Antonio J. Montalván II, a member of the City Historical and Cultural Commission (HISCOM) alerts city officials about the possible destruction of Huluga because of a road-and-bridge project. The city council then passes a resolution, drafted by Montalván, declaring Huluga a heritage landmark [3.8MB]
2001, May 3
Because of the continuous construction of the bridge, the director of the Department of Tourism of Region 10, Dorothy Jean Pabayo, sends a letter to Richard Gordon, secretary of the Department of Tourism. Excerpt: "The action needed is immediate; the response critical in saving the open site that has yielded so many pieces of potsherds."
[Editor: Some fuzzy words, caused by faulty fax transmission, have been corrected.]
2001, May 28
Concerned about the condition of Huluga, the director of the Regional Development Council, Dr. Raymundo Fonollera, writes to the regional executive director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-10, Fernando Quililan. Excerpt: "There is an on-going construction of a bridge even without the necessary Environmental Compliance Certificate ..."[300KB] [3MB]
Senator Loren Legarda files resolution 656 "seeking an immediate Senate investigation into the reported destruction of the prehistoric Huluga site in Barangay Indahag here due to the city government’s ongoing road and bridge construction project in the area."
[Editor: Senate does not conduct inquiry.]
2003, Sep. 16
Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) penalizes city hall and its contractor for violating PD 1586. It also orders city hall to coordinate with the National Museum, the Department of Tourism, and the Research Institute for Mindanao Culture (RIMCU). [3MB]
President Gloria Arroyo signs Republic Act 10066, "An act providing for the protection and conservation of the national cultural heritage, strengthening the national commission for culture and the arts (NCCA) and its affiliated cultural agencies, and for other purposes".
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