The Philippine Heritage Map is the country's first online information and management portal made specifically to create an authoritative and comprehensive inventory of all heritage structures and historic events in the Philippines. We aim to help promote and protect the unique cultural heritage though a showcase of significant Philippine architecture, historic districts, towns and cities.
The Philippine Heritage Map (also known as the Philippine Inventory of Cultural Properties and Historic Events) is a crowd-sourced repository that is maintained by the local stakeholders, government units, heritage practitioners and volunteers, all working towards preservation of Philippine cultural heritage through proper research, documentation and capacity building. Through a collaborative, grassroots-based framework and approach applied on heritage resource management, we envision on empowerment in relation to preserving Filipino cultural heritage and history.
The Philippine Heritage Map is powered by Arches, an innovative and powerful web platform that incorporates international standards for building an inventory of immovable cultural heritage, historic events and other significant cultural resources. The development of Arches was led by the Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund. We thank the developers from the Arches Project Team, the Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund for their wonderful support during the development and deployment of the Philippine Heritage Map.
The Philippine Heritage Map provides information on historic monuments and sites as well as historic events recorded through previous efforts done at the institutional and volunteer levels.
Data entry into the Philippine Heritage Map is still in progress, and all the entries are continuously reviewed. While the data about designated resources are pooled from the records of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and the National Museum of the Philippines, plus the data provided by the local/provincial government units and other institutions, we are still gathering more information on status of other cultural properties and presumed historic sites around the Philippines, which were not yet either surveyed or evaluated.
Grupo Kalinangan is an independent social enterprise composed of cultural heritage practitioners based in Manila. Our objective is to assist the local and national government efforts in identifying their heritage resources for purposes of cultural tourism and heritage conservation. We look for more novel and effective ways and approaches in heritage conservation through the use of information technology, proper research, documentation and capacity building.
We are currently accepting self-motivated and hardworking volunteers (heritage practitioners, cultural officers, tourism officers, architects, software developers, etc.) that would like to help survey and document cultural properties of their own towns and cities through the Philippine Heritage Map. We provide training and workshops for interested volunteers and local government officials. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
View the mapped heritage resources within the Silay City Heritage Zone
View all the mapped heritage structures of the town of Romblon
View the mapped heritage resources within the Santa Ana Heritage Zone
View the mapped heritage resources within the Art Deco Heritage Town of Sariaya, Quezon
View the mapped heritage resources within historic city of Tayabas in Quezon