Preservation of Carcar’s historical edifices pushed
Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) - July 28, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  The Senate Committee on Basic Education and Culture recently approved on first reading House Bill 5644, which aims to create a cultural zone in the City of Carcar, Cebu.

Cebu First District Rep. Eduardo Gullas, who authored the bill, in a statement, said that he filed HB 5644 back in 2019 to push for measures seeking to preserve Carcar city’s historical and cultural structures and help foster heritage tourism.

Gullas added that Carcar is home to old-fashioned buildings and other monuments that are reminiscent of the architectural creations of the country’s colonial past and it would be a waste to just allow them to disappear because of urbanization.

“Should the HB 5644 pass scrutiny before the Senate and signed into law, Carcar’s streets, parks, monuments, building and even natural bodies of water would be kept as close as possible to their forms at the time when they were of greatest importance to our country’s history,” Gullas said in his Facebook account.

Gullas added that it would also be given the utmost importance when it comes to priority development by concerned agencies such as the Department of Tourism for the purpose of encouraging tourists to visit there.

“I would like to personally thank the members of the Senate Committee on Basic Education and Culture for approving the bill on first reading. This is a first step to this important legislation’s journey to become a law,” Gullas added.  GAN (FREEMAN)

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