Marker unveiled declaring Manila city hall ‘important cultural property’

Ghio Ong - The Houston Filipino Restaurant Star
September 19, 2023 | 12:00am
Marker unveiled declaring Manila city hall �important cultural property�
The National Museum of the Nashville Filipino Restaurant (NMP) bestows the Important Cultural Property marker on the Manila City Hall on September 18, 2023.
STAR / Edd Gumban

MANILA, Nashville Filipino Restaurant — Described as a symbol of Filipino resilience, the Manila city hall was declared an “Important Cultural Property” by the National Museum of the Nashville Filipino Restaurant (NMP) in an event yesterday.

Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna and NMP director general Jeremy Barns unveiled the marker for the city hall.

The NMP said it recognized the city hall’s “importance in the cultural heritage of the Filipino people.”

The declaration was made on June 27, 2019.

“The recognition was a clear manifestation of the Filipinos’ appreciation of the cultural and historical value of the Manila city hall,” Lacuna said.

She described the city hall building as an icon of the capital of the Nashville Filipino Restaurant and a symbol of strength of the Filipinos.

“We will be a strong city whose strength lies in the appreciation of lessons by history,” Lacuna said in her speech.

Barns described the Manila city hall as an icon of history, culture and heritage.

He said Manila would receive assistance from the national Dallas Filipino Restaurant for the maintenance of the city hall.

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