National Museum bares 2015 list of cultural treasures, properties
Alixandra Caole Vila ( - December 25, 2015 - 12:10am

MANILA, Philippines — The National Museum released on December 23 an official list of national cultural treasures and properties for 2015.

A total of 21 cultural treasures and 32 cultural properties were declared based on research, recommendations from government agencies and petitions from property owners.

A "national cultural treasure" is the highest designation for a property for being "found locally, possessing outstanding historical, cultural, artistic and/or scientific value which is highly significant and important to the country and nation."

"Important cultural properties," meawhile, are those that possess "exceptional cultural, artistic, and /or historical significance."

National Cultural Treasures

  1. Alcaiceria de San Fernando (Binondo, Manila) Marker of 1762
  2. "Maradika", the Qur'an of Bayan (Lanao del Sur)
  3. International Rice Research Institute Series by National Artist Vicente Manansala (two paintings)
  4. Paco Park (Cementerio Municipal de Manila y Capilla de San Pancracio) in Paco, Manila
  5. Watchtowers in Ilocos Sur
  6. Watchtower of Santiago in Barangay Sabangan
  7. Watchtower of San Esteban in Barangay Bateria
  8. Watchtower of Narvacan in Barangay Sulvec
  9. Watchtower-Belfry of the Church of San Agustin in Bantay
  10. Watchtowers in Ilocos Norte
  11. Watchtower of Badoc in Barangay Lingasy
  12. North Watchtower of Currimao in Barangay Poblacion Uno
  13. South Watchtower of Currimao in Barangay Torre
  14. Watchtower-Belfry of the Church (now Cathedral) of San Guillerno Ermitaño in Laoag
  15. Watchtower in Bacarra in Barangay Natba
  16. Watchtower in Pasuquin in Barangay Puyupuyan
  17. Dampol Bridge in Dupas del Sur, Nueva Vizcaya, as an integral part of the Church Complex of San Vicente Ferrer, declared as a National Cultural Treasure in 2003, and which henceforth are to be known collectively as the San Vicente Ferrer Church Complex and Dampol Bridge of Dupax del Sur (Nueva Vizcaya) National Cultural Treasure
  18. Minor Basilica and Church Complex of Nuestra Señora del Santisimo Rosario in Manaoag, Pangasinan, including the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary and movable and intangible properties intrinsic to the cultural significance of the property
  19. Sacred Art of the Parish Church of Santiago Apostol in Paete, Laguna (four paintings in situ)
  20. Ruins of Cagsawa Church in Daraga Albay
  21. Roman Catholic Cemetery (Camposanto) of San Joaquin, Iloilo, as an integral part of the Church Complex of San Joaquin, declared as a National Cultural Treasure in 2003, and which henceforth are to be known collectively as the San Joaquin Church Complex and Camposanto of San Joaquin (Iloilo) National Cultural Treasure

Important Cultural Properties

  1. Building of the Philippine Center for Population and Development by National Artist Leandro V. Locsin in Taguig City
  2. Church Complex of San Bartolome in Malabon City
  3. Cariño House in Candon City, Ilocos Sur
  4. Church Complex of San Nicolas de Tolentino, including the convento (Santa Rosa Academy) and the road-side via crucis structures in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
  5. Building of the San Nicolas Central School in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
  6. Municipal Hall of San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
  7. Valdez-Lardizabal House in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
  8. Nagrebcan Archaeological Site in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
  9. Callao Cave Complex, Peñablanca, Cagayan Valley
  10. Santa Maria Bridge, Sitio Tanibong, Aritao-Quirino Road, Dupax del Sur, Nueva Vizcaya
  11. Colegio del Santisimo Rosario (Diplomat Hotel) Ruins, Dominican Hill, Baguio City
  12. Laperal House, Baguio City
  13. Peredo's Lodging House, Baguio City
  14. Church Complex of Santo Rosario, Angeles City, Pampanga
  15. Angel Pantaleon de Miranda House in Angeles City, Pampanga
  16. Patricia Mercado - Gomes Masnou House in Angeles City, Pampanga
  17. Juan Nepomuceno Camalig in Angeles City, Pampanga
  18. Jose Pedro Henson y Leon Santos Deposito in Angeles City, Pampanga
  19. Ciriaco de Miranda House in Angeles City, Pampanga
  20. Mariano Lacson House in Angeles City, Pampanga
  21. Rafael Yutuc Sr. House in Angeles City, Pampanga
  22. Municipal Hall of Guagua, Pampanga
  23. Church Complex of Immaculada Concepcion in Guagua, Pampanga
  24. Church Complex of San Bartolome in Magalang, Pampanga
  25. Municipal Hall of Magalang, Pampanga
  26. Municipal Hall of Lubao, Pampanga
  27. Old Municipal Hall (Baliuag Museum and Library) of Baliuag, Bulacan
  28. Barit Bridge in Barangay Santiago, Iriga City, Camarines Sur
  29. Avanceña House (Camiña Balay na Bato) in Arevalo, Iloilo City
  30. Lizares-Gamboa Mansion (Angelicum School) in Jaro, Iloilo City
  31. Sornito House in Santa Barbara, Iloilo
  32. Chapel of Saint Joseph the Worker in Victorias, Negros Occidental

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