Cebu town to get new museum

The mayor of Cebu town announces a new museum to house artifacts excavated from a dig at a local church.

Cebu town to build museum for newly discovered artifacts
PIA, 22 June 2011

The mayor of the northern Cebu town of San Remigio announced over the weekend that local officials are planning to build a museum to house the artifacts recently discovered at a local church’s backyard.

San Remigio Mayor Jay Olivar, during a recent dialogue with members of the Cebu Association of City and Municipal Public Information Officers (CAOCAMPIO), said he had just visited the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) to ask for guidelines on what they are going to do with the relics.

Olivar said that at this point, the objects that are being uncovered by a team of archeologists from the University of San Carlos (USC), University of the Philippines and the University of Guam are being brought to Museu sa Sugbu located at the provincial capital because the town has no museum yet.

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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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