El Nido cave proposed as heritage site

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via Palawan NEws, 22 Nov 2017:

El Nido authorities want to declare the town’s archaeologically-important Ille Cave in Brgy. New Ibajay as a National Cultural Heritage Site.

Municipal Administrator RJ de la Calzada said they met with the National Museum last week to discuss the process of declaring the cave pursuant to Republic Act 10066 or the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009.

“We’re fast-tracking Ille Cave’s declaration at least by next year,” he told Palawan News on Tuesday, November 22.

Source: El Nido cave proposed as heritage site – Palawan News

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Philippine caves looted

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Philippine archaelogist Victor Paz sounds an alert over the theft of bones from two burial caves in Palawan. The bones are thought to be stolen by the descendants of World War II soldiers. The linked article also carries a copy of Paz’s letter to the National Museum detailing the looting matter.

National Museum probes alleged looting of burial caves by Japanese
GMA News, 03 June 2011
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Invitation: The Palawan Island Road Transect Project

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The Wilhelm Solheim II Foundation for Philippine Archaeology is seeking crew members and funds (approximately USD$7,000) for the Palawan Island Road Transect Project 2011. I’ve included excerpts from the project description document in this post, and the full document can be downloaded at the end, along with the itinerary. Those interested to serve as field crew or to help fund the project should contact Mr Danny Galang at db.galang [at] yahoo.com


photo credit: badchick804

The Palawan Island Road Transect 2011
Project Description
Itinerary (9-22 April 2011)
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