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Kenneth Cobonpue unveils Cebu 'heritage walk' plans ahead of quincentennial

Nov 13, 2019 - 10:09 PM

World-renowned designer Kenneth Cobonpue plans to connect heritage sites in downtown Cebu City with an elevated walkway

[OPINION] Carlos, the Prompter

Oct 10, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Heritage advocate and Intramuros senior tourism operations officer Jeffrey Yap recalls meeting and working with Carlos Celdran

U.S. plans Gulf naval escorts after Iranians menace UK oil tanker

Jul 12, 2019 - 8:10 AM

The nominee to become chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, said Washington is putting together a coalition 'in terms of providing military escort, naval escort to commercial shipping'

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Iran tried to seize British oil tanker – CNN

Jul 11, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Citing US officials, CNN reports that Iranians ordered the British Heritage oil tanker, which was crossing into the Strait of Hormuz area, to change course and stop in Tehran's nearby waters

Frank Lloyd Wright buildings named UNESCO World Heritage sites

Jul 08, 2019 - 12:55 AM

The Guggenheim Museum in New York is among the creations of the late American architect Frank Lloyd Wright which were selected as UNESCO World Heritage sites

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM. The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. File photo from Wikimedia Commons

UNESCO adds Bahrain burial mounds to World Heritage List

Jul 06, 2019 - 10:29 PM

There are some 11,774 burial mounds, says UNESCO, while another 15 sites include 17 royal mounds built as two-story towers

HERITAGE. A picture taken on July 2, 2019 shows the Dilmun Burial Mounds, near the village of Aali, south of the Bahraini capital Manama. STR/AFP

Iceland glacier national park named World Heritage site

Jul 06, 2019 - 2:22 AM

Shaped by volcanoes and surrounded by lava fields, the park is also home to the largest glacier in Europe, after which it is named

WORLD HERITAGE SITE. Vatnajokull National Park is the third Icelandic site to join UNESCO's World Heritage List. File photo from Wikipedia

UNESCO lists Iraq's Babylon as World Heritage Site

Jul 05, 2019 - 10:03 PM

After the successful vote, Iraq's delegation clasps hands and invites all delegates 'to visit Babylon, the cradle of civilization'

BABYLON. A picture taken on June 29, 2019 shows the Ishtar Gate at the ancient archaeological site of Babylon, south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. File photo by Hussein Faleh/AFP

Bethlehem's Nativity Church removed from UNESCO endangered list

Jul 03, 2019 - 8:15 AM

UNESCO notes the high-quality work of Church and Palestinian officials in restoring 'roof, exterior facades, mosaics and doors'

A view of a stained glass window at the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank holy city of Bethlehem on July 2, 2019. Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was born, was removed from UNESCO's list of endangered world heritage sites on today following restorations there. The church was named a UNESCO world heritage site in 2012 and placed on its endangered list the same year due to its poor condition. AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP

Google hails Puerto Princesa Underground River with a Doodle

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Google users can see an illustration of the Puerto Princesa Underground River by artist David Lu on the search engine's homepage

UNESCO title seen to help safeguard Palawan's imperiled mountain range

Jun 25, 2019 - 4:13 PM

(UPDATED) Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List since 2015. Local officials say its potential inscription will add 'another layer of protection' to the area.

IRREPLACEABLE. Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape is the highest peak in the province, standing at 2,086 meters above sea level. Photo by MMPL Protected Area Office

Filipino Heritage Month in Canada should go beyond 'revelry and feasts'

Jun 12, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Writers and academics say observance should also focus on experiences of Filipinos as immigrants and migrants

FILIPINO HERITAGE MONTH. Member of Parliament Salma Zahid (C) is the one who introduced the motion declaring June as Filipino Heritage Month at the House of Commons. Photo from Instagram/@halohalopopculture

Who is the Filipino? Identity in heritage spaces

Jun 11, 2019 - 5:30 PM

What does protecting built heritage like Intramuros have to do with being Filipino? We talk to Intramuros Administration chief Guiller Asido about how the ancient Walled City is keeping up with modern times.

Climate change threatens half World Heritage sites' glaciers – report

May 01, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Authors of a new study 'predict glacier extinction by 2100 under a high emission scenario in 21 of the 46 natural World Heritage sites where glaciers are currently found'

LOOK: Heritage churches in Pampanga closed due to damage

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:40 PM

The Archdiocesan Committee on Church Heritage-Pampanga recommends the temporary closure of all heritage churches in the province pending inspection of their structural integrity

CLOSED. The damaged church of Saint Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Porac, Pampanga on April 23, 2019 is temporarily closed from the public. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Scammers preying on Notre-Dame donors, France warns

Apr 18, 2019 - 11:19 AM

The French Heritage Foundation says it issues no appeals by phone, mail or email for donations

NOTRE-DAME FIRE. Firefighters spray water as they work to extinguish a fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris early on April 16, 2019. Photo by Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

Demystifying the age of the Ifugao Rice Terraces to decolonize history

Apr 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The way mainstream Filipino consciousness imagines the Ifugao in connection with the age of the terraces needs to change

IFUGAO RICE TERRACES. The Ifugao Rice Terraces are the products of a very rich and complex Ifugao culture that resisted the Spanish conquest for more than 200 years. All photos courtesy of the Ifugao Archaeological Project

More schools in Canada to teach Filipino language

Feb 10, 2019 - 2:23 PM

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says this will help the Filipino community 'continue to grow deep roots and make this province even greater'

IN PHOTOS: The wake of Henry Sy Sr

Jan 21, 2019 - 9:50 AM

Henry Sy Sr's wake is kept simple by his family, but the powerful guests reflect the tycoon's influence on society

Pacquiao, Mayweather meet in NBA's Filipino Heritage Night

Jan 09, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The Filipino boxing legend is in the US to train for his title defense while the American great remains retired

SLUG IT OUT. It has been more than 3 years since Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather last fought. File photo by John Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images


LOOK: Pacquiao stars in NBA's Filipino Heritage Night

Jan 09, 2019 - 5:26 PM

Boxing's only eight-division world champion is met with applause at the Staples Center

GREATNESS. Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao meets with Doc Rivers and the rest of the Los Angeles Clippers. Photos courtesy of LA Clippers Media


UNESCO adds reggae music to global cultural heritage list

Nov 29, 2018 - 5:31 PM

'Reggae music's 'contribution to international discourse on issues of injustice, resistance, love and humanity underscores the dynamics of the element as being at once cerebral, socio-political, sensual and spiritual,' the organization says

Rastafarian Reggae fans gather at the start of the Bob Marley Earthday Festival and Rasta Fair at the South Beach in Durban, on February 3, 2018. (Photo by RAJESH JANTILAL / AFP)

The week in photos: September 15-21, 2018

Sep 22, 2018 - 6:25 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BABY STEPS. People walk on a path covered with sand and debris in the low-lying coastal village of Lei Yue Mun in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong on September 17, 2018. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Tokyo 2020 revives 1964 Olympic vibe

Sep 16, 2018 - 11:18 AM

Some venues used in the Tokyo 1964 Olympics will be part of history once more in the 2020 edition of the world's biggest sports event

SUSPENSION ROOF. The Yoyogi National Gymnasium is famous for its suspension roof design by Kenzo Tange. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Is Unesco World Heritage status for cultural sites killing the things it loves?

Jul 14, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Achieving Unesco status is an internationally competitive process. Nations want this recognition because they can promote a place or practice as a unique cultural tourism attraction.

TOURIST MAGNET. Tourists take a photo of sunrise at Angkor Wat in 2016. Shutterstock

House OKs on 2nd reading bill declaring Kennon Road a 'heritage zone'

Jun 26, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Such a declaration, as provided under House Bill 7502, would lead to the conservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and development of the historic road which is prone to accidents and landslides

HISTORICAL ROAD. Kennon Road, was named after US Army Colonel Lyman Kennon, who finished its construction in 1903. File photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Learn about Bangsamoro heritage through this village

Jun 23, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The expo was opened to public on June 18 and will stay open until the end of December 2018

LOCAL COLOR. Bangsamoro culture is on full display at the ARMM villages' expo in Cotabato City. All photos by Amir Mawallil/Rappler

Parisians seek UNESCO heritage status for bistros, cafes

Jun 08, 2018 - 4:31 PM

An association wants to raise awareness both in France and abroad of 'the role that bistros and cafe terraces play in bringing people and cultures together, and their role as intellectual and artistic melting pots'

CULTURE. People eat at the terrace of a restaurant while protesters walk past during a demonstration calling for the legalisation of undocumented immigrants in Paris on June 2, 2018. Photo by Lucas Barioulet/AFP

The week in photos: May 19-25, 2018

May 26, 2018 - 2:59 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

In this photograph taken on May 21, 2018 an internally displaced Afghan child looks on from a windows in her temporary home at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Herat. / AFP PHOTO / HOSHANG HASHIMI

Hybrid power plant to rise in Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Apr 25, 2018 - 3:59 PM

'It’s a dream come true for all of us here,' says Park Superintendent Elizabeth Maclang of the power plant which is expected to be operational by 2019

The longest underground river in Asia found in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, found in the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Photo by  Giovanni G. Navata/Wikimedia Commons

Eiffel Tower shuts due to security personnel strike

Apr 13, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Paris' most recognizable monument has been hit by repeated strikes by its 300-strong staff

ICON. Beams of light are visible atop the Eiffel Tower, in this file photo. File Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

Violent winds topple stone pillars at Taj Mahal complex

Apr 12, 2018 - 10:42 PM

'Two decorative pillars collapsed last night amid high-velocity winds. One of the pillars stood at the royal gate, and the other at the southern gate,' says an official from the Archaeological Survey of India

CRASH. People gather around base of the Royal Gate entrance at the Taj Mahal complex next to a fallen pillar that collapsed during a storm in Agra on April 12, 2018. AFP

Batangas hotel offers bike pilgrimage for Lent

Mar 13, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The annual 'Bisikleta Iglesia' will kick off on March 24, spanning a 52-kilometer religious and heritage tour

BISIKLETA TOUR. Participants of the Bisikleta Tour park their bikes outside a church in Batangas. Photo courtesy of Lima Hotel

NHCP rejects bid to declare Lipa Carmelite Convent a nat'l historical landmark

Mar 01, 2018 - 7:48 AM

National Historical Commission of the Philippines Chairman Rene Escalante says the commission has no competency to validate and confirm the veracity of the apparitions that occurred at the site

MARIAN DEVOTION. Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church in Lipa City, Batangas. Photo via Shutterstock

Macron wants French baguette to get UNESCO heritage status

Jan 13, 2018 - 10:40 AM

'The baguette is envied around the world. We must preserve its excellence and our expertise, and it is for this reason that it should be heritage-listed,' says President Emmanuel Macron

BAGUETTE. President Emmanuel Macron wants France's traditional baguette to be recognized as one of the world's cultural treasures on UNESCO's list of 'intangible heritage.' File photo from Wikipedia

Quezon City bans cutting of century, heritage trees

Dec 19, 2017 - 12:54 PM

A new city ordinance seeks to protect trees that have lived for more than 100 years, as well as those considered ecologically, historically, or culturally valuable, or belonging to a rare species

Naples pizza-making wins UNESCO heritage status

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:45 PM

The art of the 'pizzaiuolo' joins UNESCO's list of 'intangible heritage,' securing the coveted status alongside a host of cultural treasures

WORLD HERITAGE. Members of the Pizzaioli Acrobats Coldiretti perform 'twirling' pizza to celebrate the Unesco decision to make the art of Neapolitan 'Pizzaiuolo' an 'intangible heritage,' on December 7, 2017 in Naples.  Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Naples pizza twirling seeks nod as UNESCO 'intangible'

Dec 02, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Naples' candidacy for pizza twirling has created a buzz in the southern Italian city where the art has been handed down for generations

A competitor removes his pizza from the oven during the 2014 Pizza makers World Championships in Naples on September 3, 2014. AFP PHOTO/MARIO LAPORTA / AFP PHOTO / MARIO LAPORTA

A Quiapo ancestral house fights for survival

Oct 17, 2017 - 8:30 PM

In a city that tends to forget its heritage, Bahay Nakpil's biggest struggle is simply to keep standing

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

LOOK: Organizations, communities unite to preserve Paco Park

Oct 15, 2017 - 5:05 PM

'Heritage assets can only be alive and significant if the communities around them make use of them and continue to help protect them'

PACO PARK RESTORATION. Escuela Taller de Filipinas Foundation, Inc. and the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) led the unveiling of the campaign banner where people can write their messages of support for Paco Park. Photos by Escuela Taller de Filipinas Foundation, Inc.

Rebuilding the churches of Bohol

Oct 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Four years after an earthquake leveled both the Loon Church and the Maribojoc Church, the reconstruction of the two historic structures has begun

WHAT REMAINS. The image of Christ the King stands intact at the entrance of the ruins of the Holy Cross Parish Church in Maribojoc. Photo courtesy Isabel Templo

IN PHOTOS: Dayaw, PH’s indigenous peoples festival

Oct 13, 2017 - 6:36 PM

The 'Dayaw' festival brings together indigenous peoples from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao to share their culture and heritage

Baguio locals protest multi-level parking podiums, call for sustainable tourism

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:37 AM

In a bid to promote sustainable tourism the group is calling for growth oriented projects that are not made at the expense of the city s local and distinct character

FOR PEOPLE. Civil society organizations, students, and concerned citizens walk and encircle Burnham Lake as a sign of protest to the local government unit’s decision to transform areas within Burnham Park into car-parking spaces. Photo by Alexa Yadao/Rappler

WATCH: Keeping the organic coffee farming tradition in Sagada alive

Sep 13, 2017 - 2:49 PM

The Coffee Heritage Project is a simple movement that promotes a fruitful collaboration amongst partner farmers scientists soil specialists etymologists and any person who has the heart for uplifting the value of Philippine coffee

ORGANIC COFFEE. Organic arabica coffee cherries. Photo by Marti Bartolome
COFFEE FARMERS. Rich Watanabe with Sagada partner farmers. Photo by Marti Bartolome

PLANTING. Coffee Heritage Project planting, June 2017. Photo by Marti Bartolome
PROCESSING. Coffee grinding at the Coffee Heritage House. Photo by Marti Bartolome

Rethink after British PM chimes in on Big Ben's bells

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:45 AM

British Prime Minister Theresa May joins several members of parliament in criticizing plans to shut down the iconic chimes for 4 years during conservation work on the structure

A general view of of the Palace of Westminster, with the Great Westminster Clock, more commonly known as "Big Ben" seen on April 5, 2015 in London. Niklas Halle'n/AFP

In Indonesia, snakes are snacks but also pets, performers and masseuses

Jul 18, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Snakes are cooked and served as meals incorporated in traditional dances and used for a unique massage experience

SNAKE MASSAGE. Pythons slither around a customer's body at a spa in Jakarta. Photo by AFP

Pulau Okinoshima yang larang perempuan masuk menjadi warisan dunia, UNESCO dikecam

Jul 11, 2017 - 1:10 PM

UNESCO dianggap menyimpang dari prioritas global untuk kesetaraan gender

Tampak Pulau Okinoshima yang ditetapkan UNESCO menjadi salah satu situs warisan dunia. Foto dari AFP

Iraq military says it has retaken iconic Mosul mosque

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:33 PM

The announcement of the recapture of the mosque – which the Islamic State ISIS group blew up last week as Iraqi forces closed in – comes 3 years to the day after the jihadists declared a caliphate straddling Iraq and Syria

DESTROYED. This aerial view taken on June 21, 2017 and provided by Iraq's Joint Operation Command reportedly shows destruction inside Mosul's Nuri mosque compound. Joint Operation Command / Handout / AFP

ISIS blows up Mosul mosque where Baghdadi became 'caliph'

Jun 22, 2017 - 7:23 AM

The destruction of two of Mosul s best known landmarks comes on the fourth day of an Iraqi offensive backed by the US led coalition to take the Old City

DESTROYED. This aerial view taken on June 21, 2017 and provided by Iraq's Joint Operation Command reportedly shows destruction inside Mosul's Nuri mosque compound. Joint Operation Command / Handout / AFP

House bill seeks to conserve Gabaldon school buildings

Apr 16, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The measure aims to preserve the schoolhouses designed by American architect William Parsons and funded through Act Number 1801 by ex Philippine Assembly member Isauro Gabaldon

DESTROYED. Heritage Gabaldon schoolhouses in Aklan that were destroyed by Typhoon Yolanda. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler