Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya—Officials of the Provincial Council for Culture and the Arts are pushing for the general safety and protection measures for the province’s cultural and historical structures.
Governor Carlos Padilla, PCCA chair, said they have approved resolutions during a recent meeting recommending to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan the crafting of an ordinance declaring the Saint Vincent Ferrer Church and its compound, including the Dampol Bridge in Dupax del Sur town.
The two structures were earlier declared as National Cultural Treasures by the National Museum last year.
The National Museum also declared the old provincial capitol now used as a People’s Museum and Library as Important Cultural Property in February 26 this year.
“We will endorse these resolutions to the provincial board so that they can immediately deliberate on them,” Padilla said.
He added that the PCCA will also request the National Commission for Culture and the Arts to speed up the installation of markers on the historical and cultural landmarks and structures.
Padilla further said that the PCCA also pushed for a Memorandum of Agreement for the upkeep of the cultural and historical landmarks of the province.
“These initiatives will help us in achieving our vision of making our province as Cagayan Valley’s cultural hub,” he added.