The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization National Commission of the Philippines (UNACOM) in partnership with the University of Santo Tomas – Graduate School-Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics (USTGS-CCCPET) held the four-day conference entitled “Moving Forward: Joint Workshop on World Heritage and Biosphere Reserves Nomination” at the Vigan Convention Center in Vigan, Ilocos Sur from July 1-4, 2014.
“The purpose of the Vigan workshop was to review the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List of the Philippines, to orient the site managers of places of significance to man and biosphere program and world heritage convention,” said USTGS-CCCPET Director Assoc. Prof. Eric B. Zerrudo, MCH.
He added that the convention participated in by site managers all over the country, aimed also to monitor the state of conservation of World Heritage Sites in the Philippines.
Among those who attended were the representatives of the country’s newest World Heritage Site, the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary in Davao Oriental.