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Makati Government and National Museum Unveil Marker for City’s First Declared Important Cultural Property


MANILA, Philippines – The Makati City Local Government Unit and the National Museum of the Philippines unveiled the Marker of Important Cultural Properties from the former Presidency of San Pedro Makati, now the Museo ng Makati located in Barangay on Thursday. Population.

This is the first declared ICP in Makati City.

Makati Mayor Abby Binay and NMP Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Barns led the unveiling ceremony. It was observed by the city’s barangay officials, officials and representatives of NMP, National Commission for Culture and Arts, Department of Tourism – Metro Manila, Department of Education, Bureau of Makati Schools Division of Makati, Makati University and the Department of Interior and Local. Makati Government; representatives of private partners and cultural institutions such as Ayala Land, Ayala Museum, Samsung Performing Arts Theater CPAT_Official, Filipino Heritage Festival Inc., Escuela Taller de Filipinas, FringeMNL, Pottery Sessions, members of the media, residents and alumni of Barangay Poblacion and other stakeholders.

During the unveiling ceremony, the Makati City Lancer Drum and Bugle Corps, Choral Society of Makati, and Makati City Youth Orchestra performed to liven up the event.

Meanwhile, the former presidency of San Pedro Macati, built in 1934, was declared ICP for its cultural, artistic and historical significance to the country by NMP in June 2019.

The structure served as Makati City Hall until 1961 before former Vice President and Mayor of Makati, Jejomar Binay, turned it into a local museum in 1990.

Republic Act 10066 or the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009 states that ICP “shall refer to cultural property of outstanding cultural, artistic, and historical significance to the Philippines as determined by the National Museum and /or the National Historical Institute.”

As stated by ICP, the Makati City Government said it will pursue redevelopment and conservation plans to improve the museum as well as more cultural heritage conservation programs.