via Philippine News Agency, 10 October 2022: A local cleric is seeking heritage recognition for a belfry tower in Negros Oriental.
The Commission on Church Cultural Heritage of the Diocese of Dumaguete is seeking to have the Cathedral Belfry Tower here declared as part of this capital city’s cultural heritage and historical landmarks.
Msgr. Perpetuo Julius Heruela and his team of heritage workers appeared on Monday before members of the Sangguniang Panglungsod for a joint meeting of the committees on tourism and culture and the arts; finance, appropriation and ways and means; rules ordinances, legal matters and good governance; and housing and urban development and land use and general services, to discuss a proposed resolution for the declaration.
They were ordered to enlighten council members on the proposed declaration and how it would benefit the city.
Heruela said the belfry tower not only speaks of a rich cultural heritage during the Spanish era but it is also a well-known landmark of the city.