27 Jul NCCA studies restoration of historical sites and landmarks in war-torn Marawi
The National Commission on Culture and Arts (NCCA) is now looking into possibilities in restoring historical sites and landmarks in Marawi City that are believed to be ravaged during the attacks laid by the Maute terrorist-group and the continuing battle between the military and the Islamist-extremist group.
In an article from Sunstar.com, NCCA Executive Director Rico Pableo Jr. saw the need to work towards the rehabilitation of cultural sites in Marawi City in time when it is already evident that war has already ended.
It was also provided through a mandate provided by the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009 (Republic Act number 10066) which states the function of NCCA as a body which “protects, conserve, and promote the nation’s cultural heritage, its property and histories, and the ethnicity of local communities”.
Pableo said that efforts are not yet done to assess the damage in the city and to determine which landmarks have been damaged in order to set out plans for the funding of the restoration.
He added that the commission is yet to coordinate with other cultural organizations and local units for the creation of the restoration funding plan.
Different historical and cultural sites and landmarks can be seen in Marawi City such as the Maria Auxiliadora Cathedral, Aga Khan Museum of Islamic Arts, and the old Torogan House among others.