Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning Workshop for Intramuros

Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning Workshop: Intramuros
23 November 2018 (Friday) | 9AM-5PM (Manila City, Philippines)

ICOMOS Philippines and the University of Tokyo Graduate Program in Sustainability Science, in collaboration with the Intramuros Administration, will be holding a Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning Workshop for Intramuros on November 23 (Friday), from 9AM-5PM, at the Casa Blanca in Casa Manila Compound, San Luis Complex, Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila City.

The workshop will be based on a slight amendment from the Ritsumeikan Model, which is currently taught in workshops and is considered to be the best practice of disaster workshops for heritage. Already in Phase 2, this workshop will involve the disaster imagination game for contextualizing the disaster; collaborative focus group discussion with stakeholders; and drafting the policy brief.

The Intramuros would be the second historic district in the Philippines, after Vigan, to have such a plan.

For those interested to join us, kindly send us a message at info@icomosphilippines.com for us to save you a seat.

Internship Opportunity for Cultural Heritage Research, in partnership with Fundacion Santiago

Fundacion Santiago and ICOMOS Philippines are looking for 2 research interns to develop first person stories for the Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine.

Interns will receive close mentorship in research and interpretation of historic data by a leading heritage expert as they conduct interviews, consolidate data from varying modes of research, and contextualize these into scenarios typical of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and told in first person by those near and dear to Emilio Aguinaldo.

Qualifications. Creative Writing, Theater, Social Sciences, Education, History, Anthropology, Sociology students; or emerging professionals, and graduates looking to gain experience in Heritage Interpretation, who are conscientious in handling important documents and materials; adept in research; comfortable in reading and communicating in Filipino & English; independent worker and team player.

For those interested, kindly send your cover letter and CV to internship.icomosfs@gmail.com on or before October 5, 2018.

Managing Disaster Risks for Cultural Heritage and Building Resilience – A Talk by Dr. Rohit Jigyasu

“Managing Disaster Risks for Cultural Heritage and Building Resilience” by Dr. Rohit Jigyasu
28 April 2017 (Friday) | 2PM (Manila City, Philippines)

Bakas Pilipinas and ICOMOS Philippines invite you to a talk by Dr. Rohit Jigyasu, ICOMOS India member and conservation architect and risk management consultant, entitled “Managing Disaster Risks for Cultural Heritage and Building Resilience” on April 28 (Friday), 2PM, at the Mapua Institute of Technology Seminar Room, Muralla St., Intramuros, Manila City.

The event is open to everyone and is FREE ADMISSION.

For inquiries, kindly contact Ms. Nica Escovar at 0906 9732310 or via email at nicaescovar@icomosphilippines.com.

Drafting of the Philippine Heritage Charter with local heritage experts and ICOMOS Philippines

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the International Council on Monuments and Sites Philippines held a consultation with experts and advocates of heritage last September 8-9, 2016, at Silid Darangen, NCCA Building, Intramuros, Manila City.

The consultation session was the first of the series of consultations that will happen all over the country in the coming years. The leveling consultations gathered local experts from NCR, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to work together in redefining Philippine Heritage that is more comprehensible to Filipinos. It was aimed at further understanding of Philippine Heritage sensibilities, priorities, and therefore implementation of a Philippine Heritage Charter. ICOMOS Philippines member Patricia Maria Santiago served as the project director of the initiative.

Source: https://uapnational.wixsite.com/kyponline/single-post/2016/09/21/Philippine-Heritage-Charter—Levelling-Off-Consultation

The said event was participated participated by several ICOMOS Philippines members, which is shown in the photo above: Melva Java, Fernando Zialcita, Augusto Villalon, Dominic Galicia, Tracey Santiago, Kara Garilao, Claudia Montero, Christian Aguilar, Ivan Henares, Tina Paterno, Chen Mencias, Cheek Fadriquela, Markel Luna, Manuel, Singson, Victor Venida, and Richard Daenos.

Seminar on Heritage Conservation, Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism

The Alliance Francaise de Manille held the Seminar on Heritage Conservation, Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism last March 15-16, 2016, at the National Museum of the Philippines Auditorium, Manila City.

The seminar brought together leading French and Filipino experts who presented different topics on heritage, architecture, urban development, and other related themes. Prof. Eric Zerrudo served as moderator for the two-day workshop.

ICOMOS Philippines was one of the partner organizations that supported the event, with ICOMOS Philippines President Arch. Dominic Galicia doing a presentation entitled, “Escolta, the Conscience of a Mega City”, and also a roundtable discussion on “Urban Planning in the Philippines: The bigger picture” with other members Augusto Villalon and Paulo Alcazaren, together with Julia Nebrija.

Completion of the International Symposium on Seismic Retrofit of Unreinforced Masonry Heritage Churches in the Philippines

Check out some photos of the recently concluded International Symposium on Seismic Retrofit of Unreinforced Masonry Heritage Churches in the Philippines held at the National Museum of the Philippines last January 13-14, 2016.

Former ICOMOS President Augusto Villalon was part of the panel of speakers where he shared a statement of the importance of historic preservation in the Philippine context. Other experts such as architectural historian Regalado Trota Jose, conservation architect Rohit Jugyasu from India, structural engineer and Architect Stephen Kelley from the USA were part of the discussion. ICOMOS member and President of Bakas Pilipinas Roz Zacarias Li served as symposium moderator.

The event was organised by ICOMOS Philippines with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the National Museum of the Philippines, Bakas Pilipinas, and the University of Santo Tomas – Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics (UST-CCCPET)

Both photos are credited to Bakas Pilipinas.

International Symposium: Seismic Retrofit of Unreinforced Masonry Heritage Churches in the Philippines

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the National Museum of the Philippines, Bakas Pilipinas, ICOMOS Philippines, and the University of Santo Tomas – Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics invite everyone to the upcoming International Symposium on “Seismic Retrofit of Unreinforced Masonry Heritage Churches in the Philippines” on January 13-14, 2016, at the National Museum of the Philippines in Ermita, Manila City.

For those interested, kindly register on or before January 7 by paying the registration fee (PHP 2,500 for professionals, PHP 1,500 for students) to ICOMOS Philippines BPI Current Account: 003271030028.

For inquiries, please send us an email at seismic.symposium2016@gmail.com or call us (63) 948 0112630 / (63) 917 5554633. Look for Ms. Sheila de la Paz.

To view the Symposium Program and List of Speakers, go to www.bakaspilipinas.wordpress.com.

ICOMOS Philippines participates in the UNESCO joint expert mission with ICCROM and NCCA

ICOMOS Philippines attended the discussion on the joint expert mission in assessing the situation and damage caused by the recent natural disasters. The mission was held from 2 to 12 December 2013 to Manila to assess areas hit by the Bohol earthquake of 15 October 2013 as well as those areas affected by typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) of early November 2013. 

The goal of the joint mission is to identify immediate needs and emergency safeguarding measures, as well as medium-term interventions that would be needed for rehabilitation and recovery.  Other representatives from the cultural agencies were also present, with the Philippine National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) leading the mission.   

More information can be found in the ICCROM website.

Call for Papers: ICOMOS ICTC Vigan Conference on Cultural Tourism & 2012 Annual Meeting

ICOMOS ICTC VIGAN CONFERENCE ON CULTURAL TOURISM

Cultural Tourism for Community Development

Vigan, Philippines November 5-10, 2012

The international seminar/workshop on cultural tourism organized by the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Cultural Tourism (ICTC) will be held at the City of Vigan, Philippines on November 5-10, 2012. The event is organized by ICOMOS Philippines. Vigan is a historic city and World Heritage site located in the northern part of Luzon, Philippines. The city as venue for the seminar/workshop is most apt as it is an example of a WH site as an emerging tourism destination.

Through this event, expert members of ICTC will establish association with ICOMOS Philippines and representatives from developing countries of Asia and the Pacific to discuss present day issues on tourism and heritage. The topic on the benefits of community participation in conservation and cultural tourism programs as an essential aspect of cultural tourism will become the underlying theme of the seminar/workshop.

It is envisioned that the event will have a training component where students and participants from the Philippines including ICOMOS Philippines members and participants from developing countries, especially in Asia and the Pacific, will draw inspiration from the different case studies and presentations for adaption to Philippine, Asian and the ICTC members countries’ cultural tourism contexts. Thus, it will be an opportunity for Philippine ICOMOS members, students of Philippine universities, participants from these developing countries as well as ICTC members to learn from the exchanges and experiences shared during the presentations.

In this line, we are inviting case studies of actual projects done by ICTC members on the theme while a few case studies of actual situations on tourism in heritage sites are expected to come from Philippine ICOMOS members. The topic of ‘destination management’ as a presently relevant topic and will become one of its important sub-themes.

As actual case studies and projects are to be presented, it is encouraged that topics focus on the issue of community participation in cultural tourism. The following are the sub-themes that maybe considered within the context of community tourism, for the presentations and case studies:

1. Social and Economic Community development through sustainable cultural tourism
a. Sustainable Community-based tourism practices
b. Benefits of community participation in conservation and cultural tourism programs
c. Can join Economics of Tourism topics here

2. Values-based tourism
a. Culture and nature Interpretation for tourism
b. Information and education development for tourism

3. Economics of Tourism
a. Honing cultural industries as tourism by-products
b. Accommodations and home-stays development for economic development
c. Communities and stakeholders involvement in tourism activities
d. Government and/or NGOs initiatives in tourism
e. Ticketing and tour packaging of heritage sites for tourism

4. Challenges and concerns of Tourism in Heritage Sites
a. Tourism in-flux and its effects on heritage sites
b. Over development and build-up outcomes in heritage sites
c. Management of tourism destinations

5. Promotions and Marketing of Heritage for tourism
a. Experiences and good practices in the marketing of heritage sites
b. Challenges in marketing and advertisement of hard to sell heritage sites
c. Enhancing heritage for tourism (facilities development, heritage information enhancement, etc)

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission
Abstract submissions are required for the sessions and individual papers. A one-page abstract that includes a brief outline explaining the content of the presentation is encouraged.

Deadline for abstracts shall be June 30, 2012
Selected papers shall be announced through the seminar/workshop website.

To afford time for printing and incorporation into a seminar/workshop booklet/ brochure, submission of final papers shall be no later than July 31, 2012. This shall include a power point presentation that will cover no more than 20 minutes.

Abstracts should be sent to:
Ma. Joycelyn B. Mananghaya
E-mail: jbmananghaya@yahoo.com

For registration to the conference:
E-mail: info@icomosphilippines.com

For more details, visit the ICTC Meeting Vigan 2012 page.

1st UPCA Heritage Conservation Seminar – Tahanan ng Diwa Workshop, in collaboration with ICOMOS Philippines

1st UP College of Architecture Heritage Conservation Seminar
21-24 May 2012 (Monday-Thursday) | (Quezon City, Philippines)

The University of the Philippines College of Architecture – HTC (History, Theory, and Criticism), in collaboration with ICOMOS Philippines and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, would like to invite you to this workshop entitled, “Tahanan ng Diwa”, the 1st UPCA Heritage Conservation Seminar that will be held at the UPCA HTC Studio Laboratory, University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, on May 21-24.

The workshop encourages the participants to:

  1. Consider heritage in planning;
  2. Be familiar with the steps in a Conservation Project;
  3. Be aware of and and enforce the Heritage Law;
  4. Know the importance of Architectural Heritage; and
  5. Consider the Architectural Heritage in the Building Permit Process.

We are hoping to see your representative/s attend the workshop and aid us in promoting the Conservation Principles that your chosen participant would surely learn.

Should you have any queries please call our secretariat, Ms. Claire Vitug, at (0927) 6056388 or email us at tahananngdiwa2012@gmail.com.