Japan’s iconic Mt. Fuji will likely win recognition as a World Heritage site. The Agency for Cultural Affairs issued a notice Wednesday saying it had received notification that Mt. Fuji was recommended for World Heritage status by the International Council on Monuments and Sites, a body affiliated with UNESCO.
By Ino Manalo
In an effort to gather more information about the Tea Horse Trade, I drove out to the village of Shu-he. Here, a museum had been set up by a private company to commemorate the age-old exchange of horses and tea leaves between China and Tibet.
By Leila B. Salaverria
There is need for constant vigilance to ensure that the Cordillera rice terraces, recently removed from the endangered list of world heritage sites, would continue to remain a pristine world wonder.
Country CookingBy Micky Fenix
How else to celebrate the inclusion of the French Gastronomic Meal in Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity than with exactly that—a gastronomic meal. And where else to celebrate it here than at Alliance Française de Manille (AFM) which advances French culture and language.
By Ino Manalo
A friend from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization once told me that his organization’s famous World Heritage List generally excludes museums. I suppose this may have to do with the fact that museums are very obviously heritage sites. As such, they do not need a Unesco declaration to be accorded recognition and protection.
The UN cultural agency is warning Libyans to guard against looting of cultural heritage amid the country’s current turmoil.
By Fr. Isidro Abano
Blessed John Paul II was convinced that art is one effective medium by which Christianity and other non-Christian beliefs can have a dialogue within the area of the various cultures of the contemporary world. As he once expressed in one of the assemblies of the Pontifical Commission for the Church Cultural Heritage, “The wisdom of [...]