HomeThe Journal of Historyvol. 60 no. 1 (2014)

Pride of Place: Representing Heritage in Cebuano Local History

Erlinda K. Alburo



Raising awareness of local heritage for its preservation is part of the program of the local governance of Cebu. The town history project of the province has forced local historians to review the natural, tangible, and intangible heritage items of their place that they felt should be included in the histories. At the same time, these same heritage icons have been reinvented in response to the tourism thrust of the province. This paper wants mainly to review the representations of the three forms of heritage in the local histories, showing how some original reports in the 1953 Historical Data Papers have been used. A secondary aim is to see how recent developments have influenced such representations.