SAN JOSE, Antique – The Local government units (LGUs) were urged to constitute cultural property registry to preserve and promote Antique.
The Provincial Board (PB) passed an ordinance enjoining all municipal LGUs to establish and maintain a local registry of cultural property on Thursday.
There are tangible and intangible cultural properties in the province that need to be protected and preserved, said PB Member Egidio Elio.
“We need to preserve the tangible and intangible cultural properties in the province for the future generations,” he stressed.
Elio noted the St. John of Nepomuceno Church in Anini-y, Antique, restored by the National Cultural Center for the Arts, is among the tangible cultural heritage.
“We cannot see such grand architectural design of a church like that in Antique anymore,” he said.
Elio said the municipalities are encouraged to come up with thier own listing of cultural sites.
He added intangible cultural properties like songs, dances and traditions should also be preserve. (With PNA/PN)