KATATAGAN, MSPH to hold free lectures on protection of Kapampangan heritage

In celebration of the National Heritage Month this May, the Katipunan da ring Talasaliksik at Talaturung Kapampangan (KATATAGAN) with the Museum of Philippine Social History (MPSH) will have its 32nd Ambula Brown Bag Lecture Series entitled “PamanArkitektura”. 

Carrying the theme “Leaders for Heritage”, the event is poised to spark participation on the protection of Kapampangan heritage after major damages were reported following the recent 6.1-magnitude earthquake.
Studies to be presented will lay stress on Construction Material Analysis, Cultural Mapping and Earthquake Engineering.

The lectures are as follows: ‘Deng Batung Pisamban: Partial Characterization of Selected Church Samples in Pampanga’ by Joel Andrew V. Mallari, a student of Philippine Science High School-Clark Freeport Zone; ‘Pisantungan: Mapping of Kapampangan Built Heritage Sites’ by Joel Pabustan Mallari of the Department of Education-San Fernando, Pampanga and also the founding president of KATATAGAN and president of the Sub-committee on Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts (SCCTA) Kapampangan-Zambal-Tagalog Cluster of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA); and ‘Proposed Application of Modern Earthquake Technologies to Heritage Structures: The Case of the Holy Rosary Parish Church’ by Emmanuel P. Balanon, a civil engineering graduate and founder of Ultra Construction Innovators.

The lecture series is set on Saturday, May 18 from 9 am to 12 noon at the MPSH Audio-Visual Room, Pamintuan Mansion, Angeles City.

Registration is free of charge and certificates of participation will be provided.