The Local Government of Pantabangan, in collaboration with University of Santo Tomas Graduate School Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics (UST GS CCCPET), commenced with the orientation of the cultural mapping project of Pantabangan in Nueva Ecija on October 28, 2021.
The orientation program was attended by 50 public school teachers from 14 barangays of Pantabangan. During the orientation, Pantabangan Mayor Roberto T. Agdippa, reiterated the importance of the cultural heritage mapping activity for the sustainable development of the town specially in the municipality’s comprehensive master development plan. Department of Education Pantabangan District Supervisor Dr. Lulu Diamante, emphasized the benefit of this project to the education sector especially on the localization and contextualization of the curriculum. Also in attendance was Councilor Celestino Sadaba, Chairman of Culture and Tourism who thanked UST for partnering with the LGU in this endeavor. The cultural mapping activity was conducted through hybrid formats of face to face and Heritage Online Mapping Experience (HOME) program of UST GS CCCPET. HOME is an online program customized for local government units and the education sector to facilitate cultural heritage mapping activities.