Get to know the new National Cultural Treasures of the Philippines

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Domed chapel at Paco Park, H/T Wikipedia/ CarloJoseph14.

The National Museum of the Philippines has come up with identifying more national cultural treasures and cultural treasures, the latest batch in 2015.

The National Museum (Pambansang Museo ng Pilipinas) is a government institution which serves as an educational, scientific and cultural institution in preserving the various permanent national collections featuring the ethnographic, anthropological, archaeological and visual artistry of the country.

It is the regulatory and enforcement agency in restoration and safeguarding of important cultural properties, sites and reservations.

These are the new, additional National Cultural Treasures and Important Cultural Properties:

National Cultural Treasures

Alcaiceria de San Fernando (Binondo, Manila) Marker of 1762
Maradika, the Qur’an of Bayan (Lanao del Sur)
International Rice Research Institute Series by National Artist Vicente Manansala (two paintings)
Paco Park (Cementerio Municipal de Manila y Capilla de San Pancracio) in Paco, Manila
Watchtowers in Ilocos Sur- Watchtower of Santiago in Barangay Sabangan; Watchtower of San Esteban in Barangay Bateria; Watchtower of Narvacan in Barangay Sulvec; Watchtower-Belfry of the Church of San Agustin in Bantay
Watchtowers in Ilocos Norte- Watchtower of Badoc in Barangay Lingasy; North Watchtower of Currimao in Barangay Poblacion Uno; South Watchtower of Currimao in Barangay Torre; Watchtower-Belfry of the Cathedral of San Guillerno Ermitaño in Laoag; Watchtower in Bacarra in Barangay Natba; Watchtower in Pasuquin in Barangay Puyupuyan
Dampol Bridge in Dupax del Sur, Nueva Vizcaya, as an integral part of the Church Complex of San Vicente Ferrer, declared as a National Cultural Treasure in 2003, and which will be known as collectively as the San Vicente Ferrer Church Complex and Dampol Bridge of Dupax del Sur (Nueva Vizcaya) National Cultural Treasure
Minor Basilica and Church Complex of Nuestra Señora del Santisimo Rosario in Manaoag, Pangasinan, including the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary and movable and intangible properties intrinsic to the cultural significance of the property
Sacred Art of the Parish Church of Santiago Apostol in Paete, Laguna (four paintings in situ)
Ruins of Cagsawa Church in Daraga Albay
Roman Catholic Cemetery (Camposanto) of San Joaquin, Iloilo, as an integral part of the Church Complex of San Joaquin, declared as a National Cultural Treasure in 2003, and which henceforth are to be known collectively as the San Joaquin Church Complex and Camposanto of San Joaquin (Iloilo) National Cultural Treasure

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The watchtower (belltower) in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, H/T Wikipedia / KisekiLacroix.

Cultural Treasures

Building of the Philippine Center for Population and Development by National Artist Leandro V. Locsin in Taguig City
Church Complex of San Bartolome in Malabon City
Cariño House in Candon City, Ilocos Sur
Church Complex of San Nicolas de Tolentino, including the convento (Santa Rosa Academy) and the road-side via crucis structures in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
Building of the San Nicolas Central School in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
Municipal Hall of San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
Valdez-Lardizabal House in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
Nagrebcan Archaeological Site in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
Callao Cave Complex, Peñablanca, Cagayan Valley
Santa Maria Bridge, Sitio Tanibong, Aritao-Quirino Road, Dupax del Sur, Nueva Vizcaya
Colegio del Santisimo Rosario (Diplomat Hotel) Ruins, Dominican Hill, Baguio City
Laperal House, Baguio City
Peredo’s Lodging House, Baguio City
Church Complex of Santo Rosario, Angeles City, Pampanga
Angel Pantaleon de Miranda House in Angeles City, Pampanga
Patricia Mercado – Gomes Masnou House in Angeles City, Pampanga
Juan Nepomuceno Camalig in Angeles City, Pampanga
Jose Pedro Henson y Leon Santos Deposito in Angeles City, Pampanga
Ciriaco de Miranda House in Angeles City, Pampanga
Mariano Lacson House in Angeles City, Pampanga
Rafael Yutuc Sr. House in Angeles City, Pampanga
Municipal Hall of Guagua, Pampanga
Church Complex of Immaculada Concepcion in Guagua, Pampanga
Church Complex of San Bartolome in Magalang, Pampanga
Municipal Hall of Magalang, Pampanga
Municipal Hall of Lubao, Pampanga
Old Municipal Hall (Baliuag Museum and Library) of Baliuag, Bulacan
Barit Bridge in Barangay Santiago, Iriga City, Camarines Sur
Avanceña House (Camiña Balay na Bato) in Arevalo, Iloilo City
Lizares-Gamboa Mansion (Angelicum School) in Jaro, Iloilo City
Sornito House in Santa Barbara, Iloilo
Chapel of Saint Joseph the Worker in Victorias, Negros Occidental

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The ruins of Cagsawa church in Daraga town shares the stellar billing during the commemorative Cagsawa Dos Siglos celebration marking the 200th year (1814-2014) when the church and its environs was buried by the overwhelming debris out of the eruption of Mayon volcano.

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