Philippines

The Quest for Inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List; Benjamin Layug; Business Mirror

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As of June 2020, of the 1,121 World Heritage Sites around the world, six sites in the Philippines are included on the list. From 1993 to 1999, spanning nine locations, five UNESCO sites were inscribed on the list: the Baroque Churches of the Philippines (Miag-ao in Iloilo; Paoay in Ilocos Norte; Santa Maria in Ilocos Sur, and San Agustin in Manila) and Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (Palawan) in 1993; the Rice Terraces of the Philip-pine Cordilleras in 1995; and the Historic City of Vigan (locos Sur) and the Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park (Palawan) in 1999.

Source: The Quest for Inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List | Benjamin Layug

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