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Check out weaving demo today at National Museum

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Almost every weekend, Sen. Loren Legarda invites an indigenous group with a dying fabric-making tradition to do a demonstration of their weaving techniques.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Iloilo DPWH project threatens Gabaldon schoolhouse and heritage house of Unesco official

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The irony of ironies. The ancestral house of heritage-conservation specialist and Unesco National Commission Philippines vice chair for culture Eric Zerrudo in Ajuy town, Iloilo, is under threat from the road-widening project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Bohol, Samar churches removed from Unesco World Heritage nomination

LOBOC Church in the aftermath of the Oct. 15, 2013 quake. PHOTOS BY SHERWIN MARION T. VARDELEON

The good news is that more Philippine structures and sites are eyed for inscription on the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco).

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bio-piracy, mining threaten new Unesco World Heritage site in Mindanao

RESEARCHERS explore the pygmy forest.

After 15 years, the Philippines has successfully inscribed another site to the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (Unesco).

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Will Vigan make it to Unesco’s New 7 Wonders Cities?

CALLE Crisologo, the nerve center of Vigan’s historic district. Only horse-carriages may traverse the cobblestone street.

Today the fate of Vigan, capital of Ilocos Sur, will be decided. The list of 28 cities contending for New 7 Wonders Cities will be reduced to 21; then to 14 on Oct. 2; and the top seven cities will be announced Dec. 7.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »