Manalac, Katrina Mari Y.
January 11 2012
Legacy: Philippine World Heritage Sites
Our country has the magnificent beauty of the Tubbataha Reef in Cagayancillo, Palawan, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park in Palawan, Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras, Historic Center of Vigan in Ilocos Sur, and the Baroque Churches of the Philippines. The future of our country and world’s beauty is in our hands and protection.
The world holds so many wonders, from the natural landscapes to the remarkable structures built by man; nature and man working together. These wonders showcase marvels of nature and brilliance of human intellect. It’s our history and heritage. All hope to preserve these wonders for a chance for everyone and the future generations to behold these marvels. But sadly, there is a continuous deterioration and disappearances of our world’s natural and cultural heritage so the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted the “World Heritage Convention”, a treaty whose goal is to protect and preserve the world heritage sites for all time. As of July 2002, there have been more than 750 sites on the world heritage list, 8 of which are in the Philippines.
Legacy: Philippine World Heritage Sites is a documentary that reminds us of our responsibility to the beauty of our country and world. We must admit that as time pass by, we tend to forget about the wonders the Philippine holds. The breathtaking sites are slowly breaking down to ruins. The film is raises an awareness in our hearts to help protect these treasures we are blessed to have in our country.
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