via Philippine Inquirer, 17 July 2017: The National Museum of the Philippines has declared a number of properties as National Cultural Treasures. The list includes buildings in Intramuros, Vigan, and museum buildings in Manila.
The museum of the Manila’s walled city, Intramuros, scheduled to open next year will hold US$35 million worth of antiques and artifacts. The museum will feature displays dating back to the 17th century.
Intramuros museum to house P1.5b artifacts [Link no longer active]
Manila Standard Today, 20 August 2011
Manila’s historic sites dating to the Spanish period have been labelled as most vulnerable by the Global Heritage Fund, owing to the government’s inaction over development and over-commercialisation.
Intramuros, Fort Santiago among â€˜most vulnerableâ€™ historic sitesâ€”intl group
GMA News, 29 October 2010
A potsherd adds to another piece of the puzzle about early Philippine writing systems. Most writing systems in Southeast Asia were derived from India (with the exception of China in Vietnam), and the Philippines has remarkably few paleographic references, with the earliest dating to 900 AD.
Shard find in Intramuros shows early form of writing
Malaya, 22 September 2008