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Not quite archaeology, but related. (which is in the National Museum of the Philippines’ domain). An article highlighting how competing agencies with unclear jurisdictions may be putting heritage sites in Philippines at risk.

The Army Navy Club in Manila. Source: 20141028

The Army Navy Club in Manila. Source: 20141028

PH cultural agencies in need of major overhaul?, 28 October 2014

If the recent controversies regarding historical and cultural sites are any indication, national government agencies with relevant mandates are in need of a major overhaul.

This was the conclusion of certain members of the House of Representatives after a hearing on Monday, October 27.

The omnibus hearing looked into all the recent issues concerning heritage sites and culturally-important structures in Manila such as the construction of DMCI’s Torre de Manila, the development of the Army Navy Club and Admiral Hotel and another planned real estate development in the historic Santa Ana district.

The hearing was attended by real estate developers involved, heritage advocates and officials from the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the National Museum.

The last 3 are the national government agencies mandated to protect and conserve historically and culturally-significant sites and structures all over the country.

Full story here.

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