Who is the Filipino? Identity in heritage spaces
MANILA, Philippines – Identity is many things, but it always starts somewhere. The journey to self-discovery begin in a place, a setting. We shape places, as much as places shape who we are.
Case in point – the Walled City of Intramuros. This ancient citadel was first ruled by Rajah Soliman, taken over by Spanish colonizers, and ravaged by World War II. Today, it's a cultural gem where Filipinos go to learn about themselves and what lessons history has to offer.
Rappler sits down with Intramuros Administration chief Guiller Asido to find out how Intramuros is being protected and how it's keeping up with modern times.
Part 1: Protecting Intramuros
Part 2: Helping millennials rediscover Intramuros