The University of Santo Tomas Graduate School Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics (USTGS-CCPET) headed by Associate Professsor Eric B. Zerrudo partners with the City Government of Mabalacat in Pampanga for the digital cultural heritage mapping of the city.
The Mabalacat City Tourism Office headed by Mr. Arwin Paul Lingat, a Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Studies (MA-CHS) student of the UST Graduate School recently convened the Technical Working Group for the mapping after the meeting with Mabalacat Mayor Crisostomo Garbo.
The cultural mapping project aims to document the natural, tangible and intangible, movable, and immovable heritages of the city.
A new platform will be applied for the mapping project, elevating from the usual manual approach to digital method.
Assoc. Prof. Zerrudo was assisted by Bro. Jonas Awayan, also a student of the USTGS cultural heritage studies program in terms of the digitization of the mapping project.
The mapping project, one of the thrusts of Mayor Garbo is going to be participated by public school teachers and barangay officials from the 27 barangays of Mabalacat City.
Photo Credits: Elijah Manlapaz, Mabalacat City – CIO