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Philippine Embassy Conducts Lecture on Philippine UNESCO World Heritage Sites

30 May 2024- The Philippine Embassy in Egypt organized a lecture entitled, “Philippine UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Safeguarding Nature, Culture and Community”, as part of its celebration of Philippine Heritage Month this May.

Consul Bojer B. Capati shared his knowledge of Philippine heritage sites conservation with around 20 attendees which included representatives from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC), Grand Egyptian Museum, Coptic Museum, and the Museum of Islamic Arts – Cairo, as well as some Filipino students.

Consul Capati’s lecture featured best practices and case studies on heritage site management in the Philippines. In some of these Philippine heritage sites, the local communities play a major role in their preservation; and at the same time, their way of life are also affected when these heritage sites are not maintained.

There are six (6) UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 3 cultural: Historic Town of Vigan (1999), Baroque Churches of the Philippines (1993), Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras (1995); and 3 natural: Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park (1999), Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (1993), and Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary.END

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