Intramuros monuments among Philippines new National Cultural Treasures

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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.

Intramuros monuments, Vigan bridge, Silang church, Pagsanjan arch declared National Cultural Treasures

Source: Intramuros monuments, Vigan bridge, Silang church, Pagsanjan arch declared National Cultural Treasures | Inquirer lifestyle

Historic sites in Manila placed on risk list

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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.

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Intramuros, Fort Santiago among ‘most vulnerable’ historic sites—intl group
GMA News, 29 October 2010
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Philippine pottery shard reveals early writing

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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
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