Cultural Resource Management in the Philippines : Current Practices, Trends and Challenges

Author(s): Giovanni Bautista; Belinda Mollard

Year: 2016


The protection, preservation and conservation of archaeological resources has been a challenge in the Philippines all throughout the years given that there are various threats that endanger their scientific, cultural and educational value.

As there are programs and measures the Philippine government carry on including state-enacted cultural/archaeological laws all throughout the country in order to safeguard these valuable resources, it is still the great task and effort to make the general public appreciate and value archaeology – to further educate the public and instill among them the value of these archaeological resources.

This paper presents the current practices and trends on how Cultural Resource Management is being undertaken in the Philippines which have a meager number of practicing archaeologists, with the National Museum of the Philippines at the forefront and central authority on matters concerning archaeology. This paper also presents the realities, problems and challenges that are encountered in dealing with these finite, nonrenewable and irreplaceable archaeological resources in our country.

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Cultural Resource Management in the Philippines : Current Practices, Trends and Challenges. Giovanni Bautista, Belinda Mollard. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404584)

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