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    The HARIBON FORUM

    The HARIBON FORUM: How well do we know our world heritage sites?
    When: 24 August, 2006 - 6:00pm
    Where: Meralco Mini-Theater, Lopez Building, Meralco Center, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City

    World heritage according to the UNESCO means “our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations.” There are currently eight world heritage sites in the Philippines: the Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park; the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park; the Rice Terraces in the Philippine Cordilleras; the Historic Town of Vigan in Ilocos Sur; and the four Baroque churches of Santo Tomas de Villanueva in Iloilo, San Augustin in Ilocos Norte, Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion in Ilocos Sur, and San Augustin in Manila.

    One of the reasons why protecting the sites is of great importance is because inclusion in the World Heritage list benefits not only eco-tourism but also the environment in that area. We preserve these sites not only for our country's benefit but also for the rest of the world so they may learn our heritage. Join us as we gain perspectives on this issue and let us take you on an audio-visual tour of the different sites we proudly call our world heritage.

    Entrance fees are P20 for students and P50 professionals/non-students. We request that you confirm your attendance by contacting Vyxz Vasquez at 434-4642 or 0927-3994997 or email advocacy@haribon.org.ph

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 8:18 PM,

    1 Comments:

    At Aug 23, 2006, 1:29:00 PM, Anonymous Vyxz Vasquez said...

    Thanks for posting the announcement. We hope to see you at the forum. :)

     

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