Activities Report 2006
Heritage movement restores schoolhouses nationwide
A pioneering partnership by the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Heritage Conservation Society (HCS) has been implementing the Heritage School Building Restoration Program. DepEd and HCS will identify and restore one heritage schoolhouse in each region of the country. HCS will then organize a consulting team to provide the restoration and technical expertise and oversee the restoration together with DepEd engineers.
- Rizal Elementary School, Bacolod City
- Baguio Central School, Baguio City
- Pampanga High School, City of San Fernando
Teachers’ Camp Master Conservation Plan, Baguio City
ADVOCACY AND ACTIVITIES REPORT
03 January. Mangyan Press Conference and Exhibition, Ayala Museum. HCS represented by Gemma Cruz Araneta.
9 January. Inspection visit to Pampanga High School. Arch. A.F. Villalon.
19 January. UP-ACLE Forum. HCS represented by Archs. Melvin G. Patawaran, Michael Manalo, Jocelyn Mananghaya.
20 January. HCS Board Meeting, Via Mare, Rockwell, Makati
23 January. Inspection visit to Pampanga High School. Arch. A.F. Villalon.
28 January. Meeting on HCS General Assembly and Election, Figaro, Makati. GCAraneta, Juan Miguel Luz, Carmen Prieto, Atty. Leno Cortez and Dorie Soriano.
09 February. DepEd-PFSED and HCS meeting on revised Memorandum of Agreement for Teachers’ Camp. PFSED was represented by Engr. Oliver Hernandez and Arch Numeriano Baler. HCS representatives were Arch. A.F. Villalon and Dorie Soriano.
25 February. HCS General Assembly and Election, held at Gota de Leche Heritage Bldg., Sampaloc, Manila. Elected Trustees: Gemma Cruz Araneta, Juan Miguel Luz, Arch. Rene Luis Mata, Amb. Raul I. Goco, Arch. Melvin G. Patawaran and Ivan Anthony Henares.
28 February. Inauguration of restored Pampanga High School. G.C. Araneta, Archs. A.F. Villalon and M.G. Patawaran, and Ivan Henares.
06 March. HCS Board Meeting, Cafe Havana, Makati.
20 March. Meeting of HCS Architects A.F. Villalon, R. L. Mata and M.G. Patawaran regarding Teachers’ Camp.
28 March. DepEd-PFSED Workshop on the Revision of Gabaldon Maintenance Manual, Teachers’ Camp, Baguio City. Arch. M.G. Patawaran was resource speaker for HCS.
30 March. Presentation on Heritage Conservation, American Chamber of Commerce, Corinthian Plaza, Makati, G.C. Araneta, Arch. M. G. Patawaran and Ivan Henares.
05 April. “Historic Preservation in the United States” Seminar, NHI Audio-Visual Room, Manila. G.C. Araneta, Archs. A.F. Villalon and M.G. Patawaran, and Ivan Henares.
06 April. Meeting with Mayor Wilfredo Quiat, Pila, Laguna regarding built heritage resources of the town. G. C. Araneta and Arch. M. G. Patawaran.
15-16 April. Initial investigation and research on Teachers’ Camp. Arch. M.G. Patawaran.
21-23 April. Gathering of additional documentation requirements on Teachers’ Camp. Arch. M. G. Patawaran.
24 April. Interview by CREBA for its maiden issue of SPACE+ magazine, regarding HCS and its projects. G.C. Araneta, Arch. M.G. Patawaran and Ivan Henares.
HCS Board Meeting, Cafe Havana, Makati
5 May. HCS presentation to DepEd and Teachers’ Camp officials of the final design and plan for restoration of Roxas Hall, Baguio City. G.C. Araneta, Archs. A. F. Villalon and Melvin Patawaran, Ivan Henares and Dorie Soriano.
Initial meeting and ocular inspection with Councilor Galo Weygan on the possible restoration and conservation of Dominican Hill, Baguio City.
10-11 May. Ocular inspection and documentation of Old Escalante heritage structures for restoration. Arch. M.G. Patawaran
16 May. International Conference on Heritage Houses and Architecture, Bohol. HCS speakers were Arch. A. F. Villalon, Dr. Fernando Zialcita, Arch. R L. Mata and Atty. Trixie Angeles.
24-25 May. Meeting with Mayor Santiago Barcelona of Escalante City on the restoration of plaza and Gabaldon schoolhouse at old Escalante. G.C. Araneta, Archs. A. F. Villalon, M. G. Patawaran and Nathaniel von Einsiedel.
Ocular inspection of Gabaldon schools– Silay South School and Silay North School-
with Mayor Carlos Gamban.
Ocular inspection of Hacienda Guadalupe, La Carlota
26 May. Philippine Council On NGO Certification (PCNC) approved HCS application for “Donee Institution” status.
29 May. HCS Board Meeting, Cafe Havana, Makati.
31 May. Post-Assembly Event, Philippine Council for NGO Certification Conference held at AIM Conference Center, Makati. HCS represented by G.C. Araneta.
8 June. “Escalante visits Pila” HCS initiated encounter between Escalante City Mayor Santiago Barcelona and Pila Mayor Wilfredo Quiat (and their respective staff) for exchange of best practices regarding built heritage resources. G.C. Araneta, Arch. M. G. Patawaran
Photo shoot for 2007 calendar—Pila, Lucena and Sariaya, Quezon. G. C. Araneta and Arch. M. G. Patawaran.
12 June. San Fernando, Pampanga – Independence Day Celebration and Sanguniang Bayan Meeting. G.C. Araneta and Dir. Ivan Henares.
15-17 June. Photo shoot for 2007 calendar – Bicol. Ivan Anthony Henares.
17 June. Meeting on Manila Cultural Mapping Project, Casino Español, Instituto Cervantes, Manila. G. C. Araneta, Dr. F. Zialcita, Arch. Manolo Noche and heritage watchman Jeffrey Yap.
20-22 June. Calendar photo shoot : Cebu—heritage presentation for Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and ocular inspection of cultural route from Argao to Boljoon.
Photo shoot of Argao municipal building for 2007 HCS calendar. G. C. Araneta and Arch. M. G. Patawaran
Photo shoot of Bacolod capitol building for 2007 HCS calendar Arch. M. G. Patawaran
24-25 June. Calendar photo shoot : Bontoc, Mountain Province—heritage presentation for Gov. Maximo Dalog and ocular inspection of heritage sites: Cable Cafe, Bontoc Village and Museum. G. C. Araneta, Arch. M. G. Patawaran, Dir. Ivan Henares.
27-28 June. 2007 Calendar photo shoot and presentation about heritage built resosurces to South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Fuentes and Mrs.Sandra Muslimin and other local officials of Nurallah, Koranadal and Cotabato City. G. C. Araneta and Arch. M. G. Patawaran
04 July. HCS Board Meeting, Cafe Havana, Makati
21 July. Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) grants to HCS the Certificate of Registration as Donee Institution, giving authority to issue to its donors Donation Certificates for tax rebates.
Photo shoot of capitol buildings of Cagayan and Bohol for 2007 HCS calendar, Dir. Ivan Henares.
14 August. Auction Meeting, Pancake House, Rockwell, Makati. HCS Board of Trustees and Guru Council.
18 August. Presentation of “Heritage Schoolhouses Restoration Program” to WorldBank representative Maya Villaluz by G. C. Araneta.
19 August. Re-opening of Casa Gorordo Heritage House, Cebu. G. C. Araneta and Chief Guru, Arch. Augusto F Villalon.
20 August – “Bid for Heritage 2006 – An Art and Design Auction” held at The Loft, Rockwell, Makati. Artists, furniture manufacturers, food and venue sponsors were given donation certificates for their generous contributions to the success of the event.
24 August. Meeting with DepEd Usec. Ramon C. Bacani regarding the status of the on-going “Heritage Schoolhouses Restoration Program.” HCS representatives: G. C. Araneta, Archs. A. F. Villalon and M. G. Patawaran and Corp. Sec. Atty. Leno Cortez.
29 August. Presentation on the “Economics of Heritage” Rotary Club of Makati. G. C. Araneta and Arch. M. G. Patawaran.
6-9 September. Documentation Phase of all structures and master plan of Teachers’ Camp. Archs. M. G. Patawaran and Cesar Andrew Alaban.
29 September. Meeting on the revised Teachers’ Camp Memorandum of Agreement, Podium, Pasig City. Arch. A. F. Villalon and Atty. Leno Cortez.
19 October. HCS Board Meeting, Café Havana, Makati
25 October. “Primer on Heritage Conservation” presentation by G. C. Araneta, Boys and Girls Week, Makati High School graduating students, Makati Museum.
27 October. “100 Islands Development and Tourism Plan” Mayor Hernani Braganza of Alaminos City, Rockwell Country Club. G. C. Araneta represented HCS.
Meeting regarding finalization of Teachers’ Camp MOA. Atty. Leno Cortez and Exec. Sec. Dorie Soriano.
8 November. “Philippine Towns & Cities: Reflections of the Past, Lessons for the Future” Seminar, first of a series, held at the Development Academy of the Philippines, Pasig City, in partnership with Urban Partnerships Foundation and UP-History Department.
14 November. Meeting on the Revival of the Heritage Bill. HCS Guru Bambi Harper, Joan Orendain, Jeffrey Yap.
16 November. “Filipinas-Mexico: A Shared History and Heritage,” international conference at the National Museum of the Filipino people, HCS represented by G. C. Araneta and Arch. R. L. Mata.
16-18 November. Final coordination with Teachers’ Camp engineers on the engineering drawings and architectural scope of work on Teachers’ Camp. Archs. M. G. Patawaran and Cesar Andrew Alaban.
28 November. HCS Board Meeting, Café Havana, Makati
12 December. “Preserving Local Heritage,” UP-Center for Local & Regional Governance. Presentations given by G. C. Araneta on HCS and its projects, Dir. Ivan Henares on Best Practices in San Fernando, Pampanga.
14-15 December. Presentation by Arch. M. G. Patawaran of Teachers’ Camp design and plans to DepEd and Teachers’ Camp officers and staff held in Baguio City.
18 December. Senate Public Hearing on Heritage Bill Nos. 54 & 1089. G. C. Araneta, Dir. Ivan Henares with HCS Gurus Bambi Harper and Esperanza Gatbonton.
19 December. HCS Board Meeting, Cafe Havana, Makati
22 December. Creation of Technical Working Group (TWG) of Sen. E. Angara’s Office on Senate Bill Nos. 54 and 1089. HCS representatives: G. C. Araneta, Dir. Ivan Henares, HCS Gurus Bambi Harper and Esperanza Gatbonton.
DepEd-HCS meeting about Teachers Camp restoration. DepEd represented by Usecs. Ramon C. Bacani and Franklin C. Sunga. HCS representatives were G. C. Araneta, Arch. M. G. Patawaran, and Atty. Leno Cortez
5, 12, 22 and 26 January 2007. Technical Working Group Meetings on Senate Heritage Bill.Nos. 54 and 1089. G. C. Araneta, Dir. Ivan Henares, HCS Gurus Bambi Harper and Esperanza Gatbonton.
18 January. Second Public Hearing on Senate Heritage Bill Nos. 54 & 1089. GCAraneta, Dir. Ivan Henares with HCS Gurus Bambi Harper, Esperanza Gatbonton