MOA for updating World Heritage markers in the Philippines signed
31 May 2022 – Closing the country’s commemoration of the 2022 National Heritage Month, the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines have signed the Memorandum of Agreement for updating the World Heritage markers in the Philippines to renew the country’s commitment to uphold the principles of the 1972 Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, also generally known as the World Heritage Convention. The said project, which is also part of support to the management of the inscribed properties, is in accordance with UNESCO’s new Graphical Standards and Toolkit. It is also part of the country’s contribution in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the said Convention.
The Philippines has six properties inscribed in the World Heritage List, namely: the Baroque Churches of the Philippines, the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras, the Historic City of Vigan, the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, and the Mount Hamiguitan Wildlife Range Sanctuary.
Photos by Faith Anne Yangyang / Public Affairs and Information Office