The National Museum is planning to conduct a seminar in Bohol in an effort to spread information about the laws on cultural properties following reports on a treasure hunting activity inside a church in Alburquerque.
According to Charlemaine Tantingco, officer-in-charge of National Museum-Bohol, they are mulling the launch of an information dissemination campaign on cultural property law.
Tatingco told DYRD Balita that the National Museum intends to educate the public on the subject, particularly now as restoration of quake-hit churches in Bohol is ongoing.
She said that the Bohol National Museum will be asking for the approval of its head office in Manila regarding the information drive.
The cultural property law protects and regulates the handling and state of cultural assets including historic real property, ancient and historic artifacts, artwork and intangible cultural property.
Inquiries on cultural property law have arisen amid reports of foreigners allegedly carting away treasure which was dug out from inside the Sta. Monica Parish Church in the town of Alburquerque.
The allegation was reported to the police on September 9, 2016 after Glen Waminal, carpenter and electrician of the church reported diggings inside an empty room of the churchâ€™s lower convent. (Rey Tutas)Â
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