The City Government of Mabalacat City of Pampanga partners with UST Graduate School CCCPET to launch four modules of culturalmapping to gather the heritage resources for its nature and culture-based tourism promotion, development and conservation.
The cultural mapping activity is supported by the local government represented by Councilor Win-Win Garbo, chairperson on tourism, culture, and arts. Instructors from Mabalacat City College and teachers of the Department of Education Mabalacat City Division serve as cultural mappers of the city.
According to Mr. Arwin Paul Lingat, a UST Cultural Heritage Studies alumnus and the tourism officer of the city, the cultural mapping is part of the nine pillars of governance of Mayor Crisostomo Garbo, which is “Culture and Heritage Awareness.” The project will run from January to May 2020.
Cultural mapping is a tool to identify the natural and cultural heritage resources of a specific locality for purposes of conservation and development.