NHCP declares Tabaco Presidencia Building as important cultural property

As part of the 22nd cityhood anniversary of Tabaco City, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) along with the city government officials unveiled a historical marker which formally declares Tabaco Presidencia building as an important cultural property on March 24.

Present in the unveiling of the historical marker were 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman, Tabaco City Mayor Krisel Lagman-Luistro, members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod and representatives from the NHCP.

The construction of the Presidencia building was patterned after William Parson’s design and was completed in the year 1929 which is now considered as a rare historical structure because of its vintage design like the Central Post Office and the National Museum in Manila and it is believed that only five to six buildings of similar design exist in the country.

According to Eric Valeriano, City Tourism officer, the unveiling of the marker tells the people how old the city is and how far it has gone from 1500s until now.

“It somehow rekindles in us the sense of pride na aram mo yun, samuya iyan you take pride in your achievement, you take pride in what you have achieved through time,” Valeriano said in an interview with Bicol.PH.

This historical event is significant to all the people living in the city in which it is their pride of what the city achieved overtime.

“It’s very important to me and to all those who value the richness of our heritage and the siginificance of tabaqueño history.” via God Frey Las Piñas

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Photos: FB/Krisel Lagman