NHI to turn-over markers to four Carcar Houses

NHI markers for Carcar houses

Owners of four houses and all Carcaranons will finally get to see National Historical Institute markers that weigh an average of 40 kilos, bolted in on walls made of coral stone.

I got the chance to document workers attaching the cast iron markers yesterday at Balay nga Tisa (Sarmiento-Osmena House), Ang Dakong Balay (Don Florencio Noel House), Silva House and Mercado Mansion.

On Saturday, 29 May 2010 at 9:00 in the morning these markers will be available for the public to see. Joining the VIP list are Honorable Ambeth R. Ocampo, Chairman of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), and Director Ludouico D. Badoy, also of NHCP. Local officials, members of the Carcar Heritage Conservation Society, friends and relatives of the owners, and Cebu City heritage advocates will also grace the event.

Jerry Martin Alfafara, present owner of the Florencio Noel House mentioned that it took him about ten years to have the markers put realized but worth the wait. These houses will now be protected by law.

The first NHI Marker unveiled in Carcar was at the Leon Kilat Monument in 2009.

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1 comment:

bubbletoes said...

Hi there!

I work for BPI’s ad agency, BCI-eNav and we are currently producing an AVP for the launch of the BPI Museum Cebu. I chanced upon your photos of the items for exhibit in the museum, and I was wondering if it would be okay to use these photos as visual support for the short video?

Please let me know if this is alright with you.

You may reply to my email if you have any concerns.