THE Baguio City cultural mapping project has recently concluded, tagging some 600 objects, sites and buildings as objects of interest worth including in cultural landscaping projects.
Donna Rillera-Tabangin, head of the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO), said that the cultural mapping has catalogued the 600 items and placed them into the city’s registry for future conservation and use.
Currently, the city is now working on editing the project’s first book, cataloguing 235 of the 600 objects and locations, set to be launched on September 1’s Baguio Day celebration.
Tabangin said that the office is hoping for an increase in budgetary allocation to enable the office to produce more books containing the remainder of the 600 items.
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts defines cultural mapping as “an approach used to identify, record and use cultural resources and activities for building communities, where communities map what is important to them.” The process is intended to enable government and stakeholders alike to identify cultural resources for utilization and conservation, as well as record cultural heritages.