PANGASINAN’S HISTORICAL LANDMARKS
SANGGUNIANG Panlalawigan, in its virtual session on April 26, approved a resolution that will help maintain an inventory of the province’s cultural and historical properties/ landmarks.
Endorsed by SP was resolution authored by Board Member Margilou Humilde-Versoza, Provincial Resolution No. 2314-2021 entitled, “Endorsing to the Philippine Registry of Cultural Properties Office through the National Commission for Culture and the Arts the Updated Inventory of Cultural Properties/Historical Landmarks Under the Direct Care and Supervision of the Provincial Government of Pangasinan.”
The resolution cited physical or tangible cultural heritage includes buildings, World War II memorabilia and other works of art depicting the history of the Province are worthy of protection and preservation by the provincial government.
The initial list of official inventory of cultural properties/historical landmarks under the direct care and supervision of the provincial government includes Movable Properties- Princess Urduja Painting by Antonio Dumlao, M24 Chaffee Light Tank (Unit No. 1), and M24 Chaffee Light Tank (Unit No. 2). Immovable Properties- Provincial Capitol Building, Casa Real, Urduja House, Palaris Building, Malong Building, Sison Auditorium and Bengson-Yuson House.
Section 14 of Republic Act No. 10066, otherwise known as the “National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009” mandates Local Government Units (LGUs) to maintain an inventory of its cultural properties and submit the same to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts to form part of the Philippine Registry of Cultural Properties Office (PIO/RRB)
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