August 16, 2023
BCPCH Regional Validating Team headed by History and Archive Section Head, Senior History Researcher Esnaira Salem, along with the BCPCH-Sulu Provincial Staff, led by Commissioner Ardan D. Sali, conducted a site validation activity in the Municipality of Patikul, Province of Sulu, last July 14-22, 2023.
The site validation activity served as the third phase of the site identification process which aims to ensure the validity of the information previously submitted by the Municipal Tourism Officer and the Provincial Office on the necessary information gathered that will determine on what steps may be taken proceeding the historical sites and landmarks recognition at the regional level.
Among the Historical Sites validated were:
With the support of the Municipal Staff from the Municipality of Patikul, led by Mayor Hon. Kabir E. Hayudini and the Municipal Tourism Officer Ms. Alnashrah D. Salian, Officials from the Municipality and the locals, BCPCH-BARMM extends its profound gratitude on the success of this validation activity.
The site identification activity is one of the flagship programs of the Bangsamoro Commission for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage aimed to preserve, protect, and promote local sites with national and Bangsamoro historical significance.
BCPCH is the primary institution in preserving the history, culture, arts, tradition, and rich cultural heritage of the Bangsamoro people across the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. The Commission is currently under the leadership of Chairperson Salem Y. Lingasa, Ph.D..