be a driving force for employment creations say officials