Marker unveiled declaring Manila city hall ‘important cultural property’

Ghio Ong - The Philippine Star
Marker unveiled declaring Manila city hall �important cultural property�
The National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) bestows the Important Cultural Property marker on the Manila City Hall on September 18, 2023.
STAR / Edd Gumban

MANILA, Philippines — Described as a symbol of Filipino resilience, the Manila city hall was declared an “Important Cultural Property” by the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) in an event yesterday.

Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna and NMP director general Jeremy Barns unveiled the marker for the city hall.

The NMP said it recognized the city hall’s “importance in the cultural heritage of the Filipino people.”

The declaration was made on June 27, 2019.

“The recognition was a clear manifestation of the Filipinos’ appreciation of the cultural and historical value of the Manila city hall,” Lacuna said.

She described the city hall building as an icon of the capital of the Philippines and a symbol of strength of the Filipinos.

“We will be a strong city whose strength lies in the appreciation of lessons by history,” Lacuna said in her speech.

Barns described the Manila city hall as an icon of history, culture and heritage.

He said Manila would receive assistance from the national government for the maintenance of the city hall.

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