BALANGA CITY – In connection with the upcoming 75th ‘Araw ng Kagitingan’ (Day of Valor) on April 9, the provincial government of Bataan is planning to restore the “neglected” historical markers in the province.
Last year a concerned group held a Bataan Freedom Run tracing the historic Bataan Death March route. The proceeds of the run were intended to fund the restoration of the World War II historical markers here.
“The task given to me is cultural development and arts promotion including the historical aspect of our province in cultural development. We are still in the inventory stage of our historical markers, sites without markers, monuments and cultural institutions like museums, galleries and libraries in our province,” Jayper Merla, project development officer of the provincial government of Bataan told i-Orbit News.
He added that a strategic project for these markers will be put into place after some series of meetings, research and consultations as assigned to him by Bataan Governor Albert Garcia.
Private individuals and businesses who are willing to help in the said project are also welcome according to Merla.
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) is the government agency in charge of the promotion of Philippine history and cultural heritage through research, dissemination, and conservation. The project aims to help the said agency preserve the historical and cultural legacy of these places and sites for the future generations.-– MHIKE CIGARAL