Governor Amado I. Espino III is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the implementation of the cultural mapping project in Lingayen town after the Pangasinan Provincial Board approved provincial resolution No. 759-2021 during its regular session on September 13.
Said MOU will be entered and signed between the Pangasinan Provincial Government and among the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Municipal Government of Lingayen and the Center for Pangasinan Studies.
The NCCA has launched the Cultural Mapping Program with an objective to identify, protect and preserve the cultural heritage of the local government units (LGUs). As such, the town of Lingayen was chosen for the conduct of the program in Pangasinan.
“The MOU shall serve as a vehicle for collaboration efforts between and among the Province of Pangasinan, the NCCA, the Municipal Government of Lingayen, and the Center for Pangasinan Studies in order to distinguish, record, classify and analyze the cultural resources of said locality,” the Provincial Resolution stated.
Furthermore, the resolution disclosed that “the Province of Pangasinan recognizes the important role of the NCCA in its pursuit to conserve, promote and protect the nation’s historical and cultural heritage.”
The NCCA will be represented by Chairman Arsenio J. Lizaso while the signatory for the Municipality of Lingayen will be Mayor Leopoldo N. Bataoil and Executive Director Perla E. Legaspi for Center for Pangasinan Studies.
/Ruby R. Bernardino