Senatorial candidate calls for preservation of prehistoric cave sites

A Philippine senatorial candidate has called for the investigation of prehistoric caves at Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines.

13 April 2007 (Tempo) – A Philippine senatorial candidate has called for the investigation of prehistoric caves at Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines.

Preserve historical sites – Loren

Genuine Opposition (GO) senatorial candidate Loren Legarda called yesterday for the preservation of the prehistoric Huluga open site and caves in Barangay Indahag here as they form part of the country’s heritage.

In Senate Resolution 656, Loren urged the Senate committees on education, arts and culture and the environment and natural resources to conduct the investigation.

“(The) Huluga open site and caves in Cagayan de Oro City are among the remaining treasures of our heritage. We hope that every Filipino would consider it his duty to preserve our cultural and historical sites,” Loren said.


Related Books:
– A Selected Bibliography of Philippine Prehistory by D. W. Tantoko

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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