Dagupan sites, structures set to be declared as heritage sites

THE Dagupan City government has declared more than 17 sites and structures as Dagupan’s Important Cultural Property and Built Heritage in accordance with the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009.

Among these are the Philippine National Railway (PNR) Station, jackstones in Bonuan Tondaligan, lighthouse in Bonuan Gueset, the stage at the city plaza, the water tower behind the city hall, Vicar Hotel and the former Alimango restaurant in Arellano, the Sanctuario de San Juan, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint John, the MacArthur landing marker, Home Economics building at West Central 1 Elementary School, remnants of Franklin Bridge, Rizal  Monument at the city plaza, the city plaza, the head train in front of the city museum, the  Sanitary Bakery and the center of the city hall, Nahirang Lake in Malued, marriage contract of Henry Kipping and Leonor Rivera, landmark of Edades residence in Bolosan, Joe Datuin, the artist, Methodist  church.

An ordinance proposed by City Councilor Jeslito “Jigs” Seen, chairman of the Arts, Culture and Heritage committee, on Tuesday (March 13) seeks to declare the structures and sites as parts of the Important Cultural Properties of Dagupan City.

The consideration of the proposed structures and sites was duly approved by the Dagupan Heritage Culture and Arts Office.

With the enactment of an ordinance these cultural sites and structures will enjoy the state’s protection, preservation and promotion. (CIO/JCB)

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