By Randy T. Nobleza, Ph.D.
With more than 50 participants from 39 towns and two cities of the province of Quezon, the two-day heritage month activity was capped with a heritage tour of the restored seat of the Quezon province’s chief executive.
While on the first and half day of the overview and orientation about cultural mapping with Philippine Registry of Cultural Property was a teach-in event, the walking tour is a welcome addition to heritage month celebration.
The American architect successor to city’s beautiful progenitor William Parsons 1908 two-storey neo-classical edifice was then rebuilt in 1946 with Juan Arellano at the helm with two new wings. The surrounding landscape is equally aesthetically pleasing and historically enriching with many-many stories to tell from the previous generation to the next.
And there is also the old hospice, the Tayabas Provincial Hospital then converted to a library and museum housing the Gintong Yaman ng Quezon collections. Thanks to the very abled and competent Quezon Provincial Tourism Office before the annual Pasayan Festival in Lucena and NIyog-niyogan by August, they were able to pull off a feat in harnessing the valuable experience of Infanta, Mauban, Gen. Nakar, Sariaya, and Tayabas to resonate with the rest of the province. ##