Cebuano photographer’s photo of mangrove tree makes it to UNESCO Thai exhibit

Immae Lachica 10/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A Cebuano photographer’s photo of a mangrove tree bagged a spot at the Thai National Science Museum exhibit held in partnership with UNESCO. Mark Kevin Badayos, 27,  is still on cloud nine after learning…

Real work starts after Cebu City gets recognition as UNESCO ‘Creative City of Design’

Irene R. Sino Cruz 11/05/2019

CEBU CITY—Getting recognized as a creative city of design by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is not the ultimate goal for Cebu City’s efforts to get this distinction. Read: Unesco designates Cebu as…

Rama to encourage Cebu’s youth to be more creative and innovative

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/31/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines–Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael “Mike” Rama said that the city will encourage the youth to be more creative and innovative as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) named Cebu City…

NCCA encourages LGUs to develop creative economy

Irene R. Sino Cruz 10/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local governments have an important role to play in developing a creative economy. To fuel the creative sector, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) executive director Al Ryan Alejandre said they have…

Cebu City submits bid for UN creative city classification

Irene R. Sino Cruz 07/28/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is seeking classification from United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) as a creative city under the design category. Butch Carungay, MATIQ Hub board member, made this disclosure in a…

Lessons from the Patria Issue

Jobers R. Bersales 01/21/2019

  I just came back from a return visit to a little-known small fort or stockade inside Catmondaan Elementary School. And I’d like to use this remnant of a once-intact defensive structure of the Spanish period to…

Singapore wants UNESCO to recognize its street hawkers

AFP 08/26/2018

Singapore has announced plans to seek UNESCO world heritage status for its street hawkers, a dining tradition the country’s prime minister called “a cultural institution.” During a speech at the National Day Rally over the weekend, Prime…

Learning about heritage from George Town

Jobers R. Bersales 11/30/2016

I missed the turnover ceremonies for a number of heritage churches in Cebu, including that of the Metropolitan Cathedral that the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) last week due to a busy schedule. I would…

An affordable travel package to visa-free Jeju Island

PR 10/28/2016

It’s breathtaking, it’s visa-free and it’s a 4-days, 3-nights tour package for as low as $722! Yes, Jeju Island is a scenic, visa-free haven in South Korea that has become popular with Filipino tourists. Famous for UNESCO-certified…

Unesco holds water workshop

PR 08/24/2016

Following the El Niño dry spell earlier this year and the recent urban flooding, it’s very apparent that Cebu has a water problem – either small or big. Cebu’s water problem is not new either, but climate…

UNESCO World Heritage Sites under threat

01/30/2016

Luang Prabang  — A number of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites face major challenges, including the following: MACHU PICCHU, PERU This magnificent “lost city of the Incas” is cited by UNESCO as beset by logging, poor waste management…

Tourism as next growth area for co-ops

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 07/27/2015

Cooperative leaders and stakeholders are set to converge in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur this week for the 1st Cooperative Tourism Cluster Congress. Vigan is inscribed as a world heritage site in the UNESCO world heritage list. Congress…

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